Finding Funders

Finding Funders

Investigators and staff may search for funding opportunities directly or request assistance from our office. The Office of Foundation Relations is ready to assist with identifying funding sources for their programs and research.

Some suggested databases that are available to all UCI investigators and staff include:

Pivot is one of the major searchable funding databases of RFPs (request for proposals). Designed for faculty, staff researchers, and graduate students, it's intuitive and easily implemented. Besides providing funding opportunities, Pivot maintains a database of scholar/faculty profiles that allows the matching of funding opportunities with faculty from inside or outside UCI.

Foundation Directory is a comprehensive database of over 100,000 grantmakers and their grants. Included is a database of the entire universe of U.S. foundations, corporate giving programs, and grantmaking public charities, plus a growing number of non-U.S. grantmakers; a database of sponsoring companies; a database of recently awarded grants; and a keyword-searchable database of recently filed IRS Forms 990 and 990-PF.

GRAPES is a database of extramural funding opportunities for prospective and current graduate students, students working on a master's thesis or doctoral dissertation, and postdoctoral scholars. It contains information on over 500 private and publicly funded awards, fellowships, and internships. Please note that some opportunities are for UCLA students only.

Another helpful database is Data Warehouse, which provides information on the last decade of sponsored research funding at UCI from all grant agencies. It is searchable by school, department, PI name, etc.

These and other funding sources are available through the UCI Libraries link.

If you need assistance with a search, please fill out our Foundation Research Request form.