Use the guides below to locate sponsors and funding opportunities for your project or research. Familiarize yourself with the funding agency of your choice and make sure you understand their funding interests. Look for a deadline that is 3-6 months away and allow more time for collaborative, international, or complex projects. If you need funding at a specific time, like for a summer research trip, start looking for funding opportunities 12-18 months in advance.
Do Your Research Before Your Research
- Search funding opportunity databases
SPIN, GRC Grantsearch, and the Foundation Directory are databases of grant programs that can be searched by keyword, project type, and/or geographic area. These databases are maintained by third parties, not by AppState staff.
- Beginners' Guides to Sponsors
These beginners' guides provide basic information about the federal and foundation sponsors most popular with Appalachian State University faculty and staff.
- Explore sponsor funding history
When you are planning a proposal to an agency or foundation, it helps to know what that sponsor has funded in the past. Use these databases to find funding histories for foundations and federal agencies.
- Browse/receive alerts about upcoming deadlines
Sign up for funding opportunity announcements, browse this month's new Deadlines and Research Development and Grantwriting News, or subscribe to the Office of Research blog.
- Become a Peer Reviewer
Get to Work
- Apply for internal grants
University Research Council (URC) grants, Board of Trustees International Research Grants, Research Development Travel Grants, and other internal grants for AppState faculty.
- Apply to Limited Submission Programs
Limited submissions are programs or sponsors that restrict the number of proposals Appalachian can submit each year. Appalachian holds internal competitions for these programs every year, because we typically have more prospective applicants than available application slots.
- Request a funding search
Complete this funding search request form if you would like Grants Resources & Services staff to conduct an in-depth search for funding opportunities to support a particular project idea. Results are sent via e-mail in 2-4 weeks. This service is only available for Appalachian State University faculty and staff.
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