Funding Opportunities

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Note: these emails contain opportunities that come across the desks of OGRD staff and are not curated or sought-out.

Funding Search

There is much you can do to find potential funding. Before you start, 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.

Funding Sources

Below are some links to major governmental funding sources and internal funding sources available to faculty and staff:

Sources at EWU

Each internal grants program has its own submission process.

Offered through the EWU Board of Trustees (BOT): BOT Diversity Initiative Funds >>

Offered through the EWU Foundation: Start Something Big Grant Program >>

Offered through the Provost's Office: Faculty Grants for Research and Creative Works >>

External Sources

This is a sample of potential major funding sources. State, local and private funding sources are also available. Consider reviewing professional associations within your discipline and funders with particular interest in your field of study.

Find a list of local Cheney and Spokane, Washington, and Idaho funding opportunities HERE>>

Federal funding opportunities:

Grant Search Databases

These databases can aid in your search for funding. You can search for specific opportunities and you can sign up for funding notifications that are specific to your project interests.

Private Foundations: Candid >>

Government Agencies: >>

VIDEO RESOURCE: How to Search for a Federal Grant

Looking for guidance? Feel free to take a look at our Glossary or FAQ pages, or contact us at or ext. 6567

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