Basic Funding Research
Databases and Information for Graduate Students
If you are just beginning your search for funding, begin with the following databases and websites:
- The UA Libraries subscribe to three searchable funding databases
- Pivot is a database developed through the Community of Science with over 400,000 funding opportunities. After you find the search terms that work for you, save the search to create a weekly funding alert specifically for your research interests. Research Gateway has a nice list of suggestions for using Pivot.
- Grant Forward updates their database of funding opportunities twice weekly and also has a grants alert that you can receive.
- The Foundation Directory Online Professional database is helpful for information on foundations that provide funding.
- Visit FinAid, a comprehensive source of information on funding
- Search Scholarship Universe, resources for UA students
- Cornell and UCLA have databases of funding opportunties exclusively for graduate and postdoctoral students
- The National Science Foundation lists Other Opportunities for students in STEM disciplines
- The University of Arizona Postdoctoral Network has suggestions on looking for postdocs
Advanced Funding Resources
Federal Funding Resources
- Grants.gov - A point of entry and search system for grant opportunities and a unified process point to apply
- The National Academies - Fellowships and Postdoc Opportunities and Research Opportunities in U.S. Government Laboratories
- STEM Grad Students - Search training and funding opportunities across federal agencies
Register For Notices of Funding Opportunities
- The Foundation Center - Resources on private philanthropic grant funding and proposal writing
- Grants and Related Resources - Collection of resources from MSU libraries
- The Grantsmanship Center - Source of information for non-profit organizations. Well established training programs for grantswriters
- GradSense - Provides graduate students with financial information about the value of pursuing an advanced degree