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.
COS Pivot COS Pivot is a domain enabled Funding and Expertise database which is available to UAlbany researchers and graduate students. Sign up to take advantage of additional Pivot tools or Click on the Funding Tab at the top of the page to go directly to the Funding Database. Clicking on Advanced Search, will bring you to a screen with several search options.
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.
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. Applications are available in PDF format and Word Doc.
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