Federal Funding Sources

Each federal agency has a unique process for allocating funding, and often an unspoken culture that informs and influences that process. The following documents are designed to provide an overview of the agency in question with links for digging deeper to find relevant information about it.  All U.S. government federal funding opportunities are posted on Grants.gov

  • Department of Defense (DOD) ­ Coming soon
  • Department of Energy (DOE) ­ Coming soon

Not sure what agency you want to apply to? Where Do I Start? Please review the Decision Tree and a Brief Introduction to Finding Funding

If you have narrowed your funding search to a specific agency and are ready to begin preparing your proposal draft, you may find organizational and writing resources to assist you here:

Grant Proposal Checklists, Outlines, Tips and Templates.


Lewis Burke Associates

Lewis-Burke Associates is a full-service government relations firm specializing in advocating for the public policy interests of institutions of higher education and other research and education organizations.

Tufts University faculty and staff can contact a Lewis-Burke associate to discuss working together on a research funding initiative. Meet the experts at Lewis-Burke.

For more information:

Research Development