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Tap Into Federal Funds With GrantsNet 2.0
Researchers can now use the ScienceCareers.org GrantsNet site to find U.S. government grant announcements, significantly expanding the funding opportunities available to GrantsNet visitors.
The new announcements, directly imported from the federal Grants.gov database, should increase the number of live grants on the site from 900 to 1400 by the end of the year, according to Alan Kotok, ScienceCareers.org managing editor. Many of these new grants are in the physical sciences, social sciences and engineering—a change from GrantsNet's original focus on biomedical and life sciences.
Along with the site's extensive database of nongovernmental grants, the new GrantsNet "gives researchers and administrators a single location to find funding from all sources, with obvious savings in time and energy," Kotok said, noting that the number of visitors to the funding section of ScienceCareers is up 39 percent from this time last year.
The revamped database is only part of the site's transformation to "GrantsNet 2.0." The site also offers two new monthly RSS feeds that will alert users directly about new research funding and student and institutional support. But one thing hasn't changed: GrantsNet is still free of charge and requires no registration to use. You can test-drive GrantsNet 2.0 here. You can also read more about the site's changes at ScienceCareers.org.
3 May 2007