General Sources for International Funding


USAID provides comprehensive grant and partnership information for international development and international research.

USAID Grants Website is a central resource hub for federal grants. A wide variety of both domestic and international grants are available. Grants Website

Federal Business Opportunities

FBO is another high-quality database for federal grant opportunities. A wide variety of international opportunities are available.

Federal Business Opportunities Grants Website

National Science Foundation

The NSF funds research and education in fields of science and engineering. International grants are widely available.

National Science Foundation Grants Website

Fulbright Program

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government

Fulbright Program Grants Website


GuideStar is a large database connecting the non-profit sector, including opportunities abroad

GuideStar Grants Website

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation often works with the non-profit sector, but also with academic units on projects overseas. This institution does not award grants to individuals, but rather to non-profit and academic institutions.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Grants Website

National Endowment for the Arts

NEA is an independent federal agency focusing on the arts, and although its primary remit is domestic, there are also international opportunities available.

National Endowment for the Arts Grants Website

National Endowment for the Humanities

NEH is an independent federal agency and one of the largest sources of funding for humanities programs in the US. Similar to NEA there are also a wide variety of international grants available.

National Endowment for the Humanities Grants Website

National Endowment for Democracy

NED is a private non-profit focusing on governance and education overseas. It provides grants for incoming and outgoing scholars, similar to Fulbright, for projects related to the social sciences.

National Endowment for Democracy Grants Website

The Carter Center

The Carter Center focuses on governance and health-related challenges globally. This is a high-quality resource for networking and partnership in specific countries and regions.  

The Carter Center Grants Website

National Institutes of Health

NIH is a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is one of the largest funding sources of biomedical research globally.

National Institutes of Health Grants Website

Science Magazine 

Science magazine lists additional international funding sources for specific regions which may require paid or institutional affiliation.

Science Magazine Grants Website


Google Research has outreach programs for the US and international academic community and ongoing funding opportunities for special projects globally.

Google Grants Website