Finding Funding

Page Updated: April 20th, 2018

Please Note

It is up to the individual researcher to identify any restrictions, determine eligibility, etc. before submitting a proposal.
UW-Madison subscribes to these resources for locating funding:
Formerly Illinois Research Information Services (IRIS)
The GrantForward Funding Opportunities database contains records for over 9,000 federal and non-federal funding opportunities in the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities.
InfoEd/SPIN InfoEd/SPIN is a database of over 40,000 funding opportunities from more than 10,000 global sponsors.
Formerly Community of Science (COS)
PIVOT provides global and local connections that strengthen research by exploring new avenues for funding and collaboration.
NOTE: you must be on the UW-Madison campus network or VPN to access PIVOT.
UW Funding Sources:
CALS Research Division Opportunities CALS maintains a database of over 600 funding opportunities.
ICTR UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
UW-Madison Memorial Library Grants Information Center An easy to use, comprehensive website for funding opportunities.
UW-Madison VCRGE Programs with limited UW submission.
UW-Madison School of Medicine Active in all aspects of basic, clinical, translational and public health research.
Other Funding Sources: A source to find and apply for federal grants.
NIH The largest single sponsor of UW funding.
NSF National Science Foundation funding information.
Proposal Central An e-grant making website shared by many government, non-profit, and private grant-making organizations.
Wisconsin.GrantWatch.Com State of Wisconsin funding sources.