Below are links to resources to help you with your proposal development.


Click here for resources that will assist in your search for funding.


You have found your potential funding source. What is next?


F&A? Cost Sharing? Fringe? Find answers to your questions here.


Before we send your proposal to a sponsor, here are a few things you need to know...


Answers to our most Frequently Asked Questions.

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Find Funding

There are several databases that you can use to search for funding. The most common are:

  • Grants.Gov – Your source to find and apply for federal grants. You can register in as an individual to begin receiving email alerts about grant opportunities in your discipline. You do not have to register in to apply for grants. Submission of applications is an ORS function.
  • Pivot – Pivot answers the growing demands on research developers to quickly discover the right funding opportunities and effectively collaborate with their colleagues. Designed for faculty, staff researchers, and graduate students, it's intuitive and easily implemented. Click here for your guide to getting started.
  • Foundation Center - UNCW has a subscription to The Foundation Directory online.  Updated weekly, The Foundation Directory claims to have the most accurate details available on US funders and their grants.  There are 54 search fields and the ability to peruse 990s to find comparable funded projects. Call the office for access.
  • Foundation Center - Philanthropy News Digest, a service of the Foundation Center, host a list of requests for proposals on its site.
  • Grants.netScience Magazine hosts a website that includes a searchable database of grant opportunities.  Included is a list of upcoming deadlines, funding news, an index of fellowship opportunities and an opportunity to sign-up for a weekly email alert.

Here are the links to several of the federal agencies who have funded UNCW Research in the past:

The State of North Carolina commonly funds research. Here is a sample of those departments:

Several private nonprofit organizations also fund research. Here is just a few of those entities.

Charles L. Cahill Awards

Within UNCW, full-time tenured and tenure track UNCW faculty are eligible for seed money for the initiation of projects that subsequently may attract funding from other sources, encourage new research or artistic endeavors, support travel to research collections, and encourage the development of specific professional skills. If you are interested, click here for an application or to get the guidelines.

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