The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA has a proud tradition of producing world renowned physician-scientists. Not only will you be given outstanding opportunities to contribute to scientific discovery, you will be exposed to our world-renowned faculty who's ever evolving innovations and groundbreaking research inform scientific and medical thought around the globe. Utilize the resources listed here to help fund, start, or continue your work.
BioFund: Non-NIH Funding Database
An extensive collection of non-NIH peer-reviewed funding opportunities searchable by keyword for faculty and trainees to pursue peer-reviewed funding. Customized searches are available based on research focus and desired funding, allowing planning for application deadlines up to a year in advance. The database is updated at least once per year. Please use the ‘contact us’ feature to engage in feedback and/or to add/edit content.
Information on resources for the following:
DGSOM Seed Grant Program
Applications from both individual faculty and research teams are encouraged via a centralized mechanism that has been established for the submission of Letters of Intent (LOIs) and full applications. Submitted LOIs and applications will be reviewed by committees assembled by each of the six Research Themes:
Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Our mission is to accelerate discoveries toward better health. Here you can find :
Corporate, Foundation and Research Relations
UCLA Innovation Fund
In order to advance therapeutics, medical devices/diagnostics, and digital health technologies across campus, the Technology Development Group (TDG), UCLA Health / David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM), UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering & Applied Science and the College's Divisions of Life Sciences and Physical Sciences are collaborating to present the UCLA Fund for Innovation. This opportunity is open to UCLA faculty from all Schools who have signed the UCLA Patent Policy.
Grants.gov provides central access to more than 1,000 different grant programs across all 26 federal grant-making agencies that award more than $500 billion annually. Learn more
Spin is the world's largest database of sponsored funding opportunities. Spin has the ability to conduct customized searches based on an investigator’s profile, save searches, and create funding alerts. Learn more
The NIH K Kiosk lists career development awards for investigators with research doctorates or health-professional doctorate degrees (e.g., medical, dental, nursing). Learn more
Active NIH RFAs
The Active NIH RFAs lists all active requests for applications; funding opportunities and notice search results. Learn more
Grants Submission Unit
The Grants Submission Unit supports the grant application process, with particular emphasis on large and complex grants. Tools and services may include provision of grant writing outlines and detailed checklists of required components, project management and multisite coordination, and review and editing of grant narrative for consistency, clarity and responsiveness to the RFA.
In the cases of large proposals that advance the goals of CTSI, GSU provides hands-on management of the grant-writing process, including collecting biosketches, drafting and soliciting letters of support, and compiling resources and other boilerplate text.
The UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute provides support for grant submission by offering boilerplate text for the Facilities and Resources sections of NIH grant applications. Learn More
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