The Director of Sponsored Programs distributes specific funding opportunity announcements to deans, department chairs, and individual faculty, as appropriate. The director is also available to discuss current grant opportunities and to assist faculty and staff in locating funding for their scholarly activities.
For an individual funding interest search, click the following link to complete and submit the Online Funding Request Form. The completed form will be directed to the Director of SP who will assist with the search.
GRC serves the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) and provides a list of current funding opportunities by discipline, training at workshops or webinars, bi-annual external funding conferences, online resource library, and GRC staff expertise. The GRC Bulletin and the Grant Week newsletter are available in weekly emails, containing grant opportunities and announcements. Under "Resources" select "GrantSearch" and conduct your own keyword search.
Grant Forward database has federal and private funding opportunities in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. You can save searches and set alerts, save individual grant opportunities and conduct and save personalized searches.
GrantsNet is a service made available through the support of the Howard Hughes Medical Center (HHMC) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AASA). This is a free resource to find funds for training in the sciences and undergraduate science education.
FoundationSearch America is a searchable database listing over 90,000 foundations nationwide. You can search for foundations detailed giving trends and patterns. A foundation profile contains contact information, foundation activities, funding interests, application guidelines, and an analysis which shows monetary giving in several categories.
NSF is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…" With an annual budget of about $6.06 billion, we are the funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America's colleges and universities. In many fields such as mathematics, computer science and the social sciences, NSF is the major source of federal backing.
Faculty and staff may sign up for NSF Updates by Email to receive notification each time new content is added to the NSF web site in the categories you select. Please click here (1,212kB) for instructions.
Federal Appropriations Program
Academic appropriations (earmarking) refers to the process by which the U.S. Congress attaches funding for specific university-directed projects to federal appropriations legislation. It is part of the annual Congressional budgeting process. Click here (25kB) for details.
The following are PowerPoint® presentations which may guide you toward funding sources.
Federal Grants. Federal grants are announced in the Federal Register ( http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/index.html ), the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents.
State Grants. State grants are generally announced by the various state agencies through official publications and electronic bulletin boards. They usually require specific forms and formats.
Foundation Grants. Foundation grant agencies usually do not issue RFPs, but a number of privately published annual reports highlight available funding resources. Start by contacting the Office of Sponsored and Academic Programs Support for assistance with your search. Note: For many foundations, coordination is required with the SVSU Foundations Office. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Sponsor Websites follow with detailed information: