Extramural Funding Opportunities

This page contains information on how to find funding opportunities beyond University of California sources.


The UC Davis Office of Research (OR)  OR is a great source of information on funding opportunities of all kinds for UC Davis faculty, including extramural funding.

Links to search engines for general (Pivot, which can also be used to identify potential collaborators), government-sponsored, or philanthropic sources of grants that can be used to customize your grant search can be found on the OR website, as well as links to individual grant sponsors including many Federal Agencies, State of California Agencies, Non-Profit Organizations and Private Foundations, and the University of California.

OR's Research Funding System is an especially useful resource for identifying Funding Opportunities of Special Interest to UC Davis researchers and for submitting pre-proposal applications to the Limited and Coordinated Submission programs managed by the OR staff.

To receive weekly updates of relevant funding opportunities, subscribe to OR Listservs.

Other sources of information on funding sources from outside the UC system include:

The Humanities and Social Sciences ONLINE (H-Net)  A listing of current funding opportunities in the Social Sciences and Humanities

National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE)  Through its Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS), Division of Social and Economic Sciences (SES), and the SBE Office of Multidisciplinary Activities (SMA), NSF SBE supports research that builds fundamental knowledge of human behavior, interaction, and social and economic systems, organizations and institutions

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Basic Behavioral Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)  The OBSSR mission is to stimulate behavioral and social sciences research throughout NIH and to integrate these areas of research more fully into others of the NIH health research enterprise, thereby improving our understanding, treatment, and prevention of disease

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Opportunity Network (OppNet)  OppNet is a trans-NIH initiative that funds activities to build the collective body of knowledge about the nature of behavior and social systems, and that deepen our understanding of basic mechanisms of behavioral and social processes; all OppNet initiatives invite investigators to propose innovative research that will advance a targeted domain of basic social and behavioral sciences and produce knowledge and/or tools of potential relevance to multiple domains of health- and lifecourse-related research

Email Alerts and Newsletters  Researchers are also encouraged to sign up for email alerts and newsletters with individual organizations that provide funding opportunities particularly relevant to their specific research interests in order to receive timely notifications of new funding opportunities and other update