Public Funding Sources

Public Funding Sources

A number of agencies within the federal and state governments award grants for different purposes. Public agencies attract large numbers of proposals and usually have stringent guidelines about proposal formats and required institutional information. These vary widely from agency to agency. Information about the grants available, application guidelines, and deadlines can be found at each agency’s web site (see the links below) or through the Office of Sponsored Research and Foundation Relations.

A note about deadlines: If you are submitting a proposal to a public agency, please allow extra time before the deadline for assistance with such steps as checking your proposal against the guidelines, proofreading, making the necessary copies, and gathering signatures. Most agencies will not consider a proposal that does not conform exactly to their requirements. In addition, federal agencies require you to follow special electronic submission procedures. Because many institutions submit proposals to federal agencies, however, submission programs may be overwhelmed at deadline times so you should submit your proposal well ahead of the deadline.

The following web sites can provide you with information about funding priorities, application guidelines, and deadlines: