Funding Opportunities

When RSP staff finds new or unique funding opportunities, we make every effort to alert appropriate department chairs and faculty.  We recommend, however, that Western researchers become familiar with the resources below to find the most up-to-date funding opportunities related to their research.

Subscription databases accessible via WWU universal account

Grant Forward logo

GrantForward is a search engine that contains information from more than 12,000 federal, state, and international funding sources.  Your WWU email will gain you free, unlimited access.  You can create a profile and save your search to build your personalized portfolio of grant opportunities. logo is a system designed to help grant seekers both find and apply for federal funding from the 26 primary federal agencise. Once you create an account, add a profile and associate it with WWU, you can search for grants, create a proposal workspace and complete your application.

Foundation Directory Online logo

Foundation Directory Online (FDO) manages funding opportunities from over 166,0000 U.S. Foundations. FDO may be accessed in full through the Western Libraries Databases.  Funder profiles include interactive maps, charts, and key funder details to help you identify appropriate funding sources. 

Internal Funding Opportunities

RSP administers a range of internal grant programs supporting research creative expression and scholarly activities, for both faculty and students.

Limited-Submission Extramural Programs

  • NEH Summer Fellowships
  • Keck Foundation Scientific Research Grant
  • National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) 
  • Murdock Scientific Research Instrumentation Grant