OFGR has divided the types of funding opportunities into two categories: public funding sources and private funding sources. Organizations that typically fall under public funding sources include those associated with federal and state governments. Private funding opportunities are those associated with foundations or corporations.
When planning your timeline to meet a grant deadline, please take into account the time it will take to prepare your application (sometimes weeks to months) and note that obtaining College approval through the routing form (or express routing form) will take at least a week. The earlier you let OFGR know of your interest in applying, the better we’ll be able to support you through the process.
Public Funding Sources
Public agencies, such as those supported by federal and state governments, receive a large number of proposal applications and often have strict guidelines about proposal formats and institutional information. Information about the grants available, application guidelines, and deadlines can be found at each agency’s website. The list below is a sample of organizations that fall under the category of public funding.
There are databases also available for grant seekers to find public funding opportunities. These databases include:
Private Funding Sources
Private foundations, corporations, and independent organizations often have a less rigid proposal process, yet unsolicited proposals to private sources are rarely funded. Often, a successful proposal requires an existing relationship between the College and the foundation or organization.
If you have identified a foundation, corporation, or organization as a potential source of funding, please contact OFGR. We will research the organization, funding history, and any relationship Hampshire may have with the funder.
The links below make up a representative list of private funding sources that support individual faculty endeavors, but please keep in mind there are hundreds of additional sources.
In addition to these links, the following sites may also serve to access private funding opportunities:
The Foundation Center
(Access to Foundation Directory is password-protected; please contact OFGR for more information.)
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