Funding Search Tools


Embark Carolina is a resource in the University’s effort to open access to global opportunities so that more students can pursue international education.

COS Funding Opportunities
COS is one of the most comprehensive databases of funding opportunities from government and private sources for disciplines including arts and humanities, medicine, social sciences and sciences. Funding opportunities are offered by sponsors throughout the world for recipients throughout the world for many purposes such as research, collaborations, travel, curriculum development, conferences, fellowships, postdoctoral positions, equipment acquisitions, capital or operating expenses.

Funding for U.S. Study Online
A resource for international students, this is an extensive database of scholarships, fellowships and grants maintained by the Institute of International Education. Funding for U.S. Study includes all types of funding programs for all levels of post-secondary study across the full range of academic areas.

Graduate School Funding Resources
The Graduate School offers a number of travel, research and dissertation fellowships and funding opportunities. A list of resources for national fellowship opportunities is also available.

GrantSource Library
The GrantSource Library is part of the Office of Information and Communications, one of the Research at Carolina offices under the direction of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development. The library provides information and services to UNC-Chapel Hill faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars and graduate students seeking funding for research, travel, collaborative projects, fellowships and other scholarly activities.

Internal Funding Opportunities at Carolina
This searchable database is the primary funding information resource for research and scholarly activities conducted by UNC staff, students and faculty.

International Research and Exchanges Board
IREX sponsors a broad range of fellowship opportunities for masters, pre-doctoral and postdoctoral research, as well as for senior scholars, professionals and policymakers.

National Science Foundation
The NSF’s Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE) supports programs to expand and enhance leading-edge international collaborative research and education opportunities for U.S. scientists and engineers, especially at the early career stage.

Sponsored Programs Information Network
Sponsored Programs Information Network (SPIN), from InfoEd International, is a large multidisciplinary funding database containing over 11,000 funding sources from federal and private agencies.