Print & eBook Proposal Writing Resources

April 22, 2015

Recommended guides to proposal writing and development for faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars, and graduate students. Most guides are available through the UNC library system.

Nonprofit Organizations

April 17, 2015

The Graduate Funding Information Center exists to help UNC-Chapel Hill graduate students identify funding for research and graduate study. Because of this, the center does not have the information or staff resources to assist non-UNC nonprofit organizations. However, GFIC staff … Continued

Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses

April 17, 2015

A funding guide for entrepreneurial and small business research and development funding information, resources, and services for UNC-Chapel Hill researchers and other community-based innovators.

National Endowment for the Humanities Funded Projects

March 23, 2015

The NEH posts descriptions of previously funded projects on their website, allowing visitors to browse projects that have received grants from them in the past. Go to NEH Explore Go to NEH homepage

The Office of Technology Development (OTD)

February 11, 2015

OTD works to support UNC’s mission to encourage innovation and disseminate knowledge and serves the university and the public by licensing innovations developed by faculty, students and staff. Services include evaluating, patenting, licensing and assisting faculty in obtaining research support … Continued

Innovate Carolina

February 11, 2015

The Chancellor’s Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship works to strengthen UNC’s innovation ecosystem to meet the needs of faculty, students, staff, and community members as they translate their novel ideas into practical applications. They serve as a directory for programs … Continued

Kenan Institute

February 11, 2015

Since 1985, the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise (part of the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School) has encouraged cooperative efforts among privately owned businesses, higher education and government. The institute exists to connect people and organizations, create opportunities and resources, and … Continued

External Proposal Writing Training

January 28, 2015

External proposal writing training for faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars, and graduate students. Here are some external organizations that provide proposal writing training, usually for a fee: Foundation Center Grantsmanship Center Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops LLC

Foundation Center Alert Services

January 28, 2015

Philanthropy News Digest, a service of the Foundation Center, publishes requests for proposals (RFPs) and notices of awards as a free service for grant-making organizations and nonprofits. It is updated every Friday and is available by email or RSS feed. … Continued

iBridge Network

January 26, 2015

The iBridge Network provides a centralized online source for identifying research inventions, early stage technologies, and innovations, primarily at universities. Go to iBridge Network View UNC-Chapel Hill innovations Browse innovations at all participating institutions

UNC System Sponsored Programs Reporting Portal

January 26, 2015

The general public can access information on research and sponsored program awards to all University of North Carolina system institutions through the UNC System Sponsored Programs Reporting Portal portal (SPARC). Users can search for information by school, researcher, sponsor, or … Continued

Partnering with UNC

January 26, 2015

Partnering with UNC is committed to fostering mutually beneficial relationships between UNC scientists and corporation partners.The acceleration of cutting-edge research into health care applications is a core mission of UNC Chapel Hill and key to UNC’s vision of advancing innovation … Continued

Foundation Center Resources

November 10, 2014

The Foundation Center indexes nearly 100,000 U.S. private foundations and corporate grantmakers and over 2 million recent grants. Resources include a database of funding sources and aggregated statistics. This resource’s primary strength is the large amount of tax information it … Continued


November 10, 2014

REACH NC allows users to find experts and assets within North Carolina’s higher education and research institutions. Currently, REACH NC mainly includes expert profiles selected  from the life sciences, physical sciences, and engineering. The project hopes to eventually encompass experts … Continued