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Finding Funding Workshop. Office of Research Development JCK 489 245-2314 Finding funding is like… …finding a needle in dozens of haystacks. Goals of today’s workshop. To discuss Major Sources of Funding

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Finding funding workshop

Finding FundingWorkshop

Office of Research Development

JCK 489


Finding funding is like…

…finding a needle in dozens of haystacks.

Goals of today s workshop
Goals of today’s workshop like…

  • To discuss Major Sources of Funding

  • To show you how funding opportunities are disseminated

  • To provide suggestions for developing search parameters.

  • To introduce and demo Texas State’s new funding database—PIVOT.

Sources of funding
Sources of Funding like…

  • State Government

  • Federal Government

  • Local Government

  • Professional Orgs

  • Private Foundations

  • Corporations

  • Corporate Foundations

  • Local Businesses

  • Associations (American Cancer Society…)

Federal funding opportunities
Federal funding opportunities like…

For all grant opportunities (current & historical)

For contracting opportunities (current RFPs)

A-Z Index of U.S Government Depts. & Agencies.

For a list of federal programs

State funding
State funding like…

For select grant opportunities (not mandatory)

For contracting opportunities (current RFPs)

A-Z Index of State Agencies & Depts.

Texas Engineering Experiment Station

Other funding opportunities
Other funding opportunities like…

Foundation Finder Online (Subscription via Library)

Other places to find funding:

Local government websites

Local businesses (HEB, Target, Banks)

Peers and other programs with similar focus.

PIVOT like…

  • The most comprehensive funding resource available, including grants, fellowships, prizes and other types of funding

  • More than 26,000 records representing nearly 400,000 funding opportunities totaling more than $33 billion

  • 80 of the top 100 research institutions in the US subscribe PIVOT

PIVOT like…

To access:


    Tutorial links:


Developing search parameters like…

  • Developan array of relevant search terms;

  • Familiarize with your most likely sources and search often;

  • But don’t dismiss the un-likely sources (think outside the box)

Refining search techniques
Refining search techniques like…

  • Remain open-minded as you search

    • Consider collaborating with a more experienced colleague or on a team project.

    • Consider framing your research project in a new way.

    • Do not force your topic to fit a program where it does not belong.

    • Filter through a funding alert before moving forward and talk to the program officer for clarity.

Questions like…



Associate Director of Federal Relations


Susan Fenton

Department of Health Information Management