Where to Find Funding
One of the missions of the Pre Award Management team 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.
- PIVOT (formerly Community of Science) provides many services to Temple faculty including targeted funding opportunity alerts, an expertise database and other services. Search funding opportunities:
- Egrants.net: This service is available to anyone at Temple University.
- Sponsored Program Information Network - SPIN Find Funding link within ERA: SPIN provides web based information resources and searchable databases for federal and non-federal funding opportunities. It includes the InfoEd Commerce Business Daily and a SPIN keyword thesaurus. It also provides listings of upcoming deadlines and allows you to customize your own e-mail notifications of funding information. SPIN, for Temple users, can only be accessed from within ERA using your Accessnet Login: https://era.temple.edu
- Grants.gov: This is a site maintained by the Federal government that has the ability to search for Federal government-wide grant opportunities.
- The National Institutes of Health, Office of Extramural Research: This site provides links to a wide variety of information about grants and funding opportunities offered by the National Institues of Health and it awarding components.
- National Science Foundation: NSF provides a searchable system of information about grants programs.
- U.S. Federal Government Challenge: The Federal gov. agencies offer prizes to researchers for finding innovative solutions to various types of problems.
- Private & Corporate Sources Of Support The Office Corporate and Foundation Relations works in conjunction with Grants Management to identify foundation and corporate support. For assistance in identifying funding sources in the engineering, physical sciences, social sciences, humanities, medical and life sciences, please contact the Corporate and Foundation Relations or Office of Research Administration.
- Foundation Directory Online– This is resource is available through the Temple University Library.
- Contract Information (Federal Business Opportunities)
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