Comprehensive Search Engines
This list, while comprehensive, is not intended to be an exhaustive account of all searchable databases.
PIVOT – Functions as a comprehensive database of funding opportunities from the government, philanthropic, and industrial sectors in all fields. Email notifications can be sent daily, weekly, or monthly.
Grants.gov - Serves as the single access point for grant programs offered by the 26 federal grant-making agencies. The site provides a weekly email service. USF researchers do NOT need to register with Grants.gov to search for funding opportunities. Grants.gov usernames and passwords are only required for grant submissions (note: only the Division of Sponsored Research [DSR] can submit grants via Grants.gov). See Grants.gov Search Tips.
Federal Register – Provides an official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, and executive orders and other presidential documents.
GRC – Is a site that provides personalized and comprehensive federal and private funding information to increase success rates among faculty and administrators at member institutions.
GrantForward – The University subscribes to GrantForward, a web-based resource that offers a database of sponsors and funding opportunities.
Private Foundations and Philanthropic Giving
- Foundation Directory Online USF has an institutional subscription to The Foundation Directory; access is provided through the library database. This database is comprised of more than 140,000 grant-makers, offers multiple filters, and stores data for you
- Philanthropy News Digest – Publishes RFPs and notices of awards as a free service for grant-making organizations and nonprofits