Funding from federal agencies in the United States has become an important part of the research funding portfolio at Oxford. Our researchers have been successful in securing grants from a range of US federal agencies.
Here is a selection of federal agencies that may offer the greatest opportunities for researchers at Oxford (in terms of scale of funding available and/or its availability to non-US organisations):
Advice for finding funding
All federal grant funding opportunities are advertised on Grants.gov, the electronic system through which applications for grant funding are usually submitted. The search grants section will allow you to search for opportunities under all US agencies.
Some federal agencies also fund through research contracts. These are advertised on the agencies’ own websites and on FebBizOpps and FedConnect.
See our step-by-step guide to submitting NIH applications.
It is strongly advised to talk to the programme official/scientific officer when considering the preparation of a proposal. Programme officials can give good advice on the potential fit of your proposal to the agency’s call and discuss how to address any particular application requirements (eg the foreign component justification of an NIH proposal led by a non-US organisation).
For further information or advice on these funders please contact your Research Services divisional team.