Funding for Research

The Pediatrics Grants Office is committed to supporting faculty, fellows, and students in their search for sponsors who will fund their projects in research, public service, and instruction. To start the search for a funding opportunity, please review the list of federal government databases below. Additional internal funding opportunities are listed below as well.

The Pediatrics Grants Office also can provide support identifying external support for your specific research project. If you have any questions please contact the Pediatrics Grants Office.

Federal Government Databases

NIH Guide for Grants & Contracts

NIH offers funding for many types of grants, contracts, and even programs that help repay loans for researchers. Learn about these programs, as well as about NIH’s budget process, grant funding strategies, and policies, and more.

National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 “to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…” NSF is vital because we support basic research and people to create knowledge that transforms the future.


Provides a common website for federal agencies to post discretionary funding opportunities and for grantees to find and apply to them.


GrantForward’s specialized search algorithm and team of specialists allows us to constantly add new and accurate funding opportunities

Internal Opportunities

UF Opportunity Seed Fund

Annual seed grant program that supports new projects and/or new collaborative partnerships and targets interdisciplinary, faculty-initiated research initiatives with potential for extramural support.

Faculty Enhancement Opportunity Awards

These are part of President Machen’s efforts to support and enhance professional development opportunities for faculty. Award amounts vary. Applications are accepted and put forward to the Provost’s Office in the Fall and Spring via an internal PHHP selection process.

CTSI Funded Research

The CTSI Pilot and Collaborative Projects Program provides intramural grants to support the growth of interdisciplinary and investigator-initiated research across UF’s broad range of scientific disciplines.

Additional Resources