Office of Sponsored Programs

External Funding Opportunities

The Office of Sponsored Programs provides Rowan researchers with access to an external funding opportunity database called SPIN, a global network and database of possible scientific collaborators called GENIUS, and an electronic alert system called SMARTS which retrieves information provided within your GENIUS profile to send you direct and targeted emails regarding external funding opportunities.

Additional information about how to register within these systems and how to access an online tutorial, and other relevant resource tools may be found by visiting our InfoEd International section of our website. In addition, workshops are offered and staff are always more than willing to provide small group or one-on-one assistance.

The Division of University Advancement also offers The Foundation Directory Online Professional for searching foundation grantmakers. This can be accessed via the Campbell Library website under "E-Resources."

All Federal Funding Opporunities:
All NJ State Funding Opportunities

Limited Submission Opportunities

Limited submission opportunities are funding opportunities that place a limit on the number or types of applications Rowan can submit, either as a pre- or full proposal. Such restrictions are included in the grant announcement. Interested teams should notify Sponsored Programs prior to the internal deadline. If more teams are interested in submitting than permitted per the announcement, the Office of Research will facilitate an internal competition to determine which proposal(s) move forward.

The list below is not exhaustive and will be updated frequently; please send other limited submission opportunities to


Internal Notification Deadline Agency Program
Jan. 20, 2016 (IT) Dec. 1 NSF ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers
Jan. 13, 2016 (rotating thereafter) Nov. 30 NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI)
Pre-Proposal due Dec. 1, 2015 (Intent to Apply due July 15, 2015 ) Sept. 30 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Inclusive Excellence
Nov. 3, 2015 (IT Catalyst) Sept. 15 NSF ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers

Nov. 2, 2015
Nov. 1, 2016

Sept. 15 NSF Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science
Oct. 9 (rotating thereafter) Aug. 31 NSF Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections
Sept. 25, 2015 Aug. 15 NIH Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (K12)
Sept. 15, 2015 contact your department head by July 15 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Sloan Research Fellows
Aug. 3, 2015 June 30 NIH Advancing Health Disparities Interventions Through Community-Based Participatory Research (U01)
July 23, 2015 June 30 NEA Art Works
Sept. 25, 2015 June 30 NIH Bridges to Baccalaureate (R25)