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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality logoAgency for Healthcare Research and Quality Grants information for patient care programs, quality of life issues and other healthcare concerns. This site is a part of DHHS. The research findings are organized by topic/month, data and survey information, child welfare, minority health, and women's health. State and local policymakers info for researchers- displays health service research findings in a user-friendly format. CONQUEST- a computerized needs-oriented quality measurement evaluation system for collecting and evaluating clinical performance measures- numerous mental health areas.

Environmental Protection Agency logoEnvironmental Protection Agency Includes a few listings of grants that encourage proposals from all behavioral, social, and economic sciences. Grants would require collaborative work but certainly require assessment of topics of interest to social work (e.g. health disparities, income distribution, are parents willing to pay to protect current/future health of kids, etc.) This site is easy to use and scan.

Foundation Directory Online is a searchable database of information about foundations, including funding opportunities, details about the foundation, and 990 tax documents.

PIVOT is a comprehensive, searchable database of funding opportunities with the ability to save searches, set up alerts, track particular opportunities, and share opportunities with others. is a central storehouse for information on over 1,000 federal grant programs and provides access to approximately $400 billion in annual awards. is the source for finding and applying for federal government grants.

Grantsmanship Center Provides links to federal websites and you can choose to go straight to the funding/grant section. They also provide general information, links and daily updates of new grant announcements.

stacked MU logoMU Office of Research provides links to internal funding opportunities, Office of Sponsored Programs Administration information and resources, funding database, and broader impacts links.

National Science Foundation logoNational Science Foundation (NSF) is a government site listing funding and information for research and education in science and engineering. The Social and Behavioral Sciences Program Area includes topics relevant to social work. NSF is responsible for the distribution of about 20 percent of federal support to academic institutions for basic research. They periodically host grant conferences and dates are listed on their website.

Social Science Research Council logoSocial Science Research Council (SSRC) An independent not-for-profit organization that seeks to advance social science throughout the world and supports research, education and scholarly exchange on every continent. The SSRC quarterly publication is cataloged as are additional sources of information. The current issue of SSRC publication has a discussion of interdisciplinary research.