Funding from corporations, foundations and federal and state agencies contribute significantly to faculty and undergraduate research, scholarships, internships, capital improvements, and equipment acquisitions, as well as to endowments for these and other purposes. The breadth and scope of grants funding is expected to continue increasing rapidly as Furman strengthens its position as one of our nation’s premier baccalaureate liberal arts institutions.

The grants website will provide the university community with the following information:

  • A list of key staff members involved with Grants and Sponsored Programs
  • University and federal regulations for proposal submissions
  • Information on potential sources of grants funding and links to search databases and federal agency sites
  • Information on proposal preparation, developments within the public and private grants-awarding communities, etc.

This website is a broad-based informational resource designed to meet the needs and expectations of Furman’s faculty and staff. Grants Administration is a full-service department.  Although faculty are requested to write or draft their own project proposals, we will review and edit, assist with adherence to guidelines, search for likely funding opportunities, and submit the final proposal from the Grants Office.  Faculty who intend to submit proposals to federal agencies will need to be registered by the Grants Office on the eRA Commons and/or on National Science Foundation’s in order to apply for a federal grant. Please search using the tab at the top left for further information.

Guidance & Policies

It is necessary that all grant applications to foundations, corporations, and government agencies be channeled through the Office of the Grants Administrator.


This page lists some of the major federal funding agencies as well as some other major sources of non-federal funding.

Clearance and Review Form

Internal approval needs to be procured prior to any grant application submission.


The Office of Grants and Research Administration maintains a variety of databases and informational resources on federal and state funding agencies, corporations and philanthropic foundations.

Financial Conflict of Interest

In accordance with federal requirements, Furman University will establish and administer a financial disclosure policy for investigators, and a program for training investigators on that policy.

Significant Financial Interest Disclosure Form

The University uses your responses on this form to determine whether any of your significant financial
interests represent a financial conflict of interest.

Awarded Fellowships

View faculty who have received fellowships.

Research with Humans & Nonhumans

Federal guidelines now require that any institution engaged in research involving human subjects or animals establish an Institutional Review Board (IRB) and/or Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) to review and approve such research projects.

NSF Grant Guide Revisions

National Science Foundation (NSF) officers stress two main points that PIs must adhere to when submitting grant proposals.


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