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Grantseekers Guide

The purpose of the Grantseekers Guide is to provide you—UT Austin faculty, program directors, researchers, and fundraising staff—with the tools to pursue and manage charitable grants from corporations and foundations.

As a large research university, UT Austin can be a complex place to navigate. The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) is here to help. We work closely with faculty, senior administrators, and gift officers in the colleges, schools, and units to help raise funds for high-priority projects. If you are a faculty member or a program director who would like to work with CFR, please contact us as well as the gift officer in your department or unit, so that we can all be aware of your funding needs.

The Grantseekers Guide is a resource to help you get started. Please contact us with questions or suggestions.

Grantseekers Guide Contents

Find Funders
Identify funders who may have an interest in your project by using free search tools, or request help from CFR

Search Grant Opportunities
Search CFR’s database by discipline for funders’ open calls for Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) or Requests for Proposals (RFPs)

Contact Funders
Review guidelines for contacting potential funders and a list of foundations that have requested coordination by CFR

Apply for Grants
Find information and resources on grantwriting and budget preparation

Submit Your Proposal
Learn which offices handle proposals at UT Austin and how to navigate the submission process. Download supporting materials that many funders require

Manage Your Grant
Learn what happens at the university after you get the grant and what funders expect

UT Guidelines and Policies
Find policies and guidelines that govern charitable contributions to UT Austin from corporations and foundations