If you are just starting your funding search, here are some tools that may help:COLA Grants Digest
Pivot, formerly Communities of Sciences, is a subscription grants database available through UT Libraries. Maintained by ProQuest, Pivot offers one of the most comprehensive grants searches available, and also allows you to set up email alerts based on your custom searches. Be sure to claim your profile to make the most of this tool.
Regional Foundation Library (RFL)
Operated by UT Austin’s Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, the RFL makes a wide variety of print and online grant seeking tools available to the public. Attend a weekly orientation for individual grant seekers on Thursdays, 3-4PM, or make an appointment with a librarian to make the most of the RFL’s resources.
Grants.gov is the online clearinghouse for U.S. federal funding. Sign up for agency-specific alerts or search for opportunities.
Philanthropy News Digest (PND)
PND’s Request for Proposals database lists current opportunities from private foundations. Search the database for online, or sign up for free weekly emails.
Grants for Graduate Students
This booklet provides graduate students with an overview of how to find and apply for grants.
1. Search in short blocks of time (1-2 hours), frequently (1-2 times per semester).
2. Mix up your key words, and do both broad and narrow searches.
3. Sign up for email alerts from relevant funders and professional organizations.
4. Follow the money. See who is funding research and programming that interests you.
5. Collaborate. Share information and contacts with sponsors with colleagues.