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Funding Opportunities

External Funding Opportunities

  1. Grant Forward: Designed for academic researchers to scan public and private funding sources.  There are internal filters to streamline the search process and set auto notifications for new opportunities.
  2. Grants.gov: Scan funding opportunities from 26 federal agencies.
  3. The Office of Research routinely searches for funding opportunities based upon college-level search terms.  Current results are available here. If you would like to add search terms for your college, please contact your Research Associate Dean.
  4. The federal government posts recent funding opportunities here.
  5. Funding updates for the Department of Education, the Department of Energy, NIH, NASA, NSF, and COVID-19 are available here.

Internal Funding Opportunities

  1. Research Seed Funding Awards: Funding for pilot studies intended to lead to external funding; there is an expectation for a post-award external funding application.  Applications are accepted once per year in the month of January for funding in the following fiscal year. See the application guidelines for eligibility information, submission forms, and application instructions. The application must be submitted through the application portal. The most recent application deadline: January 24, 2022.
  2. Scholarly Pursuit Awards: Funding to support defined scholarly and creative projects and concrete activities that advance fundamental research; there is an expectation for product generation (e.g. publication, art piece, presentation, performance).  Applications are accepted once per year in the month of January for funding in the following fiscal year. See the application guidelines for eligibility information, submission forms, and application instructions. The application must be submitted through the application portal. The most recent application deadline: January 24, 2022.
  3. Publication Assistance: The Research Publication Assistance Fund accepts requests between July 1 and May 1 of each fiscal year or until the fund is fully expended. The Research Publication Assistance Fund provides support for specified costs related to accepted faculty publications for referred journals/publishers. See eligibility and guidelines for more information.
  4. Merit Awards: Georgia Southern offers Awards for Excellence to support research and scholarship. Nominations for Awards for Excellence in Research or Innovation & Discovery can be made through the Georgia Southern University Awards website. If you are nominated for one of these awards you must use the application guidelines, forms, and rubrics on the Faculty Research Awards for Excellence in Research/Innovation & Discovery website.

Last updated: 4/1/2021