Resources for finding external funding


Online Search Tools


OVCR has institutional subscriptions to these search engines so that they can be made free to the UIC research community.  You must access from your UIC IP the first time you use these. 

  1. Pivot-COS - Identify and connect with funding opportunities and with other researchers — locally and globally. Opportunities for every discipline – updated daily. Save searches and get updates when new opportunities are released.
    1. Set up an account
    2. Start a search
    3. Find collaborators
    4. How to get started/Navigating Pivot
  2. GrantForward - Formerly known as IRIS is a pre-award funding search with over 8,000 federal and 6000 foundation opportunities.
    1. Set up an account
    2. Start a search
    3. Tutorials and Educational Material
  3. Grants Resources Center - Funding opportunities specifically for Colleges and Universities
  4. Grants.gov