Funding Search Databases

Pivot Proquest expanding section

Pivot Proquest: Features funding opportunities for all disciplines, including federal and non-federal funding sources. Custom searches can be saved, and users can set-up automatic email alerts for their queries.

How to access: Set up individual user account.

GRC GrantSearch expanding section

GRC GrantSearch: Targeted database of approximately 2,000 funding opportunities that are recurring and have a national/regional scope.

How to access: Use the institutional GRC log-in and password. Contact ORSP.

GRC Faculty Alerts expanding section

GRC Faculty Alerts: Customized funding alerts by disciplinary areas, activity types, and/or funding sponsors. Save one or multiple alerts and customize them as your project interests change. GRC will send you monthly email updates targeted to your criteria.

How to access: Use the institutional GRC log-in and password. Contact ORSP. expanding section

Grants.govSearchable database of all federal funding.

How to access: No log-in is required to search.

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Foundations in Wisconsin: Searchable directory of active, grant-making foundations in Wisconsin.

How to access: UWL access is made available through the Murphy Library. Contact the Murphy Library reference desk with log-in issues.

H-Net: Humanities & Social Sciences Online expanding section

H-Net: Humanities & Social Sciences OnlineFree online forum for faculty in the humanities and social sciences to access a variety of information, including funding opportunities.

How to access: No log-in is required.

External Grant Opportunities

Most grants listed below require UWL's GRC log-in to access. If you need the log-in, please see the newsletter in your UWL inbox or contact ORSP.

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

American Antiquarian Society

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)

CEC ArtsLink

Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation

Department of State

Houghton Library

Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership

Longview Foundation

National Archives and Records Administration

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Samuel H. Kress Foundation

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

Administration for Community Living (ACL)

American Political Science Association (APSA)

Bradley (Lynde and Harry) Foundation, Inc.

  • Grant Program – Jan 1, 2020 (supports the tradition of free representative government and private enterprise that has enabled the US to flourish intellectually and economically)

Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Department of the Interior

  • Technical Assistance Program – March 1, 2020 (accountability, financial management, economic development, education, energy production, management control initiatives, disaster assistance, natural and cultural resources, capacity building, public safety/emergencies, information technology, health initiatives, and invasive species management)

Department of Labor

Economic Development Administration (EDA)

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

FINRA Investor Education Foundation

  • Grant Program – Jan 1, 2020 (innovative research and educational projects that give investors tools and information needed to better understand markets and the basic principles of saving and investing)

Institute of Management Accountants

International Reading Association

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Packard Foundation (David and Lucile)

  • Grants Program – Jan 1, 2020 (Conservation and Science; Population and Reproductive Health; Children, Families, and Community; and Special Opportunities and Capacity Building)

Sarah Scaife Foundation

Sloan (Alfred P.) Foundation

  • Grants Program – Jan 1, 2020 (STEM, economics, higher education, digital technology, public understanding of science, technology & economics, working longer, and energy and environment)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Wallace Foundation

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

US Department of Commerce

US Environmental Protection Agency

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Allen Foundation, Inc.

Alzheimer’s Association

American Epilepsy Society

American Heart Association

American Psychological Association (APA)

American Society of Hematology

ASHP Research & Education Foundation

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Craig H. Neilsen Foundation

Foundation for Physical Therapy

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

James McKeen Cattell Fund

McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Parkinson’s Foundation

Radiological Society of North America

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

American Astronomical Society

American Statistical Association


Civilian Research and Development Foundation Global

Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)

Great Lakes Protection Fund

Leakey (L.S.B.) Foundation

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

  • Requests for Proposals or Information – Jan 1, 2020 (operating effectiveness and efficiency in the public transportation industry by conducting practical, near-term research designed to solve operational problems, adopt useful technologies from related industries and introduce innovation)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

US Department of Agriculture (USDA)

US Department of Commerce

US Department of Defense

US Department of Energy

US Department of Homeland Security

US-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF)

Whitehall Foundation

Did you find a funding source you want to apply to? Need more help on finding a source? Contact the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs: