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Looking for opportunities to fund your research? The Research Development team can help. Please take a few minutes to review the following information. If you need assistance, please contact

Funding Opportunities

We update our listing of funding opportunities daily. Search by keyword or filter by discipline.

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Research Development sends out a monthly newsletter with the latest campus and agency announcements, current limited submissions, events, and more. We also subscribe to a Grant Writing Newsletter from Academic Research Funding Strategies. This monthly newsletter contains articles relevant to faculty and campus researchers on grant writing, funding agencies, etc.

November 2018 FUNDamentals Newsletter

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Limited Submission Programs

Limited Submission programs restrict the number of applications, nominations, or proposals that an institution is eligible to submit to an agency. These programs require that campuses screen preproposals or nominations to determine which will go forward to the sponsor.

See listing of current campus limited submission competitions

Search for Funding

In addition to free online resources, UCSB subscribes to a searchable funding opportunity database to help you find support for your research. For assistance, contact Kelly Pillsbury, or (805) 893-8891.

COS Pivot

COS Pivot offers a searchable database of 25,000 records representing over 400,000 individual funding opportunities from numerous sponsors across all disciplines. UCSB faculty, students, and staff can create accounts and sign up for personalized e-mail funding alerts based on previously specified criteria provided by the individual COS user.

Subject-specific searches (via domain or proxy server)

Other Funding Resources
The centralized, searchable clearing-house for over 900 grant programs from the 26 federal grant-making agencies. Several e-mail alert features are available.

Foundation Center
A resource for nonprofits that provides several newsletters including the Philanthropy News Digest and a weekly RFP Bulletin.

Federal Agencies
Many of the federal agencies offer e-mail alerts including NSF, NIH, and the EPA.

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