Funding Opportunities

Finding Funding

Searching for potential funding or support for your research project? Grant seekers may wish to consult the web sites below for funding opportunities. Members of the College of Education community may also review funding alerts that are posted to the "Research Resources" folder on Blackboard. (See: College of Education Community > Research Resources > External Grant Announcements.) Tips for writing successful proposals (including NIH grants), can be found on Blackboard > Research Resources > Research Tools and Resources > Grantwriting Tips.

Which Funders Support the College's Sponsored Projects?

In recent years, Principal Investigators at the College of Education have been awarded external funding from a diverse set of private, state and federal sponsors. Funders supporting research and evaluation projects conducted by members of the College of Education faculty include, but are not limited to, the:

  • Ford Foundation
  • George Gund Foundation
  • Lumina Foundation for Education
  • National Institutes of Health
  • Philadelphia Department of Education
  • School District of Philadelphia
  • William Penn School District
  • U.S. Department of Education.

Current research and evaluation projects being conducted through the College's centers are supported by, among others, the:

  • National Science Foundation
  • Pennsylvania Department of Education
  • Philadelphia Education Fund
  • School District of Philadelphia
  • William Penn Foundation.

In addition to research and evaluation projects, the College has been awarded external funding to support various programs that provide direct service and/or technical assistance. A select list of recent funders in this category include the:

  • Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation
  • Pennsylvania Department of Community & Econonic Development
  • Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry
  • Philadelphia Department of Human Services
  • Philadelphia Safe and Sound
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families.