Essential Nursing Resources


Grants On-Line Database (GOLD) Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Searchable database of grants funded by AHRQ.

American Nurses Association Nurse’s Career Center.

Annual register of grant support 2011: A directory of funding sources (44th ed.). Medford, NJ: Information Today. Guide to more than 3,100 corporate, private, and public funding programs.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (2011). Contains detailed program descriptions for over 2,112 Federal assistance programs.

Chronicle of Philanthropy: The Newspaper of the Nonprofit World Includes grant-related conferences, seminars, workshops, current issues, job listings, and funding announcements. 

Community of Science Funding Opportunities Comprehensive database for finding funding opportunities from private foundations, public agencies, national and local governments, and corporations.

COS Funding News (Biweekly). Sampling of new and updated award information from the Community of Science. 

Federal Register (Daily). Washington, D.C.: Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Service, General Services Administration. Official publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other Presidential documents. (Online version free).

Foundation Center Lists private, corporate, public, nonprofit, and community foundations. For training courses in the classroom and online, including webinars,

Foundation Directory Online Updated weekly with >96,000 listings.

Foundation Grants for Individuals Online Search for grant opportunities from 26 Federal grantmaking agencies and apply for grants online.

GrantSelect Schoolhouse Partners. Online grants database with >14,000 funding opportunities provided by 6,000 federal and non-federal organizations.

 GrantsNet American Association for the Advancement of Science. Aimed at providing scientists in the early stages of their research careers information on how to obtain support for research and advanced training. Requires registration.

GuideStar: The National Database of Nonprofit Organizations Information on >1.8 million IRS recognized nonprofit organizations.

National Science Foundation Find funding.

ScanGrants Samaritan Health Services (SHS) Center for Health Research and Quality. Includes private foundations, corporations, businesses, and not-for profit organizations, with priority to less traditional funding opportunities. Federal and state funding sources typically not included because they are readily available on other sites.

Sigma Theta Tau International (SITI) Honor Society of Nursing Research grant opportunities. Lists STTI and co-sponsored grant opportunities.

US Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Bureau of Health Professions Nursing. Nurse education, training, and practice grant programs, including scholarships.

US National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) Lists grants and training opportunities from NINR, as well as funded activities.

US National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Extramural Research Detailed information about NIH grants and funding opportunities.

US National Institutes of Health (NIH) Guide for grants and contracts. Official resource for announcing availability of NIH funds and for disseminating policy and administrative information.

US National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools (RePORT). Formerly CRISP. Database of federally funded biomedical research projects conducted at universities, hospitals, and other research institutions. Updated weekly to include addition of newly funded projects and revisions to prior awards.