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Funding Opportunities

Connecting faculty and research initiatives to funding opportunities is a key goal for the Foundation Relations team.  Review the links below for upcoming deadlines and a funding list for early career faculty. Please reach out to us for assistance with proposal development, consultation in developing a foundation strategy, or with any questions.

Upcoming Foundation Deadlines

Each month the Foundation Relations team will curate a list of upcoming deadlines for funding opportunities from private foundations.  Please note that some opportunities are limited submissions and therefore hold additional guidelines with internal deadlines, noted where known.  


Young Investigators

The Young Investigator Program was developed by UC San Diego’s office of Foundation Relations and various campus partners to fill a vital need: to connect research faculty at the start of their UC San Diego careers with funding entities who are interested in a particular field of study, and willing to seed and support career development & innovation.

The program strives to ensure our faculty members have the tools, partners and resources needed to immediately secure private support for their work. Explore the funding opportunities found here, and reach out if you would find benefit in our expertise.


Postdoctoral Funding Opportunities

The postdoctoral opportunities are provided as a service to the UC San Diego academic community.  They will be reviewed and updated annually. We will change outdated links or approximate deadlines at that time or when a correction notice is provided to us at