External Funding Opportunities

Funding your work through external sources

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

Use Pivot to find external funding opportunities

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.

Here are links to some sample Pivot searches (Pivot’s Quick Search is also an easy way to search across all available funding opportunities to get broad results):

All faculty, staff, and students can access Pivot from any IU workstation or through IU Secure.

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Need help?

Pivot offers helpful training resources on its website and on its YouTube channel. support section also offers several guides for finding funding opportunities.

Here is a Quick Guide with instructions and tips on using Pivot.


Need more guidance in your search for external funding?


Contact Lindsay Nash at ovprhelp@indiana.edu.


Contact Alicia Gahimer at algahime@iupui.edu.

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