Grant & Sponsored Research Opportunities

Requests for Proposals (RFP)

( Private foundations and federal agencies often issue program announcements for specific purposes with an invitation to submit proposals by a specified date. The Foundation Center lists recently posted RFPs in 12 subject areas by funder and submission deadline.

Office of Sponsored Projects

( Dartmouth's Office of Sponsored Projects is the College's central administrative office for institutional policies, and for communication with faculty, deans, administrators, and governmental and private (corporate and foundation) officials on a variety of sponsored research matters.

The Office maintains links to several popular funding identification services - such as ARIS (Academic Research Information System), COS (Community of Science), IRIS (Illinois Researcher Information Service), and SPIN (Sponsored Program Information Service) - each of which includes thousands of funding opportunities in the arts, humanities, medicine, sciences, and social sciences.

Community of Science

The Community of Science has compiled a database of a Community of Scholars™ who are directly involved in basic or applied research, and associated with universities, federal or private laboratories, or professional societies. Dartmouth is a member institution, so all online COS databases may be accessed free from computers with a Dartmouth College IP address.

The COS website permits searchers to:

  • Look for Funding Opportunities ( by searching more than 15,000 sources of funding from public and private sector sources around the world by keyword, sponsor, and deadlines; updated daily.
  • Identify prospective collaborators and peer reviewers and keep up-to-date with basic science and academic research through COS Expertise (, profiling 60,000 researchers at 200 international member universities; updated daily.
  • Identify all active research projects for which funding has been awarded by NIH, NSF, SBIR, USDA, and MRC-UK through the COS Funded Research database ( ).