The UNO Office of Research recommends searching the following databases for potential funding opportunities. If you have any questions about any of these resources, contact your grant writer.
For a quick reference guide, download our Funding Databases Flyer, which is included in our weekly newsletter.
Pivot is a powerful search tool designed to send you weekly updates on funding opportunities that meet your search criteria. UNO’s Pivot subscription includes other valuable database functions as well, including the ability to help identify research collaborators.
All UNO faculty, staff, and students may create a Pivot account and receive weekly funding alert emails with new or updated opportunities that match your saved funding searches.
Grants Resource Center (GRC)
The Grants Resource Center (GRC) provides personalized and comprehensive programs information. The GRC funding database is called "GrantSearch" and contains about 2,000 funding opportunities—most offer annual competitions.
Foundation Directory Online
The UNO Foundation maintains a subscription to The Foundation Directory Online, a comprehensive database with search tools that provides information about grantmakers and the grants they’ve funded. Grantmakers can be searched by fields of interest, geographic focus, grantmaker location, grantmaker name, or by keyword.
Access to the Foundation Center’s online directory is available in the Office of Advancement in the Homer L. Hitt Alumni & Visitors Center.
Federal Register, FedBizOpps, Grants.gov, and individual agencies.
State and local agencies (not Board of Regents) often look to universities for research faculty and interns.
Private & Non-Profit
A list of top 100 foundations; non-profits who have awarded the university; private entities which have recently awarded grants or contracts to UNO.
University of New Orleans
UNO internal grant programs offer various travel grants and yearly awards judged by the Research Council.
Early Career Faculty Awards
Review this list compiled by the Office of Research of sponsors who provide funding to faculty members early in their careers.
All travel opportunities are currently on hold.
Board of Regents (BoR) Travel Grants for Emerging Faculty (TGEF)
Proposal goes through UNO but award is to a 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.
Louisiana 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.