Finding Funding and Writing Your Proposal (Trainings)

The training resources on this site can assist you with finding and applying for external funding, a crucial part of the research enterprise at UO. Customized training is also available upon request. If you desire a workshop or information session on any topic related to locating or applying for funding, please email Research Development Services.

On-Demand Trainings

Arts & Humanities

Learn how to write competitive proposals for arts and humanities projects for submission to funding agencies like the National Endowment of the Arts and American Council of Learned Societies. Link to Arts and Humanities videos & presentations.

Finding Funding with Pivot Database

Learn how to find funding for your projects using the Pivot database, which has thousands of grant opportunities from around the globe supporting research, creative projects, fellowships, travel, program support, and much more. Link to Pivot training videos & presentations.

Honors & Awards for Early-Career Faculty

Learn what it takes during your scholarly career to be competitive for such prestigious honors as membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and National Academy of Sciences. Link to Honors & Awards video & presentation.

Institute of Education Sciences

Learn about the Institute of Education Sciences funding programs within the National Center for Education Research and how to submit competitive proposals. PDF of IES PowerPoint presentation.

National Institutes of Health

Learn all about the National Institutes of Health including finding funding opportunities, contacting the appropriate institutes and program officers, using NIH Matchmaker and eRA Commons, understanding the peer review process, and writing competitive proposals (e.g., fellowships). Link to NIH videos & presentations.

National Science Foundation

Learn all about the National Science Foundation including finding funding opportunities, understanding the merit review process, developing strong broader impacts activities, and writing competitive proposals (e.g., NSF CAREER Awards program). Link to NSF videos & presentations.

Other Trainings

Request access to the entire suite of the OVPRI's Research and Innovation Support and Education (RISE) on-demand training materials hosted on our Community Canvas site. Please allow one business day (Mon - Fri, 8 am to 5 pm) for your access to be granted.