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Welcome to the Maxwell Research Support Services home page for research-related support for faculty, staff, and students. Here you will find resources for identifying internal and external funding sources, writing and submitting grant applications, and managing awards. 

If at any time you require additional assistance, please contact Jill Ferguson, Director of Research Development, at jsfergus@maxwell.syr.edu.     


Faculty Resources 

Finding Funding 

Research Funding Programs and Upcoming Deadlines

A non-exhaustive list of funding opportunities and programs of particular relevance to faculty and postdoctoral scholars in the Maxwell School

Office of Proposal Support Services

Maintains discipline-specific lists of sponsored funding opportunities and provides access to Pivot and other searchable databases 

Proposal Development Resources 

Maxwell Research Policies 

Provides rates and policies for research leaves, faculty course buyouts, GA salaries and tuition remission on grants, and other considerations

Proposal Library (Open Grants)   

Examples for early-career scientists writing grants

NSF Application Toolkit

Documents to help you apply for an NSF grant



Student Resources 

Finding Funding 

Research Funding Programs and Upcoming Deadlines

A non-exhaustive listing of funding opportunities and programs of particular relevance to graduate students in the Maxwell School

Center for Scholarship and Fellowship Advising

Maintains a National Scholarships Directory and hosts informational sessions and workshops

Office of Proposal Support Services

Maintains discipline-specific lists of sponsored funding opportunities and provides access to Pivot and other searchable databases 

Proposal Development Resources 

Proposal Library (Open Grants)   

Examples for early-career scientists writing grants

DDRIG Application Toolkit

Documents to help you apply for an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (DDRIG)

The Writing Center

Offers writing support to all SU students, including special resources for graduate students, such as assistance with grant proposals


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