External Funding Opportunites

Funding your work through external sources

There are many tools available to help you locate funding from external sources to support your work.

Find external funding opportunities through Pivot

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Featured external funding opportunities

Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace Frontiers

Seeks proposals that address cybersecurity and privacy, drawing on expertise in computing, communication and information sciences; engineering; economics; education; mathematics; statistics; and social and behavioral sciences. NSF specifically seeks ambitious and potentially transformative center-scale projects in the area of security and privacy.

Deadline:  July 5, 2019

Falk Medical Research Trust Awards Programs -- Catalyst Award

Provides one year of seed funding to support high-risk, high-reward projects that address critical scientific and therapeutic roadblocks within the program’s principal areas of focus. Please contact the Office of Foundation Relations for further information on this opportunity. Limited Submission

Deadline:  June 24, 2019

NextGen 2019

Prioritizes environmental research and seeks proposals for new or existing programs that will help to reduce global warming through direct carbon avoidance, climate communication, climate education, industry engagement, or otherwise. Please contact the Office of Foundation Relations for further information on this opportunity.

Deadline: July 12, 2019

Physics Frontiers Center

Designed to support major breakthroughs at the intellectual frontiers of physics by providing needed resources not usually available to individual investigators or small groups. Activities supported are in all sub-fields of physics within the purview of the Division of Physics. Interdisciplinary projects at the interface between these physics areas and other disciplines may also be considered. Limited Submission

Deadline (Internal):  June 24, 2019

Global Research Outreach

GRO program is an annual call for proposals that invites the world's leading universities to propose innovative research ideas, which will be evaluated for their novelty and alignment with Samsung's various research fields. Please contact the Office of Corporate Relations for further information on this opportunity.

Deadline:  June 26, 2019

More on finding external funding through Pivot

Pivot is a comprehensive worldwide database that includes funding opportunities and profiles of millions of potential collaborators. You can search for funding by keywords or funding organization's name, track individual opportunities, and receive ongoing alerts. No need to run the same search over and over – you can set up individualized searches, and receive one weekly email that lists all the new opportunities from those searches.

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Pivot’s Quick Search is also an easy way to search across all available funding opportunities to get broad results.

Quick guide: Using Pivot

Pivot's support section also offers several guides for finding funding opportunities.

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