Helpful Links


The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) - This web site gives access to a database of all federal programs available to state and local governments, federally-recognized Indian tribal governments; territories (and possessions) of the United States; domestic public, quasi-public, and private profit and nonprofit organizations and institutions; specialized groups; and individuals.

Consortium of Social Science Associations - COSSA Washington Update - Covers federal policies and debates relevant to social and behavioral scientists; sources of federal support for research; the administration’s funding request for each fiscal year in a special budget issue.

The Foundation CenterA single source of information on foundation and corporate giving. The Center collects, organizes, and communicates information on U.S. philanthropy; conducts and facilitates research on trends in the field; provides education and training; and ensures public access to information and services through its Web site, print and electronic publications, five library/learning centers, and a national network of over 200 cooperating collections. Register your profile for free and you will benefit from a host of personalization features, based on your stated interests, which you will find in key areas of this site.


RePORTER - An online reporting tool for NIH

Federal Citizen Information Center - Link to top government web sites.

Federal Register - A daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents.

The Federal Web Locator- A service intended to be a one stop shopping point for federal government information on the Web. - A-Z index of U.S. government departments and agencies. - Non profit resources.

GPO Access - A service of the U.S. Government Printing Office that provides free electronic access to a wealth of important information products produced by the Federal Government. - Allows organizations to electronically find and apply for more than $400 billion in Federal grants. The single access point for over 1000 grant programs offered by all Federal grant-making agencies.
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The Library of Congress - Links to U.S. Government Resources

National Technical Information Services

U.S. Department of State - Travel Information

State and Local

New York State

Organizations and Associations

American Association for the Advancement of Science - an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world by serving as an educator, leader, spokesperson and professional association.

American Psychological Association

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

Association of American Universities (AAU)an association of 62 leading research universities in the United States and Canada.

Association of Independent Research Institutes (AIRI) – a nationwide association of independent, not-for-profit research institutes conducting peer-reviewed basic and applied research in the biomedical and behavioral sciences.

Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM)anot for profit association of technology managers and business executives who manage intellectual property.

Council on Government Relations (COGR) - an association of research universities.

Foundation for Biomedical Research (FBR) - dedicated to improving human and animal health by promoting public understanding and support for the humane and responsible use of animals in medical and scientific research.

National Academy of Sciences (NAS) - an honorific society of distinguished scholars engaged in scientific and engineering research, dedicated to the furtherance of science and technology and to their use for the general welfare.

National Academy Press Bookstore - carries a comprehensive selection of the National Academies Press and Joseph Henry Press publications.

National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO)

National Association for Biomedical Research (NABR) - advocating sound public policy that recognizes the vital role of humane animal use in biomedical research, higher education, and product safety testing.

National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) - an organization of individuals involved in the administration of sponsored programs at colleges, universities and teaching hospitals.

Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R) - is dedicated to creating, implementing, and advancing the highest ethical standards in the conduct of research.

Society of Research Administrators (SRA) - a nonprofit association dedicated to the education and the professional development of research administrators, as well as the enhancement of public understanding of the importance of research and its administration.


Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) - Is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government.

Office of Management and Budget (OMB)

OMB Circular A-21 - Cost Principles for Educational Institutions

OMB Circular A-110 - Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Other Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Other Nonprofit Organizations

OMB Circular A-122 - Cost Principles for Nonprofit Organizations

OMB Circular A-133 - Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Grants Policy Statement