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Search Funding by Topic/Keyword

Use these databases to search for funding opportunities matching specific keywords


ProQuest Pivot is a searchable database of external funding opportunities that comprise more than $143 billion of available funding from federal, non-federal, and international sponsors in all disciplines. Creating a user profile allows you to save custom searches and receive email alerts about new opportunities that match your profile and your search criteria.

Please note that the Pivot funding database is password protected, but available to all FSU researchers and students

Foundation Directory

  • Foundation Directory - The FSU Foundation provides access to this database to the FSU Community. The Foundation Center profiles nearly 10,000 grant makers and provides details on funders who grant scholarships, fellowships, grants, and a wide range of financial support to individuals. Profiles include application information, giving programs and limitations, and financial data.

  • - is your source to FIND and APPLY for federal grants

Mendeley Funding

  • Mendeley Funding, which is geared toward individual researchers, is free (just as Mendeley Reference Manager and Mendeley Data are free for individual researchers, and there’s no cost to researchers to set up a profile on Mendeley online).  Mendeley Funding access is provided via an individual’s login credentials and offers simple funding opportunity search capabilities.

Pivot Curated Opportunity Searches by Research Topics

Researchers are encouraged to visit the sponsor's webpage for full information regarding opportunities of interest. Also, don't forget to subscribe to Research Development & Grant Writing Newsletter, a monthly digest of funding opportunities, news, and grant-related articles.

To learn how to do an individualized 'advanced search' for your specific research area, check out this Pivot Tutorial on advance searching. Click the links below to find external funding opportunities from federal, non-federal, and international sponsors across various broad categories for free using your FSU NetID .

Aging and Successful Longevity

Agriculture and Food Science

Arts and Humanities

Behavioral Health

Child and Family Welfare

Coastal Marine Research


Environmental Sciences and Energy

Health Equity

Justice Research

Learning Systems- Teaching and Education

Mental Health and Substance Abuse

Physical Sciences and Engineering

Reading Research

Social Sciences


Federal Agencies

These federal websites allow you to set up e-mail alerts when funding opportunities matching your search terms are posted.  

  • provides an e-mail notification service for upcoming grants. You can select alerts to be sent to you by category of funding activity, funding type, applicant type, and/or agency. Alerts are sent as soon as an opportunity is posted to that fits your request.   


  • National Science Foundation
    The National Science Foundation's email alerts service provides access to funding opportunities, publications, discoveries, job postings, and other topics.


  • National Institutes of Health (NIH) Guide to Grants and Contracts
    The NIH Guide to Grants and Contracts provides the latest information concerning policies and procedures governing the National Institutes of Health, the Table of Contents of the weekly NIH Guide (funding opportunities), and other information of interest to the biomedical/life sciences community. To subscribe to the NIH Guide LISTSERV, send an e-mail to with the following text in the message body (not the "Subject" line): subscribe NIHTOC-L your name (Example: subscribe NIHTOC-L Beth Hodges.


  • Contract Opportunities Contract Opportunities lists all federal government contracting opportunities that exceed $25,000, including major solicitations, contract awards, subcontracting opportunities, and other procurement information. This resource is most useful for faculty and staff, although there are some valuable opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. Email alerts can be set up by establishing search agents with specific sets of criteria.