Funding Opportunities

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.

BioFund: Non-NIH Funding Database

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.

DGSOM Seed Grant Program

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 Innovation Fund

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

UCLA VCR - Vice Chancellor for Research

Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Our mission is to accelerate discoveries toward better health. Here you can find :

Clinical and Translational Science Institute

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

Corporate, Foundation and Research Relations 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

K Kiosk

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 (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

The UCLA CTSI boilerplates page provides support for grant submission by offering boilerplate text for the Facilities and Resources sections of NIH grant applications. 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
  • Regulatory
  • Research cores
  • Research tools
  • UCLA administrative units
  • UCLA hospitals and health system
  • UCLA schools, departments, institutes and centers