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Grant Opportunities

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Calls for Proposals

  1. Faculty Development, and Research (FDR): Competitive Course Release, Mini, Major Leveraging, and Interdisciplinary Incentive Grants; fall and spring deadlines.
  2. ESU Foundation Faculty and Staff Grants: deadline announced spring 2018. Visit for more info or contact Lianna DeSantis, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, or ext. 3179. 
  3. Summer Undergraduate Research Experience: deadline March 30, 2018.

Grant Opportunities: External and Internal

NEW! Grant Writing Support Workshops: The OSPR staff will be convening workshops to assist faculty in writing proposals for both external grants and internal grants. For questions, contact Christina McDonald, ext 7908,

ESU encourages faculty and staff to explore several avenues for funding their research projects, including external sources such as government agencies, private foundations, and other grant-making organizations.

Internal grants are disbursed from ESU to faculty and staff members to support their research efforts. Some internal grants, such as Entrepreneurship Across the Colleges, are made possible from an external grant that ESU has received. Other internal grants, such as Faculty Development and Research (FDR) are funded by the Office of the Provost.

Both internal and external grants require diligent preparation although the submission process varies. The OSPR will help faculty and staff determine which type of grant may suit their research needs and guide them in developing appropriate proposals for that specific opportunity.

Interested in finding external funding? Please fill out and submit this online form to initiate the process. Please review the Quick Reference Guide to help you with the grants process or review the Project Lifecycle that explains the steps involved in submission.