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The Office of Research can help…
Need help finding funding opportunities that align with your interests and expertise? We are here for you.

UGA has many resources to assist investigators in finding internal and external funding for their projects.

Pivot Funding Opportunity Database

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.

UGA Research Funding Alerts

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.

Internal Grants

Competitive internal grants support initial work by early career faculty, projects in new areas of endeavor, and travel to foreign conferences and symposia.

Industry Collaboration

Office of Industry Collaboration helps connect UGA investigators to industry partners in an effort to increase industry-funded research on campus. Contact Crystal Leach.

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.

Are you eligible to submit a proposal?

The UGA Policy on Eligibility to Submit Proposals delineates who may serve as a Principal Investigator.

Are there limitations on the types and numbers of researchers, institutions, and applications?

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 limsub@uga.edu if you are interested in this kind of opportunity.

Is registration required?

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.

The Grants Portal helps investigators organize all their sponsored projects submissions.

The online Grants Portal allows investigators to create a draft shell proposal, organize future grant work by proposal date, and see the status of all projects in one convenient place. Adding collaborators, proposal team members, and departmental administrators to your proposal team allows them to see the upcoming proposals and drafts.

UGA offers training to assist investigators and research administrators.

Training to Find Funding

Pivot training is available through the UGA Library. 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. Sign up to be alerted to training sessions.

Research Orientation for Faculty

Office of Research offers a Research Orientation for faculty every fall to familiarize investigators with the services available to them. Faculty meet their SPA representatives and can sign up to receive emails about training opportunities throughout the year. Sign up to be alerted to the next Research Orientation.

Research Administration Training

The General Resources for the Administration of Sponsored Projects (GRASP) training series addresses all aspects of research administration from proposal development all the way through project closeout. The GRASP series is offered every semester through Training & Development. Search for classes in the category “GRASP” to see all the classes in the series, or check out our training calendar for upcoming dates.