Sponsored Programs

External Funding Search Tools

For a guide to the preparation, review, approval, and submission of proposals for external funding, click here.

ProQuest Pivot: 

Searchable funding opportunity database with more than 25,000 records across all disciplines. Elon University's ProQuest Pivot (formerly known as Community of Science) membership provides access to the ProQuest Pivot Funding Opportunities database where faculty can search for funding opportunities and sign up to receive customizable weekly ProQuest Funding Alerts sent via email. Click here to register. Click here to login. Click here for instructions on how to search ProQuest Pivot.

Community Resource Information System:

The Community Resource Information System (CRIS) helps local communities obtain information about state government financial assistance programs and other services. Click here to access CRIS.

Duke University Funding Opportunities:

Searchable resource provided by Duke's Office of Research Support and Office of Research Administration; includes information on funding sources for research and other scholarly projects.


Search and apply for federal grants available across the federal government. Subscribe to automated e-mail alerts related to your interests.


A searchable, continuously updated, database of funding opportunities in biomedical research and undergraduate science education sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Listserv available.

Humanities and Social Sciences (H-Net) Funding Announcements:

H-Net creates and coordinates Internet networks for research in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

Michigan State University Libraries

Grants and related resources organized by disciplines.

Philanthropy News Digest (PND):

A daily news service of the Foundation Center is a compendium, in digest form, of philanthropy-related articles and features culled from print and electronic media outlets nationwide, via the PND e-newsletter or PND RSS Feeds.

Texas A&M University Office of Proposal Development:

TAMU OPD maintains a comprehensive list of funding opportunities available by category, publishes a monthly e-research newsletter, and offers RSS Feeds for discipline-specific funding opportunities.



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