The University of Chicago finds support for research, training, and other academic purposes in many places. Numerous federal, non-federal and corporate agencies and organizations contribute significantly to our research and academic mission. The majority of the funding is for research, however support is also received for fellowships, training, conferences, equipment and various other educational purposes. The search tools and sites listed below are useful for linking research ideas to appropriate sources of funding.
- GRANTFORWARD (A new and improved version of IRIS)
- GrantsNet (Science)
- Comprehensive List of Collaborative Funding Mechanisms - NORDP
- Cancer Research Funding
- National Institutes of Health
- National Science Foundation
- Department of Energy
- National Aeronautics and Space Administration
- Office of Naval Research
- Department of Justice
- Department of Education
- Foundation Directory Online
- Foundation Relations
- Sensitive Foundations
- Competitive Fellowships Program
Post-doctoral Research Funding
- Searching for Postdoctoral Funding - Presentation (PDF)
- How to Obtain a Commons Account
- IRIS Searches for PostDocs (PDF)
- PostDoc Do‘s & Don‘ts (PDF)
- BSD Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs
Any person about to develop a proposal must check the program announcement carefully for limitations on the number of proposals that may be submitted. In addition, a number of University offices try to identify such limitations when the programs are announced, and will alert our research community in order to solicit pre-proposals.
For Federal Limited Opportunity applications, please contact Fred Stafford, Consultant, Office of the Vice President for Research and for National Laboratories.