Faculty Funding Opportunities

Participating Research Affiliates of the Institute for Justice and Well-Being utilize a range of funding opportunities to advance their research goals. This webpage is meant to serve as a resource for our Research Affiliates to use during their search for funding opportunities and throughout the proposal and administration process.

Binghamton University has funding opportunities available for all faculty. Here is a short list of internal funding opportunities available for all Binghamton University faculty. In addition, some of the university’s six schools and colleges have their own internal funding. For example, the CCPA Research Excellence Award is available for CCPA faculty. We encourage faculty to talk with their Dean's Office to see what resources might be available.

The Research Foundation Grants Management Office (Sponsored Funds) provides assistance with the grant proposal development and submission process, as well as the fiscal management of established awards. The Office of Strategic Research Initiatives (OSRI) provides workshops and proposal development. Mike Jacobson, the OSRI Director, and Kevin Boettcher, the Research Development Specialist, provide assistance to faculty and departments across the campus. The campus Grant Contract Administrators assist faculty with searches for external funding opportunities, formulating budgets, negotiating contracts, and reviewing proposals to ensure compliance with sponsor and university policies. When applying for funding opportunities, Research Affiliates at CCPA should consult early on with Tammy Behonick, the CCPA Senior Assistant Dean, to develop a budget that can expertly maximize funding to support research goals. Research Affiliates from other schools and colleges should check with their Dean’s Office to learn if there is someone internally who can assist them.

To identify external funding opportunities, the Binghamton University community has access to InfoEd's SPIN search engine. The SPIN database allows users to search for funding program announcements via three types of searches: Basic, Keyword, or Advanced, all of which are available using your BU Single Sign-On (SSO) credentials. Here is a helpful User Guide for SPIN. In addition to these resources, here is a short list of external funding opportunities such as those available through the National Institute of Health.

Notably, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has a new opportunity for social, economic, and behavioral researchers: The Analytics for Equity Initiative. This initiative seeks to leverage existing publicly available federal data, existing restricted-use data from federal statistical agencies, and other relevant existing publicly available data and scientific advances in researching equity-related topics for greater public benefit. It's designed to produce rigorous empirical research that federal agencies and other organizations can use to increase the impact of equity-focused evidence-based strategies. More information can be found here.