Internal Funding Opportunites

Internal Funding Opportunities

You can also request to be included in a weekly funding opportunity email. If you would like to be included, send a request to and you will be added to the Funding Opportunities List.

Identifying Funding Sources

One of the missions of Grants Management is to assist faculty in identifying funding sources for intellectual research. The most up up-to-date information is available via the Web and we encourage faculty to make use of the many electronic tools available for locating funding opportunities

In addition Grants Management provides the following services to investigators, including information on how to request these services.

  • Printed & Electronic Information
    Grants Management staff routinely monitor publications and computer data bases that identify, list and describe funding sources and opportunities for external support. Sources include funding newsletters such as Federal Grants and Contracts Weekly, Federal Research Report, Federal Register, The NIH Guide to Grants and Contracts, FEDBIZOPPs, and State Funding Opportunities.
  • Reference Books
    Grants Management also encourages investigators to use Paley Library to secure general reference books pertaining to sponsored project activities.
  • Private & Corporate Sources Of Support
    The Office of Development and Alumni/ea Affairs works in conjunction with Grants Management to identify foundation and corporate support. For assistance in identifying funding sources in the engineering, physical sciences, social sciences, humanities, medical and life sciences, please contact Grants Management.

Information Dissemination

  • Faculty Mailings
    Grants Management staff distribute electronically copies of funding opportunity notices to centers, colleges, departments, and individual faculty. To sign on, contact Eleanor Cicinsky –
  • Community of Science
    Temple University is licensed to use the Community of Science Funding Opportunities database. The database is capable of distributing information based on faculty research interest profiles that are part of the users profile. If you are a new user and would like to construct a profile go to If you are already registered with COS, go directly to For help with registration, contact Eleanor Cicinsky at (215) 204-8691.
  • Grants Workshop
    Grants Management offers workshops on opportunities and strategies for obtaining grants. The Office tailors workshops either to specific departments or to broader audiences such as the social sciences, humanities, physical and life sciences. If interested in suggesting a future workshop topic, please contact Grants Management.
  • Assistance In Contacting Sponsors
    To assist faculty in contacting federal or corporate sponsors, the Office maintains a current copy of the Federal Yellow Pages, a phone directory of the major offices of the federal government. For further assistance in contacting federal agencies and corporate sponsors, please contact Grants Management.

Special Funding Initiatives

Commonwealth Universal Research Enhancement (CURE) Program, including Formula and Non-Formula Funding:

In 1998, Pennsylvania joined forty-five other states in a Master Settlement Agreement with the tobacco industry. Subsequently, Pennsylvania Act 77 of 2001 specified that all the funds Pennsylvania receives through the agreement be used to support health-related initiatives, including a health research program administered by the Department of Health. Under this program grants are awarded for clinical, health services, and biomedical research. Act 77 established two types of health research awards: Formula Fund and Non-Formula Fund grants. Formula Fund grants are awarded to institutions in Pennsylvania based on their level of NIH and NCI research funding over the previous three years relative to other Pennsylvania educational and research institutions. Non-formula fund grants are awarded competitively by the Department of Health through a peer review process similar to that employed by the National Institutes of Health. Additional information on the CURE program, including formula and non-formula funding is available here.


Normal Grant = $3,000 to $5,000
Maximum Grant = $10,000
Deadlines = February 1, 2013


The Faculty Senate Seed Money Fund (FSSMF), administered by the Faculty Senate Research Programs and Policies Committee (RPPC), provides funding to full-time faculty for scholarly and creative projects/research activities that are expected to prepare faculty to attract external funding or recognition to Temple University. Funds awarded under the FSSMF are to be used to facilitate the development of a proposal to be submitted to an external funding source or to support a project that has been approved but not funded by an external source and which needs revision for resubmission. On rare occasions, a project that contributes significantly to Temple University's academic mission may be funded even if no outside funding can be expected. The FSSMF does not support the primary investigator, a collaborator, or a student whose project work leads to an academic degree.

Submission Guidelines:

FSSMF applications are accepted through February 1, 2013. Generally, the Committee will review applications at the end of the Spring Semester. Only completed applications will be reviewed.

Guidelines & Forms: