Funding Sources

Sources of Funding


Click the buttons below for curated lists of funding sources:

The Arts LinkHumanities linknatural sciences link

social sciences linkearly career linkbook projects link


Or conduct a targeted search in the Pivot database:

Pivot Database

With Pivot you can:
  • Receive possible funding opportunity matches, with minimal effort on your part, because Pivot searches for you automatically based on the information contained in your personal Pivot Profile.
  • Conduct targeted searches on special topics/projects by building your own custom searches. You can search by discipline, investigator type, by country and sign up for funding alerts.
  • Receive emails weekly as new funding opportunities matching your profile or saved targeted searches emerge.

Pivot is a subscription-based funding search service available to Wellesley College faculty and staff. 

Create a Pivot account here. (Most faculty already have an account. Your college email address is your userid. Contact Penny Miceli for a password reset).

1-page Quick Start Guide

Pivot Guide (8 Pages)

Video Tutorials:

Other Databases

There are many searchable funding opportunity databases publicly available online. You may wish to access these or other additional resources.
  • Duke University funding database
  • Vanderbilt University fellowship and grant opportunities database (humanities & social sciences)
  • University of Rochester fellowships/awards database
  • University of Iowa funding database

Common Funding Sources

Federal Funding Sources

Private Funding Sources

Other Funding Sources