Search the Databases

Indiana University provides students with access to a number of subscription databases to search for grant opportunities in all disciplines. We recommend using the Advanced Search option for both COS Pivot and GrantForward. Each site has relevant support materials/help pages available. Contact our office if you’d like help getting better search results.

COS Pivot 
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.

Grant Forward, formerly IRIS, is a pre-award funding search with administration console. Grant Forward focuses on improving the inventory of foundation, federal and other funding sources while providing an intuitive, powerful search and flexible management experience.

Foundation Grants to Individuals Onlineaccessible via GGC staff, is 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 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.

Fellowship Finder, a free database from the Office of External Fellowships at Illinois, featuring over 1,100 curated listings of grants and fellowships for graduate students with new features that allow for faster and more targeted searches as well as sharing through social media. They explain these features in a blog post,  Grad School 101: How to Find Fellowships That Are Right for You.