To receive funding from external sources, you first have to find funders whose eligibility, criteria, philosophies, and funding focus align with you and your project. Our Research Development Services (RDS) unit is here to help you identify appropriate funding opportunities for your research. Below are some resources and starting points for your search.
The Funding Opportunities Newsletter, helps UO faculty identify external funding opportunities and develop proposals. It is distributed twice monthly and provides a sample of announcements and solicitations that RDS staff identify as broadly interesting to the UO research community. Please visit our Funding Opportunities Sign-up Page.
UO subscribes to Pivot, an external-funding search tool that has thousands of funding opportunities from federal, state, and private foundations from around the United States and the world. Please visit our Pivot help page for more information about how to sign up, claim your profile, and begin your searches.
Some opportunities limit the number of applications allowed from the university. If you find a Limited Submission Opportunity, please be sure to follow the policy for internal submissions and deadlines.
If in your search for funding you find a private foundation to which you want to apply, be sure to also reach out to Vidusha Devasthali and Mackenzie Karp of UO Foundation Relations, as they support faculty applications to private foundations.
Federal Funding Agencies
- Grants.gov. Grants.gov is the single point of access for searching competitive funding opportunities from more than 900 grant programs offered by the 26 federal grant-making agencies.
- Institute of Education Sciences (IES)
- National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
- National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
- National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
- National Institute of Health (NIH)
- National Science Foundation (NSF)
- US Department of Agriculture - NIFSA
- US Department of Education
Links to funded Federal awards
Looking at what has been funded by an agency in the past can be a good way to get an idea as to whether an agency might be interested in your research plan. Below are links to the agency websites that list past awards.