There are many tools available to help you locate funding from external sources to support your work.
External Funding Opportunites
Find external funding opportunities through Pivot
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Featured external funding opportunities
Seeks proposals that address cybersecurity and privacy, drawing on expertise in computing, communication and information sciences; engineering; economics; education; mathematics; statistics; and social and behavioral sciences. NSF specifically seeks ambitious and potentially transformative center-scale projects in the area of security and privacy.
Deadline: July 5, 2019
Provides one year of seed funding to support high-risk, high-reward projects that address critical scientific and therapeutic roadblocks within the program’s principal areas of focus. Please contact the Office of Foundation Relations for further information on this opportunity. Limited Submission
Deadline: June 24, 2019
Prioritizes environmental research and seeks proposals for new or existing programs that will help to reduce global warming through direct carbon avoidance, climate communication, climate education, industry engagement, or otherwise. Please contact the Office of Foundation Relations for further information on this opportunity.
Deadline: July 12, 2019
Designed to support major breakthroughs at the intellectual frontiers of physics by providing needed resources not usually available to individual investigators or small groups. Activities supported are in all sub-fields of physics within the purview of the Division of Physics. Interdisciplinary projects at the interface between these physics areas and other disciplines may also be considered. Limited Submission
Deadline (Internal): June 24, 2019
GRO program is an annual call for proposals that invites the world's leading universities to propose innovative research ideas, which will be evaluated for their novelty and alignment with Samsung's various research fields. Please contact the Office of Corporate Relations for further information on this opportunity.
Deadline: June 26, 2019
More on finding external funding through Pivot
Pivot is a comprehensive worldwide database that includes funding opportunities and profiles of millions of potential collaborators. You can search for funding by keywords or funding organization's name, track individual opportunities, and receive ongoing alerts. No need to run the same search over and over – you can set up individualized searches, and receive one weekly email that lists all the new opportunities from those searches.
Sample Pivot Searches:
- Arts and Humanities
- Health and medicine
- Natural and Physical Sciences
- Social and behavioral sciences
Pivot’s Quick Search is also an easy way to search across all available funding opportunities to get broad results.
Pivot's support section also offers several guides for finding funding opportunities.
More places to look for external funding
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