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Northwest Missouri State University


Selected Funding Opportunities

To explore where you can find funding for your special projects, take a look at the drop-down menus below. For further information, please contact the Grants Coordinator directly.


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Federal Grants

Health and Human Services and the National Institutes of Health

Health and Human Services and the National Institutes of Health 

  • Grants available from the following agencies:
    • Administration for Children and Families
    • Centers for Disease Control
    • Health Resources and Services Administration
    • Office for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight
    • Agency for Healthcare, Research and Quality
    • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services
    • Indian Health Service
    • Office for Public Health and Science
    • Administration on Aging
    • Food and Drug Administration
  • Scientific research
  • Social service programs
  • Career development awards
  • Research, training and fellowships
  • SBIR/STTR grants

National Endowment for the Arts

National Endowment for the Arts

  • Art education for youth
  • Community art programs
  • Performing arts
  • Arts and the media
  • Visual arts

National Endowment for the Humanities

National Endowment for the Humanities

  • Bridging cultures
  • Challenge grants
  • Digital humanities
  • Preservation and access
  • Public programs
  • Research programs
  • "We the People" programs
  • "Principles of Civility" programs
  • Seminars, institutes and workshops

National Science Foundation

National Science Foundation

  • Biological sciences
  • Computer and information sciences
  • Social and behavioral sciences
  • Education programs
  • Environmental research and education
  • Geosciences
  • Mathematics
  • Nanoscience
  • Chemistry
  • Physics

United State Department of Agriculture

United State Department of Agriculture

  • Rural community development -- facilities and services
  • Rural business development
  • Economic and agricultural research
  • Agronomical and biological sciences
  • Conservation and restoration
  • Alternative crops

United States Department of Energy

United States Department of Energy 

  • Atmospheric science
  • Early career research programs
  • SBIR/STTR grants
  • Ecosystems research
  • Biogeochemical research
  • Nanoscale science
  • Nuclear science
  • Plant feedstock/genomics research

State Grants

Department of Natural Resources

Department of Natural Resources

  • Energy conservation
  • Environmental improvement and energy resources
  • Hazardous waste
  • Soil and water conservation
  • Solid waste management
  • State parks (outdoor recreation)
  • Water protection program
  • Community assistance partnerships
  • Historic preservation

Missouri Arts Council

Missouri Arts Council 

STRATEGIC GOALS for FY2011 are to:

  1. Increase Participation in the Arts in Missouri;
  2. Grow Missouri's Economy Using the Arts; and
  3. Strengthen Missouri Education through the Arts.

Missouri Community Service Commission

Missouri Community Service Commission

  • AmeriCorps grants
  • Community service programs
  • Servant leadership

Missouri Department of Conservation

Missouri Department of Conservation

  • Conserving Missouri's Aquatic Ecosystems Grants
  • K-3 Conservation Field Trip Grant Guidelines
  • Nature Unbound and Nature Unleashed Grants (field trips, etc.)
  • Wildlife and habitat conservation
  • Teacher training

Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education

Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education

  • Service learning grants
  • Administration and accountability
  • Career education
  • Afterschool programs

Missouri Department of Public Safety

Missouri Department of Public Safety

Grants are available through the following agencies within the Department:

  • Office of Homeland Security
  • Crime Victims Services Unit
  • Juvenile Justice Program
  • Crime Victims' Compensation Program
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement
  • Sexual Assault Forensic Examination Program

Missouri Humanities Council

Missouri Humanities Council

The Council's "goals are to help Missourians have opportunities to interact with humanities scholars and experts, to experience the connection between the open exchange and exploration of ideas and active participation in community life, and to expand understanding of ourselves and the world beyond our boundaries."  They "support locally-generated programs and projects that are based in the humanities (subjects such as history, archaeology, anthropology, literature, religion, law, philosophy and languages). Grant requests are evaluated by the MHC board members in open competition, with multiple submission and review dates each year."

Missouri State Library Grant Programs

Missouri State Library Grant Programs

Library Services and Technology grants provide funds for technology implementation, literacy programming, and website makeovers.

Private Grants

Giving Interest in Higher Education