Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP)

Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) exist in a variety of domains. In absence of a centralized, comprehensive database, The Office of Sponsored Programs has collected relevant resources on this page to assist our investigators in locating and applying for external funding.


Jump to:
OSP Listserv/Current Funding Opportunities
Searchable Databases
Federal Funding Resources
Non-Federal Funding Resources
Sponsor- and Investigator-Specific Resources


Information Available from OSP Additional Description
Current Funding Opportunities

as announced via the OSP FundingInfo Listserv
A sortable, searchable Excel spreadsheet providing details on recent funding opps announced by OSP. Annually recurring opportunities are also included, to highlight common deadlines for planning purposes.
Limited Submission Funding Opportunities A listing of known funding opportunities limiting the number of HSC proposals that can be submitted. Candidates are selected through an internal peer review process facilitated by OSP & the Office of the Vice President for Research.
OSP Listserv Archives Subscribers can view all previous messages sent via the OSP listserv dating back to its inception in 1999. Click here to subscribe.
HSC Institutional Research Grant Programs A listing of HSC department websites that regularly post information on various internal funding opportunities currently available, including bridge funding, pilot programs, fellowships, and more.


Searchable Funding Databases Additional Description
SPIN and GENIUS A large database of funding opportunities from a variety of sources. Perform one-time anonymous searches, or establish a profile for more personalized service. To maximize use, establish personal search criteria and configure profile to send automatic email notification of opportunities matching your criteria. Contact OSP for assistance establishing a profile.
Texas Department of State Health Services (TX DSHS): Funding Information Center Though hosted by an agency of the State of Texas, this guide disburses funding information from a variety of sources including federal, state, and private funders. The weekly guide is distributed via the OSP listserv; additional information is available online. Search for federal funding opportunities and downloadable applications. NOTE, the HSC uses Cayuse424 to submit federal applications via; this site should be used for searching only. Do not download and complete application packages from this source.


Additional Resources
Federal Funding
A wide variety of federal agencies provide funding; HSC's primary federal sponsors include the following agencies:
A-Z Index of Federal Agencies
National Institutes of Health (NIH):
Grants & Funding (The NIH Guide)
NIH is comprised of 27 Institutes/Centers and serves as the largest public funder of biomedical research in the world. The NIH is also the HSC's most prolific external sponsor. Visit a list of NIH Quick Links, as assembled by OSP, to learn more.
Department of Defense (DOD):
Congressionally-Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP)
DOD is comprised of a variety of agencies, many of which are actively funding health-related research and initiatives. The majority of funding to the HSC comes from the CDMRP. Visit the HSC Military Health Institute website for more information on DOD funding and partnerships.
National Science Foundation (NSF):
Guide to Programs (Browse Funding Opps)
NSF funds approximately one-quarter of all federally supported basic research conducted by America's colleges and universities. Visit NSF at a Glance to learn more.
Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA):
Guide to Grants
HRSA is the primary federal agency for improving public health via access to healthcare services for underserved populations, a skilled workforce and innovative programs. Learn more About HRSA.


Non-Federal (Private, Foundation, etc.)
The Foundation Center Available resources include a searchable database of funding opportunities available from nonprofit/foundation sponsors.
Philanthrophy News Digest A subscription-based service available from The Foundation Center. Establish a profile and personalize your search criteria to receive automated email notifications of relevant upcoming funding opportunities.
HSC Office of Institutional Advancement (OIA) Investigators seeking funds from foundation sponsors should discuss plans with the OIA prior to submission. Many foundations will only consider limited requests from the university and projects must sometimes be prioritized. Contact OIA or your assigned OSP reviewer for further guidance.


Sponsor- & Investigator-Specific Resources
Seeking CPRIT Funding Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) grants present their own unique challenges. View this page for valuable tips and information when contemplating a CPRIT application.
Research Training & Fellowship Information A page dedicated to research training information for graduate students, trainees and fellows.
Proposal Review Process Details on the OSP review process including internal requirements and deadlines.
Proposal Development: OSP & OIA When seeking funding from certain foundation sponsors, it is important to involve both the Office of Sponsored Programs and the Office of Institutional Advancement. This explanatory document outlines such "special case" submissions and the internal procedures to follow.