Please read this section to the end. Upon making the decision to embark upon drafting a grant you must submit the Grant Initiation Form and receive Consent to Proceed  before completing your application.  Upon approval, you will be informed of a timeline for moving your grant through university offices for review and validations.  No grant will be submitted by the ORSP without the completion of this form or the Consent to Proceed.

Finding open Requests for Proposals (RFP) can be challenging.  Below are several sites that regularly post RFP in a wide spectrum of disciplines:

An excellent site for understanding all processes associated with government grants and a source of information for grant opportunities including:

» Agency for International Development (65)
» Corporation for National and Community Service (2)
» Department of Agriculture (37)
» Department of Commerce (37)
» Department of Defense (68)
» Department of Education (16)
» Department of Energy (43)
» Department of Energy - Office of Science (10)
» Department of Health and Human Services (1339)
» Department of Homeland Security (4)
» Department of Housing and Urban Development (2)
» Department of Justice (81)
» Department of Labor (7)
» Department of State (54)
» Department of the Interior (170)
» Department of the Treasury (6)
» Department of Transportation (15)
» Department of Veterans Affairs (4)
» Environmental Protection Agency (9)
» Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (3)
» Institute of Museum and Library Services (3)
» National Aeronautics and Space Administration (25)
» National Archives and Records Administration (4)
» National Endowment for the Arts (4)
» National Endowment for the Humanities (5)
» National Science Foundation (231)
» Office of National Drug Control Policy (1)
» Small Business Administration (1)


  • https://www.nsf.gov/funding/  National Science Foundation

    Offering grant opportunities in the following disciplines

    Biological Sciences
    Computer and Information Science and Engineering
    Crosscutting and NSF-wide
    Education and Human Resources
    Environmental Research & Education
    Integrative Activities 
    International Science & Engineering 
    Mathematical & Physical Sciences
    Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences

    Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)  http://www.cur.org/resources/funding_opportunities/
  • The mission of the Council on Undergraduate Research is to support and promote high-quality undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship.

    The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) was founded in 1978 by a group of chemists from private liberal arts colleges who wanted to provide information about research that was being conducted at liberal arts colleges by faculty, often in collaboration with students. Since that time CUR has grown to include all disciplines and all types of institutions. Today, members include nearly 10,000 individuals and over 650 colleges and universities.

    CUR believes that faculty members enhance their teaching and contribution to society by remaining active in research and by involving undergraduates in research. CUR’s leadership works with agencies and foundations to enhance research opportunities for faculty and students as well as:

    • Supports faculty development through Institutes in Institutionalizing Undergraduate Research, Initiating and Sustaining Undergraduate Research Programs, Proposal Writing, Social Sciences and Humanities, and Beginning a Research Program.

    • Publishes books and articles related to creating, managing, and evaluating undergraduate research programs; mentoring undergraduate researchers.

    • Assists administrators and faculty members in improving and assessing the research environment at their institutions.

      Provides information on the importance of undergraduate research to state legislatures, private foundations, government agencies, and the U.S. Congress.

  • https://www.neh.gov/grants    National Endowment for the Humanities

    NEH grants typically go to cultural institutions, such as museums, archives, libraries, colleges, universities, public television, and radio stations, and to individual scholars. The grants:
    • strengthen teaching and learning in schools and colleges
    • facilitate research and original scholarship
    • provide opportunities for lifelong learning
    • preserve and provide access to cultural and educational resources
    • strengthen the institutional base of the humanities

  • https://nifa.usda.gov/grants     National Institute of Food and Agriculture                           NIFA invests in and advances agricultural research, education, and extension and seeks to make transformative discoveries that solve societal challenges.

  • http://www.aera.net/Professional-Opportunities-Funding/AERA-Funding-Opportunities/Grants-Program         

About the AERA Grants Program:
With funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the American Educational Research Association (AERA) is pleased to announce the continuation of the AERA Grants Program, which provides small grants and training for researchers who conduct studies of education policy and practice using quantitative methods and including the analysis of data from the large-scale data sets sponsored by National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and NSF. Learn more


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Once you have identified an RFP of interest please look at the FINDING FUNDING CHECKLIST before contacting the ORSP

 *Printed versions of documents on this page available upon request. Please contact orsp@marianuniversity.edu