Research Funding Opportunities

Internal Funding Programs

Funding opportunities available through the Office of the VP for Research also include:

    Bankard
    Big Data
    Emeritus Small Research/Travel Grants
  Interim Lab
  Matching Funds
    Microbiome in Normal and Pathobiology
    Research Support for the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
  Small Grants/Travel Grants
  Summer Stipends


More information can be found here.

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External Funding

Follow this link for Limited Submission Proposals.

Limted Submission opportunities are coordinated by the Office of the Vice President for Research (VPR) to private foundations, federal agencies, and other outside sponsors. The Limited Submissions team in the VPR Office coordinates limited submission opportunities from outside sponsors.

UVA faculty, students, and staff can use this page to identify and apply for Limited Submission Opportunities and Other Internal Awards.

To submit internal applications click on the opportunity of interest and follow the instructions. Once you have submitted your application you will receive a confirmation email.

If you have any questions, please contact Jeff Fox, Director, Research Development jeff.fox@virginia.edu

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Ivy Biomedical Innovation Fund
The Biomedical Innovation Fund was created by The Ivy Biomedical Innovation Fund to support biomedical innovation and translational research projects at the University of Virginia.  Funds are provided by The Ivy Foundation and by Johnson & Johnson’s Corporate Office of Science and Technology.  During the third year of funding, the program awarded $265,000 to six projects. Read more.

The goal of this program is to support research projects that address unmet clinical needs and lead to improvements in health care.  Examples of desirable outcomes include improved diagnosis and treatment of disease through inventions and patents, commercial products, commercial partnerships, licenses and start-up companies. 

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Read these pointers on obtaining funding from foundations.

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Websites, online search engines, and databases that help researchers find funding opportunities outside the University. More information

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Private Funding Opportunities Database

From the Health Sciences Development Office, this searchable site features e-mail notifications for major (medical) areas of research. https://www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/auth/login.cfm?referringurl=/intranet/privategrants

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