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Grants for research and scholarly activity and some programs primarily come from federal agencies. Research at the University of Idaho has generated nearly $100 million in funding each year since 2003. The vision of the University is to grow its research enterprise and increase its competitive research funding from the current $100 million annually to $150 million by 2020.

The UI subscribes to COS Pivot, a comprehensive funding database that includes government funding agencies, private and corporate foundations, and other funding organizations. You can create and save customized searches. Visit or contact the Proposal Development Specialist for more information.

Internal funding opportunities include Seed Grants for Faculty. The Research Office also conducts internal competitions for funding programs with limited submissions. 

The Research Office Proposal Development Specialist can provide assistance in obtaining funding and writing proposals.

Additional links for proposal writing resources are available here.

If you have found a funding opportunity and will be preparing a proposal, make sure to notify your Sponsored Program Specialist in the Office of Sponsored Programs. They will help you navigate the submission process and comply with UI procedures.

If you have found a funding opportunity with a corporation or private foundation, make sure to contact the UI Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations before preparing an application.