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Funding Opportunities

The COERO office assists researchers in finding funding opportunities both internally and externally. Use the information on this page to explore potential funders. Please contact COERO before contacting a foundation or submitting an application so that we can help you navigate the required university processes.

If a funder limits applications to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, you can apply through the Texas State University Research Foundation. Please contact COERO to initiate this type of proposal.

External Funding


Texas State subscribes to several funding databases where you can search for funding opportunities. Some of these include:

  • Pivot is the most comprehensive funding resource available. It contains more than 26,000 records representing nearly 400,000 funding opportunities totaling more than $33 billion.
  • Foundation Directory Online Professional provides detailed information about nonprofit, corporate, and private funders across the United States.

If you are having difficulties accessing these databases, or if you are trying to locate potential funders for a specific project, please contact COERO for assistance.

Internal Funding


You can find a complete list of internal funding opportunities on the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs website. Below are select opportunities that are excellent vehicles for conducting pilot studies to test your research design and collect preliminary data that will lead to applications for larger studies.

  • REP: Texas State's Research Enhancement Program (REP) is an internally funded grant competition that occurs annually. Applications are typically due in October.
  • MIRG: Texas State's Multidisciplinary Internal Research Grant (MIRG) is an internally funded grant competition that supports multidisciplinary research projects that are federal-ready or near federal-ready. Applications are typically due in May.