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 Web sites, electronic forms, or Electronic Research Administration (eRA) portals. The IRIS Database is updated daily. (Available only to UA).

Foundation Directory Online Professional - Search comprehensive information on grants and grantmakers, profiles of foundations, corporate giving programs, grantmaking public charities, IRS Forms 990, sponsors, and awarded grants. 

Foundation Finder - Basic information on grantmakers in the U.S. including private foundations, community foundations, grant making public charities, and corporate giving programs.

Fullbright 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 & Fundraising Resources (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. Also included are several grants databases available to library users on location including Foundation Grants to Individuals Online. (These databases are not available in the UA libraries.)

Grants for Nonprofits and Grants for Individuals - These two pages from Michigan State University list web sites for available grants by subject areas. Grants for Individuals also includes categories by academic level and population group.

Grants Web (Society of Research Administrators) - A collection of sites to search for finding funds available from government and private sources. - A central storehouse for information on over 1,000 grant programs available to organizations from all Federal grant-making agencies.

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 - UA sponsored project services.

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

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. By including qualified small businesses in the nation's R&D arena, high-tech innovation is stimulated and the United States gains entrepreneurial spirit as it meets its specific research and development needs.

The Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC), powered by the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA). is an investment in that future. The business plan competition awards qualified, innovative start-up and early stage companies capital to grow their business in Arizona. That’s why 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.

Last modified: January 26, 2015