Some funders limit the number of applications from an institution so UB reviews the proposals, selecting those for submission. Search Limited Submission Opportunities
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.
Technology Accelerator Fund (TAF) helps faculty inventors and scientists turn their ideas into market-ready technologies.
*Please note this is a limited submission program.
SPIN (Sponsored Programs Information Network) is a database that allows UB researchers, administrators, postdocs and students (at no charge) to search over 40,000 funding opportunities from more than 10,000 federal, public, non-profit, and private sponsors. Registered users can set up and save search preferences, sign up for email notifications, organize and export funding searches and funding opportunities.
We encourage all UB users to register a SPIN profile. With a SPIN profile, you can log into the full SPIN database and use all of its features. Signing into SPIN is also the only way to access the database off campus and/or through VPN. Eligible SPIN users must be currently affiliated with UB and have an active UB email address. To register a profile, visit https://spin.infoedglobal.com.
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:
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.
Growing a business can be an arduous task, whether you're a startup or an established business. Our programs and services offer ways to engage with the research community or business coaches who are experts at spurring innovation and R&D. Besides know-how, tap into funds to work on projects, hire an intern, license a technology or cultivate an idea. Explore all the ways we can help you be more successful.
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: