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External Funding Opportunities

Searchable Databases


IUPUI subscribes to Pivot, a comprehensive world-wide database of funding opportunities and collaborators.  Search for funding by text (keywords) or by sponsor, define your search within the eleven text fields, save your funding searches, receive alerts, and track individual opportunities.  There is no need to continually enter and run the same search over and over.  Just one email a week will list all the new opportunities from your saved searches.

All discretionary grants offered by the 26 federal grant-making agencies can be found on

This is the US Government’s point of entry for commercial vendors and government buyers.

Philanthropy News Digest (PND)

PND, a service of the Foundation Center, publishes requests for proposals. This is a great resource for the social sciences, arts and humanities. IUPUI has a subscription to the Foundation Directory Online. Access is through the University Library Joseph & Matthew Payton Philanthropic Studies Library. This site requires IU authentication for off campus access.


Select Funding Web Pages


Agency for International Development

Department of Commerce

Department of Defense

Air Force Research Lab

Army Research Lab

Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP)

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

Naval Research Lab

Department of Education

Department of Energy

Advanced Research Projects Agency-ENERGY (ARPA-E)

Department of Health and Human Services

Administration on Aging (AoA)

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Department of Homeland Security

Department of Justice

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Institute of Museum and Library Services

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

National Endowment for the Arts

National Endowment for the Humanities

National Science Foundation


American Cancer Society

American Diabetes Association

American Heart Association

American Lung Association

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Lumina Foundation

Muscular Dystrophy Association

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

State of Indiana Procurement

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

The Grantsmanship Center Local Funding Sources: Indiana