To jumpstart interdisciplinary research efforts, the UArizona Office of Research Innovation and Impact (RII) and the BIO5 Institute provide several avenues of funding and grants for our BIO5 members and their labs. Funding opportunities range from small grants used for preliminary data and equipment to multi-year efforts that bring us a step closer to curing complex diseases and finding sustainable solutions for global food security. We also support programs that support early-career researchers and recognize faculty who exemplify the characteristics of interdisciplinary biosciences research excellence and the spirit of mentorship.

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See how RII can help early career scientists to senior experts strategize, find, and win funding—from small, limited projects to multi-year, multi-institution interdisciplinary endeavors. Sign up for their newsletter to receive a weekly digest of UArizona funding opportunities and news.

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Internal Funding

BIO5 supports innovative projects and new ideas to further interdisciplinary, catalytic early-stage research by funding seed, pilot, and equipment grants totaling over $1M each year. 

From a one-time grant to a mid-career researcher to move to the next step of their careers, to supporting a team of scientists or funding equipment that expands research capacity. 

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External Funding

Look through the RII online resource for researchers to help find external funding, from search engines, databases, and tools to honors, awards, and prizes. Pivot is a searchable database of available external funding opportunities from federal, non-federal, and international sponsors in all disciplines accessible to all UArizona researchers for free.

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