Interested in Finding Funding?
ESU has a subscription to Grant Forward, a database with thousands of funding opportunities updated weekly. Create an account and start utilizing this terrific resource. You can access this database from anywhere.
Contact Sarah Weber to schedule a training session on getting the most out of this search engine.
Please fill out the Funding Interest Form and someone from the Office of Sponsored Projects and Research will contact you.
Visit the Internal Grants page to find ESU or State System funded grant opportunities.
The Office of Sponsored Projects and Research (OSPR) encourages the ESU community to seek funding from outside sources to support a vibrant, creative and research-oriented community.
External is defined as outside of the PASSHE system and may include a government agency, a public or private foundation or a corporation.
All grants are now applied for using the University's new ESU eGRANTS. Register yourself in the portal today.
Resources are available to match ideas to potential funding sources and to assist in the interpretation of sponsor guidelines. ESU's KEMP Library houses the Foundation Center’s searchable database, which allows faculty, staff, and students the ability to search for additional funding opportunities. The OSPR also has access to other search tools.
Faculty interested in pursuing external funding are encouraged to contact the OSPR at the earliest stage of project development, specifically prior to contacting public or private funders to ensure that the application is developed in compliance with university and sponsored policies, and that proposals can be developed and submitted in a timely manner. The internal review with OSPR can take a number of days, depending on the complexity of the proposal, and obtaining the necessary approvals can also take anywhere between 7-10 business days.
Resources for Your Funding Search
Faculty and staff are welcome to meet with the Office of Sponsored Projects and Research (OSPR) to explore interests.
Please complete the Funding Interest Form and someone will begin to search for grants for you based on the search criteria and research interests you input on the form.
The Foundation Center: Funding Information Network Partner at ESU
The Foundation Center offers free funding information in libraries, community foundations, and other nonprofit resource centers that provide a core collection of print publications and a variety of supplementary materials and services in areas useful to grantseekers. ESU's Kemp Library houses the Foundation Center's Funding Information Network of resources and allows users access to the searchable online funding databases. ESU and community members must access these resources from the library itself. They cannot be accessed remotely.
Grantspace is the Foundation Center’s learning community for the social sector. This website provides easy-to-use, self-service tools and resources to help nonprofits worldwide become more viable grant applicants and build strong, sustainable organizations.
Join today to start strengthening your skill-set in grant seeking, proposal writing, and networking with private foundations.
- Department of Homeland Security
- National Endowment for the Arts
- Department of State
- Department of Labor
- National Endowment for the Humanities
- Department of Veterans Affairs
- National Institutes of Health
- National Science Foundation
- Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP)
- GrantsNet: Initiated by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
- Commerce Business Daily: government contract opportunities --Free!
- SRA International Grants Web: both government and private sources
- The Grantsmanship Center: both government and private sources
- FirstGov for Non-profits: official information and services from the U.S. government
- RFP Bulletin - by Topic Category: a service of The Foundation Center