Principal Investigator Eligibility to Submit a Proposal for External Funding

Postdocs are not eligible to be a Principal Investigator (PI) at UF unless they have a UF eligible PI serve as Co-Principal Investigator (internally or as part of the formal grant application) and have written approval from the Department Chair and Division of Sponsored Programs.


Find Funding Opportunities

UF Office of Research

Sign up for the UF Funding Opportunities Digest  (Log in, then specify your subscription preferences in the "Subscription" tab of the Opportunities Manager. For instance, you may select "Postdoctoral Funding" in the "Categories" dropdown menu. You can also use this as solely a search tool, and export your results to an excel sheet if you prefer not to receive the notifications via an email digest)

Office of Research Resources for External Funding lists a variety of funding search resources.

Pivot Supports research profiles, provides a comprehensive database of funding opportunities, and includes the option to set up funding alerts. All members of the UF Community can recieve a free membership by logging in with Gatorlink credentials. You can find information on how to use the Pivot database here

Here is an example Pivot database search for postdoctoral funding opportunities open to non-US Citizens. (If you have trouble viewing this, create your account and then re-try the link). Here are the search parameters that were used: ((Activity Location=(United States or Unrestricted)) OR (Activity Location Sub-entity=(United States) OR (Activity Location Super-entity=(United States)) AND (Funding Type=(Postdoctoral Award)) NOT ((Citizenship=(United States or Unrestricted or Unspecified))) 

George A. Smathers Libraries 

UF Libraries Grants and Fellowships Funding Opportunities

Johns Hopkins University Office of Research provides a continuously updated repository (Excel file) of federal and private funding opportunities that are intended for postdoctoral investigators. 


Research Resources

Grant Writing Resources

GradDev – Grant Writing

CTSI Grant-Writing Courses, Workshops, and Toolkits

Publishing Resources

RefWorks Free with UF credentials

EndNote Free with UF credentials

Research Tools and Resources

UFIT Research Computing - Contact Matt Gitzendanner ( with questions or to request training on specific topics.

Research Computing Walk-in Support

Environmental Health and Safety – report a hazard, risk assessment, trainings, ergonomic evaluations, and more resources to support your research.

ARCS (Academic Research Consulting & Services) - library professionals who offer unique expertise and services to support your research activities, through data collection to dissemination of results to evaluation of outputs to archiving. 

Find a subject specialist - Liaison or subject specialist librarians are assigned to each unit or discipline on campus. 

3D printing at Marston Science Library

3D scanning at Marston Science Library

Interlibrary Loans

UF Data Guide – Use this tool to make informed decisions where to safely store, analyze and share data at UF. Visit the Integrated Risk Management website for more tools related to data storage and transfer.

Updated March 23, 2021