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Data Services: Grant Forward and Funding Opportunites


GrantForward is a subscription-based source of funding opportunity information for most disciplines. Miami students, faculty, and staff can use GrantForward free of charge using your Miami ID and password.

GrantForward uses specialized data-crawling technology to constantly update our extensive database of sponsors and funding opportunities, allowing thousands of grant opportunities to be gathered from over 9,000 US Sponsors. Every grant opportunity is thoroughly analyzed and then verified by our team of specialists to ensure accuracy.

Grantfoward what it provides - searching, and funding opportunities

Getting started in GrantFoward

Areas Covered by GrantFoward

Areas Covered in the Grant Forward Database

The Grant Forward Database provides funding opportunities in every field from agriculture to zoology.  Subject areas include:


Agriculture       Leisure Studies
All Disciplines Supported Library Science
Area Studies Life Sciences   
Arts Mathematics
Behavioral Sciences Medical Sciences
Biotechnology Military Sciences
Business Administration Museology
Communication    Natural Sciences
Computer Science Nuclear Sciences
Earth Sciences Opportunity Restricted to Minorities - Minority Institutions
Education Opportunity Restricted to Women
Energy Opportunity for Junior Faculty
Engineering Physical Sciences
Environmental Sciences Plant Sciences   
Ethnic and Racial Group Studies       Population Studies
Foods and Food Scienc    Rural Studies
Gender Studies Science
Geographic Locations Social Sciences
Home Economics Space Sciences
Humanities Technology
Information Science    Transportation
International Studies Urbanism

Funding Types and Opportunites

Types of Sponsored Funding Mechanisms

A grant is used when the sponsor anticipates no substantial programmatic involvement with the recipient during the performance of the project. Grants are among the most flexible award mechanisms.

Cooperative Agreement
Cooperative agreements are funding mechanisms used by the Federal government. The main difference between a grant and a cooperative agreement is that a cooperative agreement entails substantial staff involvement from a federal agency.

The transferring of a substantive portion of the research/program effort of the prime award to another institution or organization.

A contract is used when the principal purpose is to provide a prescribed service or "good" for the direct benefit or use of the funding agency.

Consulting Agreement
A consultant is an independent contractor engaged to provide expert advice or services, typically for short or intermittent time periods.

Unlike funds governed by agreements, gifts are awarded irrevocably and, generally, without contractual requirements (again, generally "no strings attached").

Common Types of Funding Announcements