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GRANTS.GOV is a portal designed to locate and apply for funding from federal agencies. has been designed to make it easier for organizations to find and apply for more than $500 billion in federal grants. With electronic access to more than 1,000 grant programs offered by all federal grant-making agencies, leverages the power of the Web to streamline your grant acquisition process.


The University is registered with and individual PI registration in is NOT required. However, several agencies require you to register on agency-specific websites for electronic grant applications. NIH, for example, requires that Principal Investigators be registered in the NIH Commons prior to submission via Check to see if you will need to register with your funding agencies.

 Software Requirements

  • requires use Adobe PDF Reader, to download application packages. Version 10 is recommended.
  • Once the Adobe Acrobat Reader is downloaded, application packages can be downloaded, viewed, and edited.
Sponsored Programs Office Procedure
  • As the application package is a free-standing set of documents that resides on a computer, Sponsored Programs will add required information and attachments to a 'master' copy of the application package. If the grant opportunity is eligible for a Coeus system-to-system submission, Sponsored Programs will work with the Principal Investigator to ensure the appropriate documents are uploaded into Coeus and then submitted through the system. 
  • Per University policy, proposals "shall reach the authorizing official in final form at least five days before the relevant agency deadline." We must have completed proposals two days prior to the submission deadline. If you submit anytime later, there may not be sufficient lead-time to accommodate your request.

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