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UC San Diego makes several subscription funding databases available to the UC community. Most of these require initial registration and log in. They may also require log in from a computer recognized by UCSD networks.


  • http://www.grants.gov
    Grants.gov was established as a governmental resource as part of an intiative to improve government services to the public. It is a portal for searching out federal funding opportunities and then applying for them. 

UC San Diego

  • Funding Opportunities
    Suggestions for how to go about a search for funding, with links to resources.
  • Office of Contracts and Grants Administration Funding Sponsors
    Useful tools and tips for funding research at UC San Diego, including links to sponsoring agencies and foundations.
  • Research Intelligence Portal
    Tool developed by Calit2. Researchers can create a profile and search for research funding and potential collaborators.
  • Research Proposal Development Service (RAPIDS)
    Help with proposal development and budgets for complex, cross-discipline projects.
  • UCOP Research Grants Program Office
    The Research Grants Program Office (RGPO) oversees a broad grantmaking portfolio  to support research that is critical to California, the nation and the world. RGPO programs enhance UC’s research capacity and excellence, which helps attract top faculty, graduate students, government funding and companies to our state. These grants also enable researchers and community agencies to collaborate and solve the most pressing problems in the state. RGPO also provides grants for training undergraduates, graduate and postdoctoral researchers, whose work will benefit California communities. 
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