The open-source database, UCLA BioFund, is intended to help identify funding opportunities for researchers.

Similar databases are available nationally, but none seem to comprehensively and specifically target biomedical research.

The site already lists 1,000-plus funding opportunities; much of the database was populated by gathering names of Foundations that have awarded grants to UCLA Faculty over the past few years.  

Users can customize searches based on keyword, sponsor name, disease area and other categories. 

Submissions are encouraged via proper institutional channels. Use the “about us” feature to ask that content be added or edited.   

While faculty are encouraged to apply for NIH funding, this database allows individual users to quickly review if other resources and partnerships are available within their research scope. 

More information:

Contact Desert Horse-Grant, Senior Director, Research and Innovation, UCLA Health/David Geffen School of Medicine with questions.

Image caption: Visit UCLA BioFund to find non-NIH sources of funding.

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