Finding Funding

It all starts with an idea that has possibilities and potential, but you need money – maybe to travel, maybe to hire a research assistant, maybe to write a book or an article, maybe you need time for research. Money means funding. You need to find a sponsor (internal or external) who will fund your idea.

Sponsors are out there, but the truth is that locating funding is a time-consuming job. Worse, you may have to apply to more than one source simply to get a single award. Sponsors fund projects and research that relate to their interest or mission. There are many ways of finding them, and this will help you start the process. You can also find helpful resources on the Corporate and Foundation Relations website. 

Common sources of funding are grants from:

  • The Government (Federal)
  • Private Foundations
  • Corporations
  • Brandeis Internal Awards

Move on to: Develop Proposal