Finding sources of funding is a critical aspect of performing research. There is a wealth of opportunities for sourcing research operating funds, via government grants, foundations and other organizations. The University of Nevada, Reno provides the following grant-finding resources:
Limited Submission Proposals – Office of the VPRI Solicitations for Participants
Submit your pre-proposal for an internal review and the opportunity to move forward.
- Cover sheet
- Three-page (maximum) project description
- Two-page bio-sketch for each investigator
- One-page summary of budget for the total project period
Submit a single pdf document of your completed pre-proposal through InfoEd.
You will find instructions for preparing an internal pre-proposal to the office of the VPRI in the list of InfoEd user guides.
We are currently accepting the following pre-proposals:
- National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation (MRI)
Support for acquiring or developing shared research instrumentation.
Pre-proposal Deadline: 8 a.m., July 24, 2014
View the complete solicitation details.
Please contact the Office of the VPRI with any questions.
Faculty Travel Grant ‐ Office of the VPRI Funding Opportunities
Travel grants provide funding resources for faculty and are processed in cycles throughout the year:
- Travel occurring Nov 1 to Feb 28 (applications accepted Aug 1 to Sept 19)
- Travel occurring Mar 1 to June 30 (applications accepted Dec 1 to Jan 16)
Internal Grant Writing and Research Proposal Resources
Dedicated support with grant and research proposal writing:
Agency Specific Information
Find grants for work within specific agencies:
- National Science Foundation (NSF) an independent federal agency.
- The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Extramural Research is the nation's medical research agency. The NIH also has an advanced search page to help narrow down your grants.
Other Information Sources
Learn more about getting grants, including federal grants and outside foundations:
- Grants.gov is the central place to find and apply for federal grants. This site lists all current discretionary funding opportunities from 26 agencies of the United States government.
- The Foundation Center website will help locate prospective foundation funders.
- The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) provides a full listing of Federal programs.