Grant Opportunities

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 Out of the Box, and the Faculty Development and Research (FDR) grants 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.

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 Out of the Box, and the Faculty Development and Research (FDR) grants 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.

Internal Grants

The Office of Sponsored Projects and Research (OSPR) administers and/or promotes internal grants and funding for the ESU community.

ESU eGRANTS uses ESU Single Sign On login credentials.

Choose the blue box and enter your ESU computer station login password.

Available Internal Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunity Deadline
Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (S.U.R.E.)
Faculty can apply to have an undergraduate student researcher work with them during the summer months. Read the SURE Guidelines for more details. Download the SURE Application Directions. Submit your application in ESU eGRANTS.
Current cycle ended. Check back in Spring 2022
Graduate Student Researcher (GSR) Academic Year 2021-22
NEW! Faculty can apply to have a graduate student researcher for the entire upcoming academic year. Offered in Spring for the coming academic year. Read the Guidelines and apply on ESU eGRANTS.
Current cycle ended. Check back in Spring 2022
Graduate Student Researcher (GSR) Summer Application Guidelines
Faculty can apply to have a graduate student researcher work with them during the summer months. Read the Guidelines and apply on ESU eGRANTS.
Current cycle ended. Check back in Spring 2022
Faculty Development and Research (FDR) Grants
Start It, Grow It, and Finish It Grants
Details, grant categories, guidelines, and more.
See FDR home page for all deadlines
State System Faculty Professional Development Council (FPDC) Grants
Several different categories available. PASSHE funded. Review 2020-21 competition Details.

Current cycle ended.

Check back Fall 2021.

Out of the Box
Details, guidelines, and more.
Rolling submissions Open Now!

ESU Foundation Faculty and Staff Grants

Available every summer. Contact Lianna DeSantis, ESU Foundation Director Corporate and Foundation Relations, x3179 or ldesantis1@esu.edu

see ESU Foundation
Student Activity Association Funds

Three SAA are currently available. ESU Mattioli Recreation Center Scholarship, Stony Acres Scholarship and Barnes & Noble Textbook Scholarship.

Ongoing

ESU Foundation Grant Opportunity for Undergraduates

Josephine Louise Madara Undergraduate Student Research Endowment

Ongoing

Contact Us

Please contact the Office of Sponsored Projects and Research with any questions.

Contact Information

Campus Address
ESU Innovation Center, 562 Independence Road
Phone:
(570) 422-7920
Fax:
(570) 422-7951 (Fax)
Title of Department Leader
Director Office of Sponsored Projects and Research, Assistant to the Provost for Research
Name
Christina McDonald
Phone:
(570) 422-7954