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The following resources link to external funding opportunities at selected agencies, services, and programs. To receive timely information about current funding opportunities, subscribe to IU's Research Funding Update e-mail service or subscribe to COS (see below).

Searchable Databases

Pivot (formerly COS)
  • Pivot Users can register, claim or create a profile, and establish funding alerts specific to their interests and needs. Pivot may also be used to find collaborators on your campus, in the IU system, and worldwide. Pivot is available to all IU employees and students.
  • Discretionary grants offered by 26 federal grant-making agencies can be found on
  • U.S. Government's point of entry for commercial vendors and goverment buyers. Several federal agnecies also list reserach opportunities here.
The Foundation Center
  • Government Science Portal searches more than 42 databases and 2,000 selected websites from 14 federal agencies, offering 200 million pages of U.S. government science information including research and development


Select Federal Agencies

Department of Defense
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Justice
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
National Endowment for the Arts
National Endowment for the Humanities
National Science Foundation
U.S. Agency for International Development


Other Agencies

American Cancer Society
American Heart Association
Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation
Lumina Foundation
State of Indiana
21st Century Fund