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Funding Resources


The Division of Research and Economic Development provides access to searchable databases, UB-sponsored research funding, and the seed grants offered through the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs and the seed commercialization grants available through the Technology Commercialization Group. 

Search for Grant Funding

Multiple options are available to the UB community in search of funding for research, fellowships, programming, equipment, and other types of grants. UB faculty should contact the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs for individualized assistance.

Grant Forward

All UB faculty, staff and students involved in research are invited to explore GrantForward to search for research funding opportunities. GrantForward helps identify grant opportunities that suit your individual research needs with a database of grants from over 12,000 sponsors that is updated daily. 
To take advantage of UB’s institutional subscription for 2018-2019 and to create an account at click here for more information.

UB Seed Grants

The University of Bridgeport Seed Money Grant Program provides modest internal grants through a competitive process to support early stage research. Awardees are required to submit a grant application on the seed-funded topic to an external funder as Principal Investigator within three years of the Seed Money Grant award start date. In addition, it is expected that the work performed with the Seed Money Grant funding will be presented in appropriate research venues such as international research conferences and/or published in highly ranked journals. Therefore, the applicant must clearly and convincingly demonstrate that the proposed project represents a significant and novel research direction in an area likely to generate extramural funding. 

For more information about the program, click here 

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Seed Commercialization Grants

Two funding opportunities are available to UB faculty through CTNext grant awards. Both aim to support the preliminary validation of innovative early stage technologies that have possible commercial potential and are designed to bring those technologies to a stage that may be more attractive for additional later stage translational funding support or potential patentability.  The Innovation Grant Program is sponsored through the University of Bridgeport’s CTNext grant. The SMART Grant Program is sponsored through the University of Connecticut’s CTNext grant. Proposals are invited from all disciplines for early stage projects that may result in inventions and technologies to address unmet needs and have potential for commercial application.

For more information and to apply to each program, click here