All Funding Opportunities

Whether it’s helping you find a sponsor for your work or helping with proposal preparation, the Research Office can help you to achieve your research goals.

2018 Faculty Research Grant - Request for Proposals

Cover Sheet

Faculty Research Grant Final Report

NEW ART WORKS GUIDELINES AND DESIGN DEADLINE: The National Endowment for the Arts has released new guidelines for FY2020 Art Works grants, including new deadlines and application information for each discipline. The February 14 deadline is the only opportunity to apply for Design Art Works funding in 2019. Applications in February are for funding starting on January 1, 2020. There will be an Art Works webinar hosted on Wednesday, January 9 at 3:00 PM ET to learn more about the application process. Registration is now open. The webinar will also be archived and posted on afterward.


If you don’t have a sponsor in mind, you can browse funding opportunities yourself. Go to  You will need to set up an account from a Penn State IP address before you can use the funding site remotely. Enter your keywords for a list of both private and federal opportunities and sponsors. Once you find a set of keywords that return favorable results, you can save the search and set your account to send you alerts. If you have any difficulties and would like assistance using SciVal, please contact either Cynthia ManellaNickell ( or Barbara A. Cutler (