Funding Resources

External Funding

Pivot.COS

(formerly the Community of Science) - one of the largest grant search engines covering all fields of interest. Look for opportunities or collaborators.

Foundation Directory Online

largest database of corporate and private foundations in the United States (access funded by Cunningham Memorial Library)

Grant Resource Center

a division of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU); includes proposal prep. tips and opportunity email updates (account must be requested from osp@indstate.edu)

Publicly accessible

Indiana Youth Institute

grant opportunities involving children or family initiatives; weekly e-newsletter and grant tip.

Grants.gov

federal grants main site; not useful for general searches but helpful for agency-specific opportunities.

Zyn Systems

clearinghouse for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) opportunities.

Fulbright Scholars

Internal Funding

These programs are administered by the Office of Sponsored Programs.

Reprints and Publications Anytime
University Research Committee (URC) Fall Round Due: First Monday in October
Spring Round Due: First Monday in February
University Arts Endowment Committee (UAEC) Due First Monday in November

These programs are offered by other departments or offices on campus:

Community Engagement Opportunities

Undergraduate and Graduate Research (Center for Student Research and Creativity)

How to Develop a Grant Proposal

Narrative Development

Before you start writing your proposal read the guidelines thoroughly. Every agency has their own set of guidelines. They can range from very general to very specific, right down to what size/type of font and margins may be used.

Contact Liz Metzger (Liz.Metzger@indstate.edu or #3228) in OSP early in your narrative development process. She will help you with guideline compliance, narrative development and with the final proposal submission.

Budget Development

Before developing your budget, make sure you have read the budget section of your proposal guidelines thoroughly. This section should specify the upper limit for the budget, which costs are allowed and unallowed. Every agency has it own set of guidelines; they can range from very general to very specific.

Contact Marlene Burns (marlene.burns@indstate.edu or 812-237-8124) in OSP early in your budget development process. She will assist you with developing a spreadsheet, determining cost share, finalizing the budget, and guiding you through the routing process.

Below are links to materials that may assist you in your budget development. Also checkout the resource center at the office of OSP, we have current periodicals and other resource materials that may help.

Graduate Assistant Stipends and Fee Waivers in Grants

If you have or plan to pursue external funds and will include graduate assistants in your project, you should be aware that there are two components of financial support for graduate assistants. There is the stipend and the tuition waiver.

If the funding agency permits, you should include funds in your grant request to support both graduate assistant stipends and tuition. If you are going to request tuition support from the University, you must arrange for this support from the Dean of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies. You should contact the College of Graduate and Professional Studies for current tuition rates.

Contact

Office of Sponsored Programs
Holmstedt Hall 272
Indiana State University
(812) 237-3088
Fax: (812) 237-3092
osp@indstate.edu

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