Login.gov offers the public secure and private online access to participating government
programs. With one login.gov account, users can sign in to multiple government agencies.
Login.gov is has not rolled out too widely just yet. However, some sytems such as
SAM.gov already require it. If you will be accessing government systems, it's a good
idea to have a login.gov account so you're prepared when other government sites begin
The official U.S. government website which provides data and resources for federal
contracts and grant awards. SAM.gov requires the users to create an account to access
additional functionality (save searches, follow records and workplace) beyond the
basic public search.
All entities receiving grants from the federal government must be registered with
SAM.gov. If you will be working with entities who have not received federal grants
before, particularly those overseas, you should check their SAM registration to make
sure they're eligible to receive awards.
Federal Register & Comment Periods
The Federal Register is the official journal of the government of the United States.
Many agencies publish their grant notices in the Federal Register. You can search
the doucment on the website or you can subscribe to receive either the entire document
(not recommended due to its size) or the Table of Contents (recommended) daily via
As well, many grant notices have comment periods where the public can provide feedback
on them before the competition officially begins. As comments periods precede the
grant application period, seeing a grant go up for comments is a singal that the grant
application period will soon follow. Therefore, by starting to work on a proposal
during a comment period, you have a longer window within which to prepare your grant.
The vast majority of all federal grants are posted to Grants.gov. This is also the application portal for many federal grants. You can
also search past grant opportunities on the site.
With the exception of some fellowships, you will not need an account on Grants.gov.
The institution maintains an account for the submission of grants. Thus, for individuals
Grants.gov is primarily a search tool.
The National Institutes for Health (NIH) offers a wide variety of health and human
services grants and offer a number of resources to help you create your grant applications.
The Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools provides access to reports, data, and analyses of NIH research activities, including
information on NIH expenditures and the results of NIH supported research.
The eRA Commons provide resources for applicants and grantees to navigate during the grant life-cycle
and help reviewers during application review process. If you will be a PI on an NIH
grant, you must have an individual account.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) funds research and education in most fields
of science and engineering.
The NSF Awards Search tool allows you to search for both active and expired awards.
NSF Fastlane is an interactive real-time system used to conduct NSF business over the internet.
It contains information about proposal, awards and status, proposal review, panelist
function, research administration, honorary awards, graduate research fellowship program,
postdoctoral fellowships and other programs.
The National Endowment for the Humanities supports research, education, preservation,
and public programs in the humanities.
eGMS Reach is the NEH's application review and award management system. After establishing an
account you may subscribe to get updates on upcoming grant deadlines and other agency
The NEH Grant Search allows you to search for past NEH awards.
US Department of Education G5
G5 is the US Department of Education's grant managment system. As an individual,
you will use this system to apply for USDE fellowships, such as the Fullbright-Hays
programs. This site requires two-factor authentication so you will need to download
and install an authentication app. Instruction are provided when you register for
NOTE: G5 goes down for maintenance multiple times a week. Please take that into consideration
when needing to access the system.