Grant Opportunities

The Office of Sponsored research provides assistance to those seeking research funding opportunities from both internal and external sources.

External Funding Opportunities

The Office of Sponsored Research is happy to help the Bryn Mawr College community find appropriate funding opportunities to match research projects and scholarship goals. If you would like us to assist you with your funding search, please complete our Wufoo form and then request a meeting with us, or attend our Office hours.


GrantForward at is a search engine dedicated to helping institutions and
individuals find grants to fund their research.

  • GrantForward covers more than 20,000 sponsors worldwide to provide a comprehensive database of more than 83,000 funding opportunities linked with over 6,000 pre-solicitations and 2.1M funded awards that continue to grow with the most up-to-date information.
  • GrantForward’s powerful search system helps to lessen the hassle of searching for grants with advanced search filters and specialized search features.
  • GrantForward researcher profiles allow researchers to highlight their research achievements and interests to receive personalized grant recommendations that match their research needs.

Create Your GrantForward Account and Researcher Profile:

  • Start moving your research forward by creating an account (see this Tutorial demo) to access GrantForward. In order to be able to take advantage of all of the features that GrantForward offers, you will have to create an account using your institution’s email address.
  • If you would like to benefit from receiving grant recommendations, then you will also need to make sure to create your researcher profile (see this Tutorial demo).

Useful Resources:

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.

Data Science Grant

The Data Science grant program is run in the spring. There are 3 types of grants:

1. Course development grants for those who would like to develop curriculum contributing to the Data Science minor;

2. Research grants for faculty who plan to conduct research in Data Science beginning this summer; and

3. Funds to assist faculty to attend conferences or workshops where they are not presenters but provide opportunities for them to expand their knowledge of data science.

Course development grants up to $3,000 will be awarded, and other submitted project budgets should not exceed $5,000. For more information, please follow this link to Data Science 

Digital Bryn Mawr Projects Grants

LITS invites Bryn Mawr faculty, staff, and graduate students to apply for grants to support digital teaching, learning, and research activities--broadly construed. Digital Bryn Mawr Project Grants may be used to support professional development; curricular development; symposia or other events; and other teaching, learning, or research-focused projects, including digital scholarship projects.

More details can be found here.


Student Funding Opportunities

Students have many opportunities to seek and apply for funding.

You can begin searching for opportunities using GrantForward or consulting with the Career and Civic Engagement Center for help finding funding opportunities and preparing research proposals.


Fellowships offer a great opportunity for students seeking internal or external funding. Information and guidance about applying to fellowships at Bryn Mawr and beyond can be found on Bryn Mawr's Fellowships website

Travel Abroad Opportunity - Global Bryn Mawr Funding Database for Undergrads

The Global Bryn Mawr Funding Database lists all funds provided through the Bi-Co for Bryn Mawr undergraduates to travel abroad. This includes opportunities for research, learning, and work in international contexts, such as grants, scholarships, fellowships, and structured programs. For more information about this database please contact the Global Bryn Mawr office (at

This list of previously funded student opportunities may be a helpful guide when searching for funding opportunities. 


Contact Us

Sponsored Research Office

Sarah E. Robertson, Director of Sponsored Research
Phone: 610-526-5496
Fax: 610-526-5165

Abby Gilman, Research Grants and Compliance Manager
Phone: 610-526-5126

Billie Jo Ember, Grants Associate
Phone: 610-526-7504

109 Taylor Hall
Bryn Mawr College
101 North Merion Ave
Bryn Mawr PA 19010-2899