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Grants and Funds in Health Sciences

In this guide you will find some helpful resources for identifying funding sources, utilizing VCU resources, and crafting an effective proposal.

Search for Funding Opportunities


Search for funding opportunities and collaborators. Pivot combines the most comprehensive, editorially maintained database of funding opportunities worth an estimated $44 billion with a unique database of 3 million pre-populated scholar profiles.


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Search for funded projects across federal agencies, including NSF, DOD, FDA, HHS, EPA, NIH, and more. This database is not comprehensive but offers a good starting point.

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The National Institutes of Health are major funders of basic science research. Begin here to see the mission of the NIH, find links to its institutes, and learn about current NIH news.

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The National Science Foundation is another major funder of basic science research and education initiatives for basic scientists.