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NIH Public Access Policy. Did you know that most publications resulting from NIH funded research must be deposited in PubMed Central? The Library can help! Learn More

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OSPRA (The U of I Office of Sponsored Programs & Research Administration)

OSPRA interacts with faculty, department business staff, University administration, and external sponsor program officers and award negotiators to provide service and support to the University’s missions of instruction, research, public service, and economic development. 

OSPRA is comprised of three divisions: Proposal, Award, and Subaward.

The Proposal Division is responsible for reviewing and approving the requests for external funding prepared and submitted by the campus community to Federal, State, and Private Sponsors.

The Award Division is responsible for negotiating terms and conditions of awards resulting from the submission of requests for funding and other associated no-dollar agreements.

Grant Forward

Grant Forward takes the place of Illinois Researcher Information Service (IRIS). Grant Forward contains information about active federal and private funding opportunities in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. You can search by sponsor, deadline date, keyword, and other criteria.

Having trouble finding your favorite feature from IRIS? Check out the Transition Guide. is a one-stop location the single location to find and apply for grants programs offered by the 26 U.S. Federal grant-making agencies.

Science Magazine

Science Magazine is a good source to find funding opportunities in biomedical research and undergraduate science education. Coordinated by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Issues in Scholarly Publishing

Please refer to Publishing Tools tab for information about:

  • NIH Public Access Mandate

  • NSF Data Management Plan Directive

Awarded Grants

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Funding

RePORT (Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools) is a biomedical database system containing information on research projects and programs supported by the Department of Health and Human Services during 1972-current. Tip: to find research grants awarded to local researchers, search for institution = University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Use RePORT to search for grants awarded by:

National Science Foundation (NSF) Funding

The National Science Foundation (NSF) provides several ways to search its past (since 1989) and current awards:

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Funding

Current Research Information System (CRIS) is the USDA's documentation and reporting system for ongoing and recently completed research and education projects in agriculture, food and nutrition, and forestry.

Office of Management and Budget (OMB)

Office of Management and Budget (OMB) The OMB maintains a single searchable website with free access to the public with information about each federal award.

U.S. Department of Energy Procurement and

Financial Information