External Funding Opportunites

Funding your work through external sources

There are many tools available to help you locate funding from external sources to support your work.

Find external funding opportunities through Pivot

All faculty, staff, and students can access Pivot from any IU workstation or through IU Secure. Find more information on how to search with Pivot and sample searches below.

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Featured external funding opportunities

NIH - Outstanding New Environmental Scientist Award

Program will identify the most talented Early Stage Investigators who intend to make a long-term commitment to research in the Environmental Health Sciences and assist them in launching an innovative research program focused on the understanding of environmental exposure effects on people's health. Limited Submission.

Deadline: January 13, 2020 (IU Internal); February 28, 2020 (agency)

Institute of Museum and Library Services - Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program 

The Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (LB21) supports developing a diverse workforce of librarians to better meet the changing learning and information needs of the American public by: enhancing the training and professional development of library and archives professionals, developing faculty and library leaders, and recruiting and educating the next generation of library and archives professionals. 

Deadline: September 27, 2019

Department of Defense - Chronic Pain Management Research Program

Supports studies that have the potential to make significant advances in research, patient care, and/or quality of life in the Focus Area, Chronification of Pain. The Office of the Vice President for Research works with experienced consultants at The Conafay Group and Cornerstone Government Affairs to assist faculty members who are pursuing Department of Defense research funding. Faculty are strongly encouraged to consult with Laura Kolton (lkolton@iu.edu), IU’s Director of Federal Research Relations, on how to write a white paper.

Deadline: September 13, 2019-LOI



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:

Pivot’s Quick Search is also an easy way to search across all available funding opportunities to get broad results.

Quick guide: Using Pivot

Pivot's support section also offers several guides for finding funding opportunities.

Need more guidance in your search for external funding?


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