Office of Research list of funding opportunities

The UW Office of Research has compiled a list of key resources for finding funding opportunities. These include major sites for federal funding, internal UW funding and corporate and foundation funding.

Limited submissions calendar

This calendar covers last year’s deadlines for limited submission research grants. These deadlines serve as a guide to what next year may bring.

Yakama Nation Endowed Fund for Student Support

Tom and Arline Hinckley established the Yakama Nation Endowed Fund for Student Support to support the recruitment and retention of prospective and enrolled undergraduate and graduate Yakama Nation tribal members within the College of the Environment, and to deepen the connection between the University of Washington and the Yakama Nation via informal and formal gatherings, exchanges, and co-learning.

At any time, proposals for up to $3,000 may be made by tribal members who are registered, or matriculated, students in the College of the Environment.

Quarterly, proposals for up to $1,500 specifically addressing recruitment, retention, and/or deepening of connection between the College and the Yakama may be made by tribal members, College of the Environment students, staff, and/or faculty.

For more information, including how to apply, please visit the Yakama Nation Endowed Fund for Student Support website.

Graduate Research Opportunity Enhancement (GROE) program

The GROE program was developed by the College to assist in funding highly ranked new and early career (RA1) graduate students who do not have a confirmed source of external funding. Through this program, the Dean will provide a bridge to successful grant and contract support by PIs, up to 16 quarters of RA support annually. An individual student is eligible for up to two years of GROE support. Applications for the 2017-2018 academic year will be accepted at any time, but given that we anticipate the fund will be used to recruit new graduate students, we expect GROE applications to coincide largely with the graduate application cycle. Regardless of award date, acceptance of the award by a particular student must be made by April 14, 2017. Please read the GROE policy for more details about the program and how to apply for funding.


This Crowdfunding FAQ and flow chart describes what crowdfunding is and how it can be used to fund research projects at the UW. It was developed by the College’s Advancement team but provides information that is applicable across the university.