Fox Research

The Office of Research, Doctoral Programs, and Strategic Initiatives operates to enhance the reputation and impact of the Fox School of Business as a global leader in research, doctoral education, industry outreach, and community engagement to better serve our stakeholders – students, faculty, academia, industry, state and federal government, the people of Pennsylvania, and society in general.

Funding Opportunities

The Office of Research, Doctoral Programs, and Strategic Initiatives curates a database of funding opportunities available to scholars across several areas of business research. The following list of resources can lead you to funding opportunities from the public and private sectors.  The links below will help you navigate some of these resources.


1) American Hotel and Lodging Educational Foundation

The Foundation provides resources for research projects that ensure continued growth and opportunities for the industry and employees, which in turn benefit our guests.

Unsolicited applications are accepted three times a year—March 15, June 15, and September
15—from individuals or organizations wishing to conduct research in the lodging industry.

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2) Cisco Systems: Cisco Research Centers.

The Cisco Research Center (CRC) connects university researchers with Cisco. The CRC supports gift awards to universities based on research proposals from faculty and helps graduate students to identify internships and full-time employment opportunities.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis

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3) Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation is pleased to be able to make statistical data available to approved researchers to help further research within the equipment finance industry. The Foundation is able to provide access to two different statistical databases, each capturing thousands of data points on equipment finance transactions and benchmarking activity such as profitability, business volume, and much more.

Application deadlines are the 1st of each month

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4) Family Firm Institute

The Family Firm Institute offers several award opportunities. To learn more about each opportunity, click the links below.
Best Unpublished Research Paper
Interdisciplinary Award
International Award
Best Doctoral Dissertation Award
Beckhard Award
Hollander Award

5) FINRA Investor Education Foundation General Grant Program

Through its grant program, the FINRA Investor Education Foundation funds research and educational
projects that support its mission of providing underserved Americans with the knowledge, skills, and
tools necessary for financial success throughout life.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis
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6) Global Innovation Fund

The Global Innovation Fund invests in social innovations that aim to improve the lives and opportunities of millions of people in the developing world. Through our grants and risk capital, we support breakthrough solutions to global development challenges from social enterprises, for-profit firms, non-profit organisations, international organisations, researchers, and government agencies.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis
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Pivot’s Community of Science is a web-based comprehensive database of global funding sources.  Temple University subscribes to this service and with your Temple University ID you have access to this powerful search engine and the resources to help you find research sponsors. is the portal to the United States government listing of potential funding opportunities.  You can search by agency or keywords.

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