Ball State Internal Funding

Ball State offers many resources available to aid in the search for external funding opportunities, which include: COS PivotGrantSelect, Grants Resource Center (GRC). However, for first time grant seekers an internal award may be more attainable. Sponsored Programs has compiled the following list of internal grants/awards available for faculty and students at Ball State University.

Fall Semester Competitions

Deadline Title & Link Target Contact
September National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipend (Internal Deadline) Faculty Justin Miller
Discovery Awards Faculty & Students Jennifer Marsh
October Joseph W. & Marcella S. Hollis Fund (Psychology) Faculty & Graduate Students Sarah Lee
Aspire Graduate Research & Creative Arts Graduate Students
November  Aspire General Faculty Research & Creative Arts Faculty
Benjamin Cohen Peace Fellowship Graduate Students/Faculty Center for Peace and Conflict Studies


Spring Semester Competitions

Deadline Title & Link Target Contact


Virginia B. Ball Center for Creative Inquiry Fellowship Faculty Virginia B. Ball Center for Creative Inquiry
Creative Teaching Grants Faculty  Office of Educational Excellence
Aspire Junior Faculty Research & Creative Arts Junior Faculty Sarah Lee


Fisher Faculty Fellowship

Faculty Susan Miller


Summer Research Grants (MCOB Only) MCOB Faculty Center for Business and Economic Research
Emerging Media Research & Fellows Faculty & Students Emerging Media Initiative


Academic Assessment Grants (Travel & summer research) Faculty Office of Institutional Effectiveness 
Joseph W. & Marcella S. Hollis Fund (Psychology) Faculty & Graduate Students Sarah Lee


Open/Multiple Deadline Competitions

Title & Link Target Contact
Travel Support for External Funding Faculty Sarah Lee
Ad Hoc
Reprint Support
International Travel Program
Travel Support for Professional Experience Graduate Students
Lyell Bussell Memorial Fund - Teachers College Only
Travel for Presentation at a Professional Meeting TC Graduate Students      Melissa Schafstall
Summer Research


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