Funding Opportunities

The Office for Research works with faculty and researchers to obtain research and educational program funding. We will work with you to identify opportunities and to prepare your proposal. We provide multidisciplinary grant proposal development, serve as a point of contact for faculty seeking advice and guidelines on grant proposal-related policies, and connect the Rensselaer research community to up-to-date funding opportunities.

Institutional Cost Sharing Request Form – updated August 2023


Limited Submission Opportunities

A limited submission refers to a funding opportunity where a sponsor limits the number of proposal submissions by an institution.  The Office for Research coordinates the selection of PIs to submit to limited submission opportunities on behalf of RPI.  When an internal competition is warranted, based on expressions of interest, review and final selections are made by an assembled committee of Academic Deans and select Center Directors. 

Current Limited Submission Opportunities 


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Once a funding source is identified, all proposals must be reviewed by the Office of Research Administration and Finance (RAF) or Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR)  to ensure compliance with both internal and external requirements.  RAF can assist with proposal submissions, grants, contracts, subawards, agreements, and compliance with sponsored projects regulations and requirements. CFR can coordinate proposal submissions, as well as supply waivers, tax exemption status information, and financial statements, etc., as needed.

Contact Information

Michelle Simkulet
Grants Director
(518) 276-4409

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