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Funding Resources

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

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

Travel grants provide funding resources for faculty and are processed in cycles throughout the year:

  • Travel occurring July 1 to Oct 31, 2014 (applications accepted Apr 1 to May 23, 2014)
  • Travel occurring Nov 1, 2014 to Feb 28, 2015 (applications accepted Aug 1 to Sept 19, 2014)
  • Travel occurring Mar 1 to June 30, 2015 (applications accepted Dec 1, 2014 to Jan 16, 2015)

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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