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 (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 a pathway to success for interdisciplinary research with the goal of accelerating project competitiveness prior to extramural proposal submission. RDI Research Advancement Grants are categorized as:
- CATEGORY 1: From Idea to Targeted Research - support for early career faculty, creating teams, broadening partnerships, and targeting interdisciplinary projects.
- CATEGORY 2: Multi-Layered Strategic Research - support for transdisciplinary teams who are prepared to extend successfully funded research programs and wish to expand the research scope.
- CATEGORY 3: Equipment Grants - support to augment scientific capacity through the acquisition of equipment for use by multiple investigators.
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
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:
Research Development Services (RDS) provides a weekly email announcement compiling recently released and upcoming funding opportunities, events, and limited submissions. Learn more and subscribe to Research Announcements
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
A detailed listing of open, upcoming, and anticipated funding opportunities for early career investigators. Learn more about Early Career Investigator Opportunities