There are numerous mechanisms to search for funding opportunities, including electronic databases and websites of funding agencies, private foundations, societies, and other sources. A brief summary of the major databases and links follows.
COS Pivot: UTEP library provides access to a search engine that covers private and public sources of funding. You must access through an on-campus computer or logged in through UTEP VPN.
Funding for Graduate Students: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has kindly agreed to allow access to a database containing over 800 graduate student funding opportunities. You can browse by a wide array of relevant categories, or you can search for a particular award by entering a keyword in the "Search Fellowships" field.
Federal Agencies: The websites of federal agencies, like the ones listed below, are a good source for finding funding opportunities. One can register for an RSS feed at many of these websites to receive notices from the agency directly, or use grants.gov.
Grants.gov: A source for finding and applying for competitive grant opportunities from all Federal grant-making agencies.
Foundation Center: A national nonprofit service organization that maintains a comprehensive database to connect nonprofits, grant makers, researchers, and others.
Social Science Research Council: an independent nonprofit organization devoted to the advancement of social science research and scholarship. The page lists current and upcoming opportunities to apply for SSRC fellowships and grants.