Finding Funding

Search Options

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. 


  • Pivot
    • The University of Chicago (via URA) is excited to offer unlimited access to ProQuest’s Pivot database to help faculty, staff, and students find funding opportunities, as well as possible collaborators for research and scholarly endeavors. Please visit our Pivot page to learn more...
  • GrantForward
  • Foundation Directory Online (FDO)
  • InfoReady
    • The University of Chicago's Funding Portal includes internal funding opportunities, federal and non-federal institutionally limited funding opportunities, and other organization funding opportunities.

Federal Funding

Non-Federal Funding

Limited Opportunities

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.

  • Please see the Limited Opportunities webpage for FOAs and internal deadlines for Federal and Foundation limited opportunities.