Current External Funding Announcements

The Grants Resource Center (GRC) at American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) provides several excellent sources for locating external funding opportunities.  Access to AASCU/GRC materials is complements of the IPSSP office via paying yearly membership dues.

  • Deadlines -  This monthly publication is sorted by discipline and includes program descriptions, priorities, contact information, and links to websites for all opportunities.  Deadlines announces application containing deadlines three months into the future.

  • GRC Bulletin - is distributed twice a week and synopsizes all grant announcements from, the Federal Register, and that are relevant to higher education institutions.

  • GrantWeek - features in-depth articles with editorial commentary on strategies for grant competitiveness, program analysis, regulatory issues, and the impact of legislative initiatives on discretionary funding.




Student Research Grant Program Details

  • Undergraduate Research Grant Program (UGR)
    • Accepting proposals beginning 9/8/15
    • Application deadline 10/9/15 by 5:00 PM
    • Awards announced first week of November 2015

    • Graduate Research Grant Program (GR)
      • Award funding will be split between semesters
      • Fall - Accepting Applications 9/8/15 thru 12/8/15
      • Spring - Accepting Applications 1/19/16 thru 4/16/16
      • Proposals will be accepted until the available funding per semester has been awarded.  

    Minds@Work Conference

    • 4/19/2016 - Save the date!
    • Registration opens 1/11/16
    • Registration deadline 2/23/16
    • Formerly the Celebration of Student Research.


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