External Funding Opportunities
The Office of Sponsored Research subscribes to the SPIN database, providing community members with access to the world's largest database of sponsored funding opportunities (access provided to community members connected to the Bryn Mawr network). Bryn Mawr's access allows users to search funding opportunities by keywords and to set and record parameters (e.g. geographic region, type of funding, etc.). The site also provides useful training videos for how to best use the database.
The Grant Advisor
The College also subscribes to The Grant Advisor, another excellent resource for information about fellowships and grants in higher education. The Grants Advisor compiles convenient lists of current funding opportunities by research area:
Proposal Submission Links
Internal Funding Opportunities
Faculty Awards and Grants
The Committee on Faculty Awards and Grants together with the Provost is responsible for administering the College's internal research funds. There are currently three funds that support faculty research. Learn more about the application process and guidelines.
Faculty Research Pool
The Faculty Research Pool is administered through the Office of Sponsored Research. These funds are intended to support modest research needs of continuing Members of the Faculty. Requests for support may be made for minor expenses associated with the faculty member's research (e.g. typing, microfilming, illustrations, drafting, transcription, transportation, publication, equipment, etc.). A brief statement addressing the relationship of the expense to the faculty member's research is required. Reimbursement of these costs is up to a maximum of $650 per eligible faculty member per year. Faculty members holding endowed chairs are not eligible for the Research Pool Funds. Faculty Pool reimbursements must be submitted to the Office of Sponsored Research on the Faculty Research Pool Payment Request form and Controller’s Office request for payment forms.
To submit a reimbursement request, complete the Research Pool Form.
Student Funding Opportunities
Funding opportunities for student researchers can be found using the SPIN database (logged in from a Campus computer). In addition, student researchers can consult with the Career and Civic Engagement Center for help finding funding opportunities and preparing research proposals.
Learn more by viewing the student funding list.