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UNM faculty, students, and staff can access the Pivot funding search database when they are logged into their myUNM or are using the university network. Pivot is a comprehensive global source of funding opportunities enabling researchers to search for specific funders or to use key words to sort through funding relative to their research goals. The Foundation Directory Online is available through the Library to anyone logged into their myUNM. Early Career Investigators are also encouraged to look at our Early Career Funding Opportunities page where they can find funding opportunities from major sponsors specific to their current career status. Internal UNM seed funding opportunities are below and results of those relative to the Office of the Vice President for Research can be found on the Faculty Support Initiatives page. You can schedule a meeting with a funding specialist by clicking the Request for Proposal Support button below.

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UNM OVPR Seed Funding Opportunities


The Office of the Vice President for Research invites faculty to submit proposals for projects that are likely to increase the impact and depth of the emerging areas of cross-cutting excellence that were identified in the Research Excellence Working Group Report that informed the UNM Research Strategic Plan. 

These areas are:

  • Renewable Energy
  • Social and Cultural Place-based Research Relating to the Southwest
  • Water in the West

Proposals will be accepted for activities that position and maximize UNM to compete successfully for external funding for research within these areas. Examples of types of projects to be supported include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Research Seed Awards: maximum $20,000
  • Workshops: maximum $5,000
  • Visiting Scholars/Lectures: maximum $3,000

The best consideration date for proposals is October 2, 2017. The solicitation can be found HERE

Fall 2017 Research Allocations Committee (RAC) Seed Funding


UNM voting faculty are invited to submit proposals for internal funding, not to exceed $10,000 per proposal, with proposal duration of 18 months from the receipt of funds. The proposal submission guidelines are available at the UNM RAC website: The proposals are to be submitted online at beginning October 1, 2017. The proposal submission deadline is October 15, 2017.