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Transform Your Idea Into Your Research

1. Find Funding

Whether you are seeking a grant or contract, or lucky enough to receive a gift, finding the best fit funding opportunity is key to turning your idea into research.


Step 1.

Reach out to your department’s proposal support contact or the Faculty Research Development Office.

Step 2.

Explore funding opportunity databases & websites, (e.g., Pivot , Foundation Directory Online ) to find upcoming funding opportunity announcements/solicitations.

Step 3.

Review the funding opportunity announcement to ensure that the program aligns with your research interests, the deadlines agree with your timeline & that you are eligible to apply.

Step 4.

Refer to the funding agency’s website for additional information, guidelines & requirements.

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