Find Funding for Your Project

Where to Find Funding

One of the missions of the Grants Management division is to assist faculty in identifying funding sources for intellectual research. The most up up-to-date information is available via the Web and we encourage faculty to make use of the many electronic tools available for locating funding opportunities

Temple University subscribes to several funding opportunity databases. The databases listed below provide the ability to search for funding by key words and other selection criteria. In additional to searches for funding, the databases such as PIVOT  and SPIN have the capabilities to search for collaborators in your field. All databases are fairly intuitive but none are all inclusive. Where possible, all databases have direct links from their records to funding entity web sites for primary source information and/or e-mail sites for direct communication. Some allow you to select from their keyword thesaurus and/or do free-text searching.

Be sure to sign up for the email alert notices where available. In particular, PIVOT allows funding opportunity alerts to be targeted to individual research interests based on a faculty profile. 

Internal Funding Opportunities

  • Pennsylvania Commonwealth Universal Research Enhancement ( PA CURE) Program, including Formula and Non-Formula Funding:

In 1998, Pennsylvania joined forty-five other states in a Master Settlement Agreement with the tobacco industry. Subsequently, Pennsylvania Act 77 of 2001 specified that all the funds Pennsylvania receives through the agreement be used to support health-related initiatives, including a health research program administered by the Department of Health. Under this program grants are awarded for clinical, health services, and biomedical research. Act 77 established two types of health research awards: Formula Fund and Non-Formula Fund grants. Formula Fund grants are awarded to institutions in Pennsylvania based on their level of NIH and NCI research funding over the previous three years relative to other Pennsylvania educational and research institutions. Non-formula fund grants are awarded competitively by the Department of Health through a peer review process similar to that employed by the National Institutes of Health