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Office of Research Development

Funding Portal

Find Research Funding at MUSC

MUSC offers a wide array of support for both internal and external funding opportunities.  We recommend you begin your search with the Grant Forward service, which compiles a variety of federal, foundation, corporate, academic and international funding opportunities for any discipline.

Grant Forward Database

This comprehensive database is available for MUSC faculty, postdocs, staff and students.  
  • Creating a Grant Forward Account: You can access Grant Forward at To use the full search features, including saved searches and personalized grant recommendations, you may create an account using your email address. We also encourage you to create your "Researcher Profile" to start receiving grant recommendations.
  • Training Resources: For tips on getting started in Grant Forward and training information on using the database, go to

Office of Research Development Research Funding Alerts

Research Funding Alerts, a customized system designed for researchers at MUSC, provides funding opportunities from internal funding opportunities and external sources. The MUSC community can subscribe to the Research Funding Alerts list to receive weekly funding announcements. The database is also used to track all limited submissions. Some organizations provide specific predoctoral and postdoctoral fellowships.

Funding Opportunity Resources







Individual Assistance with Finding Funding

  • One-on-one or small group consultations for ideas, strategies, and direction on identifying funding sources for specific research projects
  • Customized funding searches for individual researchers
  • One-on-one training sessions on how to find funding
For questions about the Funding Portal or assistance with navigating the many online resources to identify funding opportunities, please contact Wanda Hutto Pierce at

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