Funding Opportunities

Funding Websites & Listservs

The following websites and listservs are available to faculty, researchers, and students who are searching for funding opportunities. Please contact our Office if you plan to apply for any funding opportunities found on these sites or elsewhere.

Our colleagues at the UCSB Office of Research invite you to visit their website's Funding Opportunities page. Here you will find links to funding opportunity databases, ways to locate funding sources, limited-submission funding information, and sponsor agencies. Specifically, the Office of Research provides a bi-monthly newsletter called Funding Resources that presents new funding opportunities, details new services that the Office of Research provide and highlights new developments in research funding.

The Contracts & Grants Office routinely emails all GGSE faculty with newsletters and opportunities including the following:

  • Funding opportunities relevant to GGSE faculty, researchers and students.
  • Updates on relevant UCSB Office of Research and sponsor agency policies.
  • Announcements of grantsmanship activities to enhance the skills and knowledge of GGSE researchers.
  • Quarterly listings of awards received and proposals submitted by GGSE researchers.


The Community of Science (COS Pivot) website allows users to search thousands of funding opportunities by keywords, dates, award type, etc. Create an account and you can save searches to run as often as you like to find new opportunities meeting your search criteria.

Department of Education Grants Forecast FY 
Department of Education Grant Applications 
Institute of Educational Sciences webinar archive -- topics include: grant writing and the application process
Department of Health and Human Services GrantsNet 
Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs Open Solicitations 
National Institutes of Health Grants and Funding Opportunities 
National Science Foundation E-bulletin -- Education & Human Resources

UCSB Graduate Division -- listing of graduate student funding opportunities


The Contracts & Grants Office subscribes to the listservs below. However, all are welcome to subscribe directly via the links noted.

California Department of Education Funding Opportunities (E-mail notification of funding opportunities) 
NIH Guide for Grants & Contracts (NIHTOC-L) Listserv
National Science Foundation (NSF) Custom News Service
US Department of Education
Foundation Center (E-mail notification of foundation funding opportunities in fields you specify)