Funding when you need it
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, but you will also be exposed to our world-renowned faculty whose 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.
UCLA funding search tools
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.
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 Research Themes.
John H. Walsh Young Investigator Research Prize
Department chairs, division chiefs, and research unit directors are encouraged to publicize and promote nominations for the John H. Walsh Young Investigator Research Prize award. Nominations must be made by UCLA faculty members. This prize is offered every three years.
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.
UCLA VCR - Vice Chancellor for Research
Information on resources for the following:
- Limited Submission Opportunity
- External Funding Opportunity Databases
- UCLA Funding Opportunity Newsletters
- Transdisciplinary Seed Grants
Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Our mission is to accelerate discoveries toward better health. Here you can find :
- Funding Opportunities
- Grant Writing Tips
- Regulatory Requirements
- Grant Submission Services
- Clinical Data Requests
- Biostatistical Support
Corporate, Foundation, and Research Relations
Our focus is to strengthen faculty relationships with private institutional funders. We can offer:
- Prospect research on foundations and corporations
- Proposal editing and strategy advice specific to private funders
- Faculty training on building funder relationships
- Assistance in arranging cultivation and stewardship visits to campus
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 Grants Submission Unit (GSU) supports the grant application process, with particular emphasis on large and complex grants. Tools and services may include the provision of grant writing outlines and detailed checklists of required components, project management and multi-site coordination, review and editing of grant narrative for consistency, clarity and responsiveness to the FOA.
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. Learn more
UCLA CTSI maintains a library of successful Award applications. Sample application types include: F32, K01, K08, K23, K24, K99/R00, R01 and U54 Applications plus NIH Biosketches (2015 version). Learn more
Find boilerplate text for the following:
- CTSI and CTSI partner institutions
- CTSI Clinical and Translational Research Centers
- CTSI program areas
- CTSI-supported collaborations and initiatives
- Incubators, licensing and entrepreneurship
- CTSA Consortia
- Mobile health institutes and centers
- Research cores
- Research tools
- UCLA administrative units
- UCLA hospitals and health system
- UCLA schools, departments, institutes and centers