Funding Opportunities and Resources

Search Engines

SPIN

This database is available through the Office of Sponsored Projects. It provides a broad range of funding opportunities from federal, government, international, private and corporate funders. Access is through the InfoEd portal for grant management and SPIN is located on the tool bar on the left after you have gone through your shibboleth login. 

Foundation Directory Online Professional

Please note: Brown no longer has university wide access to this tool. Faculty grant seekers looking for funding from private foundations and corporations are strongly encouraged to contact Brown's Office of Corporate & Foundation Relations for support and coordination.

Internal Funding Opportunities

OVPR Internal Funding Opportunities
The Vice President for Research is pleased to offer a number of research funding opportunities for Brown Faculty. Research Seed Funds and Salomon Awards are competitive grants distributed directly to faculty researchers and administered by the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR). OVPR distributes the Humanities Research Funds to department chairs, who then make allocations to individual faculty within their departments. Detailed guidelines are available in the document OVPR Research Funds and Application Guidelines 2015.

Limited Submission Funding Opportunities
Many funding agencies and foundations have established limited submission policies and will only review a limited number of applications from each institution. Applications or nominations submitted without proper institutional endorsement, or submission of a number over the limit, may result in automatic rejection of all Brown proposals. The Vice President for Research, in coordination with the Dean of Medicine and Biological Sciences and the Dean of the Faculty, has established processes to facilitate the selection and submission of applications for programs with limited submission policies.

Federal Resources

State Resources

Fellowships

Private Foundation Resources