Funding Search

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.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

National Science Foundation

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Private Foundations and Philanthropic Giving