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Current Awareness & Alerts

Keep Up With Deadlines & New Resources

Once you have located current opportunities and identified likely sources of funding, you can arrange to receive email notification of new funding opportunities in your area of interest. Receiving these notices even before you are ready to begin a research project will keep you informed of the range of requirements and funding "hot topics" in your field.

While these resources alert interested parties to new funding opportunities, the descriptions they provide may be incomplete. Applicants should read the full RFP at the grantmaker's Web site for complete program guidelines and eligibility requirements before submitting a proposal.

You Are Not Alone

The Grants Information Staff at AISR are happy to work with you to set up a current awareness service.

In addition, when individuals involved in grants on campus become aware of new resources, they may search the Faculty Expertise database to find researchers who may be interested in the topic. To increase your chances of receiving such notification,

  1. Enter your research interests in the Faculty Expertise database
  2. Contact Andrea Cherenack, Office of the Vice Dean of Research, and describe your research interests (215-503-6166 or She will forward suitable new opportunities that she becomes of aware of to you.
  3. The JMC Committee on Research maintains information on upcoming opportunities, some of interest across Jefferson:
    1. Jefferson Intramural Research Awards
    2. Upcoming Foundation & Association Funding Opportunities

Funding Alert Resources

COS Pivot
Jefferson's subscription to COS Pivot allows you to receive weekly announcements via email from the most comprehensive funding resources database on the Web. It is possible to have multiple alerts on different topics. Federal Grants Notification System
After registering your email address for this free current awareness service, you may choose notification options. Be selective when you sign up for it! A full alert to all announcements through this system would result in over 600 email messages per month. Choose to receive notification:

  • for selected notices based on funding opportunity number;
  • from selected agencies and categories of funding activities;
  • from selected interest and eligibility groups; or
  • on all grants notices.

HHS Grants Forecast
HHS Grants Forecast is a database of planned grant opportunities proposed by its agencies. This gives potential applicants lead time to develop plans. Not all forecast opportunities are pursued, but those that are get posted to

NIH Grants & Funding Social Media
Follow NIH social media accounts for news and announcements.

NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts LISTSERV
The NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts is the official publication for NIH medical and behavioral research Grant Policies, Guidelines and Funding Opportunities. Each week (usually on Friday afternoon), the NIH transmits an email with Table of Contents (TOC) information for that week's issue of the NIH Guide.

NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts Subscribe Feature
Run a search on your topic then save it to have updated results emailed periodically.

PA Commonwealth Universal Research Enahncement Program (CURE)
The PA Deparment of Health administers the CURE program, which awards grants for clinical, health services, and biomedical research. Fill out their form to receive updates on the Tobacco Settlement RFP/RFAs.

Chronicle of Higher Education
Small list of upcoming deadlines taken from The Chronicle of Higher Education. Refine search by type or category.

The Foundation Center
The Foundation Center offers both electronic newsletters and customized interest profiling.

  • Subscribe to their range of newsletters (RFP Bulletin, Philanthropy News Digest, and specialized Funding Watch newsletters including education and health).

  • Subscribe to the RFP Bulletin
    The RFP (Request for Proposals) Bulletin is a free electronic newsletter published every Friday. The weekly email lists recent Requests for Proposals (RFPs) from private, corporate, and government funding sources;

Other Foundation Notification
Individual foundations may maintain an electronic mailing list for individuals interested in their activities. Review foundation Web sites for any information on these mailing lists.