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
Grants.gov: 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 Center: a comprehensive database on US and, increasingly, global grantmakers and their grants, and offers research, education and training programs
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
Center for Nonprofit Excellence: updates a listing of funding announcements specifically for nonprofit organizations
Edinformatics (Education for the Information Age): a K-12 funding directory
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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