Professional Organizations

Funding Search Resources

Looking for funding to support your research efforts or your service project? There are many avenues from which to begin your search, and help is available!

Funding Alerts

Funding Alerts is a listing of upcoming externally funded opportunities across multiple research disciplines. Funding Alerts are searchable by category.


All NSU faculty and staff have electronic access to Pivot, a comprehensive resource to find funding opportunities for - and share expertise/establish collaborations with - faculty, staff researchers, and graduate students:

Pivot is a leading provider of information resources to researchers, scholars and other professionals around the globe. Pivot brings together the world's prominent scientists at more than 2,000 organizations including universities, corporations, and government agencies worldwide. Pivot provides services that enable these professionals to find the funding, people and information that are important to their work. Nova Southeastern University's current subscription includes the following services:

  • Pivot Profile is a database of over 3 million profiles that contain information about all aspects of a researcher’s academic career: qualifications, positions held, patents, publications, grants, honors and awards, and much more.

    To search Pivot Profile for colleagues, collaborators, or others, simply go to from any computer.

    Pivot automatically creates faculty profiles, which can be updated through Pivot. However, if your profile cannot be located, you can have one created by clicking on the Suggest a Scholar link under “claim or create a profile” in the Pivot Profiles tab.
  • Pivot allows you to set up and save funding searches, as well as receive weekly notifications of new funding information that match your searches. In addition to funding searches you have created, Pivot will also identify funding opportunities for you based on the information you have submitted in your profile. At any time, you may log in to your Pivot account to access archived results, or to modify your searches.


If you do not have one, create your Pivot Account by clicking on “Sign Up” at the Pivot homepageNote:  If you previously had an account for COS Funding Opportunities, you do not need to create a new account.

You must be logged in to your Pivot account in order to view your homepage (your personal Pivot workspace), save funding searches, track and share funding opportunities, and claim and/or update a profile.

For training in Pivot, contact your Grant Officer or Submit Grant Training Request.

Foundation Center/Foundation Directory Online

The Foundation Center's web site provides information about foundations, corporate giving programs, and grantmaking public charities in the U.S.; corporate funders; recently awarded grants; and a keyword-searchable database of recently filed IRS Forms 990 and 990-PF. The Alvin Sherman Library hosts the Foundation Directory Online grant search engine, which is accessible by all faculty and staff at the Alvin Sherman Library (second floor).

Customized Funding Searches

Assistance with your customized search is available. For help, or to schedule an appointment, contact your Grant Officer.

Funder Links

The following listing of links related to funding information should be helpful in your endeavors to identify an external funding source for your research, community service, or teaching/training programs and projects.

Links to Sponsors