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Community of Science Funding Opportunities and Funding Alerts. What Is COS Funding Opportunities?. Community of Science (COS) is an online, subscription database of announcements for grants, fellowships and awards from around the world

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Community of Science

Funding Opportunities and Funding Alerts

what is cos funding opportunities
What Is COS Funding Opportunities?
  • Community of Science (COS) is an online, subscription database of announcements for grants, fellowships and awards from around the world
  • Provides general phrase searches or detailed advanced searches, specifying a wide range of criteria from grant amount to location to deadline
  • Don’t let the name fool you!
    • COS provides opportunities in all disciplines:

physical sciences, social sciences, life sciences, health & medicine, arts & humanities.

what cos can provide
What COS can provide
  • Over 25,000 records representing over $33 billion in funding.
  • Sponsors throughout the world for recipients throughout the world.
  • Access to private foundations, public agencies, national and local governments, corporations and more.
  • Funding for research, collaborations, travel, curriculum development, conferences, fellowships, postdoctoral positions, equipment acquisitions, capital or operating expenses.
  • Timely information that is verified with sponsor, edited for consistency and optimized for accurate searching.
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Accessing COS

Method 1 – Without a Password

  • Access is granted from any on-campus computer without a username or password at http://fundingopps.cos.com/
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Accessing COS

Method 2 – With a Password

  • Username and Password Access is necessary when:
    • A user is off-campus
    • A user needs to save a funding record or search (which you need to do to set up a Funding Alert)
setting up a username and password
Setting up a Username and Password
  • Go to http://www.cos.com/ and
    • click the “New User? Register Free” icon near the top left of the screen.
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Setting up a Username and Password
  • Fill in the Required Information
  • Ensure you select American University from the dropdown list of institutions, so that you will be authenticated properly and be granted access to all services to which we subscribe
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Setting up a Username and Password
  • Click “Create Account”
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Searching COS Funding Opportunities

Method 1 - Free-Text Simple Search (http://fundingopps.cos.com/)

  • Enter Keywords
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Searching COS Funding Opportunities
  • Results shown using “OR” logic
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Searching COS Funding Opportunities

Shows previous searches from current session

  • Results shown using “OR” logic
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Searching COS Funding Opportunities
  • Results shown using “OR” logic

Allows for a downloaded list of selected records within the search

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Searching COS Funding Opportunities

Method 2 - Detailed Advanced Search

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Searching COS Funding Opportunities
  • Advanced Search
    • Allows for keyword search by Sponsor, Abstract or Title
    • Results sortable by relevancy, amount, deadline and more
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COS Funding Alert
  • Utilizes user defined criteria to check COS Funding Opportunities database for updated information about funding in the user's area of interest.
    • View tutorial at http://www.cos.com/alert_tutorial/
    • Saves up to 40 funding searches as alert searches
    • Specify for which searches to receive email updates
    • Review an archive of weekly alert results
    • Receive email alerts when any tracked records are updated--up to 200
    • Your weekly results include the Title, Sponsor, Deadline, Amount
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Guided Search Wizard

5 Step Guided Search

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Guided Search Wizard
  • 5 step process
    • 1- Who are you?
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Guided Search Wizard

2- Citizenship/Residency

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Guided Search Wizard

3- Type of Funding

Notice the number of opportunities changing as you move through each step

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Guided Search Wizard

4- Sponsor type

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Guided Search Wizard

5- Field of Interest (Keyword)

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Guided Search Wizard

Results (Look like all other searches)

questions
Questions?

More information about COS Funding Opportunities is available at http://fundingopps.cos.com