The Office of Grant and Research Development (OGRD) regularly monitors local, state and national funding sources. When a funding source is applicable to EWU, the opportunity and information relevant to faculty and staff is disseminated.
While applicable and interesting funding opportunities are available for good proposals, not every funding source will be the right one for a project. If a specific opportunity appeals to you, contact the grants office as soon as possible. We will help you interpret guidelines to determine if your project is a good fit with a specific funder.
There is a lot you can do on your own to find potential funding. Before you start a search, consider these questions:
- What do you want to accomplish?
- What is the need for this project or research?
- Who will benefit from this project?
- What is your need for funding (salaries, equipment, travel)?
Start some online searches of professional organizations and associations in your field. Look at government agencies that fund other projects in your field. Check similar projects at other institutions to see who may have funded those projects.
If you need help finding funding sources, the Grants Office will assist you in developing a list of potential funders. Once you have some potential funders in mind, staff will help you determine if a particular funder is a good fit by reviewing what projects have been funded in the past and the number of grants and amounts that have been funded.
To start a search on your own, below are some links to major governmental funding sources and internal funding sources available to faculty and staff.