Graduate Student Funding Opportunities and Proposal Resources

Process to Submit to an External Sponsor

Accent on Research Newsletter published quarterly by Office for Sponsored Programs. Choose the edition you would like to browse. Click on Graduate Funding Opportunities in the Table of Contents.
Pivot International Student Funding Opportunities Search A Pivot Search list of grants that may be of interest to International Students. Click on the opportunity title, or check the opportunities you are interested in and click on "Export details" (located under Tools). Short list of International Student Funding Opportunities.
SPIN SPIN is the world’s largest web-based database for sponsored funding opportunities from federal, state, foundation and university sources. Basic search features are accessible through the campus computing network without a login. Advanced features are available with a SPIN profile, which allows users to access SPIN from any web browser, save searches, create bookmarks, and more.
Members of the University at Albany community may request a SPIN profile. In order to facilitate your request please enter your University at Albany email address in the Create Profile form
SUNY Benevolent Association Research Grants
Grants for University at Albany graduate students conducting research directly related to the doctoral dissertation or Master’s thesis, or for preliminary doctoral research. Grants for University at Albany graduate students conducting research directly related to the doctoral dissertation or Master’s thesis, or for preliminary doctoral research. Award recipients must submit a final report at the conclusion of their award semester.
Jean and Marie-Louise Dufrenoy Scholarship (2014-2015) This scholarship enables a first year American graduate student in the sciences to pursue further studies in France during a full academic year within the student's own field.
UA Graduate Student Organization Grants Program Grants for graduate student for Research or Travel of up to $650.

National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Graduate Research Fellowship Program Administrative Guide for Fellows and Coordinating Officials

The Graduate Research Fellowship provides three years of support for graduate study leading to research-based master’s or doctoral degrees and is intended for students who are in the early stages of their graduate study.  


The Graduate Research Fellowship Program Administrative Guide outlines the administrative policies and procedures for Fellows and GRFP Institutions.
National Science Foundation (NSF) Doctoral Improvement Grants (DDIG)

Directorate for Biological Sciences
Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences
Key Considerations
Writing Successful DDIG Grants

Proposal Writing Guides General as well as agency specific guides to help with proposal writing.

Find Additional Funding Opportunities on the Graduate Studies Webpage