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Finding Funding    |    Limited Submission Proposals    |    Travel Grants
Grant Writing    |    Agency Specific Info    |    Other Sources


Finding Funding

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:

  • InfoEd SPIN: The world's largest online funding opportunity database with a robust set of features that includes the ability to save search criteria for automated searching and delivery of results. Please contact Erika Waday for training on SPIN.

Limited Submission Proposals – Office of the VPRI Solicitations for Participants

Submit your pre-proposal for an internal review and the opportunity to move forward.

Pre-proposal format:

  • 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:


Please contact the Office of the VPRI with any questions.


Faculty Travel Grant ‐ Office of the VPRI Funding Opportunities

More Info

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:


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.

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