Searchable Databases and Email Alerts
Pivot is an online subscription database that is available to all faculty, staff, and students logged into the Swarthmore College computer network on campus or off campus using VPN. It is a powerful search tool designed to find funding opportunities across disciplines, career stages, geographic regions and funder types.
Users can access Pivot one of two ways:
- IP Access: From any on-campus computer, a user can go right to http://pivot.cos.com. Because your institution’s IP addresses will be recognized by Pivot, one can start searching for funding or faculty profiles right away.
- Username and Password: Creating a Pivot account is easy - users can go to http://pivot.cos.com and click the “Sign up” option in the upper right of the screen. You will gain access to Pivot by indicating you are affiliated with Swarthmore and signing up with an institutional email address.
Visit the Pivot website to learn more about its benefits and features.
This resource is co-funded by the Sponsored Programs (SP) and Institutional Relations (IR) offices in College Advancement.
Grants.gov is the central application and information resource for Federal grant programs, with more than 1,000 programs within 26 grant-making agencies. You can search by agency, date range, funding activity category, or eligibility. You may also sign up to receive customized email notifications of grant announcements most relevant to your research.
Note: Legacy PDF Application Package will be phased out on December 31, 2017 and applicants will be required to use the new Workspace system. Stay tuned for more details on this change.
National Science Foundation (NSF) funds research and education in most fields of the natural sciences and engineering, as well as some areas of the social and behavioral sciences.
- View Active Funding Opportunities for a chronological listing of program deadlines and target dates. You may also conduct a keyword search of program announcements or browse programs by discipline.
- Sign up for National Science Foundation Updates, subscribe to RSS feeds, or download the NSF Information Widget (for Mac users).
- Search the NSF awards database to help target your project to specific programs, request copies of successful proposals, and identify potential NSF-funded partners.
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) funds four areas: preserving and providing access to cultural resources; education; research; and public programs. Review available funding opportunities and search the awards database to help target your project to specific programs and request copies of successful proposals.
National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the primary federal agency responsible for biomedical and behavioral research to improve the health of the nation.
- The NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts is a weekly publication for NIH medical and behavioral research grant policies, guidelines, and funding opportunities. Users may sign up to receive the Guide's Table of Contents (TOC) in a weekly e-mail listserv.
- Search for active funding opportunities, including requests for applications (RFAs), program announcements, and parent announcements (for unsolicited applications).
- Explore the NIH Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools (RePORT) website to search for award abstracts and success rates of programs of interest.
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) supports programs in a wide range of artistic disciplines, including arts education, dance, design, folk and traditional arts, literature, media arts, music, musical theater, opera, theater, and visual arts. Review the list of available funding opportunities and search recent grants to help target your project to specific programs, and request copies of successful proposals.