Funding Opportunity Announcements

The Office of Sponsored Programs has compiled a list of funding opportunities from New Jersey state agencies. The list will be updated periodically as new funding opportunities are announced. Please click here to view the list.

WPUNJ's Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) is ready to help you obtain external funding that could move you toward a WPUNJ-related personal or professional goal, get a new course or program started, accelerate your research, expand or initiate a new community service or outreach activity. We can provide assistance during all steps leading from your initial idea to beginning work on your funded project.

The first- and possibly the hardest- steps anyone interested in obtaining external support must take are getting to know what agencies are interested in what you are interested in, and then learning what they are willing to fund. Through the Funding Opportunities Announcement (FOA) we compile and provide timely information on funding agencies and opportunities to help you to take these crucial steps. A Funding Opportunities Announcement is compiled using announcements that have been received directly from funding agencies and subscription services, printed program announcements and newsletters, information developed by the OSP, and information that is forwarded to us by other faculty who subscribe to the FOA.

We recently introduced a new format for the FOA in the Spring 2017 semester.  The FOA now includes articles highlighting funding agencies and trends in funding, news concerning workshops and conferences, tips for searching for funding and writing and preparing grant proposals, and updates about research and scholarship here at William Paterson.  The purpose of these changes is to help our readers identify and anticipate the directions your field of study is taking so you are prepared to create competitive projects and proposals that are on the cutting edge of their field. We also help you learn more about how to search for funding opportunities in order to find the perfect funding opportunity matches for the work they have in mind.  As part of our efforts to encourage interdisciplinary collaborations, we no longer group or send out announcements based on specific disciplines.  We strive to include a selection of opportunities in each issue that are of interest to individuals throughout the WP community.

The FOA is now sent out biweekly, with supplemental announcements sent in between issues for funding opportunities with time sensitive deadlines. At the top of the announcement, you will find an index of funding opportunities with the title of the grant program and the funding agency; clicking on the title will bring you to a description of the opportunity below. Announcements for submitted proposals and awarded funding are still included.

The university is eager and invested in creating an ongoing campus-wide conversation about the role of research at WP and how it relates to faculty and students at all levels. We hope the new format is beneficial to you and assists you in coming up with new projects or expanding current ones.  If you have any suggestions or feedback, please contact us as noted below.

If you are not already on the mailing list and would like to receive the Funding Opportunities Announcement (FOA), please send an email to the OSP ( or Please call Martin Williams, Director, (973-720-2852) or Christine Bravo, Assistant Director, Pre-Award Services (973-720-3794) if you have any questions.