Finding a Sponsor

Central to the proposal development process is the identification of potential sponsor(s) for projects. Ball State offers many resources available to aid in the search for external funding opportunities.

Search our databases

We have a number of large funding opportunity databases and other notification systems that can assist you in your external funding search.

Federal Opportunities

On the Federal Opportunities page you will find several websites containing important information and links on federal funding and upcoming deadlines.

Student Opportunities

On the Student Opportunities page you will find the following grant opportunities and funding resources for graduate and undergraduate researchers:

  • Financial Aid and Scholarships
  • Honors College Fellowship and Scholarship
  • GRAPES database

Internal Opportunities

First time grant seekers may seek an internal award before going after external funding. On the Internal Opportunities page you will find the following Ball State University internal grants/awards:

  • Ball State Internal Grants
  • Aspire Internal Grants
  • Publications and Intellectual Properties Committee

Fulbright Scholar Program Opportunities

SPA's Director, Justin Miller, is an ambassador for the Fulbright program and has provided access to the following guide.

Additionally, SPA updates the Research blog frequently and provides articles about funding opportunities available externally and internally.