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Funding Opportunities

Drexel University School of Education

Research grants and collaboration opportunities can be tricky to find. Thankfully, many resources are available to help Drexel students and faculty identify and secure funding for research in their area of expertise. Below are a few tools and links to grant opportunities to help researchers.

Funding Resources for Drexel Students and Faculty

Drexel University provides several tools to help students and faculty identify research grants and collaboration opportunities. They include:

Funding Institutional

Drexel students and faculty using a computer on a Drexel network or VPN can use Funding Institutional to search for funding opportunities and identify potential collaborators in their field of interest. Users can also set alerts to be notified when a new opportunity becomes available.

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Drexel University Libraries subscribes to PIVOT to offer access to funded research and collaboration opportunities for students and faculty. Users can set up an account using their Drexel email address. Click here to set up a PIVOT account.

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InfoReady from Drexel University’s Office of Research provides internal and external funding opportunities for Drexel students and faculty.

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Open Grants

Open Grants provides an open repository where funders and researchers can share funding opportunities.

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Sponsored Research Opportunities

There are many foundations and government agencies that post grant opportunities in a variety of subject areas. Below is a list of some of the agencies that provide sponsored research opportunities in the field of education.

This site lists funding opportunities from various federal agencies.

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National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation is an independent federal agency that is a major funding resource for research conducted at America’s colleges and universities. Their mission includes providing support for all fields of science and engineering.

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National Endowment for the Arts

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is the only arts funder in the United States—public or private—that provides access to the arts in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. jurisdictions. Each year, NEA awards thousands of grants to provide everyone in the United States with diverse opportunities for arts participation.

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Brady Education Foundation

The Brady Education Foundation seeks to close the educational opportunity gaps associated with race, ethnicity, and family income. The Foundation pursues its mission by promoting collaboration among researchers, educators, and other stakeholders via the funding of research projects and program evaluations that have the potential of informing private funders and public policy.

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Spencer Foundation

The Spencer Foundation has been a leading funder of education research since 1971 and is the only national foundation focused exclusively on supporting education research.

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William T. Grant Foundation

The William T. Grant Foundation invests in high-quality research focused on reducing inequality in youth outcomes and improving the use of research evidence in decisions that affect young people in the United States.

Explore grant opportunities from the William T. Grant Foundation