Funding Sources

The Office of Sponsored Programs subscribes to two searchable databases of funding opportunities via the internet to help identify a funding agency for your proposal.

Wouldn't it be wonderful if funding opportunities were delivered to me automatically via e-mail? Our subscriptions to COS and SPIN offer funding alert services to help you target the announcements you want to receive.

Several internal funding opportunities are available only to MSU faculty and/or students. There is also funding available through state of Montana sources.

Another way to receive funding information is to sign up for electronic grants newsletters and funding information. Numerous funding sources have grants newsletters and funding information available electronically. Visit our information available electronically for funders who provide updates directly to your e-mail. Topic areas include: arts, education, environment, foundations, humanities, nursing, sciences, transportation, agriculture, health, etc.

Federal Sources is a list of federal agency web sites that includes program information, research opportunities, rules and regulations, and application materials.

Does your project require tax-exempt status? Should the MSU Office of Sponsored Programs or MSU Foundation administer your project? Go to the Private Sources page for answers to these questions as well as links to numerous non-federal sources.

The M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust offers summer stipends for high school science teachers to work in MSU labs. The Partners in Science program supports science teachers in labs for 8 weeks during 2 consecutive summers. Teachers receive stipends of $7500 per summer. And PIs receive research help from dedicated, enthusiastic, and mature thinkers. The goal of the program is to immerse high school science teachers in a research environment so that they can better translate and model how science is conducted to their students. It has been a very successful program, and MSU has been involved since 1994. Application deadline is Dec 1 annually. More on MSU and Murdock