Funding Types

Funding needs can be sorted into the broad areas of:
  • Scholarly activities -- research, teaching, creative endeavors, outreach)
  • Student and post-doc support -- undergrads, grads, interns
  • Personal professional development --publication, conferences, sabbatical, etc.
  • Infrastructure improvement -- equipment, technology, etc.
Grants types that provide resources to meet these needs include:
  • Collaborative Projects
  • Computer Infrastructure / Networks
  • Conference - Attend
  • Conference - Host / Conduct
  • Curriculum Development
  • Demonstration / Evaluation
  • Equipment
  • Exchange Programs
  • Fellowships
  • Fulbright Programs
  • General Operating Funds
  • General Project Support
  • Information Dissemination
  • Outreach
  • Planning  
  • Prizes / Awards
  • Program Development
  • Projects Outside the U.S.
  • Public Awareness / Education
  • Publication / Subvention
  • Research Grants / R & D
  • Sabbatical Support
  • Seed Money / Start-Up Funds
  • Service Delivery
  • Summer Salary
  • Technical Assistance
  • Training / Professional Development
  • Travel - Abroad
  • Travel - Domestic
  • Writing Projects

Each sponsor determines what grant types to offer as well as the amount of funding, length of the grant period, who is eligible to apply, and other specific requirements or restrictions.

Carefully read the information provided on the sponsor’s website and in the funding opportunity announcement to judge if a particular opportunity will meet your needs.

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