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Commerce Business Daily is published every business day. It lists US government procurement invitations, contract awards, subcontracting leads and foreign business opportunities. The link above will access CBD via the Community of Science web site.

The Daily Federal Register and Archives includes notices of proposed and final regulations, requests for proposals (RFP's), and requests for applications (RFA's). The link above will access the FR through the Community of Science web site. You can search the FR through these services:

The CFDA (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance) is a searchable, on-line directory of all Federal grant programs. Information includes: the federal agency that administers the program, authorizations, objectives, eligibility, application procedures and deadlines, and financial information.

CRIS (Current Research Information System) is the USDA's computer-based documentation and reporting system for ongoing agricultural, food and nutrition, and forestry research. CRIS is designed to provide ready access toinformation about research conducted primarily within the USDA/state agricultural research system. You can use CRIS to plan research, avoid costly duplication, determine current areas of emphasis, or establish valuable contacts.

FinAid (Financial Aid Information Page) provides a free, comprehensive, independent, and objective guide to student financial aid. Included is a section on Graduate School funding.

GrantsNet is a searchable, continuously updated, database of funding opportunities in biomedical research and science education. It contains programs that offer training and research funding for graduate and medical students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty, as well as programs in science, math, engineering, and technology for undergraduate faculty and students. Special tools and resources will help you customize your search to quickly find the information you need, keep you up to date with the latest trends in research and education funding, and give you the inside scoop on how to write winning grant applications.

The Leadership Library. While this is not strictly a funding database, it can be very useful to researchers seeking contact information for a variety of agencies or organizations. Leadership Directories, Inc. is the leading publisher of personnel directories of U.S. government, business, professional, and nonprofit organizations. They publish 14 Yellow Book directories which together constitute The Leadership Library, a database of the institutional leadership of the United States. The company's goal is to compile, produce, and offer subscribers the most current and accurate directories of leaders in major categories of American activity, including government, business, the professions, and the nonprofit sector