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The Funding Information Portal is a repository of many of the resources available to UNC faculty and staff to help you find and apply for opportunities for research, conferences, travel, curriculum development and other funding needs. If you are beginning your funding search should start with the resources on the Funding Databases page, particularly COS Pivot and the Carolina Internal Funding Database. If you need assistance developing your research and thinking through potential types of funding or funding options, please see the Office of Research Development website for additional support options.

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The tabs across the top of the site reflect aspects of the funding process. Funding Databases, Alerts, and Guides will help you find funding opportunities that might be a good match. Awards Made information can assist you with locating collaborators on campus as well as allow you to determine what types of projects different funders have been awarding recently. Proposal Writing can help you craft a strong application once you’ve decided to apply. Faculty Expertise can help you find information on faculty and departmental specialties in order to support proposed projects or seek project collaborations and team members. Business and Industry Partnerships can help you find applications for your work beyond academia as well provide information on the correct administrative offices and required steps to move your research from campus to industry.

Because the Funding Information Portal is a shared resource between the Office of Research Development and the Graduate Funding information Center, some resources may be generally more helpful for students than faculty. Resources have been tagged with a suggested audience: Graduate Student, Postdoc, or Faculty; and a disciplinary area: Arts and Humanities, Health and Medical Sciences, Life and Physical Sciences, or Social Sciences. On pages with many resources, you may wish to filter by audience and disciplinary area in order to view only the resources that are most likely relevant to you. Bear in mind that these tags are a suggestion designed to help you rather than a hard and fast rule. All faculty and staff are welcome to browse and use resources in any category.

If you have questions about finding funding or how to use any of the resources on this site, please contact Ashley Mattheis at the Office of Research Development (