Search the Databases

Indiana University provides students access to COS Pivot, a leading funding database with up-to-date information about funding opportunities relevant to graduate students in all disciplines. We recommend using the Advanced Search option and making use of the relevant support materials/help pages available on the site. Contact our office if you’d like help getting better search results.

COS Pivot (formerly COS)
–funding opportunities in all disciplines
To use many of Pivot’s features, you must create an account using your IU e-mail address.

Check out Pivot’s free series of recorded webinars here.

Also, learn more about COS Pivot here.

GGC staff also have access to Foundation Grants to Individuals Online,a funding search engine available through Foundation Center. FGI is especially helpful for students in the performing arts and SPEA. It is also a great place to start searches to fund public-private partnerships or community service initiatives. Please e-mail gradgrnt@indiana.edu to request a search tailored to your studies/research.

FGI is also available at the Scholars Commons/Reference desks in Wells Library (East and West), in ORA, OVPR (Eigenmann Hall), in the SPEA/Business Library and Career Services and in the Hoosier Room of the Monroe County Public Library. If you’re working on a public-private partnership or seeking to fund projects not directly related to your studies at IU, please consult the reference librarians in the Hoosier Room (MCPL), as they have received special training in seeking community service funding, courtesy of the United Way.