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Grants, Sponsored Research, and Strategic Initiatives

The primary role of the Office of Grants, Sponsored Research, and Strategic Initiatives is to support the university's faculty and student research, scholarships, and strategic projects (e.g., campus-wide initiatives). The office assists faculty, students, and staff in their efforts to achieve funding. We research and identify funding opportunities including government, private foundations, and corporate entities. Our goal is to develop a university culture that encourages, supports and advances grant seeking and success.

We can assist with:

  • Researching and identifying funding opportunities, developing and reviewing proposals, interpreting guidelines, and contacting and establishing relationships with grant-making organizations, including assistance if and when contacting a program officer is appropriate.
  • What to Say- and Not Say- to Program Officers
  • Creating collaborative opportunities between university departments

Whatever your research needs, we can help. We will run searches anytime you are looking for a particular grant opportunity.

If you're starting work on a proposal to an outside entity such as a foundation or government agency, read the instructions and complete the External Grant Form or contact the grants office for any assistance you might need.

Grant Opportunities


This is a continuing STEM report developed using ComPAS. It has been made available via the NSF-funded ICubed program to help promote collaboration across our institution and with local organizations.


GRANT ADVISOR - Find Grants!

Grant-seeking Basics for Individuals

4:30 pm Tuesday, April 26th at the Daytona Beach Library.
For more information call 386-257-6036, option 4.

The library will offer a free workshop for students, artists, researchers, and other individual grant seekers seeking funds from foundations, corporations, and grantmaking public charities. This hands-on workshop will offer an opportunity to preview and use the Foundation Center’s Online database which provides information on more than 10,000 grant makers that support individual grant projects. Seating is limited; reserve a seat by calling Lorri Davis, 257-6036, ext. 16154, or email