Search for Funding Opportunities

The following links will connect you with searchable databases that provide information on funders, current grant opportunities and other information on government, corporate, and private grantmakers. If you need help with conducting a funding search or are unable to find what you need with these resources, contact the Sponsored Programs Office and we will assist you.

COS Pivot Site opens in new window
COS Pivot is a comprehensive database providing information on private foundations, federal and state funding agencies and corporate foundation funding. All academic disciplines are covered as well as all types of funding purposes – research, travel, collaborations, curriculum development, conference , fellowships, post-doctoral position, equipment acquisition, and capital projects.

You can also customize funding searches that are delivered to your desktop as opportunities become available. There is no cost for you use COS, but you need to set up a userid and password to access the database. Instructions are on the COS homepage.

COS Pivot also includes a searchable database of scholar profiles that allows you to find collaborative opportunities and corresponding funding opportunities.

Grants.gov Site opens in new window
Grants.gov is the federal government's searchable database of federal government funding agencies. It is also the portal for submitting proposals electronically, a requirement of most federal agencies.

FedBizOpps.gov Site opens in new window
Federal Business Opportunities is a single point of access to finding opportunities to do business with the federal government. This is the place to find opportunities for government contracts for training, education or research.

Foundation Directory OnLine
The Foundation Directory OnLine provides both a searchable database and detailed information on giving history and funding trends for 92,000 U.S. foundations and corporate donors. Access to the Foundation Directory OnLine is available through designated computers at the Mundt library. To obtain assistance with a search, send a request for Foundation Directory search, and we will schedule a time for your search.


Last Updated: 3/15/12