What People Say

More than 300 institutions of all sizes rely on GrantForward
to move their research forward.
GrantForward Customers
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Gayle Fagan
Program Manager, Office of Sponsored Programs and Research Development
“GrantForward is a game-changer for faculty with its streamlined look, comprehensive database, and easy navigation tools.”
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Kristel Seth
Director, Research and Sponsored Programs
“GrantForward is our university’s go-to resource in helping our investigators find research opportunities. The site is easy to navigate and the customer service has been phenomenal.”
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Anna Ruth
Director of Grant Development
“GrantForward is a very useful tool for us. Faculty, staff, and students use GrantForward to identify and to apply for opportunities to support their research and projects. We find that the product is easy to train others to use, and we like the way that users can create a profile in order to get email reminders when there is an opportunity that fits their interest areas. ”
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Maureen Terese McCarthy, Ph.D.
Director of the Center for Research and Scholarship
“I’m very happy we made the switch to GrantForward. The interface is so much easier to use, and we love that we can contact the development team directly with any issues. As an administrator, the features that allow me to create accounts and set up alerts on behalf of individual faculty members add significant value. GrantForward helps me support our faculty and staff better!”
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Susan Emerson, MPA
Vice Chancellor, Office of the Vice Provost for Research and Innovation
“GrantForward is responsive to users and continues providing an efficient, searchable database of funding opportunities. Also, GrantForward provided excellent resources daily updated in targeting coronavirus related funding calls.”
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Robert Pilgrim, Ph.D.
“Excellent product which far exceeds what we were using prior to GrantForward. Clean, intuitive user interface along with a very responsive team that are quick to answer questions. The ability to export search metrics and user logs allows us to pay close attention to how effective are training sessions are which also help us to identify areas that we can work on to improve our faculty engagement of this platform. Very good value for money with features that far exceed much more expensive alternatives. ”
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Steve Wright
Grants/Sponsored Programs Specialist, Office of Sponsored Programs and Support
“Idaho State University uses GrantForward as its main source for finding funding opportunities because of its effectiveness as a tool. Our faculty, staff, and students enjoy the user-friendly interface and how easy it is to find relevant funding opportunities. I have been thanked several times by people who I have recommended use this service, and I want to pass on their appreciation to the source. Whenever I work with colleagues at other institutions, I always highly recommend they use GrantForward because of the success we’ve had with it at Idaho State.”
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Wanda Pierce
Associate Director, Office of Research Development
“GrantForward has been an instrumental resource for the Medical University of South Carolina’s Office of Research Development in distributing regular and current funding opportunities across our campus. It allows us to access a broad variety of federal and private funding entities as announcements are released. Additionally, we can assist individual researchers with creating their own tailored searches resulting in weekly emails specific to their research focus. The website is easy to use and the response from our community has been tremendous. We have provided tutorials to our researchers through both campus-wide seminars and one on one consultations. Overall, GrantForward has provided a straightforward and streamlined approach to finding important and relevant funding opportunities for our research community. This has been a critical component of our success in strategically enhancing our institution’s research portfolio.”
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Helen Louise McDaniel
Coordinator, Office of Research, Sponsored Programs & Accreditation
“The personalized funding recommendation feature is superb because it simplifies the grant search process for researchers in our institution, allowing them to spend more time on their research.”
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Megan Robillard
Associate Director of Research Development
“GrantForward has been useful for St. Cloud State University as it empowers our faculty and staff to customize grant searching for their specific discipline and find funding opportunities that most suited to their scholarship work. The tool’s ease of use has also made finding opportunities stress-free for faculty and staff regardless of their experience writing and submitting grants.”
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Roni Hooper '89, MPA
Coordinator/Grant Writer, Office of Sponsored Research and Projects
“GrantForward is easy to use with very little training needed. The filters are intuitive and the search results give us just enough information to scan quickly and narrow the list down to the most viable grant opportunities. What we like most is that GrantForward provides opportunities for both research and programs, whereas most other software packages focus on one or the other.​”
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Sarah Parker
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Development
“It was so easy to get started with seeking potential funders with GrantForward! Our centralized team has a number of personalized queries set up for targeted searches, which makes prospecting effortless. And it’s satisfying to share GrantForward with young faculty members across the institution so they have a helpful tool to jumpstart their own funding searches.”
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Robyn Ealy Saakian
Director of Grant Services
“As a grants professional, I depend on GrantForward as a tool that enables my office to identify potential funding sources for various projects and initiatives. GrantForward also serves as an excellent resource for numerous researchers and faculty members at our institution.”
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Annparke Sullivan
Associate Director of Corporate, Foundation & Government Relations
“GrantForward has been an instrumental tool for our both faculty and staff members at Ursinus. As a liberal arts school, Ursinus has faculty members from various humanities and STEM disciplines. GrantForward does an excellent job at posting opportunities covering all disciplines and is very intuitive and user friendly. From large government opportunities to small foundations, GrantForward covers it all.”