Funding Opportunities for Health Researchers

CCTS Funding

KL2 Junior Faculty Awards
TL1/PECTS Pre-Doctoral Awards
CCTS Pilot Grants
CCTS Just-in-Time Program
UICentre Seed Funding

UIC Internal Funding

CRB Pilot Grants
Bridge Funding Program
Ignite Award
Chancellors Discovery Fund for Multidiscplinary Research
UIC Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH)
Research Open Access Article Publishing (ROAAP) Fund
UIC Chancellor's Innovation Fund Proof of Concept Awards Program
Office of Social Science Research Seed Grant
Office of Social Science Research: Research Grant Support Program-Social Sciences (RGSP-SS)
Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement: Civic Engagement Discourse Fund
Research @ UIC Limited Competitions

NIH Research Training Opportunities

NIH Lasker Clinical Research Scholars Program

The Lasker program supports a small number of exceptional clinical researchers in the early stages of their careers to promote their development to fully independent positions.

Online Funding Search Tools

Community of Science
Search thousands of expertise profiles. Don’t let the “Science” fool you. The COS has over 400,000 federal and non-federal funding opportunities for every discipline. It provides access to research-oriented databases including the Funding Opportunities Database, Commerce Business Daily, and The Federal Register.

Foundation Center RFP
A comprehensive, up-to-date database of requests for proposals from foundations and corporate giving programs.

Grants Resource Center 
More than 1800 government and private funding programs exclusively designed for public colleges and universities subscribing to GRC. Note: first-time users need to email the RDS Program Coordinator to request username and password in order to access this resource.

All discretionary grants offered by the 26 federal grant-making agencies can be found on

An extensive database on fellowships, grants and various sources of research support in the biomedical sciences. Also offers links to sponsors' web sites, online applications, and comments from recent application reviewers.

Grant Forward (formerly IRIS)
Compiled by the University of Illinois, contains over 7,000 up-to-date descriptions of federal and nonfederal opportunities in every field from agriculture to zoology.

National Communication Association
NCA's Current Request for Proposals Tracker identifies funding opportunities for communication scholars including research grants, residential fellowships, travel funds, and awards. There are opportunities for graduate students, post-docs, faculty, and people outside of the academy.

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Corporate and Foundation Relations

The mission of the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (OCFR) is to generate private financial support from corporations and foundations for priorities at the University of Illinois at Chicago. OCFR works collaboratively with colleges and other units at UIC, and with sister institutions in the University of Illinois, to facilitate the creation and maintenance of mutually beneficial corporate and foundation partnerships.

Please review the following top foundations /corporations to see if your program or project is a match with their giving guidelines. If it is a match, please complete this form and submit it to the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations Office. If you are interested in a foundation not in the top foundations/corporations list above, please contact OVCR’s Office of Research Development Services (RDS) at