UGA has many resources to assist investigators in finding internal and external funding for their projects.
Pivot is a subscription database of more than 25,000 funding opportunities from numerous sponsors across all disciplines. UGA faculty, students, and staff can search the database and create custom email funding alerts based on the criteria provided by the individual user. The first time you login to Pivot must be on a UGA computer to gain free access. Subsequently, you can log in from anywhere.
The Office for Proposal Enhancement offers Pivot training in collaboration with UGA Libraries. The session introduces investigators to this funding opportunity database and helps each person craft a custom search that will automatically email them about new and upcoming opportunities that fit their research areas. Upcoming training sessions will be posted on Proposal Enhancement’s calendar.
Research Funding Alerts with details on upcoming internal and external funding opportunities, limited submissions, and honors and awards across campus are sent to subscribers every two weeks. Subscribe.
Competitive internal grants support initial work by early career faculty, projects in new areas of endeavor, and travel to foreign conferences and symposia.
When considering an RFP, closely evaluate the scientific focus, budgetary limits, and the due date. In addition, be sure to check the following areas to make sure it is the right funding opportunity for you and your specific project.
The UGA Policy on Eligibility to Submit Proposals delineates who may serve as a Principal Investigator.
Some RFPs contain restrictions on who may apply. For example, some opportunities are only open to graduate students or faculty in their first 10 years of tenure. Some sponsors limit how many times an individual investigator may apply to a single RFP during any funding cycle.
Further, some award opportunities limit the number of proposals, applications, or letters of intent that any one university may submit. We refer to these opportunities as Limited Submission Opportunities. The Limited Submissions Office pre-reviews internal applications of this type to determine which will be submitted on behalf of UGA. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in this kind of opportunity.
Some funding opportunities require that the PI, the institution, or both be registered in certain systems prior to submitting an application. Your SPA representative can help identify and obtain any necessary registrations.