A number of databases are available to search for grant opportunities in your area of expertise.  These include:

  • PIVOT:  Pivot combines the most comprehensive, editorially maintained database of funding opportunities worth an estimated $33 billion with our unique database of 3 million pre-populated scholar profiles, drawing from Community of Scholars and Community of Science profiles. Its proprietary algorithm compiles pre-populated researcher profiles unique to your organization (and others) and matches them to current funding opportunities in the expansive COS database. This allows users to search for a funding opportunity and instantly view matching faculty from inside or outside your institution. Conversely, a search for a scholar will link to matching funding opportunities.
  • GRANTS.GOV: contains all discretionary grants offered by the 26 federal grant-making agencies, including Department of Education, NSF, NASA, Department of Defense, National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, Department of Health and Human Services (including NIH), Department of Homeland Security, and many more.
  • GRANTSEARCH at the Grants Resource Center:  GrantSearch was developed to make finding federal and private foundation grant information accessible and convenient by allowing the user to search the funding opportunity database using five criteria: academic subject, activity, funding sponsor, deadline month, and text.  This is a subscription database, accessible from campus computers.  If you are off campus, you may obtain the required username and password by logging in here with your NIS account and password.  You may also request this information by email, using your campus email address.
  • GRANTSNET:  A service of Science magazine, GrantsNet lists current opportunities for funding research in the biomedical, life, physical, and social sciences, as well as mathematics and engineering. 


  • Fulbright Scholar Program:  Programs that offer U.S. faculty, administrators and professionals grants to lecture or do research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields, or to participate in seminars.
  • National Endowment for the Humanities:  NEH is an independent grant-making agency of the United States government dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities.
  • National Endowment for the Arts:  The National Endowment for the Arts is a public agency dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts, both new and established; bringing the arts to all Americans; and providing leadership in arts education.


Jason Shiotsugu, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Director of Research
Office of Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities
Library N 2026D