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For assistance with funding searches and with access to funding search resources, please contact us to set up an appointment.
The Office of Sponsored Research uses the following four external online search systems to research funding opportunities: Pivot, Grants.gov, Foundation Directory, and Associated Grant Makers. Grants.gov is accessible to the public. Pivot, Foundation Directory, and Associated Grant Makers restrict access to members.
Pivot is a subscription-based funding search service available to Wellesley College faculty and staff. Pivot provides access to the most comprehensive source of funding opportunities globally, and it includes a database of three million pre-populated scholar profiles. Users can receive email alerts whenever new funding opportunities are posted that match their search criteria. Create a Pivot account here.
Grants.gov is the Federal goverment’s online search system for the 26 Federal Agencies that award grants. The funding opportunity database is accessible to the public. Each agency publishes Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) in Grants.gov. You can search by keyword or customize your searches.
Foundation Directory is an online funding opportunity database for all U.S. Foundations. Access is restricted to members. Please contact the Office of Sponsored Research (email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org) to set up an appointment to access the database.
Associated Grant Makers is an online funding opportunity database for philanthropic organizations with interest in MA and NH. Access is restricted to members. Please contact the Office of Sponsored Research (email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org) to set up an appointment to access the database.
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