Funding Search Engine
Begin your funding search by using Pivot, a searchable grant funding database, which targets opportunities that fit your research interests and goals. UChicago subscribes to Pivot, a powerful tool that allows faculty, students and administrators to search $44 billion in funding opportunities from federal, non-federal, foundation, corporate, and other private sponsors across a wide variety of disciplines. Pivot users can create a profile to set up customized searches and receive email alerts about new opportunities that match their search criteria.
Visit the Pivot page to learn more and start searching.
Unsure of where to start your federal funding search? Speak with your Department Chair or contact your Dean’s Office as a first step in identifying prospective federal funding opportunities for research and programs. You may also reach out to Research Development Support to request targeted federal research for your large or complex programs or projects.
Corporate & Foundation Funding
The Office of Corporate & Foundation Relations, within the Office of Alumni Relations and Development, is a campus-wide resource that fosters philanthropic relationships with non-governmental organizational donors such as private foundations and corporate foundations for research, teaching and other programs. They provide assistance to faculty and administrators across all divisions, schools, and programs.
Visit the Office of Corporate & Foundation Relations website to learn more about funding opportunities, request targeted funding strategies and proposal resources.
Limited opportunities are grants that require an internal selection process because there is a limit on the number of applications that can be submitted by the University. Always check the funding solicitation to see if an opportunity is limited and if it has an internal limited submission deadline before you decide to apply.
Visit the Limited Opportunities webpage for a list of current opportunities and internal deadlines.
Federal limited opportunity application questions —
Associate Director of Research Program Development
Office of Research and National Laboratories
Foundation limited opportunity applications —
Associate Director of Research Initiatives,
Foundation and Corporate Relations
Seed Funding Application Portal
University of Chicago’s recently launched Funding Portal is an online hub for applying to the University’s internal funding opportunities, including seed funds and limited opportunities. The site can be used to find and apply for funding, as well as manage applications, reviews, and reports. We will continue to add features in the upcoming year, such as customized funding opportunities and analytics capabilities, with the goal of increasing accessibility, reducing faculty and administrative burden, and better understanding the impact of internal funding across the university.
Visit the UChicago Funding Portal
Graduate & Postdoctoral Funding
UChicagoGRAD is a one-stop shop of integrated services to help graduate students and postdocs navigate their academic and professional careers.
Visit their fellowship website to learn more about funding opportunities for graduate and postdoctoral students.