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Funding opportunities abound; finding the right sources can make all the difference in advancing your research. 

Researchers will find resources for identifying internal and external research funding opportunities, tracking funder priorities, and automating personalized research funding searches.  

Whether you're an established faculty member or a student just getting started on research, the search for sponsor information is the first step toward external funding success.

Rutgers offers access to several tools that can help faculty and staff identify finding opportunities for their research projects. Whether you’re looking for internal funding, limited submissions, or recommendations on external funding resources—start your funding search here!

Find resources to guide your search of the funding databases available at your fingertips, set up email alerts to stay informed of new opportunities, and focus your search to find the right match for your research. 


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Pivot is a database of funding opportunities. Updated daily, it includes funding opportunities from federal, non-federal, foundation, and other private sponsors for all disciplines and project types. It also incorporates researcher profiles to help identify potential collaborators.

External Funding

Explore a wide range of curated internal and external funding opportunities to help advance your research and scholarly activities.

External Funding|Internal Funding|Limited Submissions|COVID-19 Funding

Faculty members interested in submitting a proposal to an external agency which limits the number of proposals per institution must submit an internal “pre-proposal” for internal review. Find COVID-19-related limited submission opportunities as well as other limited submissions opportunities. 

External Funding|Guidelines|Policies & Procedures

A great place to look for federal grants is directly through The program management office was established, in 2002, as a part of the President's Management Agenda. Managed by the Department of Health and Human Services, is an E-Government initiative operating under the governance of the Office of Management and Budget.

External Funding

The Foundation Directory Online provides information on more than 100,000 foundations, corporate giving programs, and grantmaking public charities in the US. It also includes searchable databases of recently awarded grants, sponsoring companies, and recently filed IRS information returns (Forms 990 and 990-PF). 

External Funding

The Busch Biomedical Grant program is an internal funding opportunity designed to enhance health-related research at the university and to strengthen the competitive position of faculty members who seek external research funds. 

Internal Funding

By means of small grants, the Research Council supports studies leading to significant outside funding and publication in all fields of learning represented in the university as well as for creative work in the arts. 

Internal Funding

The Center for COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness has several mechanisms by which it can fund Rutgers faculty research projects. See their website here for information on their current internal opportunities.  

Internal Funding

TechAdvance is an early-stage-technology fund that provides financial support and business expertise for Rutgers faculty and students to advance promising technologies toward commercialization. 

Internal Funding|Forms & Applications|Guidelines|Policies & Procedures

Part of the TechAdvnce program, TechXpress offers grants of up to $15,000 for projects that require small amounts of funding and can be completed within a short period of time. 

Internal Funding|Education & Training|Forms & Applications|Guidelines|Policies & Procedures