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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
  • 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
  • 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

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

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

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.

  • 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

To access:


Tutorial links:


Developing search parameters

  • 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
  • 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.



Associate Director of Federal Relations


Susan Fenton

Department of Health Information Management