The Graduate Funding Information Center (GFIC) supports current and prospective UNC-Chapel Hill graduate students seeking sources of funding for independent research, collaborative projects, fellowships, program development, and other scholarly activities. While we do not fund students directly, we provide assistance and instruction on the best use of our resources to help you find appropriate funding opportunities and craft strong applications for them.
Annual External Funding Survey
Take The Graduate School’s annual external funding survey for a chance to win 1 of 2 $100 gift cards for UNC Student Stores.
- External funding (non-UNC)
- No service required
- Student must be P.I.
Students who would like more personalized assistance or who are unable to attend a workshop may request an hour-long consultation with a GFIC representative using the “Book Appointment” button. Assistance can include determining what types of funding best fit a student’s research and/or education goals, navigating funding databases, identifying application writing resources, and more. Please note that the GFIC does not have a comprehensive database of RA/TA/GA positions on campus; the Announcements page is updated with listings when we become aware of them. Instructions for visiting our office are available on the Contact Us page.
GFIC hosts general workshops on searching for funding several times a semester. Individual students may register for upcoming workshops, and groups may request departmental workshops tailored to specific disciplines. More information is available on the Workshops page.
Along with the Office of Research and Development, GFIC maintains and links to a number of online resources that can be used to search for funding opportunities via the Funding Information Portal. Students are welcome to browse resources by discipline, but we recommend that all students start their search with the following databases, accessible on the funding databases page:
- Carolina Internal Funding Database, a small database of funding opportunities available specifically for UNC students.
- InfoEd Global SPIN Plus, a large, multinational database of over 40,000 funding opportunities, accessible with a UNC email address.
We are happy to assist students over email whenever possible. Please send all general questions about searching for funding, as well as any questions about our services, to email@example.com.
We also announce upcoming funding opportunities on our listserv. Please follow the directions below to subscribe or email us with your request.
Subscribe via email
Join by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “subscribe grad_funding” in the body of the message, leaving the subject field blank. For example: