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Office of Research and Sponsored Programs Administration

East Tennessee State University

Funding Opportunities

The PIVOT funding database:

  • Provides access to the most comprehensive source of funding opportunities globally.
  • Identifies researcher expertise from within or outside of the institution.

Important! To get the most out of Pivot, please claim your profile and create an account. To learn how, please visit Pivot on YouTube where you will find short how-to videos. For personalized assistance with Pivot, please contact Lindsay Keitzer at or 439-6048.

  • Clearinghouse of all federal funding opportunities.
  • Use Search Tips to find federal grants that align with your work.

Philanthropy News Digest

  • Site for non-profits and foundations to post funding opportunities.

LaunchTN Microgrant Program

LaunchTN offers grant-writing support for Entrepreneurial Researchers interested in seeking SBIR/STTR funding for their Tennessee-based, early-stage companies.  The TN Microgrant Program provides up to $6,000 for companies to engage grant writing help on SBIR/STTR applications.

NEH Summer Stipends

Funding for Humanities Projects - internal deadline August 31, 2018.

Sponsor Deadline is September 26, 2018.

ETSU Funding Programs

ETSU offers internal funding programs for research and scholarly activities. Details about these opportunities can be found on ORSPA's Internal Funding Opportunities webpage, and include:

      • Research Development Committee Grants,
      • Instructional Development Grants,
      • Curriculum Internationalization Faculty Grants,
      • Presidential Grants-in-Aid,
      • Student/Faculty Collaborative Research Grants, and
      • Travel Award for Arts and Sciences Faculty (TAASF) Grants


PowerPoint Presentations



Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) 2019-2021 Diversity in Teaching (DIT) Grant Program. Submission-ready LOIs are due to the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs ( no later than Wednesday, February 27, 2019. Successful applicants will be notified no later than Monday, March 4, 2019. THEC submission deadline is March 8, 2019. Consult the THEC DIT Grant Program Guidelines for complete instructions.

Guide to the 2019 Changes to NIH R15 AREA Program

Click here for information.

STEM Graduate Fellowship & Postdoc Positions Available

The Institute for Broadening Participation maintains a database of available fellowship and postdoc positions.
The database includes openings with NSF, NASA, NIH, and more!

  • 29 Masters Level Fellowships
  • 32 Doctoral Level Fellowships
  • 25 Postdoc Positions. 

Don't delay...
Click here to view openings and prepare for the fall deadlines.
(posted 9/20/18)

Brain Research Foundation 2019 Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program Announcement

ETSU may nominate one faculty member to apply for this opportunity. 

Click here for information regarding eligibility, application requirements, and scheduling.


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