There are many resources within Teachers College, the Columbia community, and through outside sources, to fund your research and scholarship. A good place to start to look for funding is your department or program financial support, as well as the professional associations in your discipline. 

Teachers College Resources

  • Research@TC - a one-stop location for everything related to research at Teachers College.
    • Visit the Funding Opportunities Page for an extended list of funding sources in and outside of the college.
    • Visit the Resources Page for information on writing and submitting grant proposals. 

  • Graduate Student Life & Development Office Funding Page - Grants, Fellowships, and Awards through Teachers College, including:
    • Provost’s Grant for Conference Presentation & Professional Development
    • Di5 Competition: Dissertation in 5-Minutes or less
    • Morton T. Embree Award for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning
    • TC Student Leadership Grant

Columbia University Resources

  • PivotA web-based discovery and workflow tool that combines a comprehensive source of global funding opportunities with the largest collection of scholar profiles into one intuitive solution. 

  • Columbia Research - The Office of the Executive Vice President for Research has overall responsibility for the University's research enterprise at all locations.
    • Find Funding - comprehensive resource for finding funding opportunities at Columbia and beyond.
    • Use the other pages on this site to learn more about research compliance, grant writing, and more. 

  • Foundation Directory Online by Candid - the nations leading online funding research tool for finding U.S. foundations providing grant opportunities. Access provided through Columbia University Libraries.

  • Grants to Individuals by Candid - Find Grants specifically for individuals including scholarships, fellowships and more. 

Outside Resources

  • U.S. Department of Education GrantsDiscretionary grants to organizations, agencies, and individuals. These are awarded using a competitive process and include Pell and TEACH grants. Anyone who meets the eligibility requirements can apply.