Faculty and staff in the health and medical sciences

1. Funding Databases

Carolina Internal Funding Database

The Carolina Internal Funding Database provides information on internal sources of funds available from UNC-Chapel Hill.

COS Funding Opportunities

COS is a comprehensive database of funding opportunities from many government and private sources.

Community Foundation Locator

The Community Foundation Locator indexes community foundations located in North Carolina and other states.

Foundation Center Resources

The Foundation Center indexes nearly 100,000 U.S. private foundations and corporate grantmakers and over 2 million recent grants.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Guide for Grants and Contracts

This is a publication of National Institutes of Health's extramural grant programs and priorities.

NC OpenBook

A database of North Carolina state government grant and financial assistance programs and awards made.

US Federal Funding Databases

General databases and resources for federal funding such as Grants.gov and FedBizOpps.gov.

2. Funding Alerts

AHRQ Research Activities

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Electronic Newsletter includes announcements of Agency products and projects and summarizes research findings from Agency-supported studies.

Department of Education Resources

Federal Register notices from the Department of Education via Twitter or RSS.

Federal Funding Alerts

Non-agency specific federal funding alerts.

Health Funding Watch

A specialized electronic newsletter from the Foundation Directory.

National Institutes of Health Resources

Funding alerts and listservs from the National Institutes of Health.

National Science Foundation Update

Update is the National Science Foundation's free e-mail subscription service.

Philanthropy News Digest

Philanthropy News Digest, a service of the Foundation Center, publishes requests for proposals (RFPs) and notices of awards as a free service for grant-making organizations and nonprofits.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Email Services

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation offers email alerts for grants relating to health and health care of all Americans.

3. Funding Guides

Biotechnology Grants

Biotechnology grants from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center.

Food Science and Hospitality

Compiled by Michigan State University Libraries.

Medicine (including pharmacy)

Compiled by Michigan State University Libraries.


Compiled by Michigan State University Libraries.

Physical Therapy

Compiled by Michigan State University Libraries.

Psychology and Psychiatry

Compiled by Michigan State University Libraries.

4. Print and eBook

Print & eBook: Proposal Writing and Development Guides

Guides to aiding proposal writing and development for faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars, and graduate students.

5. Awards Made Databases

National Institutes of Health RePORTER

Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool Expenditures and Results (RePORTER) is NIH's awards made tool, including award data from NIH, SAMHSA, HRSA, FDA, CDC, AHRQ and VA.

Research Administration Management System & eSubmission (RAMSeS)

Information on the research activities of UNC-Chapel Hill researchers; contains information on proposals (with abstracts) and awards received, searchable by several different criteria. Especially helpful to faculty seeking collaborators for research or proposal development.

Department of Defense

Awards made databases for the Congressionally Directed Medical Research and the DOD Small Business Innovation and Small Business Technology Transfer programs.

Department of Health and Human Services

Awards made databases from the Department of Health and Human Services and its subsidiaries.

Health Services Research Projects in Progress (HSRProj)

In-progress health services research awards made by public and private funders.

Transportation Research Board Research in Progress

The National Academies' Transportation Research Board (TRB) database of research projects in progress and completed. View TRB-funded projects by subject, individuals, or organizations.

UNC System Sponsored Programs Reporting Portal

The general public can access information on research and sponsored program awards to all University of North Carolina system institutions through this portal. Users can search for information by school, researcher, sponsor, or keyword. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) reports are also available for download.


All federal government contract, grant, and other award data.

6. Faculty Expertise


Allows users to find experts and assets within North Carolina higher education and research institutions. For UNC - Chapel Hill, REACH NC currently only covers Health Affairs.

Database of Faculty with International Expertise

Information on the international expertise of UNC-Chapel Hill faculty.

Gillings School of Global Public Health Research Database

Search School of Public Health researchers by topic or name.

iBridge Network

Provides a centralized online source for identifying research inventions, early stage technologies, and innovations, primarily at universities.

Partnering with UNC

UNC is committed to fostering mutually beneficial relationships between UNC scientists and corporation partners.

7. Funding Agencies Directory

National Institutes of Health

Funding resources from the National Institutes of Health.

Department of Health and Human Services

Funding resources from the Department of Health and Human Services and its subsidiaries.

Other Federal Agencies & National Laboratories

Federal funding agency and national laboratory websites.

8. Proposal Writing Resources

Campus Proposal Writing Help and Training

UNC-Chapel Hill offices that offer proposal writing assistance and training for faculty, staff, postdocs, and graduate students.

National Institutes of Health-Specific Resources

Guides for preparing and writing NIH grants in particular.

Academic Scientists' Toolkit

from Science magazine's "Next Wave"

Art of Grantsmanship

Compiled by Dr. Jacob Kraicer.

Developing Competitive SAMHSA Grant Applications

from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

External Proposal Writing Training

External proposal writing training for faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars, and graduate students.

Federal Proposal Writing Resources

General Federal proposal writing resources.

Grant Application Writer's Handbook

Access here (eBook). Liane Reif-Lehrer. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett, 2005.

Grant Proposals (or Give me the money!)

A handout provided by UNC-Chapel Hill's Writing Center to help graduate students write and revise grant proposals for research funding in all academic disciplines.

Grant Seeker's Budget Toolkit

Download here (eBook). James Aaron Quick and Cheryl Carter New. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2001.

Proposal Budgeting Basics

from the Foundation Center

Proposal Writer's Guide

Compiled by Don Thackrey for Michigan State University.

Proposal Writing Short Course

from the Foundation Center

Writing a Successful Grant Proposal

from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center

Writing Resources

from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University.