Federal Sponsor Systems is your source to FIND and APPLY for federal grants. All discretionary grants offered can be found here.

NASA –  Nspires

NASA’s electronic Research Proposal System.  You can also find NASA funding announcements on this site.

NIH – eRA Commons

The eRA Commons is an online interface where signing officials, principal investigators, trainees and post-docs at institutions/organizations can access and share administrative information relating to research grants.

NSF – Fastlane

The NSF’s online interface for signing officials, principal investigators, trainees can share administrative information relating to research grants. is the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) grants management system that provides easy access to research-related information and grants management services in one location. is the modernization of FastLane, providing the next generation of grants management capabilities for the research community.

G5 – Department of Education

G5 is the Department of Education’s grants management system.

Department of Energy E-Connect

The eCenter is the Department of Energy’s web site for information on doing business with the Department of Energy, including viewing current business opportunities, registering to submit proposals, and obtaining information and guidance on the acquisition and financial assistance award process.


A face-to-face RCR  training is offered through the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) in the fall and spring of each year check the CTE calendar for dates

CITI Modules on Responsible Conduct of Research
These web-based modules have been developed by the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI). Click here to learn more about how to access and complete the CITI modules.

In addition, two of the largest US sponsors of research have established regulatory requirements in this regard.

  1. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has long required RCR education for anyone funded on their training grants.
  2. The National Science Foundation (NSF) has established an RCR training requirement for
  3. Students at any level funded by that agency.

NSF Webinars