Find Funding

Faculty and staff can sign up for topic-based email lists to stay informed about current funding opportunities. Subscribe to the Office of Research and Innovation blog or opt-in to the Research Google Group to stay apprised of research trends and Appalachian research news. Contact Grants Resources and Services to set up a profile to receive personalized e-mail alerts from our funding opportunity databases.

If you would like Grants Resources & Services staff to conduct a search and send you a list of potential funding opportunities, just complete the funding search request form. If you would like to search for funding opportunities on your own, consult the funding opportunity databases and funding guides, and contact Grants Resources and Services at

For conferences less than one year away, the Office of Student Research is the best source of support for students, and departmental funds are the best source for faculty members. Grants to cover faculty travel to conferences are rare, and most programs that do fund faculty professional travel only accept applications once each year. There are a handful of discipline- and location-specific travel grants that may support conference travel more than one year away; contact Grants Resources & Services for information about how to search for these grant opportunities.

Yes! The best place to start is the Office of Student Research, which supports both undergraduate and graduate students by offering numerous grants for research and for travel to present accepted research or creative endeavors at professional meetings or conferences. The Office of Student Research reviews applications monthly, whereas many grant programs outside the university only accept applications once a year. To learn how to search for grants from organizations outside the university, see this funding guide or contact Grants Resources & Services.

Most federal agencies offer databases of their past awards, and funding histories for many foundations can be found using the Foundation Directory Online database. See this page for more information, or contact Grants Resources & Services.