Funding Opportunities

The Office of Research focus is on making key investments in the UC research enterprise that will impact our local, national and global partners to advance multi- and trans-disciplinary initiatives in existing and emerging communities of research excellence at UC.

SPIN: Funding Opportunity Search Engine

The University of Cincinnati offers SPIN to provide a platform to search for Funding Opportunities. It features customizable queries for funding opportunities that match exactly what you are eligible to receive. To access this tool go to while on a UC network. In order to create custom searches you must create an account using the instructions found here.

You can see the SPIN Quick Start and the User Guide for more information.

Featured External Opportunities

ORAU University Partnership Funding Opportunities

Like never before, universities today face serious challenges in securing research funding and attracting students into scientific and technical fields necessary to compete in a global arena. ORAU addresses these challenges by providing research grants; promoting opportunities for collaboration among government, universities, and private industry; and creating smart partnerships for innovation and advances in scientific research and education.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Grand Challenges Canada Grant Program

Due Date: October 11, 2017 by 3:00 pm EDT

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is inviting proposals for the latest round of Grand Challenges Explorations, which fosters early-stage discovery research to expand the pipeline of ideas for solving our greatest global health and development challenges. Launched in 2008 with an initial $100 million commitment from the foundation, Grand Challenges Explorations grants have already been awarded to more than 1300 researchers in more than 65 countries.

Grand Challenges Explorations is an initiative where initial grants are for USD $100,000 and successful projects are eligible to receive follow-on funding of up to USD $1 million. Proposals are solicited twice a year for an expanding set of global health and development topics. Applications are only two pages, and no preliminary data is required. Applicants can be at any experience level; in any discipline; and from any organization, including colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations and for-profit companies.

They are accepting applications on the following three topics until Wednesday, November 8, 11:30 am Pacific Time:

Tips for applicants in English, French, Korean, Portuguese, Chinese , and Spanish are available. Full descriptions of the topics in these languages will be available at the beginning of the week of September 18, 2017.

In addition, as part of the on-going Saving Brains initiative, and with the ultimate goal of increasing human capital and tackling existing inequalities, Grand Challenges Canada has launched a new funding opportunity open to applicants in low- and middle-income countries and Canada. This challenge seeks bold ideas for products, services and implementation models that protect and nurture early brain development in a sustainable manner. Funding is open to innovative solutions that address the risk factors facing children living in adversity by promoting health and nutrition, providing enrichment and nurturing, and or protecting against maltreatment.

The application deadline for Grand Challenges Canada Saving Brains grant opportunity is October 11, 2017, at 3:00 PM EDT. For details and application instructions, please visit the website.

They invite you to read summaries of the over 1300 GCE grants funded to date and to check out the interactive world map of investments across the global Grand Challenges funding partner network.

They look forward to receiving innovative ideas from around the world and from all disciplines. If you have a great idea, please apply. If you know someone else who may have a great idea, please forward this message.