Searchable Databases and Email Alerts
Pivot is an online subscription database that is available to all faculty, staff, and students in the Swarthmore community. It is a powerful search tool designed to find funding opportunities across disciplines, career stages, geographic regions, funder types, and purposes (e.g., research, pilot projects, travel, curriculum development, conference grants, supplements).
Users can access Pivot one of two ways:
- IP Access: Use Pivot from any on-campus computer on the College’s network or off-campus when logged into VPN.
- Single Sign On (SSO) Access: log in with your Swarthmore username and password.
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.
The 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 NSF email updates and/or subscribe to RSS feeds.
- Search the NSF awards database to help target your project to specific programs, request copies of successful proposals, and identify potential NSF-funded partners.
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), an independent federal agency, is one of the largest funders of humanities programs in the United States.
- Search all grant opportunities or match your project to a program.
- Review this important information for first-time applicants, if applicable.
- Explore the work of the NEH and/or search the awards database to help target your project to specific programs and request copies of successful proposals.
- Successful proposals are posted for each NEH grant opportunity and, for many programs, program officers will review a draft in advance of the final proposal submission deadline.
The 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.
- Use Matchmaker to find the appropriate program, study section, or program officer.
The 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.