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Funding Opportunities Links and Resources

IRTL Resources

MSU Resources

Funder Resources

Funder Databases

Resources From Other Institutions


IRTL Resources

Deciding What You Want To Fund:

List of Grant Opportunities:

Planning Your Proposal:

Preparing Your Budget:

Subscribe to our IRTL Doctoral Student Support mailing list - 1-2 messages/month

Like the IRTL Doctoral Student Support facebook page - regular posts

Dr. Frank Lawrence - Enhancing Your Research Through Effective Collaboration with a Professional Statistician - video


MSU Resources

MSU Libraries

College of Education

The Graduate School

International Studies and Programs

Budget-related items

Center for Statistical Training and Consulting

Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies (OVPRGS)

MSU Writing Center

MSU Human Research Protection Program

MSU Research Integrity Officer

MSU Scholarship Search

National/International Fellowships & Scholarships

MSU Data Storage


Research printing resources at MSU

Need a large poster printed? Ready to bind your proposal? Depending on your needs, the following options on campus may be helpful:

  • College Service Center, 5th floor of Erickson (print, copy, scan, fax, laminate, bind (comb or spiral); posters (standard, matte, glossy/photo) on a 36" roll, any length (laminating up to 36"x48"); DVD & CD burning):
  • DECS, 1st floor of the Engineering Building (posters up to 42"W x 52"L if laminated, or 42"W x 54"L if not laminated; Posters may be submitted in most formats, though PowerPoint files are preferred):
  • Copy Center, 2nd floor of Main Library (print, copy, scan, fax, laminate, bind (comb); posters (standard, premium paper) on a 36" roll, any length (laminating available); additional supplies available (batteries, highlighters, glue sticks, etc); Bargain Thursdays - b&w copies half price):


Presentation / Research Resources (all free)


Funder Resources

Look for announcements from professional organizations in your field (e.g., AERA, ASHE)

NIH Tips for Applicants - video

On the art of writing proposals: Some candid suggestions for applicants to Social Science Research Council Competitions- pdf from SSRC

Dissertation grant rating rubric - AIR

Foreign Per Diem Rates by Location (US Department of State)

Proposal Budgeting Basics (Foundation Center)

Corporation for Public Broadcasting

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship program

Grant Advisor - monthly newsletters; see 12/12 issue for a section on education - view successful project summaries from NSF, NIH, and other government grants


Funder Databases

Foundation Directory Online Professional (Foundation Center) - Main Library IP Address Access Only).  Over 108,000 foundations included. Can look at US grantmakers who give to non-US recipients; only accessible through MSU Main Library; monthly newsletters from Foundation Directory Online (FDO); search Grantmakers by location, fields of interest, types of support, geographic focus; can email results.

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online (Foundation Center) - Main Library IP Address Access Only.  Search nearly 10,000 foundation profiles with grants to individuals.

GrantSelect. Can search individual subject areas; includes scholarships, fellowships, post-docs, research funding; available outside of library.

Chronicle of Philanthropy.  Available via MSU Libraries.

SciVal Funding


AERA select list of fellowship and grant opportunities

Pathways to Science


Resources From Other Institutions

Texas A&M Division of Research


Cornell University

University of Texas Arlington

UC Berkeley

Harvard University

Duke University

Indiana University

University of Texas at San Antonio

University of Wisconsin

UC San Diego