Sponsored Research

Funding Resources


For years, COS has delivered tools focused on helping researchers find funding opportunities as well as potential collaborators. COS is now taking the next giant step, and will be unveiling the next generation product.

Pivot provides Research Administrators, Research Development Professionals, and their institutions the edge to bring together the right research opportunities, funding, and people—quickly and easily. It provides global and local connections that strengthen research by exploring new avenues for funding and collaboration—for faculty, staff researchers, and graduate students.

Pivot is a powerful tool that:


USF Internal Awards Program

The mission of the Internal Awards Program is to foster excellence in research and scholarship by USF faculty and support activities aimed at securing extramural funding. It typically is administered in two cycles annually through Sponsored Research.


Faculty Honors, Prizes, and Awards

For honors, prizes, and awards recognized by the Association of American Universities (AAU), Top American Research Universities (TARU), National Research Council (NRC), and other prestigious national and international awards in different disciplines please see our Faculty Awards website


Foundation Directory Online Professional

Foundation Directory Online Professional provides subscribers with timely, comprehensive information on grantmakers and their grants. Included is a database of the entire universe of over 100,000 foundations, corporate giving programs, and grantmaking public charities in the U.S.; a database of over 4,000 sponsoring companies, offering a quick pathway to corporate funders; a database of over 2.4 million recently awarded grants; and a keyword-searchable database of over 700,000 recently filed IRS Forms 990 and 990-PF.

Unique funder portfolios organize additional funder-specific content in one convenient location and include: grantmaker-related news, job opportunities, and Request For Proposals (RFPs); grantmaker-sponsored publications; and officer and trustee affiliations.

Aside from the four major databases, Foundation Directory Online Professional also includes a keyword search option called Power Search that allows subscribers to search across all four of those databases at once, while at the same time searching across additional Foundation Center databases: news, jobs, RFPs, grantmaker-sponsored research reports, and nonprofit literature.

Foundation Directory Online Professional also provides funder-specific functionality: the ability to search across a funder's grants with customized search indexes; the ability to map a funder's grants for any given year by recipient type or primary subject and drill down to view disbursements by county, city, ZIP code, or congressional district; the ability to chart a funder's grants for any given year by recipient type or primary subject and drill down to view disbursements by secondary and tertiary category; the ability to sign up to receive funder-specific e-mail alerts; and the ability to search across all four Foundation Directory Online databases as well as the Foundation Center's philanthropy news, nonprofit jobs, RFPs, foundation publications, and nonprofit literature databases simultaneously.