Find Funding

A glance at ASU’s rankings in Research and Innovation shows the importance of securing research funding at both the University and College level. It is through these grant seeking efforts that we, as a college, have opportunities to find solutions for numerous health care issues, support students with practical experience and disseminate knowledge to the global research community. Our University leadership have set ambitious goals for research. To assist in reaching these milestones, we are providing principal investigators with resources to lessen their administrative burden.   

If you are looking for opportunities to fund your research, the Research Success Hub and Research Advancement team are consistently gathering information on funding opportunities with CHS researchers in mind. In addition, resources are provided for independent searches and access to special funding streams.

Please take a few minutes to review the following information. If you need assistance, please contact .

External funding opportunities

This list of funding opportunities includes FOAs in general areas of interest for CHS researchers. The list is maintained and updated weekly with FOAs from various sponsors. To request a targeted Pivot FOA search created specifically for you or your research team, email

Browse funding opportunities  Grant intake form

ASU Limited submissions

There are times when the sponsor will limit the number of applications that can be submitted by one institution. At ASU, there will be an internal competition when this occurs. If you plan to apply to a limited submission opportunity, please consult your assigned research advancement contact for further guidance.

More information about ASU's Limited Submission Process


Faculty are encouraged to join various sponsor specific listservs to stay up to date on funding opportunities, policy changes, program revisions and submission system issues.

Funding Tools

  • Pivot - Pivot is a funding opportunity and scholar database updated daily that allows users to receive results in a variety of ways. Pivot opens doors to funding opportunities and potential collaborators. This application is designed with a dedicated researcher in mind. It’s one way to decrease your burden by acting as your personal assistant. It sifts through a comprehensive database to find opportunities that may be of interest to you. Access federal, industry and non-profit sponsors

  • Grant Forward -  Grant Forward (formerly Illinois Researcher Information Service or IRIS) is another portal for searching and saving funding opportunities. While Boston University does not have a subscription to the full Grant Forward service package, they do offer a 14 day free trial for interested users. The search function, however, is open to the public.
  • – all Federal agencies are required to post their grant opportunities in the database on a daily basis.  You will find the information similarly organized to Pivot.  There are some general searches provided such as New This Week. One key difference is that the categorization of the field of work is more general here than it is in Pivot. 
  • NIHNSF opportunity databases – both of these agencies have easy to search funding lists, with alerts available as well.  If a faculty member has a specific agency as a primary source of funding, take advantage of any funding alerts they provide.  NSF, especially, can be narrowed in scope to fit closely with an individual’s interests and provides other information such as Dear Colleague Letters that announce emerging interests in stimulating research by the various directorates.
  • Federal Register – the original source for information on federal funding opportunities, the Register continues to be a useful resource on several of the agencies, including the Department of Education, the State Department, and US AID, as their detailed opportunity information generally appears here first.
  • FedBizOpps – Use this database when a faculty member is seeking contract (vs. grant) opportunities.  It has a robust search engine but will require some time to set up an effective funding search.  Search-based alerts are available as well.
  • FedConnect – Occasionally an opportunity posted in will link out to FedConnect (e.g., Department of Energy).  To effectively use this search engine you will want to make sure you have the exact title of the opportunity or the complete identifier # or know which subsection of the agency has posted the opportunity (e.g., Golden Office), otherwise, you may not retrieve any results.
  • NSPIRES – This is NASA’s opportunity database. If a faculty member is interested in NASA funding, become familiar with this database. General listings for umbrella programs, such as ROSES, will be posted in Pivot and, however, the detailed information on those opportunities will be found within NSPIRES.

Foundation Directory Online – ASU has a subscription to FDO, which is accessible via ASU Libraries. This is considered the “go-to” resource for private and nonprofit funders.  While organized somewhat differently than Pivot, it is similar in nature, whereby you will select areas of interest (keywords) to focus your search. You can apply the same technique described in the Pivot guidance to use text terms to further narrow the scope.

  • Publications, poster sessions – authors and presenters will identify their sources of funding there, and this may provide ideas for additional funding sources.

  • Dimensions provides visibility into funded research projects worldwide. This tool can be used to get valuable funding information by topic (e.g., which sponsors have been increasing their spending on a certain topic?), to identify closely related research projects, and to find and build collaborations.

  • NIH RePORTER is an excellent resource for looking up awards.  If an R01 opportunity from a given institute has no stated maximum amount, for example, this is a way to determine what range of funding has been provided previously. 

  • The NSF Awards database provides easy-to-access information as well.

  • NEA has a Grants Search tool for information on NEA grants awarded since 2000.

  • NEH provides lists of grant awards by year. These are best found by searching on the phrase "NEH grant awards", which will bring back the various press releases that have the lists attached.

  • ASU Foundation – has researched potential funding sources for the key areas of ASU's research and programs.

  • Internal grants at ASU: Women & PhilanthropyIHR seed grantsASU-Mayo Seed Grant Program.

  • SBIR/STTR opportunities – has opportunities for small business and tech transfer.

Contact Information

General mailbox:

Nancy Osgood
Research Advancement Manager

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