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PIVOT - Covers all disciplines (not just science!). The most comprehensive source of funding information available on the Web, with more than 25,000 records, representing over 400,000 funding opportunities, worth over $33 billion. (Available only to UA.)

Grant Forward - Currently contains over 9,000 active federal and private funding opportunities in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. In addition to funding opportunities for faculty, the IRIS Database also contains fellowships and scholarships for grad students and undergrads. Users can search IRIS by sponsor, deadline date, keyword, and other criteria. Most IRIS records contain live links to sponsor websites, electronic forms, or electronic Research Administration (eRA) portals. The IRIS Database is updated daily. (Available only to UA.)

Foundation Directory Online Free - Provides basic information on nearly 90,000 grantmakers. Funder profiles include address and contact information, fields of interest, program areas, and fiscal information. You can also pay to subscribe to Foundation Directory Online Professional, which provides info on more than 140,000 grantmakers and millions of recently awarded grants. - Information on over 1,000 grant programs available to organizations from all federal grantmaking agencies.

Grants and Nonprofit Information Center (Pima County Public Library) - This is a special collection of print and electronic sources of information and knowledgeable staff serving nonprofit and community organizations in Pima County, located at the Main (downtown) PCPL library. Also included are several grants databases available to library users on location in that library including Foundation Grants to Individuals Online. (These databases are not available in the UA Libraries.)

Grants for Nonprofits - This page from Michigan State University lists websites for available grants by subject areas.

Grants Web (Society of Research Administrators) - A collection of sites to search for finding funds available from government and private sources.

National Institutes of Health Grants Information - Provides advice and guidance about NIH’s grant application process.

Educational Grants

Federal Student Aid (U.S. Department of Education) - Information about grants and scholarships, including Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grants, and Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grants.

Fulbright Scholar - Fulbright grants are made to U.S. citizens and nationals of other countries for a variety of educational activities, primarily university lecturing, advanced research, graduate study, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools.

Grants for Individuals - This page from Michigan State University list websites for available grants by academic level,  population group, and subject area.

Institute of International Education - Extremely useful site for information about working or studying abroad. Fellowship information is also available.

Support for Grant Seekers and Principal Investigators

UA Human Subjects Protection Program - Information for submission of human subjects applications.

UA Sponsored Projects Services - Assists UA faculty and staff with proposals and submissions, guidance on the management of grants and contracts, and training on research administration.

UA Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Institute - Grant opportunities available through the Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Institute, the University of Arizona, and outside sources.

UA Foundation GIFT Center - The Grant Information, Facilitation, and Training (GIFT) Center is a service of the UA Foundation that offers UA faculty, staff, and development personnel support with their non-governmental charitable grantseeking activities. (Available only to UA.)

Graduate College Funding Newsletter - General funding opportunities, dissertation support, and post-doctoral opportunities for grad students. (Available only to UA.)

Grants for Businesses

The Arizona Center for Innovation (AzCI) provides assistance to start-up businesses in gaining access to capital in the form of grants, angel investment, venture capital, debt financing, etc. The AzCI is a business incubator that helps entrepreneurs turn innovative ideas into successful ventures through customized programs and training, mentoring, and high-quality facilities and equipment. Arizona-based technology companies can apply for the AzCI IGNITE Grant program.

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization. Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR enables small businesses to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization. Each year, 11 federal departments and agencies are required by SBIR to reserve a portion of their R&D funds to award to small business.

The Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC), powered by the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA), is a business-plan competition that awards innovative startup and early stage companies capital to grow their business in Arizona. Every year, the ACA awards $3 million to the most innovative companies. It’s the most money in the country for a technology challenge—$1.5 million in the spring; $1.5 million in the fall. Awards range from $100,000 to $250,000 per company.

Last modified: July 21, 2015