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.

Quarterly Foundation Funding Opportunity Announcement

Each quarter, the Office of Institutional Advancement posts a list of private and corporate foundation funding opportunities at

www.wpi.edu/+privatefunding

WPI Non-Federal Funding Support Offices

Three WPI Offices complement each other to provide support in obtaining non-federal funding:

Depending on the nature of your project, you will work with one or more of these offices.

Office of Institutional Advancement

The Institutional Advancement Team can help you to:

  • Identify and research potential funders
  • Develop solicitation strategies
  • Prepare proposals
  • Coordinate with other WPI offices
  • Liaise with foundations
  • Submit funding requests
  • Process post-award documents

Before approaching a foundation, please contact the Institutional Advancement Team whose contact information can be found at 

www.wpi.edu/+privatefunding