Finding Funding


The Office of Research’s Internal Grants & Awards page provides information about internal faculty grants in sciences and engineering, as well as other special seed grants and foreign travel assistance.

Subscribe to the Office of Research’s Research Announcements for funding opportunities, research training, research policies and procedures, awards and honors, events and other opportunities for UGA researchers. Announcements are sent approximately every two weeks.

The Sponsored Projects Administration’s (SPA) Find Funding page has many resources to assist investigators. Visit their page to find your SPA representative and connect to Pivot, a database that includes more than 25,000 funding opportunities across all disciplines.

Stay on top of the latest funding news and events from the Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance (GaCTSA), a partnership between Emory University, Georgia Tech, Morehouse School of Medicine and UGA.

EXTERNAL RESOURCES is a free, searchable database of all discretionary funding opportunities from 26 agencies within the U.S. government. Search by funding type, eligibility, category or agency to target and apply for funding.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Extramural Research features a search guide for all active funding opportunity announcements within the NIH specifically.

See National Science Foundation (NSF) funding opportunities and sign up to receive funding information by email. Their NSF-specific database is searchable by research area.

The American Cancer Society accepts grant applications twice a year and offers grants for independent investigators, research professors, and clinical research professors in their mission to free the world from cancer.


Writing Grants


See the Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA)’s Develop & Submit Proposal page features a variety of resources and links including an overview of the UGA Grants Portal, a proposal submission checklist and guidance on budget development.

The SPA’s Training page presents opportunities for faculty and staff to attend training classes, learn about navigating the UGA Research Portal and attend grant writing workshops and other events. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Training Calendar!

The Office for Proposal Enhancement (OPE) provides resources for faculty who writing grants. Check out their Guidance from Grantmakers section, which features insights from federal agencies. The OPE also offers Boilerplates, Templates, & Tools and an opportunity to request assistance in planning and writing proposals.

The Owens Institute for Behavioral Research offers pre-award support, as well as post-award support and a grantsmanship development program. This resource may be more relevant for social and behavioral health researchers who are looking for assistance in proposal ideas, budget development and grant writing.


The Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance (GaCTSA) offers a variety of support services to its members. Pharmacy faculty have access to biostatistics, research design and other consultation services. To submit a request for support, go to the GaCTSA homepage and click on “Submit A Request.” Use your UGA email address in the second box that is labeled as non-Emory sponsored. On Step 2 of your request, select “Biostatistics, Epidemiology, & Research Design (BERD)” under Type of Assistance.

See the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Extramural Research’s Grants Homepage for grant process resources, guidance for applications, a library of forms, compliance information and more.

The NIH Office of Extramural Research’s Information for Researchers page features more pre-award resources, including detailed direction relating to developing your application and budget.

A Grant Writing Tips Sheet, also from the NIH’s Office of Extramural Research, offers links to NIH-authored guides as well as a podcast and YouTube channel featuring grant review process issues.

Click here to download a detailed grant writing pocket guide. It was created by Imotions, a biometric research software company.


Managing Proposals


The Office of Research manages the e-Research Portal. This includes the grant portal, where investigators can prepare, certify and submit proposals, as well as manage awards. The IRB portal, used for electronic submission and review of human subject protocols and the IACUC protocol portal Artemis can also be found there.

Visit the Innovation Gateway for material transfer requests and confidential disclosure requests.

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