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Funding Opportunities

External Funding Opportunities

Funding Search Resources

COS/Pivot. The COS Pivot database is one of the most comprehensive databases available and has over 40,000 private, federal and international funding opportunities. Users can conduct searches for funding opportunities, and UIC faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars and graduate students can create accounts to save searches and receive funding alerts. You will need to use Pivot on campus or create an account for off-campus access.

COS/Pivot Tutorials. Pivot's tutorials are very short and user friendly. You can choose to use the Quick Start Guide or YouTube tutorials that can be found on the link above. You will need to use your UIC email address when creating your Pivot account.

ScanGrants. The ScanGrants database contains over 550 funding opportunities specific to biomedical research and health fields. It is searchable and also categorized by disease. Funding sources most frequently listed include those of private foundations, corporations, businesses, and not-for profit organizations. Finding and listing less traditional funding opportunities is also a priority. Federal and state funding sources are typically not included. E-mail sign up is available for alerts for all or select categories. Each funding opportunity is provided with a useful summary highlighting deadlines, eligibility, etc.

Additional Funding Search Resources. This site contains links to internal UIC funding opportunities and other funding search resources.

Funding Opportunities for Graduate Students

Download here a searchable spreadsheet of regular funding opportunities for graduate students. This list contains both internal (UIC) funding opportunities and external funding tailored for COP graduate students. Some opportunities are also relevant to PharmD students. The list was updated in July 2013.

CCTS Pre-doctoral Education for Clinical and Translational Scientists (PECTS) Program.
Funding opportunity for graduate students entering year 3 or year 4 of their study in the Fall of 2014. Application deadline is August 8, 2014. For more details and application forms, contact Susan Lynch at 312-413-5429 or slynch2@uic.edu

UIC Graduate College Fellowships Deadlines. This website lists UIC fellowships and other awards administered through the Graduate College. Since departments need to submit nominations to the Graduate College (wherever it states "department nominations due") students should consult with their programs to determine by when documents must be submitted to the program.

Funding Opportunities for Postdocs

Go here for a compilation of funding opportunities for postdocs in biological sciences.

Funding Opportunities for Faculty Members

Download here a searchable spreadsheet of general funding opportunities (not disease- or topic-specific) for faculty members. This list contains both internal (UIC) funding opportunities and external funding; opportunities for junior faculty members are highlighted under a separate tab. The list was updated in July 2013.

Limited Competitions. This is a list of funding opportunities where sponsor limits number of applications submitted by an institution. This website provides instructions for internal UIC competition.

CCTS Grant Review Program/Collaborative Think Tank Sessions. The goal of this service is to improve grant preparation skills and overall success rates in applications for extramural support of clinical and translational research.

Find Collaborators

UICollaboratory Research Profiles. SciVal Experts database containing profiles of experts from the 6 UIC health sciences colleges and access to profiles in the SciVal network.

For assistance with funding searches, contact Martina Vaskova.