Funding Institutional is a searchable database of funding organizations, funding opportunities and awarded grants, including extensive coverage of governmental and private sources. It is available to anyone on the Virginia Tech network.
Users of Funding Institutional have the opportunity to:
- Get insight into the funding landscape
Attain an in-depth understanding of the funding landscape using Funding Institutional overviews. Country-level overviews show funded research and future funding opportunities, while research area overviews highlight research areas attracting funding. Get insight into past records of success by looking at overviews detailing fund recipients, and past funds won by your peers and competitors.
- Identify funding opportunities
Search for funding opportunities by research area, keywords, or researcher profiles. You can track opportunities by adding bookmarks and saving favorites. Time-saving features allow you to review, save, and re-use your search histories, while there are notifications that inform you about new funding opportunities.
- Select funding opportunities
Assess your eligibility to apply for funds by reviewing past successes for your institution. Funding Institutional will look at awarded grant history and identify funders who previously awarded grants to your institution.
- Disseminate opportunities
Disseminate opportunities to eligible researchers in your institution using publication history and past success rates with the funder. Funding Institutional will limit applications to the number most likely to succeed and allows you to control your communications by setting automatic notifications, enriching communications by manually adding information, and sharing communications through a variety of channels.
- Build teams
Funding Institutional helps identify potential collaborators in your institution by looking at publication history and past success in winning grants with the selected funder.
- Track, report, and manage
Use Funding Institutional to track and report your activities as you move through the funding process. You can export intelligence to help with funding landscape analysis, download metrics, track activities around funding opportunities, and create reports to monitor shared alerts and recommendations.
Setting up an account is simple: enter your email and create a password. You can immediately generate and save customized searches. See the User Manual for instructions on how to get started with Funding Institutional.