External Funding Opportunities

external funding

A critical aspect of securing funding to support your scholarly work is finding appropriate funding sources. These can range from federal sources to private foundations to cultivating corporate relationships.

The University has curated a growing list of resources to help you begin thinking about where to seek support that makes sense for your needs.

We have developed a number of materials to aid you in proposal preparation, available on an internal Sharepoint site. Please contact Associate Vice Provost for Research for access (amanda.grannas@villanova.edu).

Funding Opportunities:

  • Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

    External funding opportunities are available to those seeking to pursue academic inquiry in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. read more

  • Consortium Memberships

  • Law

    Various external funding opportunties exist for those interested in Law research. New opportunties are constantly being identified, please continue to visit this site for the most up to date information. read more

  • Nursing

    External funding opportunities exist at both the undergraduate and graduate level. read more

 

Funding Databases:

SPIN: VU's Grant Search Engine

ORA offers faculty access to SPIN (Sponsored Projects Information Network), a powerful grant search engine for use by experienced faculty and newcomers alike. To access SPIN, go to InfoEd and look toward the top of the page where it reads "Client Login".  If you are logged into VU's web server, clicking SPIN will bring you to the SPIN grant search engine. 

SPIN works like any other web search engine, using keywords to search a database, in this case a diverse database of grant opportunities pulled from federal/state agencies and private foundations. We recommend using the advanced search options to narrow down to your discipline. Also remember that some grant announcements are presented to a general audience, and may be no more specific than requesting proposals for STEM related projects!

If you require assistance in using this tool, please contact ORA.

 

Grants.gov

The Grants.gov database lists opportunities for federal funding only. The system includes 26 federal granting agencies, and includes information on more than 1,000 grant opportunities.

Register to receive automatic notifications of new funding opportunities at:
http://apply07.grants.gov/search/subscribeAdvanced.do



Foundation Center: Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin

The Foundation Center lists opportunities for foundation and corporate funding only.

Register to receive automatic notifications of new funding opportunities at:
http://www.philanthropynewsdigest.org/user/register

 

 

Research In Action

Proposal Prep for External Funding

We have developed a number of materials to aid you in proposal preparation for external funding, available on a Villanova Sharepoint site.

 

Please contact Associate Vice Provost for Research for access:

amanda.grannas@villanova.edu

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