The University of Arizona

Funding Opportunities

Research Development Links

The University of Arizona offers a variety of tools and resources to assist faculty, students and staff to identify funding opportunities for scholarly activities.

Research, Discovery & Innovation Funding Programs
Other UA Research Funding
External Funding
Research Announcements
Limited Submissions
Early Career Investigator Opportunities

Research, Discovery & Innovation Funding Programs

Research, Discovery & Innovation (RDI) is committed to supporting faculty in research and creative endeavors. Toward this aim Research, Discovery & Innovation offers a number of internal, university-wide opportunities to support external funding proposal development to enhance competitive succes. Research advancement grants are categorized as such

CATEGORY 1:  FACULTY SEED GRANTS – Support early career projects.

CATEGORY 2:  START FOR SUCCESS; LINK AWARDS; INDUSTRY AWARDS – Facilitate From Idea-to-Targeted Research --creating teams, broadening partnerships, and targeting interdisciplinary projects.

CATEGORY 3:  ACCELERATE FOR SUCCESS; LARGE COMPLEX PROPOSALS  - Funding for transdisciplinary teams (faculty from more than one college) who are prepared to extend successfully funded research programs into Multi-layered Strategic Research Addressing Emerging  Federal Priority Area(s)*  -- for tenure-eligible faculty/researchers who have received significant funding and wish to expand research scope/scale/breadth, and includes travel.

CATEGORY 4:   CORE FACILITY EQUIPMENT ENHANCEMENT FUND & SHARED EQUIPMENT ENHANCEMENT FUND – Augment scientific capacity through the acquisition of equipment for use by multiple investigators.

Learn more about RDI Funding Programs

Other UA Research Funding

Another facet of internal support is funding opportunities offered though individual colleges, departments and facilities. These programs fund faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students. Learn more about internal support across the UA colleges and Departments 

External Funding Resources

The University of Arizona provides access to database search tools for use by University faculty, staff, and students to search for extramural funding opportunities. Researchers can also access federal, state, and local funding sources in this section. Available search engines include:

Learn more about funding databases and search engines

Research Announcements

Research Development Services (RDS) provides a weekly email announcement compiling recently released and upcoming funding opportunities. In addition, RDS provides Research Information Announcements on Limited Solicitation opportunities and research related faculty seminars. Learn more and subscribe to Research Announcements 

Limited Submissions

Some external funding opportunities limit the number of proposals that may be submitted by the lead institution requiring an internal review and selection process. Learn more about Limited Submissions, including a calendar of upcoming deadlines 

Early Career Investigator Opportunities

A detailed listing of open, upcoming, and anticipated funding opportunities for early career investigators. Learn more about Early Career Investigator Opportunities