Research Support and Development


From 2017 to 2022, the center employed a structured model for promoting engineering-medicine research and facilitate effective translation of research into clinical use. First, it connected engineering and medical researchers so they could collaborate and solve clinical problems using engineering principles. Next, the center provided seed grants to help support promising engineering-medicine collaborations. After seed grant research was completed, researchers often had the data needed to submit proposals for grants at outside agencies in order to continue their research. The center also provided extensive grant support for researchers who want secure additional funding at institutions like the National Institutes for Health (NIH).

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Funding Programs

Pivot  - Pivot is a funding discovery tool, available to all UVa faculty, staff, and students. It has a large database of funding opportunities. Similar to GrantForward, but offering search results that don't always overlap with GrantForward, it is useful to use both of these tools when searching for funding opportunities.
UVa subscription; accessible through Netbadge. To login, Click on "Log In" and choose "Access via My Institution Login" - you will then be directed to sign in using Netbadge. Do not select "Sign Up"; you already have an account via Netbadge.

GrantForward - GrantForward is a funding discovery tool, available to all UVa faculty, staff, and students. It has a large database of funding opportunities. Similar to Pivot, but offering search results that don't always overlap with Pivot, it is useful to use both of these tools when searching for funding opportunities.
UVa subscription; create your own account (using your virginia.edu email address) to gain access to all features.

Grants.gov - Grants.gov is the primary source for finding U.S. government grants. NOTE: Only the UVa Office of Sponsored Programs is authorized to submit proposals via Grants.gov.

Grant Advisor Plus - This site includes a monthly update of grant announcements in many subject areas plus backfiles. Library subscription. Please access On Grounds or through UVa Proxy account.

InfoEd Sponsored Programs Information Network (SPIN) - InfoEd SPIN is a database of funding opportunities from government and private sources. Researchers who would like to access the database from off-Grounds should use the UVA Anywhere VPN; instructions for setting up UVA Anywhere can be found here.

Cornell Univerisity maintains a fellowship database. Fellowships may be searched using the following fields: (1) biological sciences, (2) humanities & arts, (3) physical sciences and engineering, (4) social sciences, (5) women, (6) minorities, (7) international students, (8) summer, (9) study abroad, and (10) post-docs.

Duke University maintains a research funding database. Among the search options are funding opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

Foundation Center - This database features contact information on grantmakers in the U.S. including private foundations, community foundations, grantmaking public charities, and corporate giving programs. Also offers IRS 990 forms of foundations. UVa Subscription
 

Federal Funding Agencies of Interest

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)