Finding Funding

The first step in securing a grant is finding a funder whose objectives match your research or programming interests. The Office of Corporate, Foundation & Government Grants can assist you individually; please contact us to set up an appointment.  If you would like to search possible funders on your own, here are some resources to assist you:

Subscription Services

SPIN is a searchable database available to the Wesleyan community to search for grants, fellowships, internships, and other funding opportunities. To access SPIN please click here.

Useful Links to Various Sources of Funding

The Office of Corporate, Foundation and Government Grants has compiled a list of funders (foundations, corporations, and federal, state and local government) that fund projects and research. These lists are organized by Wesleyan's academic divisions. To access these lists please click here.

Funder/Funding Databases

The following list includes free searchable databases:

The Foundation Center

National Institutes of Health Funding Opportunities 

National Institutes of Health Standard Due Dates and Parent Notices

National Science Foundation Upcoming Due Dates

National Endowment for the Humanities

National Endowment for the Arts - Applications are restricted by this funder. Please contact Office of Corporate, Foundation & Government Grants prior to pursuing funding from the NEA.

Grants.gov

Duke University searchable database

Arts Deadline List

American Council of Learned Societies Competitions and Deadlines