Funding Opportunities

If you are interested in submitting a proposal for external funding, please complete and submit the Notification of Intent to Submit form to notify Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA) staff of your intention to develop a proposal. SPA staff provide support and guidance to faculty and staff during the proposal development process and are the only employees authorized to submit proposals on behalf of PSU. Please send the notification as soon as an opportunity is identified, whether or not it is in response to a formal solicitation, so SPA can assign staff to support you. Please note: SPA must be notified at least two weeks prior to the submission deadline.

Lab research
Field research


Funding Opportunities Email

Research & Graduate Studies distributes a weekly Funding Opportunities email that contains grant opportunities from local, state and federal sources. The email contains opportunities for faculty members and students. The email is also used to provide PSU researchers with important updates from RGS. To sign up for the email, complete the form below.

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Grant Forward

A comprehensive database of funding opportunities, including federal, foundation and institutional sources. Odin login required.

Federal Grants

Search for all available discretionary grants offered by the 26 federal grant-making agencies.

Search grants

Federal Contracts (Procurements) is a web-based portal to search for business opportunities with the US government.

Foundation Directory Online

Searchable database of foundation funding opportunities. Contact PSU development officer for access to the system.

Funding opportunities


A "limited submission" solicitation is a funding opportunity announcement in which the sponsor restricts the number of applications or proposals an institution is allowed to submit. For these funding opportunities, Research & Graduate Studies (RGS) manages an internal proposal submission, review, and selection process for PSU proposals. We strive to ensure transparency and fairness in these internal competitions with a process that does not overburden either the researcher or the reviewers. New opportunities and their requirements are communicated monthly from to the PSU PI email list

The funding opportunities listed require an internal review. All interested PIs must submit their abstracts, CVs, and a letter of support from their dean to by the posted internal deadline.  Click on the name of the funding opportunity announcement link for more information. If you have any questions, please contact Sponsored Projects Administration's Grants and Agreements Intake Coordinator: 5-8025 or

Please note that all opportunities from a private funding source require clearance from the PSU Foundation prior to submission

Internal Deadline

Sponsor Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Status
December 16, 2020 NSF
 NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM)
December 10, 2020 NSF NSF Innovation Corps Hubs Program (I-CorpsTM Hubs) Open
November 16, 2020 NSF Ethical and Responsible Research Open
Ocober 22, 2020 NSF National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Institutes Open
October, 13, 2020 NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program: (MRI) Open