Finding funding for your research is a vital step in turning your concept into a reality. Our office utilizes federal, state, and private databases to provide the most resources for your research or program.  Links to databases are provided below and our office team is available to discuss your proposal and apply our experience to finding the best funding matches and interpreting sponsor guidelines.  

If you would like to be contacted about concept development, finding funding, or refining a proposal, please fill out our contact form.  

Funding on OSPRA News and Social Media Pages

OSPRA staff continually monitors funding announcements and highlights opportunities that may be a match for Valdosta State faculty. This information is currently published on our social media pages on Facebook, LinkedIn, and X.

Furthermore, up-to-date information on finding, writing, and managing grants can be found on the OSPRA News, which is continuously updated.

Grant Writing Training

The Grants Resource Center

GRC in WashingtonThe Grants Resource Center (GRC), a unit of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), has enhanced the research and sponsored programs capabilities of higher education institutions since 1967. VSU’s subscription to GRC provides you with access to a comprehensive suite of tools, services, and expertise to improve your office’s efficiency and increase success in securing competitive grants from federal and private sponsors. To access all the resources GRC has to offer, you will need to acquire the VSU login credentials from OSPRA.  You can do so by contacting any member of our staff or by sending an email to and including "GRC Credentials" in the subject line.  

Internal Grant Opportunities

* Faculty Research Seed Grants (FRSG) is not available this quarter.

Federal and Other Opportunities

Duke University Funding Database

Geological Society of America Funding 

Foundation Center - Philanthropy News Digest

U.S. Department of Education Funding Forecast

NASA Funding

NEH Grants

NIH Research Career Development Awards

NIH Grants and Funding

NIH eraCommons User Guide 2016

NIJ Funding

NSF Active Funding Opportunities

NSF Special Programs for Graduate Students

NSF Special Programs for Undergraduate Student Research

NSF Programs for Veterans

NSF Newsletter

NOAA Coastal Management