Grant & Conference Opportunities
Please see the links below for potential grant opportunities. Some grant opportunities of interest to the Lawrence Tech community are also posted to the Blackboard Research Support Services organization, which is available only to Lawrence Tech faculty and staff members. For questions about the applicability of a grant opportunity, please contact your department chair or a member of the Research Support Services Committee.
In4Grants - Lawrence Tech subscribes to In4Grants, a comprehensive Web-based service to find grant opportunities, collaborate with research partners, and prepare grant proposals. See a member of the RSSC for more information about this service and instructions for use.
FoundationSearch - Lawrence Tech's Advancement Office subscribes to FoundationSearch, a Web-based service to explore funding opportunities with foundations. Please contact Howard Davis of the Office of University Advancement to schedule an appointment to search for foundation funding opportunities.
ResearchGate - Free social networking site that connects members with potential collaborators around the world. Members create profiles, participate in discussion forums, share research papers, and connect with publication opportunities.
ConferenceAlerts - Keeps you informed of upcoming academic and professional conferences in your discipline.
Foundation Center - freely available database of foundation funding opportunities.
Federal Funding Opportunities
Grants.gov - Consolidated listing of government grant opportunities covering most of the agencies listed below. The In4Grants service also indexes these sources.
Department of Energy:
Department of Defense:
Federal Grants Wire site
Army Research Lab
Army Research Office
Naval Research Lab
Air Force Office of Scientific Research
Department of Education
Department of Commerce:
National Science Foundation (NSF) Funding
The National Science Foundation funds research and education in most fields of science and engineering. It does this through grants, and cooperative agreements to more than 2,000 colleges, universities, K-12 school systems, businesses, informal science organizations and other research organizations throughout the United States. The Foundation accounts for about one-fourth of federal support to academic institutions for basic research.
NSF receives approximately 40,000 proposals each year for research, education and training projects, of which approximately 11,000 are funded. In addition, the Foundation receives several thousand applications for graduate and postdoctoral fellowships. The agency operates no laboratories itself but does support National Research Centers, user facilities, certain oceanographic vessels and Antarctic research stations. The Foundation also supports cooperative research between universities and industry, US participation in international scientific and engineering efforts, and educational activities at every academic level.
Please refer to the National Science Foundation Grant Proposal Guide (January 2013 update) and the National Science Foundation Grants Proposal Manual for more information.
Engineering at NSF presentation