Joseph Zornado

Dr. Zornado directs the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning (FCTL) to improve campus-wide collaboration.


External Funding Search Tools

PIs are encouraged to search for funding opportunities utilizing the following resources:

Federal Opportunities

Outside is the Federal portal for all grant funding opportunities. Anyone can search Federal agencies by keyword or CFDA number, or sign up for email alerts based on similar criteria.

Private Foundations

FoundationSearch USA (by Appointment Only)

Outside LinkFoundationSearch USA is a comprehensive funding search tool to locate private foundation funds. Account usage requirements mandate that this database be used at ORGA or RICF offices only. Please contact ORGA to set up an appointment.


Outside LinkGuidestar provides IRS 990 forms for all nonprofit organizations in the US, including private foundations. Each includes a list of award recipients and their amounts at

FundsNet Services

Outside LinkFundsNet offers quick categorical browsing of foundations by interest type.

Outside offers categorized browsing of grants and foundations by educational interest.

Funding in the Sciences

Science and Technology Advisory Council (STAC)

Outside LinkRI STAC as an agency of the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation maintains a funding opportunity section on its website that is updated weekly.

The Outside funding search tool is a specialized service for those in the sciences seeking funding information.

Other Search and Submission Tools

SRA International: Resource Locator

Outside LinkSRA International maintains a comprehensive list of online resources to locate funding and ensure compliance. Searches are not offered from their website; however, there are links to virtually every free website.

Foundation Registry i3

Foundations have launched the Foundation Registry i3, a new online application that aims to simplify the private funding application process for potential grantees and increase access and visibility for new, especially smaller, applicants. It also aims to improve the ability for foundations to examine investment opportunities and better coordinate efforts with the U.S. Department of Education around the i3 Fund. While the Registry i3 will enable applicants to register their proposal just once to reach a broad set of foundations for potential support, each foundation will maintain its own decision-making authority to determine which programs fit within their investment strategies. The Registry i3 is now available at Outside Link

Page last updated: August 30, 2013