A core part of our mission in Sponsored Projects Administration is helping faculty and students identify and secure the funding you’ll need to complete your research project or creative endeavor. We can guide you to resources both at Ball State and from outside organizations.

 

New Opportunity

The Cohen Memorial Fund was established in 1984 to support the Benjamin V. Cohen Peace Studies Grant, which awards funds to Ball State faculty members and graduate students for research in fields related to progress toward a peaceful world. The Center for Peace and Conflict Studies manages the logistics of the Cohen Fellowship.

This year’s LOI deadline is 5:00PM 10/21/2022.   For more information about the opportunity and on how to apply, download the fellowship guidelines

Faculty

We have a number resources that can assist you in your external funding search.

 

External Funding

Grants.Gov

Grants.gov is the home of all federal grants. It was established as a governmental resource named the E-Grants Initiative, part of the President's 2002 Fiscal Year Management Agenda to improve government services to the public. The project is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Indiana State Department of Administration Procurement

The Indiana Department of Administration maintains a listing of current contract RFP / opportunities, typically with short turn around times. 

Candid.Org

Formerly Foundation Center and GuideStar, Candid is a full service website for finding funders and RFPs, information on non-profit sponsors, and helpful resources on putting together grant materials. 

Other Resources

Sam.Gov

The SAM.gov domains contain data that has been migrated from legacy federal systems, like FedBizOpps.gov. The domain supports two distinct types of federal awards: acquisition and federal assistance.

Federal Register

Published by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents. It is updated daily by 6 a.m. and is published Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

SPIN is a comprehensive database containing over 40,000 funding opportunities from more than 10,000 federal, public, non-profit, and private sponsors. Registered users can set up and save search preferences, sign up for email notifications, organize and export funding searches and funding opportunities.

SPIN database offers several advantages, including: 
• More accurate information from searches 
• More results due to a broader range of search options 
• Vetted deadlines for requests for proposals (RFPs) by InfoEd’s staff 

SPIN is available to all current BSU faculty, staff, visiting researchers, postdoctoral scholars, and students.

Choose Ball State University from the Institutional Login drop-down menu to be redirected to BSU's Single Sign-On screen. 

SPIN Database

Please watch the Communications Center for information about upcoming training sessions on SPIN. As resources become available this site will be updated. 

Click here to view a recorded ZOOM workshop session with an overview and walkthrough of the SPIN database software.
(Recorded December 9, 2020)

Click here for a copy of the PPT file referenced in the ZOOM

Internal Opportunities


Ball State University's Aspire Internal Grant Program provides funding to faculty, professional personnel, and students to support projects in the areas of research, scholarly studies, and creative endeavors.

Aspire competitions are open to faculty, professional personnel, and students.

Learn More

The Teacher-Scholar Program will provide 1st and 2nd year, and transfer students in their first year the opportunity to be engaged in research or a creative project with a faculty member.

Learn more

The program dedicates funding for undergraduate and graduate students focusing on autism spectrum disorder research.

Separate competitions are held for research projects and for travel to present at academic conferences.

Learn More

The Digital Scholarship Lab helps faculty and staff conceive, develop, and sustain digitally based research and creative projects.

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Ball State University's Aspire Internal Grant Program provides funding to faculty, professional personnel, and students to support projects in the areas of research, scholarly studies, and creative endeavors.

Aspire competitions are open to faculty, professional personnel, and students.

Learn More

The Teacher-Scholar Program will provide 1st and 2nd year, and transfer students in their first year the opportunity to be engaged in research or a creative project with a faculty member.

Learn more

SPIN is a comprehensive database containing over 40,000 funding opportunities from more than 10,000 federal, public, non-profit, and private sponsors. Registered users can set up and save search preferences, sign up for email notifications, organize and export funding searches and funding opportunities.

SPIN database offers several advantages, including: 
• More accurate information from searches 
• More results due to a broader range of search options 
• Vetted deadlines for requests for proposals (RFPs) by InfoEd’s staff 

SPIN is available to all current BSU faculty, staff, visiting researchers, postdoctoral scholars, and students.

Choose Ball State University from the Institutional Login drop-down menu to be redirected to BSU's Single Sign-On screen. 

SPIN Database

Please watch the Communications Center for information about upcoming training sessions on SPIN. As resources become available this site will be updated. 

Click here to view a recorded ZOOM workshop session with an overview and walkthrough of the SPIN database software.
(Recorded December 9, 2020)

Click here for a copy of the PPT file referenced in the ZOOM

Our office helps Ball State faculty and students locate funding for their research or creative projects. Tuition assistance and other scholarships are not something we handle, but we can point you to some resources you might find useful!

Resources

Please contact the Financial Aid and Scholarships office if you haven't already. They would be in the best position to assist you to find funding for school.

Honors College Fellowships and Scholarships listing – The Ball State Honors College maintains a listing of scholarships, fellowships, and internships for both undergraduate and graduate students.

UCLA Graduate & Postdoctoral Extramural Support (GRAPES) Database – GRAPES catalogs extramural funding opportunities of interest to prospective and current graduate students for thesis/dissertation research and postdoctoral scholars. (Some awards are exclusively for UCLA/California students.) Maintained and owned by UCLA's Graduate Outreach, Diversity, and Fellowships Office.

Ball State University Student Symposium

Student Symposium

Present your research or creative work to a broader audience than your classroom during our annual Student Symposium. You’ll get to participate in interdisciplinary discourse while gaining valuable insights from faculty, staff, and your classmates. Learn more.