Federal, State and Foundation Funding
SciVal® Funding is a subscription service provided to the MSU research community to help faculty identify federal, state and foundation funding opportunities based on specific search terms and criteria. SciVal provides keyword search capability and email alerts to assist researchers in identifying agencies that may support their research. Faculty profiles in the MSU Scholars database can be linked to the SciVal Funding tool to allow faculty to set up automatic alerts of funding opportunities that match their expertise. SciVal is available free of charge to any MSU employee working from an MSU email address.
Grants.gov is a centralized location for grant seekers to find and apply for federal grants. You may also enroll for automated notices to be sent to you via email. For NSF specific email notices, enroll for MyNSF.
Michigan Grant Makers
A list of all the Michigan Grant Makers and descriptions of the types of programs they fund.
Lansing, Michigan Area Grant Makers
A list of all the Lansing, Michigan, Area Grant Makers and descriptions of the types of programs they fund.
The Funding Center
The MSU Main Library is a member of the Foundation Center's Funding Information Network. The library has created an alcove called the Funding Center (on 1 East) which includes many grant and financial aid directories, plus additional books on fundraising, grant or proposal writing, the creation and management of nonprofits, and philanthropy in general. For more information about resources provided, including online databases, visit the Grants and Related Resources Research Guide at http://libguides.lib.msu.edu/grants.
(selected funding opportunities)
Internal Funding Resources
MSU Grant Proposal System
The Grant Proposal System is used for submitting proposals for research funding programs administered by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies (with the exception of the Discretionary Funding Initiative):
- Discretionary Funding Initiative (DFI) - Sept. 15
- Strategic Partnership Grants (SPG) - Pre-Proposal - Sept. 15
- Humanities and Arts Research Program (HARP) - Production - Sept. 22; Development - Oct. 6
Some Other MSU Units Offering Internal Funding
Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization (MTRAC) Program - Sept. 8
Tentative application deadline for Tier II Starter Grants. This program, supported by the MSU Innovation Center and the Office of the Vice President for Research, accelerates commercial development of bio-based projects.
Sparrow/MSU Center for Innovation and Research (CFIR) - Letters of Intent - Sept. 30
Topics of interest include pain management, psychosocial aspects of health, care coordination and navigation, and other potential areas that fit with the center's mission.
Center for Research on Ingredient Safety (CRIS) - Sept. 30
Pilot grants for new areas of ingredient safety research and collaboration between members of Michigan State University faculty.
Trifecta Pilot Funding Grant - Sept. 30
This program seeks to stimulate new or emerging interdisciplinary research collaborations between faculty in the Colleges of Communication Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and Nursing at Michigan State University.
S3 (Science and Society @ State) - Oct. 3
This program offers MSU faculty who use humanities or social science approaches to study science and MSU STEM and/or health sciences professionals seed grants to develop interdisiciplinary collaborative research projects.
Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization (MTRAC) Program - Nov. 9
Tentative application deadline for Tier I Full Grants. This program, supported by the MSU Innovation Center and the Office of the Vice President for Research, accelerates commercial development of bio-based projects.
If your unit offers internal funding for MSU faculty research and creative activities, please contact Research@msu.edu, so grant application deadlines can be posted on the website for the Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies.
Other MSU Funding Resources
The Office of International Research Collaboration (OIRC) in International Studies and Programs identifies, curates, and disseminates MSU-relevant funding opportunities for international research, education, and scholarship from a variety of donors through a weekly electronic update. Sign up to receive the weekly OIRC funding update at http://eepurl.com/IWmeb. Additionally, OIRC facilitates proposal development for large, multi-college, transdisciplinary international proposals. Please contact OIRC if you have questions about the funding opportunities or are interested in receiving proposal support assistance.
Other Resources and Information
Published by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents.
FedBizOpps is a database of federal government contracting opportunities, including notices of proposed government procurement actions, contract awards, and more.
This US Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Technology administers the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program. Eleven federal departments participate in the SBIR program; five departments participate in the STTR program.
Additional Resources & Information
- MSU Libraries provides a number of grant related resources to help in funding searches
- Institutionally Limited Proposals
Many sponsors provide grant writing resources and tips online. Check with the sponsor you are submitting an application to for additional guidance on proposal preparation.