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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.

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NSF Update

Weekly email updates on grant opportunities from NSF. Based on your own search criteria.

Alerting Services provides an RSS feed.

If you follow a specific agency, check their website to see if they have alerting features.

WPI Foundation Opportunities Listserv

To receive quarterly announcements of foundation funding opportunities, send an email with the subject ‘Listserv’ to a member of the WPI Office of Institutional Advancement team, whose contact information can be found at


The Foundation Relations Team also maintains an online database provides you with opportunity names, deadlines, funding ranges, summaries, and a link to the official call. To visit the database and search for opportunities, visit: