Resources for Finding Funding

This page provides links to a broad range of funding sources, both external to and internal to the University. External links include working with foundations; finding NIH, NSF, and other federal grants; and the SciVal and MSU Scholars database. Internal links connect to some major University sources of funding.

External Funding

Internal (MSU) Funding

  • Discretionary Funding Initiative (DFI)
    Funded by the MSU Foundation, awards bridge funds for tenure-stream faculty to resubmit unsuccessful grant applications.
  • Faculty Initiatives Fund (FIF)
    Funded by the College of Social Science and limited to faculty members holding appointments in CSS. NOTE: no link available; download pdf of announcement HERE
  • Pearl J. Aldrich Foundation
    Funds research proposals dealing with aging, geriatrics, or gerontology to two categories of researchers: graduate students and faculty.
  • Strategic Partnership Grants (SPG)
    Funded by the MSU Foundation, provides funding for major projects in key areas of research, scholarship and creative activities.