Funding Opportunities

Funding Databases

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Grant Forward from Cazoodle has taken over the IRIS grant search service and utilizes its experience in building vertical search engines to strengthen IRIS's features by increasing the coverage of grant opportunities and by improving the way researchers seek new opportunities. 

How-to Guide for Grant Forward | ORSP's user guide for Grant Forward


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The Grants Resource Center (GRC) provides personalized and comprehensive research/sponsored programs information. The GRC funding database is called GrantSearch and contains about 2,000 funding opportunities with most having annual competitions. 

ORSP user guide for GRC/Grant Search

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InfoEd Global provides a searchable database of scientific and scholarly expertise  -- GENIUS User Guide

Global Expertise Network for Industry, University, and Scholars (GENIUS)

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Sponsored Programs and Information Network (SPIN)

InfoEd Global offers a database called SPIN it has over 40,000 opportunities from more than 10,000 sponsors -- SPIN User Guide


This website lists places to search for funding

Funding Sources


Federal Register, FedBizOpps, and individual ageincies are listed


A list of top 100 foundations and list of non-profits who have awarded the university


A listing of private entities which have recently awarded grants or contracts to UNO


State and local agencies (not Board of Regents) often look to universities for research faculty and interns

Board of Regents Page

We consolidated BoR opportunities for you on this page


Students and employees travel grants to visit program managers, summer research and other UNO sponsored programs are listed here

Travel - Open Funding Opportunities

Board of Regents Travel Grants for Emerging Faculty (TGEF)

Proposal goes through UNO but award is to faculty member. The TGEF program, which consists of two components (I and II), was established to assist emerging faculty (tenure track but non-tenured) in the science and engineering disciplines by providing travel funds needed to further their research and build strong collaborations.

The eligible disciplines include: biological sciences (all); mathematical & computer sciences; earth & environmental sciences (geology, oceanography, environmental); engineering (all); physical sciences (astronomy, chemistry, physics); and the social & behavioral sciences.

TGEF I provides up to $1,200 to untenured tenure-track faculty seeking to visit a federal funding agency program officer to discuss their research proposals. The award amount can be increased to $2,400 if the applicant is accompanied by an established tenured professor.

TGEF II provides up to $1,200 to untenured tenure-track faculty who have been invited to present plenary or major invited talks at national or international meetings.

Applicants must submit proposals to LA EPSCoR at the Board of Regents at least 30 days prior to the requested start date of travel.

La. NASA EPSCoR Travel Awards Program (TAP)

The Travel Award Program (TAP) offers travel support for Louisiana researchers to interact with NASA counterparts and investigate possible collaborative efforts. The key to building better ties with NASA R & D is to foster researcher-to-researcher communications and this sub-program is designed to foster such communication. Awards will support the travel of a Louisiana researcher to interact with potential collaborators or program managers at NASA centers, NASA HQ or, if necessary, scientific conferences. TAP proposals will be reviewed at any time unless the program is marked "Closed" on their website.