This document can assist you with identifying who to contact at Seattle University to assist you in your search for funding and includes contacts from the Office of Sponsored Projects and from within University Advancement.
This ScholarWorks Special Collection hosted on the Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons website is an up-to-date database with all of SU's active grants. You can use this as a resource to identify potential funders interested in your research field, or even to identify collaborators across campus.
The Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) funding opportunity supports research by faculty members at predominantly undergraduate institutions (PUIs). RUI proposals support PUI faculty in research that engages them in their professional field(s), builds capacity for research at their home institution, and supports the integration of research and undergraduate education.
Academic Research Enhancement Awards (R15) stimulate research at educational institutions that provide baccalaureate training for a significant number of the nation's research scientists but that have not been major recipients of NIH support. Awards provide funding for small-scale, new, or ongoing health-related meritorious research projects, enhancing the research environment at eligible institutions and exposing students to research opportunities. Eligible applicants may request support for up to a total of $300,000 in direct costs (plus applicable indirect costs) for up to 3 years.
The Murdock College Research Program for Natural Sciences supports research in the natural sciences in private, predominantly undergraduate colleges and universities in the Northwest. Proposals that describe original research in the natural sciences will be evaluated on the basis of their scientific merit, the scientific qualifications of the investigator(s) that are proposing the research and the feasibility of the work. Involvement of undergraduate students in the research is also considered important. Up to $70,000 may be requested from the Trust for the three-year grant.
The Small Research Grants Program supports education research projects that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived, with budgets up to $50,000 for projects ranging from one to five years. This program is “field-initiated” in that proposal submissions are not in response to a specific request for a particular research topic, discipline, design, method, or location. The goal for this program is to support rigorous, intellectually ambitious and technically sound research that is relevant to the most pressing questions and compelling opportunities in education.
View their Programs Overview Webinar for tips on applying to Spencer Foundation
The Russell Sage Foundation is dedicated to programs of social science research. RSF rarely considers projects for which the investigators have not already fully-developed the research design, the sample framework, access to data, etc. Funding priorities include: Behavioral Economics, Future of Work, Race, Ethnicity and Immigration, Social, Political and Economic Inequality, Immigration and Immigrant Integration, Improving Education and Reducing Inequality in the US, and Decision Making and Human Behavior Context. Trustee Grants are generally capped at $175,000 and Presidential Grants are capped at $35,000. PIs may request up to $50,000 when the proposed research project has special needs for gathering data (e.g.: qualitative research) or gaining access to restricted-use data. Budget amounts are over a two-year period.
Sponsored Research Officers are available to discuss your research agenda and assist in identifying applicable funding opportunities. Please contact the OSP to schedule an appointment.
Once you have found a compatible proposal opportunity, please complete our online notification form:
Note: All letters of intent, pre-proposals, subaward commitments and proposals require SU's internal approval and sign off by our authorized organizational representative prior to submission.