Acquiring 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.

Cohort Training

NIH Academy

This cohort-based training provides early-career researchers support and resources to improve their chances of receiving a large research grant from the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about the program on the NIH Academy webpage.

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 the 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 the National Academy of Sciences. Link to Honors & Awards video & presentation.

How to Apply for External Funding at the UO

Learn the top ten tips of what you need to know to apply for external funding in support of your research, scholarship, and creative projects. Link to How to Apply for External Funding Video. Resource Links in Video (MS Word)Video Script (MS Word).

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 impact activities, and writing competitive proposals (e.g., NSF CAREER Awards program). Link to NSF videos & presentations.