Federal Agencies

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Supports fundamental research and education in all the non-medical fields of science and engineering.

Administration for Children and Families (ACF)

Supports projects that promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals, and communities.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Supports research to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans.

Agency for International Development (USAID)

Supports research that is intended to produce knowledge that will offer solutions to specific development challenges including broad-based economic growth; environment; population, health and nutrition; democracy; and providing humanitarian assistance and aiding post-crisis transitions.

Center for Disease Control (CDC)

Provides funding to help promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability. Grants assist health-related and research organizations that contribute to CDC's mission through health information dissemination, preparedness, prevention, research, and surveillance.

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Supports food and agriculture research, including biotechnology, genomics, pest management, biofuels, and childhood obesity.

Department of Commerce

Supports projects that foster economic growth and the creation of new American jobs to ensure sustainable economic opportunities.

Department of Education

Supports research on education from pre-school through higher education and adult education.

Department of Energy

Supports research related to energy, including solid state lighting, smart grid, electric vehicles, and clean energy technologies.

Department of Transportation

Supports research to bring advanced technologies to the transportation systems and funds university transportation centers.

Economic Development Administration (EDA)

Supports projects to create jobs and advance global competitiveness.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Supports research that will improve the scientific basis for national environmental decisions.

Housing and Urban Development

Supports research on housing, urban issues and policy analysis.

Institute of Museum and Library Services

Supports efforts to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas. Executes three key functions: policy research, program evaluation and data collection.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Seeks to develop innovative technologies, knowledge, and infrastructures to support decisions for human exploration and to promote international and commercial participation in U.S. exploration efforts.

National Endowment for the Arts

Supports artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities.

National Endowment for the Humanities

Provides funding to strengthen teaching and learning in schools and colleges, facilitate research and original scholarship, provide opportunities for lifelong learning, preserve and provide access to cultural and educational resources, and strengthen the institutional base of the humanities.

National Institute of Justice

Provides grants for research, development and evaluation projects relating to criminal justice and forensic laboratory enhancement. Also funds research fellowships.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Supports research that increases our fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce the burdens of illness and disability.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Supports education and research on nuclear materials safety and other nuclear-related issues.

State Department - Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

Supports academic, cultural and professional exchange and training programs.

Social Security Administration

Grants are awarded for innovative research and demonstrations, adding to existing knowledge and improve methods and techniques for managing, administering, and the effectiveness of SSA programs: