External Funding Resources

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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. RDS is here to help you identify appropriate funding opportunities for your research. Below are some resources and starting points for your search.

Funding Search Database

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 [link to revised Pivot Page ] for more information about how to sign up, claim your profile, and begin your searches.

Limited Submission Opportunties

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.

Private Foundations

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

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.