Searching the Funding Text Field

Search for funding agency names from the Funding Agency search field. The index contains both the original funding agency name, the preferred funding agency name, and parent agency (when available).

Enter complete names or partial names using wildcards (* $ ?). When searching for multiple preferred names or multiple name variants, separate the names using the OR Boolean operator.

You can enter the full name of an agency. For example:

"National Agency for the Promotion of Science and Technology"

Or, you can enter specific terms that form an agency's name. For example:

National Agency AND Science

Use both the full name of the funding agency and the agency's initials to find all instances of the agency. For example:

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science OR JSPS

Booleans in Funding Agency Names

When searching for funding agency names that contain a Boolean (AND, NOT, NEAR, and SAME), always enclose the word in quotation marks (“ “). For example:

  • "Near" East Univ
  • Danish Agency for Science, Technology "and" Innovation

You can also enclose the entire query in quotation marks. For example:

  • "Near East Univ"
  • "Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation

Funding Agency Examples

A search on a preferred funding agency name returns all records that contain the name as the funding agency and all records for which that name is a parent agency. For example, National Institutes of Health (NIH) - USA returns all records that contain funding agencies like:

  • National Institutes of Health (NIH) - USA

A search on a non-preferred funding agency name will return only records that contain that name. For example, NIA NIH HHS returns all records that contain that in the funding agency field.


Preferred Funding Agency List

Use the Preferred Funding Agency list to see the funding agency names that have been unified.

Searching - Preferred Name 

Copying a preferred name from the list into a Funding Agency search returns all records with funding agencies that map to that preferred name.

Data in the Preferred Funding Agency List 

Due to timing differences between when records are loaded and when list is refreshed, you may not see a particular preferred name in the list.


Search Examples
  • Boston University School of Medicine
  • American Cancer Society Research Scholar
  • American Cancer Soc*
  • National Institute of Health OR NIH
  • National Eye Institute OR NEI


Subscription Information

A subscription to Science Citation Index Expanded™ is required to search the Funding Agency field.