Sponsored Programs & Research Compliance

Find Funding

So you have an innovative idea or program and now all you need is some money to make your idea a reality. Don't worry, you're not alone. Your first step should be to contact the proposal development team for assistance in finding funding.

There are also several databases that you can use to search for funding. The most common are:

  • Grants.Gov - Your source to find and apply for federal grants. You can register in Grants.gov as an individual to begin receiving email alerts about grant opportunities in your discipline. You do not have to register in Grants.gov to apply for grants. Submission of Grants.gov applications is a SPARC function.
  • Foundation Search - Foundation Search provides fundraising information for non-profits and charities as well as tools to find grants by type, value, year, recipient, donor and historical giving trends, and more. UNCW has a subscription to Foundation Search online. Contact SPARC for access.
  • InfoReady (internal) - InfoReady Review allows prospective applicants (faculty, students and staff) to easily peruse various funding and award opportunities, which are organized into three primary categories: Faculty Award & Funding Opportunities, Student Opportunities and Limited Submission Opportunities supported by internal sponsors. Visit the InfoReady Review portal for more information about this resource that makes funding, including research opportunities easier to discover and applications easier to process. 

Here are the links to several of the federal agencies that have funded UNCW Research in the past:

The State of North Carolina commonly funds research. Here is a sample of those departments:

Several private nonprofit organizations also fund research. Here are just a few of those entities: