External Funding

External Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities

The original list was provided by the National Postdoctoral Association

Search Funding Opportunities

These are the primary databases we recommend when searching for funding opportunities.


To create a Pivot profile:

  1. Go to pivot.cos.com
  2. Click on the “Signup” button on the upper left corner
  3. Fill in all the requested information and create your account

To search for funding opportunities:

  1. Log in to pivot.cos.com
  2. Click on “Search for Funding or Scholars”
  3. Click on the “Advanced Search” tab
  4. Click on “More Search Attributes”
  5. Click on “Requirements” and select “Graduate Students”
  6. Customize your search using your specific criteria

*Please also note that the “search” button on the bottom of the page is conveniently located next to the “clear fields” button.

Grant Writing Assistance

Dr. Robert Porter conducted workshops for academic researchers in September 2017. A full-day workshop for junior faculty members and a shorter version for pre- and post-doctoral researchers were offered. Below are resources from the Grant Winners Seminars conducted by him at the University of Notre Dame.

Writing Successful Grants 

Career Development Grants for Pre and Postdocs

Applying for a Postdoc Fellowship

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