Funding Opportunities

This page provides information regarding current proposal-specific funding opportunities. For additional ongoing and general funding resources please visit our Pre-Award page.


National Academy of Education Invites Applications for Dissertation Fellowships


Fellowship stipends of $27,500 will be awarded to individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, analysis, or practice of formal or informal education.... read more here


NIH Proposal Development Training Series

Please join us for a FREE training series in NIH proposal development sponsored by ResearchNet and the integrated Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia (iTHRIV)!

This series is designed to assist faculty and staff to navigate the various components of an NIH grant proposal through a series of online training courses. 

Training is provided via “live” webinars (which participants can access from their own computers or participate in a hosted group session) as well as on-demand enduring training offerings.

See details in the iTHRIV portal:

Sign up now as space is limited!


Brady Education Foundation RFP

The Brady Education Foundation seeks to close the achievement/opportunity gap for children at risk for poor school outcomes due to environmental factors associated with living in poverty.

To advance this mission, the foundation is accepting stage-one applications from projects focused on the development and evaluation of programs that are consistent with a strength-based approach and show promise of being feasible, effective, and sustainable.


UVA STAR Call for Pilot Proposals

The purpose of the Supporting Transformative Autism Research (STAR) Initiative at the University of Virginia is to facilitate transformative research focused on improving the lives of individuals with autism and their families.  STAR Pilot Awards are intended to support innovative faculty-initiated research projects with strong scientific merit and high potential for extramural support.  These awards will fund small-scale projects or early-stage studies that are intended to gather preliminary data, expand or extend prior work, and lead to competitive applications for external funding.  Investigators new to the field of autism are encouraged to apply, as are transdisciplinary and applied research teams.

Projects should emphasize novel research and lead to specific plans for obtaining extramural funding.  Projects may focus on any aspect of autism research, but those that are aligned with priorities identified in the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) Strategic Plan ( will be given preference.  Interdisciplinary collaboration is also strongly encouraged. Please see the linked attachment for additional information.


3 Cavaliers Seed Funding

The 3C program provides support for groups of three collaborative faculty members spread across at least two disparate disciplines, located in different units or schools, to self-assemble, formulate and explore creative, high-risk, high-payoff interdisciplinary research ideas that might not be ready for more traditional funding.

Seed Funding for $60K and $15K projects. Three faculty collaborating on a new idea. The goal of this program is to empower faculty creativity and significantly advance our interdisciplinary research culture. Visit the website for additional information. (updated 7/11/18)


UVa Seed Funding Opportunities

(updated 3/21/17)