Seek Funding

The Office of Research and Sponsored Projects offers faculty, students, postdoctoral fellows, and research administrators a wide range of information on federal, state, private, and seed funding sources for research and other scholarly projects.

COE ORSP Weekly Newsletter

The COE ORSP strives to provide an updated list of calls available for submission. Information posted within the newsletter is updated on a weekly basis. Contact ORSP Proposal Coordinator and Post-Grant Support Officer Michele Padilla at for more information or to be added to the weekly newsletter email list.

Federal Funding

Institute of Education Sciences

The Institute of Education Sciences is the statistics, research, and evaluation arm of the U.S. Department of Education. Their mission is to provide scientific evidence on which to ground education practice and policy and to share this information in formats that are useful and accessible to educators, parents, policymakers, researchers, and the public.

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National Institutes of Health

The National Institutes of Health is the nation's medical research agency as a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The NIH offers various education projects (Activity code-R25) that support the development and/or implementation of a program as it relates to a category in one or more of the areas of education, information, training, technical assistance, coordination, or evaluation.

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National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation funds research and education in most fields of science and engineering through grants, and cooperative agreements to various educational organizations throughout the United States.

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U.S. Department of Education

The U.S. Department of Education’s mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access. The Department awards discretionary grants to educational institutions using a competitive process.

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State Opportunities

Nevada Department of Education

The Nevada Department of Education’s mission is to improve student achievement and educator effectiveness by ensuring opportunities, facilitating learning, and promoting excellence. The Department awards discretionary grants to educational institutions using a competitive process.

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UNLV Seed Funding

UNLV Faculty Opportunity Awards

The Faculty Opportunity Awards Program is intended to increase innovative research and scholarly/creative activity and provides internal support for development of research.

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Private Donations, Gifts, and Foundations

For more information about soliciting gifts and donations to facilitate research, please contact the College of Education Director of Development Erika Christensen at The UNLV Foundation will work with you to develop project details, timeline for submittal, necessary forms, etc.