The Grants Resource Center

A powerful tool for JMU faculty and staff seeking funding opportunities


Research & Scholarship at James Madison University recently purchased a subscription to the Grants Resource Center (GRC), a unit of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU).  This subscription provides JMU faculty and staff with access to a comprehensive suite of tools, services, and expertise to increase JMU’s success in securing competitive grants from federal and private sponsors.


GRC’s proprietary search engine, GrantSearch, includes 2,000 private and federal funding opportunities screened for recurrence and for higher education eligibility.  Search results provide a high proportion of viable opportunities because the database excludes solicitations that are limited to a specific region, that make fewer than three awards annually, and for which higher education institutions are not eligible to apply or partner.


Deadlines is distributed once a month to provide 90 days’ notice of federal and private grant opportunities deadlines.  Each entry includes a program description, agency contact information, a link to the solicitation, and special competition information such as limitations on the number of applications accepted per institution.  You may subscribe to an individualized faculty alert system that delivers relevant Deadlines funding opportunities directly to your inbox.

GrantWeek is a weekly electronic news magazine.  Its articles analyze federal legislation, agency policies, and challenges and best practices in research administration.  Content is based on federal budget briefings, technical assistance workshops, interviews with program officers and successful awardees, and other higher education and national news sources.

GRC Bulletin is a twice-weekly digest of the, Federal Register, and FedBizOpps notices with the potential to have an impact on higher education grant-seeking.

Note:  These are some of the more prominent GRC services, and even a few minutes perusing the GRC website will reveal invaluable resources for enhancing your research activities.

Office of Sponsored Programs' GRC Workshops

The Office of Sponsored Programs is offering custom workshops for departments and colleges. View our handout for more information. 

To gain access to the Grants Resource Center:, please contact Ben Delp,, for JMU’s user information. 

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