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Funding Sources

Funding opportunity identification and dissemination is a key responsibility of Research Development. Research Development strives to provide timely notifications of both forecasted and active funding opportunities that are pertinent to the broad spectrum of research conducted at the College of Medicine. To that end, Research Development does the following on a daily basis:

  • Monitors several Penn State University listservs that distribute internal and external funding opportunity announcements
  • Conducts due diligence on funding opportunities received via listservs for numerous federal agencies – including, but not limited to the NIH, CDC, DoD, AHRQ, PCORI and SAMSHA
  • Works in close collaboration with Corporate and Foundation Relations to keep apprised of foundational and other philanthropic opportunities

Each week, Research Development compiles an email that captures internal opportunities as well as state, federal, foundational and other philanthropic opportunities. This weekly email is distributed broadly to faculty and research support staff at the College of Medicine.

Do you need additional help with your funding search? Faculty members can request a consult with Research Development to discuss their funding strategy and/or to request targeted funding searches to support their research project. Research Development can be reached at

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Funding Search Engines

The team also offers individualized funding searches to help investigators find support for particular projects, or investigators can use any of a number of funding search engines to identify other potential opportunities.

Featured Current Funding Opportunities

Limited Submissions

At Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Research Development is responsible for identifying the grant applications that may be submitted to research sponsors who limit the number of applications they will consider from an institution.

Investigators who would like to apply to a “Limited Submission” grant program should notify Research Development of their interest as soon as possible by calling 717-531-6949 or emailing

It is important that the institution comply with these limited submission requirements, as some sponsors will refuse to consider any applications from the institution if more than the allowed number are submitted.

Please see Penn State policy for additional information.

See University limited-submission funding opportunities through InfoReady