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. Research Development Services (RDS) is here to help you identify appropriate funding opportunities for your research. Below are some resources and starting points for your search.
Other Important Topics for External Funding
Limited Submission Opportunities
Some opportunities limit the number of applications allowed from the university, and require special processes to apply. Please refer to the UO's Limited Submission webpage to review the policy for internal submissions and deadlines when you are applying to a Limited Submission grant opportunity.
Some grants come from private foundations, and the UO's office of Foundation Relations work as liaisons for these funders. If in your search for funding you find a private foundation to which you want to apply, be sure to reach out to Vidusha Devasthali and Mackenzie Karp in UO Foundation Relations, as some private funders require coordination with Foundation Relations in order to apply.
There are a number of fellowship opportunities that provide funding for sabbatical leaves for creative arts projects and research in humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. These include fellowships at specific locations in the U.S. and abroad as well as support for activities that are not tied to any specific location--download a curated list of sabbatical opportunities.
Federal Research Funding Priorities and Advocacy
The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation and Government and Community Relations closely partner to support efforts to advocate for research at the state and federal levels. You can learn more about this work on the Federal Research Funding Priorities and Advocacy webpage.
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 Defense - Basic Research Office
- US Department of Defense - Defense Advanced Rearch Projects Agency
- 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.