Service Offerings

GIS is the only membership service designed to help small and mid-sized colleges and universities navigate the federal funding landscape. GIS provides access to experienced Federal Grants Advisors, a library of federal funding opportunities for small and mid-sized colleges and universities, access to a federal webinar series, a personalized cabinet level grants intelligence briefing, and so much more!

Membership includes access to:

  • A current and searchable Federal grants intelligence library with resources for your campus, including summarized program overviews on relevant grant competitions, tools for data-gathering and concept development, current rules and regulations for key agencies, and more;
  • Eight credits to engage a Federal Grants Advisor;
  • A federal grants webinar series;
  • An annual federal grant funding strategy session for campus leadership at the request of your university;
  • An exportable grants calendar listing upcoming federal grant deadlines and GIS webinars.

More details on these features can be found here.

Not at all! Members can include OSP personnel, directors of corporate and foundation relations, Provosts, Deans, VPs for Academic Affairs, Directors of Advancement, a part-time person, or whoever you want to spearhead grant initiatives at your institution.

GIS uses the Carnegie classification of institutions to define very small, small, and mid-sized institutions; however, GIS may also be useful for institutions outside these classifications as a comprehensive resource for institutional and faculty research grants for non-R1 institutions. Contact us to inquire if GIS is right for you:

Federal dollars provide additional financial assistance for strategic priorities, strengthen institutional reputation, and enhance partnerships and collaborations with other institutions and community resources. It takes time to search for and apply to federal grants especially on small and mid-sized college campuses where resources and time are stretched thin. GIS directs users to the relevant federal grant information they need to spend less time looking and more time winning!

Subscription & Billing

Payment can be made with credit card and processed here. You may also request an invoice.

Membership is $9,000 (credit card) or $9,200 (invoice/ACH). Members are billed annually.

Your annual membership provides access to one account for one user at your institution. Individuals must have a valid ‘.edu’ or ‘.org’ email address to register for GIS.

Members may cancel at any time after their first year of membership. Members are billed annually. If you cancel mid-year, you will have access to GIS until the end of your original membership period. Refunds will not be issued. If you do not cancel, membership will renew automatically and be billed to your original form of payment.


After members register for GIS, they will receive an email with instructions for setting up a login and password. New members will also receive an email from a GIS Advisor to schedule a call to walk through the dashboard and answer questions about getting started.

Passwords can be reset on the member login page or in account settings once you are logged in to your account.

Create your Personalized Grants Dashboard Today!

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