Search for Funding

Grant Forward

OSP and Copley Library subscribe to Grant Forward, an innovative, on-line database where researchers can find funding opportunities from both the federal and private sector, and identify potential collaborators and scientists working in a particular field or area of research. Grant Forward offers individually-focused search services for external funding.

At the site you can find federal grants. All discretionary grants offered by the 26 federal grant-making agencies can be found on

Scholarship Interest Form

The Scholarship Interest Form is provided as a means to articulate your scholarly interests and goals to facilitate a strategic search for external funding to support your work.  The Office of Sponsored Programs is available to assist you as you search for new funding opportunities to support your scholastic pursuits.  Complete the form and return it to OSP at

OSP and Foundation Relations Working Together

External funding is critical to furthering existing research endeavors and initiating new avenues of teaching and scholarship. To meet these challenges, Foundation Relations (FR) and OSP staff members work together to lend visible and vital support to USD’s applicants. Grant-seeking faculty and administrators benefit from an effective collaborative search process shared by FR and OSP.

Undergraduate Research

The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is dedicated to supporting students from all disciplines and the faculty that mentor them in research, scholarly activities, and creative works.