Finding Funding

The Office of Grants and Sponsored Projects can provide assistance in identifying potential funding sources.  Faculty and staff can also identify funding sources by talking with colleagues, visiting individual websites of sponsors (i.e. National Science Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts), or by searching online databases like, Grants Resource Center and SPIN. is an access point for over 1000 grant programs offered by all Federal grant-making agencies. 

Grants Resource Center contains a lot of helpful information regarding funding:

  -Publications regarding funding and deadlines

  -Funded proposal library

  -Grant Search - search for grant opportunities

  -Funding Search Form - Grants Resource Center staff will conduct a custom search

SPIN contains over 40,000 opportunities from more than 10,000 sponsors.  With SPIN, you can:

  -Access funding information online

  -Organize grant information in one convenient place

  -Gain access to the largest Keyword list, allowing for greater flexibility in your searches

  -Quickly locate Limited Submission Opportunities, Federal or non-Federal programs

  -Locate all types of funding information-Fed Business Opps / Federal Register Guide

  -Setup an account to save searches

Kutztown University and Rodale Institute Collaborative Grant Program - The grant guidelines for the Kutztown University and Rodale Institute Collaborative Grant program have just been released. The purpose of the program is to support faculty/student scholarly activities related to regenerative organic agriculture and the agricultural environment in collaboration with Rodale Institute. The goals are multiple: to develop the field of regenerative organic agriculture research and environmental awareness; to enhance the collaborative relationship between KU and the Rodale Institute; to support faculty research and creative activities; to encourage and support faculty/student research collaborations. Past grants have been from the sciences and from the arts. The maximum award is $20,000. Please reach out to Jeffrey Werner ( if you have any questions. Deadline: Monday, March 11, 2024 at 4:00 p.m.

Additional Kutztown University internal funding:

-Research Committee

-Professional Development Committee

-Assessment Grant Program

-Undergraduate Research Fund

-Graduate Research Fund