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Grant Opportunities

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) provides funding search assistance for Winston-Salem State University faculty and staff. Faculty and staff requesting specific funding search assistance from OSP pre-award staff are required to complete the Funding Opportunity Request Form (FORF). OSP staff will use the information from this form to conduct specific funding searches through the Grant Resource Center (GRC) and other search engines.

Funding Agencies

The Funding Agencies below is a collection of databases and other extramural resources used to help WSSU faculty and staff identify and apply for external funding opportunities. These databases provide alerts to specific funding opportunities, guidelines for preparing proposals, access to potential collaborators and mentors, as well as opportunities to implement research projects through business and industry partnerships.

Limited Submissions Funding Opportunities

Limited submissions are funding opportunities where sponsor agencies restrict the number of research proposals and other funding awards that a single institution can submit for a particular funding announcement. To ensure that WSSU submits highly competitive proposals to gain a competitive edge as well as increase the likelihood of success, an internal limited submissions proposal competition is conducted to determine which proposals will be submitted by the University.

To be considered for a limited submissions opportunity, interested principal investigators (PI) and/or program directors (PD) must participate in the limited submissions proposal development process, which includes submitting an Internal Notice of Intent (INOI) and a project summary to the Office of Sponsored (OSP). A full description of this process and a listing of the limited submission opportunities can found below.

Limited Submissions Proposal Development Process


ExLibris Pivot-RP

Pivot-RP accelerates the research process by providing access to the most comprehensive global source of funding opportunities, facilitating collaborator discovery, and offering insights and shortcuts to help WSSU researchers win a larger share of available funding.

Grant Resource Center

GRC - Grant Resource Center - AASCU

The Grants Resource Center (GRC), a premium service of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), strengthens the competitive edge of colleges and universities pursuing public and private funding opportunities. GRC membership is open to all public and private colleges and universities offering four-year and graduate degrees. WSSU encourages our institution to optimize its AASCU membership with a GRC subscription.