Brown offers a variety of tools and services in support of faculty and student researchers seeking internal and external funding opportunities.
For Undergraduate vistors to this guide be sure to contact the Office of the Dean of the College for assistance with preparing materials for nationally competitive fellowships as well as Brown-sponsored awards for undergraduate research and internship opportunities, such as the Undergraduate Teaching and Research Awards (UTRAs). See also the UFUNDs page for specific internal funding opportunities as well as Brown University's Office of Financial Aid.
This database is available through the Office of Sponsored Projects. It provides a broad range of funding opportunities from federal, governmental, international, private and corporate funders. The tool allows you to establish a profile and generate automatic matches based on your individual criteria. 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.
Offered by Brown's Office of the Vice President for Research, this listing of external funding opportunities includes those requiring institutional endorsement, foundation funding opportunities, funding agencies, and a newsletter on research development and grant writing.
Brown has numerous internal grants and fellowships for students, faculty and researchers offered by various centers, offices, and campus organizations. Below are a some sites that gather some of these but it is also advisable to check with various campus units about specific opportunities that might come available.
Office of the Vice President for Research
Find information on restricted/limited submission opportunities, services for those applying for grants as well as award management through the Office of Sponsored Projects.
Office of Sponsored Projects
The Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) supports Brown University faculty in the acquisition, performance, and administration of projects and programs funded from sources outside the University. Contact OSP with questions about pre-award and post-award processes and procedures.
Office of Corporate & Foundation Relations
The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations facilitates engagement with and investment from corporations and foundations to advance Brown University’s teaching, learning and research priorities.Their office will work with you and your partners to forge mutually beneficial collaborations that harness the energy and endeavors of the University’s outstanding faculty and students in all fields and disciplines.
Office of Global Engagement
Global Engagement helps to support many of the activities that take Brown students and faculty out into the world, and those that bring the international into our classrooms, labs, and lecture halls.
Grants.gov A searchable database of funding opportunities available through all federal grant-making agencies. Records include program scope, eligibility requirements, deadlines, and program director contact information.
View Previously Funded Awards
NIH Reporter: Database that allows you to search grants awarded by the NIH based on investegator names, institutions, toipics and various other search criteria.
NSF grant award search database: Search what grants and projects have been funded in past cycles by various criteria.
NEH funded Projects query: Search past awards to projects from the NEH.
Note: This is an ad hoc list that is not comprehensive and only periodically updated (last update 6/2019).