Funding for Research

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 a database of funding opportunities relevant to the UF Pediatrics research community. The information is currently divided in the following categories:

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.

Funding Opportunities

Federal Government Databases

Federal government databases are available to search for government-sponsored grants.

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.

Illinois Researcher Information Service (IRIS)

Provides information about active federal and private funding opportunities in targeted research areas.

Office of Research FYI Funding Newsletter

Provides information on research news at UF and federal, state, and foundation grant opportunities with upcoming deadlines and links to agency websites.

The UF Libraries Grants Management Program

The UF Libraries Grants Management Program supports the research and training of students and library faculty; and all processes related to submission and management of Libraries’ grant-funded projects.

Additional Resources

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.

Programs Offered by the UF Office of Research

The Office of Research uses a combination of carry-forward funds and earnings from the UF Research Foundation to fund seven internal support opportunities.

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 Ofice 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.