Research Funding Opportunities

Internal Funding Programs

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

    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

Note: The Office of the Vice President for Research (VPR) coordinates limited submission proposals to private foundations, federal agencies, and other outside sponsors. Typically, we issue requests for internal preliminary proposals well in advance of a sponsor's deadline, oversee internal review with a standing committee of faculty members appointed by the Vice President for Research, and as necessary, assist applicants with final proposals. For limited submission proposals, it is the responsibility of the faculty member to check with the VPR office regarding internal deadlines and internal review processes before making plans to prepare proposals. Contact Phil Parrish, Associate Vice President.

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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.