Find Funding


Pivot-RP, a tool that answers the growing demands on research developers to quickly discover the right funding opportunities and effectively collaborate with their colleagues. 

Pivot-RP's main feature is connecting faculty and student researchers with available funding opportunities. These opportunities include the sponsor, funding category (keywords), amount, application requirements and deadlines, and where to find more information. It enables you to mark opportunities in order to track them. You can mark highly relevant opportunities, ones that you are actively dealing with, as active. Tracking an opportunity enables you to receive updates when the opportunity changes and to get personal reminders about the opportunity's deadlines. For additional information about Pivot-RP features, please visit their web site - ExLibris Pivot-RP.

Creating a Pivot-RP account is easy. Please go to and click the “Sign up” option in the upper right of the screen. You will gain access to Pivot-RP by indicating that you are affiliated with CAU and signing up with your institutional email address.

When you first log in to Pivot-RP, you can either claim a profile as yours, if one already exists in Pivot-RP, or you can create a new profile. Having an updated profile is an essential component of the platform and will allow you to share opportunities, build collaborative relationships with colleagues and connect with funding discovery opportunities.

From the homepage, you can manage active or tracked funding opportunities, saved searches, shared opportunities, etc., and start searching for funding or scholars. Username and password access is necessary when a) a user is off-campus, or b) when a user needs to save a funding record or funding search.

Grants.Gov, a central storehouse for information on over 1,000 federal grant programs in excess of $500 billion in annual awards. All discretionary grants offered by the federal grant-making agencies can be found on


FedBizOpps, or Federal Business Opportunities, is the home of Federal government procurement opportunities over $25,000. Government buyers are able to publicize their business opportunities by posting information directly to FedBizOpps via the Internet. Through one portal - FedBizOpps (FBO) - commercial vendors seeking Federal markets for their products and services can search, monitor and retrieve opportunities solicited by the entire Federal contracting community.


Foundation Center, receive weekly notification of recently announced Requests for Proposals (RFPs) from private, corporate, and government funding sources. This site provides information on private funding sources - free to use, but requires registration.

Business Development

The U.S. Small Business Administration runs two programs that assist in new business development: Small Business Technology Transfer Research - STTR expands funding opportunities in the federal innovation research and development arena. Central to the program is expansion of the public/private sector partnership to include the joint venture opportunities for small business and the nation's premier nonprofit research institutions. Small Business Innovation Research - SBIR programs encourage small businesses to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization. By including qualified small businesses in the nation's R&D arena, high-tech innovation is stimulated and the United States gains entrepreneurial spirit as it meets its specific research and development needs.

Other References

FOR TARGETED FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES: Complete and submit the FUNDING SEARCH REQUEST FORM to assist us in identifying funding opportunities specific to your research interest! Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool (RePORT), the Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool provides access to reports, data, and analyses of NIH research activities, including information on NIH expenditures and the results of NIH-supported research. RePORT provides frequently requested information and links to major sections of the site, including NIH strategic plans, reports on NIH funding, and reports on the organizations and people involved in NIH research and research training., provides information on grant application status, research spending and results data, a policy library, and the latest research news for NSF and the US Department of Agriculture. Other agencies and features including PI profiles, online tools to submit progress and financial reports, sub-award searches and electronic fund disbursement will be added in the future.

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