The Office for the Vice Chancellor for Research lists a number of funding opportunities available to UCLA Community members. Those resources are also listed below:

Internal Funding Opportunities

External Funding Opportunity Databases


All discretionary grants offered by the 26 federal grant-making agencies can be found on

Subscription-Based: SPIN Database

As a resource for our community, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research currently provides an institution-wide subscription to SPIN funding opportunity database.

  • SPIN offers a wide-ranging funding opportunities database with over 40,000 programs from more than10,000 unique sponsors. Visit SPIN from any UCLA IP address to start searching. Need help? Get acquainted with these Training Videos.

As of August 2015, the UCLA institution-wide subscription to Pivot has been discontinued.  If you wish to provide input regarding Pivot, SPIN, or other funding opportunity databases/resources, please email:

UCLA Funding Opportunity Newsletters

As a service to the campus community, there is a subscription-based funding opportunity newsletter.  If you are interested in subscribing, please follow this “SUBSCRIBE” link.  You will be routed to a web form where you will have the option of subscribing to one or more of the following newsletters:

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