Identifying Funding Opportunities

If you have an idea and need funding, use this guide to learn about various types of funding options and ways to track down government or private sources.


  • Developing effective strategies and methods for finding suitable funding opportunities takes time, practice and patience. 
  • Don’t judge a "not-fund" as a failure. Try not to take it personally: the funding environment is competitive, and many excellent proposals aren't funded simply because the funds aren’t available to fund them all. And, truth is, some luck is involved! (Eg; Lead reviewer may not be in the same field.)
  • Review, Revise, and Re-Submit!
    • Pay careful attention to reviewer’s comments, and address their concerns in your resubmission. 

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