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       Sponsored Programs Administration

                          External Funding


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External funding programs sponsored by federal, state and local governments along with private foundations and corporations enable our faculty and staff to conduct research and initiate special projects that otherwise would not have the necessary financing. Because there are numerous sources and types of funding, identifying appropriate programs can be time-consuming and complicated.  The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is here to help guide you and to make the process go more smoothly. 

You can start with the information and links provided below, and if you'd like personalized help, call or e-mail ORSPA's IT Coordinator, Carole Thomason, at 9-6059 or

     Electronic Resources

     Subscribe to Funding Alerts

     Opps from Specific Agencies


Electronic Resources for Searching for Opportunities


ETSU  subscribes to COS, which offers the largest Internet repository of funding opportunities in all fields of study and provides access to more than 400,000 grant programs. Among the COS services are the COS Funding Alert service and the COS Expertise database.  COS Funding Alert is a customized service that automatically e-mails individual researchers about funding opportunities that apply to their area of research.   The COS Expertise database consists of over 400,000 professional profiles submitted by researchers and scholars worldwide.

If you want to learn more about how to use COS, attend one of our workshops contact us for one-on-one assistance, or view a PowerPoint tutorial to learn at your own pace:  
     Using COS Funding Opportunities tutorial
     Using COS Funding Alerts
     Using COS Expertise database tutorial 
     Read FAQs about COS
What do you want to do?

Search for funding opportunities
Search for collaborators at ETSU, at member institutions or by specific institution

Create or Update your COS profile

View ETSU faculty profiles

Perform a Faculty Match    what is this?

What is a Faculty Match?  You can do a Faculty Match when you have found an interesting funding opportunity in COS and you want to search for possible collaborators associated with the keywords contained in that COS funding opp record.  Easy as 1-2-3, here's how:
1) Make a note of the funding opportunity's COS ID number and click the link above;
2) Type the ID number into the first box and click Search; or, if you don't know the ID number for step 1 above, you could start your search here, then once you've found an opportunity...
3) Click on the title to open the record and click the link "Faculty Match" at the top of the page.

Below is a partial list of ETSU faculty members who have populated COS profiles -- click on a name to view his/her profile page:

Byingtin, Randy
Clements, Andrea
Dubey, Brajesh
Dula, Chris
Ecay, Tom
Elangovan, Saravanan
Ghaffari, Masoud
Glascock, Catherine
Fox, James
Han, Keunsu
Hirsch, Jameson K.
Hurley, David
Kasmai, Hamid
Laughlin, Tom
Malkus, Amy Jane
Maxson, Brian
McGowen, Kathleen Ramsey
Metts, Tricia
Miller, Hugh
Mozen, Diana
Renner, Jasmine
Scherer, Nancy
Smith, Jon
Stone, Bill
Swango-Wilson, Amy
Thompson, Phyllis
Tudiver, Fred
Wang, Kesheng Logo allows organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all Federal grant-making agencies. is the single access point for thousands of grant programs offered by the all the Federal grant-making agencies, including NIH, NEH, NEA, DOD, DED, DOE, etc..


Other Resources:


Free Funding Alert Service Subscriptions

Links to Other Agencies and their Funding Opps:


     NIH   Opportunities
            Weekly Opps & Notices
            Other Helpful NIH Links


    NSF   Opportunities



NEH Grant Programs and Deadlines


March of Dimes 2010 RFP for Research Proposals

Folk and Traditional Arts Mini-Grant Program

American Heart Association
National Program Funding Opportunities

       Greater Southeast Affiliate Funding Opportunities

National Criminal Justice Reference Service


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