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External Funding Opportunities

The Research Institute supports faculty and staff members in finding external funding opportunities and in developing proposals and budgets for externally awarded (sponsored) grants.

In addition to the database and Internet resources available to you for finding funding, the Research Institute’s project development officers can perform a customized funding opportunity search.

  • Access to SPINPlus and Grants Resource Center is available through on-campus computers only.

Finding External Funding Opportunities

SPIN Plus is a funding database for IUP faculty, students, and staff.
Custom Funding Search
The Research Institute assists faculty and staff seeking external funding by performing customized funding opportunity searches.
Funding Resources
Funding Sources
Faculty Fellowship Opportunities
A list of faculty fellowship opportunities websites
Student Fellowship-Scholarship Opportunities
Fellowship opportunities available to help students further their research at the graduate level and/or conduct research abroad.

Appropriations and Industry Partnerships

Fiscal Year 2014-15 Federal Grants (Appropriations) Process
It is time to begin developing our legislative priorities for FY 2014-15.
Private Industry-University Partnership Guidelines
Guidelines for IUP faculty and staff who collaborate with private industry

Proposal Development for Externally Awarded (Sponsored) Grants

IUP Research Institute staff are available to assist IUP Researchers with finding, applying for, securing, and managing externally funded projects.
Proposal Development
The Research Institute provides pre-award proposal and budget development support for faculty and professional staff seeking external funding. 
Budget Development
The Research Institute assists faculty and staff with preparing proposal budgets by providing current salaries, wages, fringe benefits, F&A costs, yearly escalation, and other cost rates.
Proposal Authorization
In order to ensure that proposal submissions are consistent with the university’s research agenda; are formulated in accordance with all applicable policies, procedures, and regulations; and are of the highest professional quality, the university requires signature authorization for all proposals prior to submission.
Proposal Review
Prior to submission of any external funding request, a proposal must go through a standard IUP review process.
  • School of Graduate Studies and Research
  • Assistant Dean for Research
    Stright Hall, Room 113
    210 South Tenth Street
    Indiana, PA 15705-1081
  • Phone: 724-357-7730
  • Fax: 724-357-2715
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.