Funding Sources

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With Pivot, you can easily explore new avenues for funding, view funding opportunities uniquely matched to your area of research, and collaborate with colleagues. Using your Fresno State ID, you can create and save personalized search criteria. With the option of receiving a weekly email, Pivot will alert you with any new opportunities catered to your research area.

Access Fresno State’s subscription by activating your profile in the Pivot database or Click here to find funding!

If you have any questions or need assistance, contact Doug Carey in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) at 559-278-0964 or


Quick Click Funding Options
After setting up a Pivot account, use these links to view pre-sorted funding opportunities.

Curated Lists and Searches



Please submit an intent to apply form as soon as you identify a funding source. If you have any questions about your funding search, do not hesitate to contact Doug Carey or our staff.


Federal Resource Links

The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
A government-wide compendium of Federal programs, projects, services, and activities which provide assistance or benefits to the American public.

Federal Acquisition Jumpstation
Your link to federal acquisitions on the Internet

Federal Register | Fedworld - access to many Federal systems on-line.

GPO - Government Printing Office access, Federal Register, Congressional Directories, House and Senate, Congressional Record, Public Laws, and other documents and publications. - is the single access point for over 1,000 grant programs offered by all Federal grant-making agencies.

NIH Guide to Grants and Contracts

Office of Justice Programs

Departmental funding Opportunities

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC)

U.S. Department of Education (ED)

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

EPA Grants and Contracts

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s programs, servers, and information.

NEH - National Endowment for the Humanities access to programs, applications and current endowment information.

NIH - home to the National Institute of Health’s programs, resources, research and other information.

NSF - National Science Foundation (click on program at the right)

National Network of Law School Officers (NNLSO)

NCURA - National Council of Research Administrators.

NCURA Regions - NCURA regional information.

Welcome to California - Home page to State of California’s resources, services and information on the net

Idealist - A project of Action Without Borders; features 20,000 nonprofit and community organizations in 140 countries, which you can search or browse by name, location or mission.

California State Contracts Register - Access to contracts released by California agencies and departments through the Department of General Services.

California Trade and Commerce Agency - Home page to the Trade and Commerce Agency, which provides resources for economic development and job creation.

California Department of Food and Agriculture - Agriculture Export Program, provides information on agricultural exports, services, programs and trade links.

California Student Aid Commission - Information about California college grants, scholarships, student loans, and specialized financial aid programs.

Earth and Space Foundation - Was founded to offer grants to expeditions or field work using space related technologies or undertaking work with space related apps.

Portuguese Historical Museum - Preserves the culture and heritage of Portuguese immigrants from the time of the discoveries to the present day.

Nonprofit Resource Center - access to guides and directories of foundations on the Internet.

Council on Foundations - an association of foundations and corporations dedicated to serving public good through philanthropy.

GrantsNet - information on grants and fellowships, as well as a searchable database of 1000 funding programs for young biomedical researchers, faculty, and administrators.

The Foundation Center - Serving the information needs of grantseekers and grantmakers.

National Research Council - access to academies and societies for researchers and scientists.

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

International Research and Exchanges Board

David and Lucille Packard Foundation

Soros/Open Society Foundations

Coming Soon

IREX - International Research & Exchanges Board

NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organization

USIA - U.S. Information Agency

USIA Education and Cultural Exchanges

Council for the International Exchange of Scholars

Institute of International Education