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Federal, State and Foundation Funding

SciVal 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; however, to access the service, you will need to be directly connected to the internet through a campus server or connected through the MSU Virtual Private Network (VPN). 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 National Science Foundation-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) that 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

OVPRGS Funding Opportunities Database

(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).

Internal Grants Staff Directory

List of 2015-16 awardees

Other Internal Funding

If your unit offers internal funding for MSU faculty research and creative activities, please contact, 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 OIRC also 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

Federal Register

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

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.