Research Development – Funding Opportunities


Funding Opportunities


  • Limited Submissions - These are external funding opportunities that restrict the number of proposals an applicant or institution may submit to a particular solicitation. The Office of Research & Commercialization (ORC) administers the internal competition process for limited submissions at UCF. View current opportunities and instructions at the Limited Submissions webpage.

  • Internal/Partnership Programs - To support and encourage research endeavors of UCF research faculty, the Office of Research offers a variety of internal and partnership funding opportunities. View current/recurring opportunities and instructions at the Office of Research Internal/Partnership Programs webpage.


  • Targeted Research Alerts (TRAs) – TRAs are weekly funding opportunity alerts matching strategically identified UCF research areas and criteria. View available TRAs, current opportunities, and sign up for alerts at the TRAs webpage.

  • Pivot Funding Opportunity Database – This online resource has current funding opportunities from International, Federal, State, and Private sponsors, and is available to UCF faculty, staff, and students. Searches can be automated for weekly updates of new matching opportunities. Visit the Pivot website to start searching!

  • Private Foundation Funding – Please refer to the Private Foundations Tool Kit for various private foundation funding databases. For information on funding searches using the Foundation Directory Online, please contact Maddy Chokshi:

  • State of Florida Funding – Find opportunities at the Florida Department of State website or use this Pivot saved search to view all current State of Florida funding opportunities.

  • Federal Business Opportunities – View current opportunities from
  • - View opportunities from all Federal Agencies at

  • UCF Advancement Staff – Learn about the Development Officers at the UCF Foundation, who help with seeking private foundation gifts and awards.



For more information, please contact:










Madhavi (Maddy) Chokshi
Research Development Coordinator
(407) 882-1141

Joshua Roney
Associate Director, Research Development
(407) 882-0007