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External Resources

CITI Program - Scientific Research Certifications for NSU Faculty, Staff, Administrators and Students. - Lists of postsecondary institutions enrolling populations with significant percentages of minority students.

Federal - The central government-wide data collection system for Federal Agencies and Recipients of Federal awards under Section 1512 of the Recovery Act.

Office of Management and Budget - OMB Circulars, Instructions or information issued to Federal agencies.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services - United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is a component of the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Funding Sources Databases

There are various databases available to the faculty and staff at NSU, however the faculty and staff sometimes feel anxious about trying to maneuver those sources. To make the process as easy and painless as possible for the proposal developer, we assist them in pulling the information needed. The Office of Sponsored Programs provides links to several databases that can be used in retrieving relevant funding sources that are suited to your particular program or research interest.

  • Pivot Locating and securing research funding is becoming increasingly competitive, as funding opportunities are limited and the number of researchers vying for those dollars continues to grow. Pivot accelerates the research process by integrating funding, collaborator discovery, and publishing opportunities into one powerful tool. Pivot connects researchers to financial support by leveraging the most comprehensive global source of sponsored funding opportunities and provides scholarly profiles to match researchers with financial partners and collaborators.
  • has current funding sources and government rulings, etc. listed. The Federal Register can be accessed from the Office of Sponsored Programs Webpage.
  • FedBizOpps.Gov list more than 18,400 active federal business opportunities.

Research Proposal Resources

Other items that may be needed in research proposal information can also be found on the web.

  • Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance is a government-wide compendium of Federal programs, projects, services, and activities which provide assistance or benefits to the American public. It contains financial and non-financial assistance programs administered by departments and establishments of the Federal government.
  • General Accounting Office is the investigative arm of Congress and provides financial audits, program reviews, investigations, legal support, and policy/program analyses.
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics.
  • Population Statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau.
  • Copyright and Intellectual Property Laws provide the copyright laws from the Library of Congress Copyright office.
  • Crime statistics provides access to online reports, consumer safety tips, crime news, video, and audio.