Funding opportunities are available from numerous sources, including federal, state, and local government, foundations, laboratories, memorial funds, non-profit organizations, public agencies, voluntary health organizations, industrial groups or organizations, and professional or academic associations. The internet has greatly facilitated efforts to learn about these opportunities. Searchable databases allow us to quickly and efficiently identify targeted funding opportunities. In addition, many sources of funding maintain web sites that include such information. These web sites often provide Internet links to application guidelines or applications.
Here are some links that will help you identify what group or agency might be interested in funding your idea or program. Once you find a potential funding source, contact SRS for help in developing a proposal or to seek more information.
Support is provided by the National Science Foundation to individuals (investigators or other staff, postdoctoral associates, student research assistants, and awardees and honorable mention recipients for Graduate Fellowships) with disabilities. The Facilitation Awards for Scientists and Engineers with Disabilities program provides funds for equipment or assistance specifically required for performance of research on an NSF-supported project. Requests for support may be included in new proposals submitted to any NSF program, or in requests for supplements to existing grants. The box for "Facilitation for Scientists/Engineers with Disabilities" should be checked on the NSF Form 1207. To learn more about these awards, see the NSF website.
Last Edited: 2003-12-17 ac