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Finding Funding Databases & Resources


Funding opportunities can be found through various sources. Find below how to access funding-specific databases and other information about funders.


  • Foundation Directory Online - Grant search engine accessible on campus or within the Alvin Sherman Library building. Provides information about private funding opportunities, foundations, corporate giving programs, grantmaking public charities, and recently awarded grants.
    • To access, go to the Alvin Sherman Library homepage and search "Foundation Directory" in the Databases by Name search. Use your NSU credentials to log in.
  • GetEdFunding- Hosts a collection of more than 2,000 grants and opportunities culled from federal, state, regional and community sources and its available to public and private preK-12 schools, districts and educators, higher education institutions, and nonprofit organizations that work with them. 
  • - A search engine for all federally-funded grant competitions and application information.
  • Duke University - This university site provides an extensive searchable database for funding.


Find below a curated selection of recent Funding Alerts for NSU faculty and staff. You can find more grants to support research and programs by searching the online database SPIN (this replaced the Pivot funding database):


Recent Funding Alert emails by topic:

*Note: Use the below compilations to better understand the funders in your area, even if the deadlines have passed. Many funders have recurring annual deadlines for grant programs.



Want to get automatic funding alerts on various topics sent to your email inbox? Email to be added to NSU's "Funding Alerts" listserv.

Want to discuss your project idea or possible funding sources, feedback on your grant documents, or other grantseeking support? Contact the NSU Grant Writing Manager, Melanie Bauer (

Federal resources:

Private foundation resources:


Listings by discipline/career stage:


Local funders & resources:

Don't forget about NSU's internal grant programs to bolster your research and scholarship--generate preliminary data, establish collaborations, and publish in academic venues prior to seeking external grants:
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