If you need funding, here are some sources to help you get started. Once you have located some appropriate opportunties, you can work with Sponsored Projects Services and the Office of Research Advancement on developing your proposals.
Some funders, including federal agencies, limit the number of applications from an institution so UB reviews the proposals and selects those to be submitted. Search Limited Grants
Use UB funding to start your research (seed funding) and to develop your project so it attracts external grants. In alignment with university goals and resources, the focus areas can vary year to year.
SUNY Networks of Excellence (NOE) bring together top scholars and industry experts to spur research and commercialization in high-demand areas.
*Please note this is a limited submission program.
SPIN (Sponsored Programs Information Network) is an extensive database that allows you to search for research funding. It contains more than 40,000 funding opportunities from at least 10,000 sponsors worldwide. UB faculty and staff can access it at no charge.
For help with SPIN, please contact Kimberly Burns at email@example.com.
SBIR: The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in federal research/research and development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization. The SBIR funding program is structured in three phases.
STTR: The Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) is another program that expands funding opportunities in the federal innovation research and development (R&D) arena, bridging the gap between basic science and commercialization of resulting innovations. It requires the small business to formally collaborate with a research institution in Phase I and Phase II.
New York State Grants Gateway serves as the primary outlet for state agencies to post upcoming funding opportunities.
If you are unfamiliar with the NYS Grants Gateway, you can join a training webinar. Check the schedule.
For field-specific grants opportunities:
Request for Applications (RFA) for Investigator Initiated Research Projects (IIRP) and Innovative, Developmental or Exploratory Activities (IDEA) in Stem Cell Research (Rd 5).
This RFA offers researchers the opportunity to apply for an IIRP award which is designed to:
and/or an IDEA award which provides researchers the opportunity to:
Projects will be supported by state funds.
To download a copy of the RFA and instructions, visit the New York State Grants Gateway and search using the keywords, “Investigator Initiated,” and selecting the Department of Health as the Funding Agency.
UB's Corporate and Foundation Relations staff members help faculty build relationships with businesses and foundations in ways that align with the university's research goals and support departmental activities. For more information call 716-881-8206. Supporting UB Research
For more about foundation and corporate funding opportunities:
The following databases provide "one-stop" shopping for research funding from federal agencies. They allow you to search based on your individual interests and to create ongoing alerts.
The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) contains detailed program descriptions for more than 2,300 federal assistance programs.
You also can check with the individual agencies to
learn more about funding opportunities.
Learn more about UB's guidelines for Limited Submission Opportunities.