Community of Science

The University has an annual membership to Community of Science (COS), "the leading global resource for hard-to-find information critical to scientific research and other projects across all disciplines."

COS has two primary functions:

1) The Funding Opportunities Database contains approximately 23,000 different federal, private, and coporate opportunities for research, education and training projects. Within this database, approximately 25% of the opportunities pertain to the humanities and the social sciences.

2) The Expertise Database is a first person searchable database with approximately 500,000 profiles of faculty at member universities.

Researchers are encouraged to register with COS and set up their individualized workbench, the point of entry into the COS system. COS features an email alert service that can be customized to target each faculty member's particular areas of interest. Faculty members will receive weekly alerts of all new funding opportunities in their area of expertise entered into the COS Funding Opportunities database during the prior week. Faculty members that are accessing COS for the first time should do so through a Georgetown University computer. Subsequent access can be done from any computer. COS is provided by the Graduate School free of charge. Researchers are encouraged to contact their respective Office of Research Services (ORS, formerly, "OSP") administrators if they require assistance with the funding alert or any other feature.