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Resources for Finding Funding

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. You can save a 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
  • UCLA and the University of Illinois both have databases of funding opportunties exclusively for graduate and postdoctoral students
  • Immigrants Rising has a list of fellowships that do not require proof of U.S. citizenship
  • The University of Arizona Postdoctoral Network has suggestions on looking for postdocs

Advanced Funding Resources

Federal Funding Resources

  • - 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

Arizona Resources

Other Resources

  • 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


Last updated 5 May 2022