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 which may support their research at MSU. 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 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 many additional books on fundraising, grant or proposal writing, the creation and management of nonprofits, and philanthropy in general. Anyone can visit the Main Library and use these resources any time the library is open. 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)
- Humanities and Arts Research Program (HARP)
- Strategic Partnership Grants (SPG)
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. These active opportunities are grouped according to priority themes at MSU: Food & Agriculture; Health & Nutrition; Environment, Energy, & Water; and Education & Engagement. A fifth category, “Other,” captures additional international funding opportunities that reside outside these four groupings. Also included in the weekly digest are opportunities for internationally-focused scholarships and fellowships, as well as announcements relevant for international funding and engagement. You may 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.
Science + Society @ State (S3), a collaborative grant program, provides seed money to MSU interdisciplinary collaborations working on external grant proposals. To be eligible, collaborative teams must include at least one MSU STEM faculty or health professional and at least one MSU science studies faculty.
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.