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. To get up and running in SPIN in just a few minutes, please contact Sierra Hooft to request the SPIN Quick Start Guide. Log into InfoEd to access funding opportunities in SPIN.
- Research & Proposal Development Services offers an array of information and tools for finding research funding, including the Pivot funding database, internal funding opportunities through Research & Innovation, funding sources from institutions and agencies, and you can sign-up for curated funding information emailed directly to you.
Grant writing and research proposal resources
Research & Proposal Development Services supports faculty in the preparation of competitive research proposals. Proposal services include:
- Proposal development
- External review
- Technical editing
- Graphic design
- Library of successful proposal samples and project overviews
- Letters of institutional support
- Writing coaching
- Broader impacts plans
- New faculty research consultations
- Recorded training sessions
Agency specific information
Find grants for work within specific agencies:
- National Science Foundation (NSF) an independent federal agency.
- 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 SAM.gov provides a full listing of federal programs.
- The Foundation Center website will help locate prospective foundation funders.