Grants Funding and Resources

Looking for funding resources? Below is a list of institutions that fund undergraduate teaching and graduate research around the world.

Funder Description
United States
The National Science Foundation(NSF) An independent federal agency, the National Science Foundation funds approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted at America's colleges and universities
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) For sixty years, DARPA has held to a singular and enduring mission: to make pivotal investments in breakthrough technologies for national security.
U.S Department of Defense (DOD) The Department of Defense provides the military forces needed to deter war and protect the security of the United States through five major areas: peacekeeping and war-fighting efforts, Homeland Security, evacuation and humanitarian causes.

The National Institutes of Health Office of Extramural Research

The largest funder of biomedical research in the world, NIH funds research in just about every area that's remotely related to human health and disease.
US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) EPA’s National Center for Environmental Research (NCER) supports funding for high-quality research by the nation's leading scientists and engineers that will improve the scientific basis for decisions on national environmental issues.
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) The Agency for International Development is an independent federal government agency that provides economic and humanitarian assistance in more than 100 countries to ensure a better future for us all.
IEEE Foundation The IEEE Foundation is an advocate and supporter of programs that reflect the breadth and range of the engineering field
Engineering Information Foundation Grant activity supports developmental projects, instructional projects, and training programs in engineering education and research.
United Engineering Foundation The United Engineering Foundation advances the engineering arts and sciences for the welfare of humanity. Its grant funding supports the engineering profession.
TechFoundation Delivers technology, expertise, and capital to help nonprofit organizations harness the power of information technology to serve humanity.
American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Fellowships ASEE administers some fellowship and research opportunities with funding provided by the Federal agencies including the Department of Defense (DOD), and the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Royal Academy of Engineering The Academy runs a series of fellowships that support aspiring and current world-leading individuals who are delivering high-quality engineering research.
Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) Investing in state-of-the-art infrastructure that enables world-class research.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) The agency supports university students in their advanced studies, promotes and supports discovery research, and fosters innovation by encouraging Canadian companies to participate and invest in postsecondary research projects.
United Kingdom
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (UK) The UK's leading funding agency for research and training in engineering and the physical sciences.
European Union  
European Research Council The ERC's mission is to encourage the highest quality research in Europe through competitive funding and to support investigator-driven frontier research across all fields.
National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) Directing, coordinating and making effective use of the national natural science fund to support basic research, foster talented researchers, develop international cooperation and promote socioeconomic development.
Australia Science Supporting innovation and science initiatives that encourage multi-lateral collaboration.
Japan Science and Technology Agency Promotes and encourages the development of breakthrough technologies that contribute to the attainment of the country’s strategic objectives by providing a variety of research funding programs for promising research projects.
National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) The NRF aims to optimize and advance the national basic research funding system that encompasses all academic research fields.
Collaborative Research in Engineering, Science and Technology (CREST) CREST envisions to be a world recognized
Centre for Research & Collaboration in the E&E sector
National Research Foundation The NRF sets the national direction for research and development (R&D) by developing policies, plans and strategies for research, innovation and enterprise. It also funds strategic initiatives and builds up R&D capabilities by nurturing research talent.

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