Finding Funding

External Funding

Strategic Funding Opportunities Database

A continually updated, curated database of foundation and federal opportunities that is searchable by keyword, eligibility, thematic area, and more.

Limited Submissions

Opportunities that require institutional nomination or endorsement and/or that are eligible to a limited number of applicants from each institution. For the majority of these programs, the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) will announce a deadline for an internal review of applications/nominations.

SPIN: Funding Database

An extensive database of funding opportunities accessible through the Office of Sponsored Projects. 

Internal Funding

Internal Funding through the Office of the Vice President of Research

Brown's OVPR offers funding opportunities in the form of Research Seed Awards, Solomon Faculty Research Awards, Grant Resubmission Awards, Research Achievement Awards, Cost-Sharing Funds, and Humanities Research Awards. Most of these awards are offered on an annual basis.

Brown Biomedical Innovations to Impact (BBII)

An academic accelerator fund dedicated to shaping academic biomedical technologies with potential for high impact into well-defined product opportunities that are attractive to industry partners and investors. Funds up to five proposals per a year at ~$100,000 for 12 months (with possibility of renewal).

The Office of Foundation Relations is available to meet with faculty members to discuss funding needs and assist with researching and applying for non-federal grants. Learn more in our FAQ, or find staff contact information.