The Research Enhancement Rundown is a weekly newsletter from the Research Enhancement Office with information about funding opportunities, limited submissions, and related news and events.
For questions or to suggest an item for inclusion in the newsletter, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The LSO Newsletter provides weekly updates about current limited submission opportunities (LSO). For more information about the campus limited submission process, visit our limited submissions website.
For questions about the campus LSO process, email email@example.com.
The Office of Research & Creative Activities currently provides an institution-wide subscription to SPIN funding opportunity database. SPIN offers:
- Over 40,000 programs from more than 10,000 unique sponsors
- Opportunities from a range of sponsor types (e.g. federal, foundation, and corporate)
- Programs with a wide variety of eligibility (e.g. student, postdoc, and faculty) across all disciplines
- Ability to set up customizable funding searches and alerts
Access to SPIN is automatic when logging on from campus or via the VPN
If you want to access SPIN remotely from any computer/network without VPN, you will need to create a SPIN logon and ID.
- Select “UCLA” as your institution in the pull down menu and complete the form.
- Please anticipate a several day delay while your account is authenticated. You may be contacted by ORCA staff regarding your account request.
- Note: Using a UCLA-affiliated email address will accelerate the process
Get acquainted with these Training Videos. To access, you must be logged on from campus/VPN or with your SPIN credentials (see instruction above to request a SPIN login).
The Research Enhancement Office (REO) maintains a database with a collection of funding opportunities managed by UCLA and other UCs open to members of the UCLA community.
REO strives to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information, but, if you notice outdated information or a missing internal funding opportunity, please let us know by filling out the form linked below.
The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Creative Activities (ORCA) supports a number of internal funding and award mechanisms. Past cycles have included:
- DataX Collaborathon - Working Group Microgrants
- Latinx Studies Seed Grants (LSS)
- Racial and Social Justice Seed Grants (RSJ)
- ORCA Acceleration Grants (OAG)
For a full list of current funding and awards programs managed by ORCA, please visit our internal funding and awards page.
The UCLA CTSI supports a range of funding opportunities. More information regarding current and past opportunities can be found on their website (linked above).
The UCLA CTSI is a research partnership of UCLA, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, and Harbor-UCLA Medical Center/Lundquist Institute for Biomedical Innovation. The CTSI provides the research infrastructure to translate discoveries to improve health in Los Angeles County, a diverse metropolis of 10 million people.
Information about current and past awards and grants offered by the UCLA Academic Senate can be found on their website (linked above).
The Research Grants Program Office (RGPO) within the University of California Office of the President (UCOP) oversees a broad grantmaking portfolio of over $100 million a year to support research that is critical to California, the nation and the world. Program areas have included:
- California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP)
- California HIV/AIDS Research Program (CHRP)
- Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP)
- University of California Research Initiatives (UCRI)
Information about grant funds available across the federal grant-making agencies can be found on grants.gov.
Select Federal Funding Agencies
Federal agencies provide support for innovative research and many other programs and initiatives. If you would like to learn more about grant programs specific to these agencies, below are links to some helpful resources to begin your search. Many of these agencies also provide regular email updates about current and upcoming funding programs. Links to sign up for these alerts have been provided, when possible.
Email Alerts Sign-Up
Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H)
Army Research Office
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP)
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
Department of Education (ED)
Department of Energy (DOE)
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Health Resources and Services Agency (HRSA)
Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Office of Naval Research (ONR)
Foundation and Corporate Engagement
Office of Foundation Relations and Corporate Philanthropy (FRCP)
This central office serves as a hub to facilitate and steward meaningful partnerships between UCLA and philanthropic organizations to advance mutual goals that advance the university’s research and teaching mission and our overarching goal to create positive social impact.
Divisional Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) Offices
Division-based offices at UCLA also provide vital support in fostering partnerships between UCLA and philanthropic organizations
Additional resources regarding foundations and corporate philanthropy include:
Philanthropy News Digest publishes Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and notices of awards as a free service for U.S.-based nonprofit and grantmaking organizations. https://philanthropynewsdigest.org/rfps
UCLA Technology Development Group (TDG)
The UCLA Technology Development Group (TDG) maintains a list of select industry funding opportunities.
TDG also sends out a newsletter with news and events related to their work.