Funding Opportunities

Do Your Own Search

GRC GrantSearch - One of the hallmarks of the Grants Resource Center is its funding database, GrantSearch, designed exclusively for GRC member campuses. It was developed to make finding federal and private foundation grant information accessible and convenient by allowing the user to search the funding opportunity database using five criteria: academic subject, activity, funding sponsor, deadline month, and text.  Please email ORSP for login access to the GRC database.

For Stanislaus State faculty members, ORSP can custom tailor a funding search. If interested, please complete the Prospectus Form and one of our Contracts & Grants Specialists will contact you to discuss possible options.

Federal Funding Search

CA State Funding Search

California Grants Portal

CSU System-Wide Funding Opportunities

Finding Funding

ORSP provides services to the University community in identifying funding opportunities. ORSP subscribes to the Grants Resource Center (GRC) which offers an excellent grant search engine. If you prefer to have a custom-tailored search performed by ORSP, please email ORSP.

Proposal Preparation

The first step for any PI should always be to discuss prospective projects with the appropriate department chair and school dean to obtain school-level support before proceeding with the development of a proposal.

When ready to move forward, please contact ORSP (, 667-3493) to set up a meeting with a Grant & Contract Specialist who will guide you through the process.

View the flowchart for an overview of the process.

Proposal Development

Grant Writing Tutorials

Grant Writing Publications (please email for access to these publications)

  • New Faculty Guide to Competing for Research Funding
  • Strategies for Planning, Development, and Writing Large Team Grants

Proposal Development Webinar

Other Tools

Updated: February 08, 2024