As of May 1, 2020, SCSU has transitioned to the funding database SPIN - more information below. 

In response to COVID-19, InfoED has published a list of new rapid-response COVID-19 funding opportunities for researchers. No subscription is required to access this list and it will be updated regularly: https://www.infoedglobal.com/COVID19/COVID-19

A lists of COVID-19 funding opportunities is also available without a subscription through the funding database GrantForward: https://www.grantforward.com/grant-covid

Please also see the compiled list of COVID-19 funding opportunities assembled by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research at Johns Hopkins University, which includes opportunities through the DoD, the NSF, the NIH, and others: https://hub.jhu.edu/novel-coronavirus-information/research-preparedness/research-preparedness-covid-19-funding-opportunities/

External Funding Opportunities

InfoEd SPIN Funding Database

SPIN is SCSU's new funding subscription database, providing access to an aggregation of federal, state, non-profit and foundation opportunities searchable by text, keyword, or a set of other criteria. SPIN allows you to save searches, bookmark funding opportunities, share programs with colleagues, and generate spreadsheets or exported documents summarizing search results. 

For a guide to setting up a profile, please see the document Setting Up a Profile on SPIN

Please contact Julianne Fowler at (203) 392-6802 or fowlerj3@southernct.edu if you have questions. 

Internal Funding Opportunities

SCSU offers its full-time faculty, part-time faculty and students a variety of resources to support research, creative activity, curriculum advancement, travel, and more. Please refer to the following pages for further information about our internal opportunities, which are listed briefly below:

The Research and Scholarship Advisory Board: The Research and Scholarship Advisory Committee (RSAC) reports directly to the Provost and plays a major role in advancing the agenda for research, scholarship, and creative activity at Southern Connecticut State University. 

  • Joan Finn Junior Faculty Research Fellowship: The Joan Finn Junior Faculty Research Fellowships aim to provide junior faculty members with a significant amount of reassigned time at an early stage in their careers at SCSU

  • Mid-Level Faculty Research Fellowship: The Mid-Level Faculty Research Fellowship aims to provide mid-level faculty members with a significant amount of reassigned time at this crucial stage in their careers at SCSU

  • Senior Level Faculty Research Fellowship: The Senior-Level Faculty Research Fellowship was created to support and encourage research, creative activity, and scholarship among senior-level faculty members with a significant amount of reassigned time for these purposes

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant Grant: This grant is awarded to a Faculty Member to support one or more undergraduate research assistants to assist with said faculty member's research in any academic discipline represented on the SCSU campus

  • Undergraduate Research Grant: Grants will be awarded to undergraduate students to complete research in any academic discipline represented on the SCSU campus. Each student awardee will be guided by a faculty mentor

  • Conference Travel Grant for Graduate Students: The Conference Travel Grant for Graduate Students aims to provide graduate students with funds to help support travel to national and international conferences for the purpose of presenting their work at said conferences

  • Statistical Support Grant: This opportunity provides grants of up to 20 hours of statistical consulting time with a faculty member on campus who is an expert in statistics and will be awarded to graduate students to enable research in any academic discipline represented on SCSU's campus

The Minority Recruitment and Retention Committee: The MRRC Committee endeavors to make itself available in any way it can to achieve the university's goal of recruiting and retaining minority faculty members.

  • Minority Recruitment and Retention Committee Grant: Proposals may be for minority faculty via one of three targeted project categories: Professional Enhancement, Mentoring, or Research

  • Minority Recruitment and Retention Committee Moving Expenses Grant: The Minority Recruitment and Retention Committee has a limited amount of funds available to assist with moving expenses of new minority faculty

The Office of Faculty Development: The Office of Faculty Development supports faculty across all career stages and disciplines to achieve their potential as educators and scholars. With student success regarded as SCSU's highest priority, it works to promote innovation, collaboration and education to advance faculty careers; to enhance collegiality across campus; and to add value to faculty professional and personal lives.

  • Faculty Creative Activity Research Grant: This program seeks quality proposals that enhance the educational mission, visibility, and research stature of Southern Connecticut State University.

  • CSU Research Grant: The program seeks quality proposals that enhance the educational mission, visibility, and research stature of the four Connecticut State Universities.

  • Faculty Professional Development Grant: This grant opportunity is open to all full- and part-time faculty. The Faculty Professional Development Grant invites and encourages proposals from all schools, departments, programs, affinity groups and individuals to enhance their ability to be productive and innovative professionals

  • Curriculum-Related Grants: This grant provides additional support for curriculum development. Proposals should clearly reflect effort and activity that is above and beyond normal expectations for course preparation, or for moving an existing on-ground course to become hybrid or fully online