Research Resources

Finding Funding


The Office of the Vice President for Research has recently launched a university-wide subscription to PIVOT, by ProQuest.  PIVOT is a comprehensive web-based funding opportunity database that encompasses opportunities and fellowships from government agencies and philanthropic foundations, as well as industry, that span over 80 countries. The subscription will be available to anyone with a or email address and offers unlimited search criteria


The OVPR Seed Grant Program aims to give Stony Brook University faculty a competitive edge in securing external research funds by supporting and fostering innovative scientific and scholarly activities that will lead to the development of highly competitive proposals for extramural funding. Competitive seed grant applications must provide strong evidence that the proposed research topic is aligned with existing or upcoming funding priorities.  The types of projects proposed can range from proof of concept or feasibility studies, to the development of new, interdisciplinary teams leading to the formation of large, collaborative research projects.  Applicants can be single PI or multiple PIs and the typical project lengths should be 12-18 months.  Proposals should provide a clear timeline to the submission of a proposal to an external sponsor within 18 months. Maximum of $70,000 per award.


This long-standing program supports selected proposals that promote awareness, skills, and knowledge about issues related to race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, abilities, age and/or religion. Preference will be given to proposals that are tied to the goals of the Stony Brook Plan for Equity, Inclusion and Diversity. Drawing on a total pool of $30,000, the award amount granted will be determined by the number of grants selected and approved for funding. 

Grants.Gov is a government initiative that will have an unparalleled effect on the grantee community. As an online system, is focused on improving access to services via the Internet. It is currently the single access point for over 900 grant programs offered by the 26 Federal grant-making agencies, allowing organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities.

New York State Grants Gateway

The Grant Opportunity Portal is online and available to the public, providing a one-stop shop for anyone interested in locating grant funding opportunities with State agencies.

Philanthropy Digest

Philanthropy News Digest publishes RFPs and notices of awards as a free service for U.S.-based grant-making organizations and nonprofits. 

Proposal Central

ProposalCentral is the first fully-integrated grants management and evaluation solution designed to offer unparalleled access and visibility into an entire research ecosystem. 

Professional Organization Grant Opportunities

  • Physician Assistant Education Association
  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science

Research Services and Support


The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) is the central point of coordination and administration of research and sponsored programs. We offer a wide array of services to the SBU research community, including: assisting in proposal development, reviewing and endorsing proposals, negotiation agreements, accepting and authorizing awards, interpreting sponsor rules and guidelines, and providing post-award research administration services. OSP is also the University’s authorized representative for grants, contracts, and other agreements from external sponsors.

myRESEARCH Grants Portal

myResearch Grants provides a flexible, scalable and configurable electronic grants management and System-to-System (S2S) proposal-submission solution that can be used to simplify sponsored project lifecycle processes while meeting sponsor and institutional compliance requirements. This module provides a platform for:

  • Robust, transparent and flexible workflow
  • Electronic proposal routing for internal review and approval, credit distribution, notifications and error checking
  • Budgeting capability
  • System-to-system proposal submission for most applications
  • Integration and sharing of information between other myResearch modules.