Search Databases

Federal and Private Funding Searches

  • Pivot: Pivot is a searchable funding opportunity and expertise database. Select UCSC from the Institutional Credentials pull-down menu, then use your email. A guide to using Pivot can be found here
  • GRAPES: Search for graduate student funding opportunities from among 625 scholarships, grants, fellowships, and awards.

Federal Funding Searches

  • The single access point for over 1,000 grant programs offered by the 26 federal grant-making agencies. 
  • National Science Foundation: This is by far the most common federal agency from which Social Sciences Division faculty request funding. Most social sciences grants fall under the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences directorate or the Education and Human Resources directorate.
  • National Institutes of Health: The most common NIH agencies the Social Sciences Divisions has received funding from are the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
  • The Guide to U.S. Department of Education Programs and Resources, commonly referred to as the Guide to ED Programs, provides an overview of all Department of Education programs authorized and funded under federal law.
  • Federal Grants Wire: A free resource that includes current information on federal grants and loans. Opportunities can be searched by applicant type, subject, government agency, or assistance type.

UC Systemwide Funding Searches

Private Foundation Funding Searches

  • Philanthropy News Digest: Search for private foundation funding opportunities. You can create a free account with your email to access active RFPs.