Funding Databases

Towson University subscribes to two web-based search engines that can be used to identify funding opportunities. Additionally, members of the TU community can contact the OSPR to request a personalized funding search.

Request a Funding Search

Locating funding can be one of the most challenging steps in the grant process. The OSPR is able to offer specialized support to help you identify viable funding opportunities for research projects and other programming. 

To request a funding search, send an abstract to the OSPR at If you have a projected timeline, budget, or keywords that information is helpful as well.


TU's new subscription with GrantForward, an extensive funding database, is live as of July 1, 2023

GrantForward uses specialized data-crawling technology to constantly update our extensive database of sponsors and funding opportunities, allowing thousands of grant opportunities to be gathered from over 9,000 U.S. sponsors. The system incorporates a dynamic search engine with a personalized funding recommendation service to simplify the grant search process.

Single-Sign-On (SSO) is enabled for GrantForward. TU faculty, staff, and students can use their NetID and password log in.

Grants Resource Center (GRC)

The Grants Resource Center (GRC) is a premium service of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) that aims to strengthen the competitive edge of colleges and universities pursuing public and private funding opportunities. As a member institution, Towson University has access to actionable resources that support higher education institutions at the pre-award stage of the grantsmanship process.

TU faculty and staff can create individual credentials to access the GRC website and its wealth of grant-seeking tools. Please use your TU email address for your login credentials.

The GRC provides:

  • News and Information: Get federal and private funding alerts, federal meeting coverage, and successful proposal development guidance.
  • GrantSearch©: Use customizable filters to search through more than 1,500 federal and private higher education-focused funding opportunities.
  • Grant Resources: Find strategic insights and reliable context about the agencies and organizations providing higher education funding opportunities.
  • Proposal Development: Leverage examples of successful grant proposals, funding webinars, and tailored support to identify and secure best-fit funding opportunities.