Limited Submissions 

These are opportunities that require institutional nomination or endorsement and/or that are eligible to a limited number of applicants from each institution. Applications or nominations submitted without proper institutional endorsement, or submission of a number over the limit, may result in automatic rejection of all Brown proposals. For the majority of these programs, the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) will announce a deadline for an internal review of applications/nominations. For more information, please contact Margaret Manning at or (401) 863-5145.

Pivot Funding Database

Pivot is a searchable database that enables researchers to identify funding opportunities from governmental, private foundation, and international sources. The Pivot Funding Alert provides a weekly email with a customized list of funding opportunities based on previously specified criteria provided by individual Pivot members. Access to Pivot is available to the Brown community through an institutional subscription. Access the Library Guide on Pivot, to sign-up for training, and to view the many other library services for researchers engaged in seeking internal and external grants. 

Research Development and Grant Writing News

This monthly electronic newsletter offers strategies on how to compete successfully for research funding from federal agencies and foundations. Each issue highlights agency research news and trends, web resources, and new funding opportunities. An institutional subscription allows unlimited distribution to the Brown community, but please note that this material is copyrighted and may not be reposted on an open website.

Foundation Funding Opportunities

Brown’s Office of Foundation Relations can help you find foundation funding opportunities.

Funding Agencies & Helpful Links

Grants.Gov A searchable database of all discretionary grants offered by the 26 federal grant-making agencies.  You can create a custom search with regular email updates.

U.S. Department of Education 

U.S. Department of Energy

Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency

Office of Naval Research

Army Research

Air Force Office of Scientific Research



National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

National Institutes of Health Listserv At the end of each week, NIH transmits an e-mail to NIH Guide LISTSERV subscribers with the Current Weekly Table of Contents (TOC), including links to announcements published during the week.  

National Science Foundation (NSF) 

National Endowment for the Humanities 

National Endowment for the Arts