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Need Funding?

Have you developed a project idea, but still need a funding source whose objectives match those of your proposed activity?

Contact the OSPRS at 843-349-2978 for assistance with your search - or you can begin by browsing through one of the online resources below.

Internal Funding Opportunities

CCU Funding Opportunities (through the Office of the Provost)

External Funding Opportunities

Online Subscription Databases

The following sources are accessible on-campus only.

Sponsored Programs Information Network (SPIN): InfoEd SPIN is a database of funding opportunities from government and private sources

The Grant Advisor Plus (Current Postings): provides hyperlinks to grant announcements based on the submission deadline

The Grant Advisor Plus (Useful Links): over 200 links to various funding sources

Federal Agencies includes opportunities and information from all 26 federal grant-making agencies

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): serves to protect human health and the environment

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA): the agency is developing new capabilities to send future human missions to an asteroid and Mars through an unprecedented array of science missions is seeking new knowledge and understanding of Earth, the solar system and the universe

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA): an independent agency supporting artistic excellence, creativity and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH): an independent federal agency created in 1965 which serves and strengthens our republic by promoting excellence in the humanities and conveying the lessons of history to all Americans

National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA): an agency within the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) whose mission is to advance knowledge for agriculture, the environment, human health and well-being and communities

National Institutes of Health (NIH): a part of the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), NIH is the nation's medical research agency making important discoveries that improve health and save lives

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA): serves to understand and predict changes in climate, weather, oceans and coasts; to share that knowledge and information with others; and to conserve and manage coastal and marine ecosystems and resources

National Science Foundation (NSF): supports discovery all fields of fundamental science and engineering – from astronomy to geology and zoology (except for medical sciences)

State and Local Resources

South Carolina Arts Commission: builds a thriving arts environment to benefit all South Carolinians

South Carolina Department of Education: offers funding to provide leadership and support so that all public education students graduate prepared for success

South Carolina Foundation Directory (.pdf): funding sources within the state of South Carolina as of 2014 (directories are updated every four years)

South Carolina Humanities Council: funds, promotes, counsels and coordinates all manner of thoughtful (and thought-provoking) endeavors: exhibits, documentaries, discussion forums, planning, workshops, dramatizations, lectures, etc. that pertain to the humanities

South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium: enhances practical use and conservation of South Carolina's coastal and marine resources that foster a sustainable economy and environment

South Carolina Space Grant Consortium: promotes activity in research, education and public service related to NASA

Foundation Resources

Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA): a private operating foundation that aids basic research in the physical sciences (astronomy, chemistry, physics and related fields) at US colleges and universities

Foundation Search America: North America's leading source of foundation funding information for non-profits and charities, which provides tools to locate grants by type, value, year, recipient, donor and historical giving trends

Other Resources

Center for Nonprofit Excellence: updates a listing of funding announcements specifically for nonprofit organizations

The Geological Society of America: provides access to elements that are essential to the professional growth of earth scientists at all levels of expertise and from all sectors: academic, government, business and industry

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