Looking for opportunities to fund your research? The Research Development team can help. Please take a few minutes to review the following information. If you need assistance, please contact Holly Hapke, hhapke@uci.edu.

Faculty & Graduate Students | Undergraduate Students

Faculty & Graduate Students


Pivot offers a searchable database of 25,000 records representing over 400,000 individual funding opportunities from numerous sponsors across all disciplines. UCSB faculty, students, and staff can create accounts and sign up for personalized e-mail funding alerts based on previously specified criteria provided by the individual Pivot user.


The centralized, searchable Grants.gov site is a clearing-house for over 900 grant programs from the 26 federal grant-making agencies. Several e-mail alert features are available.

Foundation Center

The Foundation Center is a resource for searching nonprofits and potential funding opportunities they offer. The site provides several newsletters including the Philanthropy News Digest and a weekly RFP Bulletin.

Federal Agencies

Many of the federal agencies offer e-mail alerts including NSFNIH, and the EPA.

UCI Office of Research Funding Opportunities Search Tool

Intramural Opportunities

Undergraduate Students



The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) in the Division of Undergraduate Education encourages and facilitates research and creative activities by undergraduates from all schools and academic disciplines at UCI. Research opportunities are available not only from every discipline, interdisciplinary program, and school, but also from many outside agencies, including national laboratories, industrial partners, and other universities. UROP offers assistance to students and faculty through all phases of the research process, whether it is with proposal writing, developing research plans through project management skills, awarding grants to fund research projects, scholarly journal writing through The UCI Undergraduate Research Journal, or presenting results of the research or creative project through the UCI Undergraduate Research Symposium. This experience provides students with the necessary skills to succeed in their future careers. Conducting research and creative activities should be an integral component of the education undergraduates receive at UCI, regardless of their career choice.


The Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) provides funding for UCI undergraduates from all disciplines who are conducting summer research projects or creative activities under the guidance of UCI faculty members. The program offers students the opportunity to become immersed in a research topic for a full-time ten-week period, or the equivalent of 400 hours.


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