Grant Forward

Grant Forward is now available for use by Northern Michigan University faculty, staff, and students. Grant Forward is a funding search service created through a partnership between University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Cazoodle, Inc.  Once an account is created (using a valid NMU email address), users may perform basic and advanced funding searches, save searches, and create a research profile to receive targeted opportunities. Please see the following documents for more information.

Grant Forward Sign-In Instructions
Grant Forward User Guide
Basic Search Tips

Other External Funding Resources

The links below will direct you to a variety of resources that will assist you in your search for external funding.  These sources include searchable databases, federal and state government sites and corporate sponsors. 

Please search for potential funding sources or contact the NMU Grants & Contracts office for assistance identifying grant opportunities.

NSF Policy Changes

Interested in funding from the National Science Foundation? The latest edition of the Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide can be found here.

While not as rich with information as many federal agency Web sites, these links to State of Michigan departments provide at least basic descriptions of each department’s mission and contact information. Some of the Web sites, such as those maintained by the Michigan Department of Education and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, also list grant opportunities.


Attorney General

Career Development

Civil Rights

Civil Service

Community Health

Consumer and Industry Services


Economic Development Corporation


Environmental Quality

Family Independence Agency

Gaming Control

Governor/State of Michigan


Management and Budget

State Budget

Military and Veterans Affairs

Natural Resources

Secretary of State

State Police



The Grants and Research office has a subscription to Foundation Directory Online. If you would like us to perform a search for you, please contact us. Do not contact a foundation or a corporation directly without prior approval. Please see the NMU policy regarding fund raising and soliciting gifts for further information.