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Foundation Funding Opportunities

The School of Medicine Research Development Unit (RDU) has collaborated with Corporate and Foundation Relations to curate this list of Foundation funding opportunities. This list is not comprehensive, but it is a great starting point. These columns can be sorted and filtered. 

Before utilizing these search tools below, please know that Pivot is the funding search tool that the UCI Office of Research recommends. It will return the same results as the links below. However, if you have a more targeted funding search, feel free to utilize these search tools. is a central storehouse for information on over 1,000 U.S. Government grant programs offered by 26 federal grant-making agencies and provides access to approximately $500 billion in annual awards. 

Young Investigator Funding Opportunities

UCSD provides this excellent resource; a frequently updated and comprehensive list of funding opportunities geared toward early career faculty.

GRAPES (UCLA Graduate Postdoctoral Extramural Support)

GRAPES is a database of extramural funding opportunities—625 private and publicly funded awards, fellowships, and internships—for prospective and current graduate students, students working on a master's thesis or doctoral dissertation, and postdoctoral scholars.

If you would like to conduct a funding opportunity search at a specific federal funding agency, see the links below. 

NIH Office of Extramural Research

The largest funder of biomedical research in the world; coordinates funding opportunities from the twenty-four grant-awarding Institutes and Centers of the NIH.

Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H)

Provides research funding to programs that build high-payoff, transformative capabilities or platforms to drive biomedical breakthroughs.

Agency for Health-Care Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Supports research to improve the quality, effectiveness, accessibility, and cost effectiveness of health care.

Department of Defense (DOD) Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP)

Supports biomedical research in specific agency-designated strategic areas.

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

Makes grants to organizations to improve and expand health care services for underserved people.

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

Funds studies to improve the methods available for patient-centered Clinical Effectiveness Research and studies that compare outcomes between two or more approaches to health care.

National Science Foundation (NSF)

An independent federal agency that funds approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted at America's colleges and universities.

The School of Medicine Office of Research provides a curated, searchable and filterable list of NIH-funding opportunities.

Search for NIH Funding Opportunities

Intramural & Pilot Funding Opportunities

The funding opportunity list below holds intramural funding opportunities (UC Irvine and UCOP). Please let the School of Medicine Research Development Unit know if this list is missing an opportunity.