The University of Arizona provides access for faculty, students, and researchers to multiple funding databases. In addition, a number of publicly available databases are available to search for extramural funding opportunities.
- COS Pivot is a searchable database of funding opportunities that provides information about external funding opportunities from federal, non-federal, and international sponsors in all disciplines. In addition to keyword searches, researchers can create a user profile to set up customized searches with e-mail alerts about new opportunities that match your search criteria. For quick tips on using COS Pivot, click here.
- Foundation Directory Online (FDO) is a searchable database that provides the most comprehensive and accurate information available on U.S. foundation grantmakers and their funding activities by selecting the "Search Grantmakers" from the menu bar. The UA Libraries offers a tutorial on FDO, which is accessible by clicking here.
- Grant Forward is a searchable database of funding opportunities based on the Illinois Research Information Service. The University of Arizona is registered as an institution on the system. Investigators can register on the system and complete a professional profile.
- Proposal Central is used by many foundations and societies to process proposal submissions and also provides information about funding programs and upcoming deadlines. The University of Arizona is registered as an institution on the system. Investigators register on the system and complete a professional profile.
- Grants.gov centralizes grant programs across all federal grant-making agencies. It provides standardized grant information, application packages, and processes for finding and applying for federal grants. Users can search for grants. Individual researchers do not need to register with grants.gov. A list of Federal agencies that provide grants is available here.
- FedBizOpps is the U.S. Government's website for commercial vendors and government buyers. Select federal agencies also list their funding opportunities here.
- PCORI (Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute) is authorized by Congress to conduct research to provide information about the best available evidence to help patients and their health care providers make more informed decisions.
- SBIR/STTR (Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer) provides information funding opportunities for the development and commercialization of new technologies in partnership with small business. The UA also provides guidance on SBIR/STTR proposals.
Federal Agency Sites
While all of the funding opportunities on the following individual agency sites should also be available at the federal sites identified above, the individual agency sites usually have additional guidelines, tips and contact information relating to their particular programs.
State, City and Local Funding Sources
The State of Arizona and local sources also provide resources for funding.
There are a number of foundations that typically provide funding for research at the University of Arizona.