External Research Funding Opportunities
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Log in or create a user account using the links in the upper right corner of the Pivot homepage to get started. Visit the Pivot website or contact the Research and Faculty Development team for more information.
Grants.gov is a portal to all federal grant opportunities. UI uses Cayuse424, a submission program for Grants.gov proposals.
Grant information for specific agencies is available at:
Sometimes funding opportunities arise through private industry collaborations or discussions with sponsor program officers. We advise that you inform the Office of Sponsored Programs, your department chair and your dean early in the discussion process in order to assess risk and address any potential issues.
Additionally, make sure to contact the UI Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations before preparing an application.
The Higher Education Research Council of the Idaho State Board of Education has released an RFP for research proposals to support the goals of the Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission, or IGEM, initiative.
The purpose of this call is to enhance research capacity at the University of Idaho by building on existing strengths that will impact economic development in the state. These proposals can be up to $700,000 per year for a maximum of three years. Proposals must have an impact in the private sector.
In order to select the most competitive proposals for submission, there will be an internal competition based on review of preproposals. The preproposal should be responsive to the RFP as well as describe the project, its potential impact, private sector interest and support, key personnel and expected outcomes. This should not exceed three pages.
In addition, an abbreviated proposed budget should be attached. This budget should include funds to be requested from IGEM as well as contributions from other sources such as the university, private sector, etc. Proposers are encouraged to work with deans and other university administrators as they develop their concepts. All submissions must be endorsed by a dean or deans.