Funding your research

Research funding can come from multiple, diverse sources, including federal funds, grants, sponsorships, corporate partnerships and other awards. Our offices are here to help, including the Office of Proposal Support Services, Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations, and the Office of Sponsored Programs. Additionally, please see our list of curated Sponsored Funding Opportunities, which are updated weekly.

In this section find:

Syracuse University Subscription Resources

Pivot maintains a database of grants, fellowships, and other funding information from public and private, domestic and international sources.

  • To access from an off-campus computer or to sign up for weekly alerts, first sign-up and create your PIVOT account
    • Select “Access via My Institution Login”
    • Choose “Syracuse University”
    • Sign in with NetID and password
  • For guides to assist you, access Pivot’s Knowledge Center or Pivot’s YouTube Channel
  • Like a search you’ve done?  After creating an account and while logged on to your account you can “Save Search” and then receive weekly updates.
  • General Tips: Start broad and then narrow your terms.  Avoid jargon.  Use a variety of filters and terms if you don’t see what you expect.

Experts@Syracuse is a powerful tool that enables new insights into the scholarly expertise and collaborative opportunities that exist within Syracuse University and at other universities. It is designed to help faculty members, departments, and potential collaborators identify who is working in what research or scholarly areas at Syracuse University. Experts@Syracuse is based on tailored research profiles that are automatically created, and require minimal effort to maintain. Profile content includes publications tracked by Scopus (an interdisciplinary database) and grants from the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) and University departmental affiliations. Experts@Syracuse is a collaborative initiative co-sponsored by the Office of Research and Syracuse University Libraries.

The Foundation Directory Online is the most comprehensive search tool available for locating the funding interests of foundations on local, regional, national, and international levels, as well as past foundation grants and grantees. The Foundation Center publishes the free electronic newsletter, Foundation Center’s RFP* Bulletin.

  • Requires remote access through Syracuse University Libraries

The Grants Advisor is an information source on grant and fellowship opportunities for U.S. institutions of higher education and their faculty

  • Must be on Syracuse University network to access.
  • Check regularly and scan for opportunities with deadlines in the near term.  Too soon?  File away for next year.

SU Libraries Research Guide for Arts and Humanities Funding

Publicly Available Resources

Grants.gov is your source to FIND federal grants and other types of financial assistance.

FedBizOpps is your source to find federal contract opportunities. To focus your search, in the advanced screen – Classification Code, select A- Research and Development and / or U Education and Training Services

FedConnect 

Federal Register

NIH Grants and Funding Information

NSF Funding

New York State Contract Reporter

New York State Grants Gateway

Syracuse University Offices to Provide Assistance

The Office of Proposal Support Services is responsible for supporting Syracuse University’s proposal, research and faculty development efforts. This includes facilitating team-based collaboration around strategic funding opportunities, and managing the University’s internal funding competitions, including both seed grant programs and externally funded limited submissions. Each week the Office of Proposal Support Services updates a list with sponsored funding opportunities.

The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations creates partnerships between researchers and corporations and foundations to help fund and provide support for research projects. The office helps researchers connect with potential sponsors, offers grant-writing services, and support securing grants.

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) assists all members of the University community with the submission of proposals for external support of research, creative, instructional, and service activities. The office is responsible for assuring that submitted proposals conform to sponsor guidelines and University policies, and if funded, that projects comply with sponsor requirements and applicable University policies and procedures.