Peng Deng, a postdoctoral fellow in Penn State's School of Electrical Engineering, makes adjustments to the MEMS laser beam optical communication system in his EE East lab.

Funding@Penn State

Find internal and external funding resources.


Limited Submissions

Certain grant opportunities (for example, the NSF Major Research Instrumentation program) only allow a limited number of applicants per institution. In those cases, the unit overseeing the limited submission holds a downselect to determine the internal candidates. Please check the limited submissions list before applying to any grant.

 Open Limited Submissions

 Past Limited Submissions

 Corporate and Foundation Relations Limited Submissions

 College of Medicine Limited Submissions



External Funding Resources

Penn State provides faculty and staff with access to Funding Institutional (this service has replaced Pivot.)

 Go to Funding Institutional 

 Funding Institutional Log In Quick Guide



Corporate and Philanthropic Engagement

Several departments and specialists at Penn State can help you find partners to support specific projects.

 Corporate Engagement Center  

 Innovation Gateway - Industrial research opportunities at Penn State  

 Office of Foundation Relations

 Invent Penn State - Funding resources for entrepreneurs

 Penn State Fund for Innovation




Penn State Email Lists

Several units within Penn State operate email lists for general or topic-specific funding opportunities.

 Institute for Computational and Data Sciences Funding Digest 

 College of Agricultural Sciences Funding Opportunities Newsletter