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Expand any of the sections below to learn more about Funding Resources available to you around campus, or start searching for your next funding opportunity here!

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Federal Funding

Federal Funding

Federal Funding encompasses the bulk of funding opportunists available. With over 70 billion in research money available it can be a daunting task to sift through all of the proposals. Luckily the Office of Research Advancement and Partnerships (ORAP) exits to lessen that burden. ORAP specializes in aiding in funding searching, proposal-writing training, and proposal development to insure you success in not only finding the right funding source-but winning it!


If you are looking for further funding opportunities geared more towards commercializing your technology check out list of companies below.

Department of Energy (DOE)

Department of Energy (DOE) grant, loan and financing programs Maximizing University Industry Engagement with DOE Labs

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

A part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, NIH is the largest biomedical research agency in the world.

National Science Foundation (NSF)

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 “to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…”

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/ Small Business Technology Transfer (SSTR)

A highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization. Through a competitive awards-based program, enables small businesses to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization

SciVal funding

SciVal funding provides researcher funding opportunities from sponsors interested in funding  from all over the globe.

SSTI Funding Supplement

SSTI Funding Supplement is a specialized publication of the State Science & Technology news digest, with information on foundation and federal government funding opportunities.

Industry Sponsored Funding

Industry Sponsored Funding

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We can introduce you to your perfect Industry partner to help sponsored your research.  Check out our services, and let us know what you are interested in!


Check out some of these local companies located across Washington.

Accelerator Corporation

Accelerator Corporation, Seattle WA – privately-held biotechnology investment and development company that can identify, finance and manage the development of emerging biotechnology opportunities.

Alliance of Angels

Alliance of Angels, one of the largest and most active angel groups in the Pacific Northwest of seasoned entrepreneurs or senior business executives who provide a network of relationships and experience in building and growing companies

Health Sciences & Services Authority of Spokane County (HSSA)

Health Sciences & Services Authority of Spokane County (HSSA) promotes bio-science based economic development in Spokane County, and to advance new therapies and procedures to combat disease and promote public health.

Keiritsu Forum

Keiritsu Forum, a global network of investors and entrepreneurs with chapters in Spokane and Seattle offering mentoring, and angel investor opportunities.

Puget Sound Ventures Club

Puget Sound Ventures Club, a Pacific Northwest Angel investor investment association.

TiE Angels Group

Seattle (TAGS), angel investment group to cater to the funding needs of startups in Seattle and the Northwest region.

The W Fund

The W Fund, for earliest-stage investments of Washington’s technology-based start-up started by research institutions and students in the state.

Washington Research Foundation (WRF)

Washington Research Foundation (WRF) is researcher funding for commercialization of technology.

Internal Funding Opportunities

Exclusive WSU Funding Opportunities

There are many various internal funding sources at WSU. One such example is our Commercialization Gap Fund which aims at bringing your technology to the market place. Be sure to check in with your department for other great opportunities that might arise around campus.


Commercialization Gap Fund

This competition is sponsored by the Office of Commercialization and is aimed at bringing your technology to the market place.

Seed Grants

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Check in with your department for various Seed grants!

New Opportunities

The 2019 HHS SBIR and STTR Omnibus grant solicitations

NIH/CDC PHS 2020-1 CONTRACT SOLICITATION

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY- SBIR OPPORTUNITIES

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION- SBIR OPPORTUNITIES

USDA- SBIR OPPORTUNITIES

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – SBIR OPPORTUNITIES