This page includes information about a variety of internal, external, subscription-only and public sites, databases and publications that are available for your use in finding funding.

For further assistance with these sites and applications please contact Liana Ryan, Director, Faculty & Grant Development in VPREDKE or Patricia Geppert, PhD, Associate Director of Research Development, who is also in the Office of the Vice President for Research, Economic Development, and Knowledge Enterprisethe Office of Research Support. 

Pivot is a funding opportunity search tool offered by Community of Science (COS), a division of ProQuest, that provides tools for discovering funding opportunities and supporting collaboration in the research development field. Pivot answers the growing demands on research developers to quickly discover the right funding opportunities and effectively collaborate wiht their colleagues. Designed for faculty, staff, researchers, and graduate students, it is intuitive and easily implemented. Read more... 

SciVal is a funding opportunity search tool offered by Elsevier that provides tools for discovering funding opportunities and supporting collaboration in the research development field. SciVal Funding comprehensively covers grants from Australia, Canada, the European Commission, india, Ireland, new Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States. With more than 8,000 international sponsors, providing more than 21,000 active opportunities, there are many funding opportunities for which researchers both inside and outside of these countries are eligible. Researchers can find funding opportunities using targeted keywords or other search options, and can evaluate previously awarded grants to find new sponsors that match their research interests. Read more... is the single access point, or "one stop shop," for organizations to find and apply for grants available from the 26 federal grantmaking agencies. lists all federal grant opportunities and includes a search engine that allows users to search by funding instrument type, eligibility, topic area, or sponsoring agency. Users can also sign up to be notified by email regarding new grant opportunities and subscribe to grant opportunity RSS feeds to track new announcements. 

UTSA offers several internal funding opportunities through the Office of the Vice President for Research (VPR) and through units like The San Antonio Life Sciences Institute (SALSI). UTSA faculty and students also now have the opportunity to request project support for and access, for research purposes only, to the Cibolo Preserve, a 500 acre tract just eat of Boerne in south central Kendal County. 

In some cases, sponsors limit the number of proposals allowed from any one institution for a particular submission cycle. When this is the case, the opportunity is often referred to as a "limited submission." Limited submissions are typically considered to be institutional projects and should demonstrate a benefit to the institution as a whole. At UTSA the Office of the Vice President for Research uses an internal selection process to determine which application(s) will go forward to the sponsor for funding consideration. 




PRIVATE OPPORTUNITIES (FBO) is the the Federal government's web site for posting all Federal contracting (or "procurement") opportunities with a value of more than $25,000. This site provides users with a sophisticated search engine where more than 40,000 immediate Request For Proposal (RFP) opportunities, as well as archived records, can be found. Possible future federal contract opportunities are also listed. Users can also sign up to be notified by email regarding new RFP opportunities. 

The National Science Foundation (NSF) funds research and education in most fields of science and engineering. It does this through grants, and cooperative agreements to more than 2,000 colleges, universities, K-12 school systems, businesses, informal science organizations and other research organizations throughout the United States via its offices and seven directorates. The Foundation accounts for about one-fourth of federal support to academic institutions for basic research. Read more... 

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is the nation's medical research agency - making important discoveries that improve health and save lives. NIH is the largest source of funding for medical research in the world, creating hundreds of thousands of high-quality jobs by funding thousands of scientists in universities and research institutions in every state across America and around the globe. NIH is made up of 27 Institutes and Centers, each with a specific research agenda, often focusing on particular diseases or body systems. Read more... 

FedConnect is a government acquisition and grants portal that complements and FedBizOpps. Unlike and FedBizOpps, FedConnect provides full project lifecycle support including the ability to post opportunities, receive responses, deliver awards, and communicate throughout the pre-award, award, and post-award phases of a project using secure 2-way messaging. The following federal agencies currently subscribe to FedConnect - Dept. of Energy, Dept. of Homeland Security, Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, Dept. of the Interior, Environmental Protection Agency, Small Business Administration, and the Social Security Administration. 

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) strives to enable a safer, more secure, efficient, and environmentally-friendly air transportation system through aeronautics research; the operation of an International Space Station and preparing for human exploration beyond low Earth orbit; exploring the Earth-Sun system, our own solar system, and the universe beyond; and developing the crosscutting, advanced and pioneering new technologies needed for current and future missions, benefiting the aerospace industry and other agencies, and addressing national needs. NASA has a total of 20 Centers and Facilities. Read more...

From fostering continued economic growth to adapting to the effects of climate change and addressing food security, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists and researchers touch the lives of all Americans. The challenges facing agriculture, natural resources, and conservation are immense and can be addressed through robust research enterprises and educational programs. USDA has refocused its science agencies to ensure the most effective and efficient use of its resources, while leveraging the strengths of partners across the scientific community. The USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) was established by the Food Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 (the 2008 Farm Bill) to find innovative solutions to issues related to agriculture, food, the environment, and communities. One of four agencies that make up USDA's Research, Education, and Economics (REE) mission area, NIFA is structured to direct federal funding effectively to programs that address key national and global challenges. Read more... 

The Department of Education's mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access. Among its top priorities are establishing policies on federal financial aid for education as well a distributing and monitoring those funds, collecting data on America's schools and disseminating research, focusing national attention on key educational issues, and prohibiting discrimination and ensuring equal access to education. 

Philanthrophy News Digest (PND), a service of the Foundation Center, publishes Requests For Proposals (RFPs) and notices of awards as a free service for grant-making organizations and nonprofits. 


The Council on Foundations' Community Foundation Locator allows you to find community foundations that may have funding available in your geographical area. Use the interactive map to review a list of potential Community Foundation sponsors. 



Use the eGrants website to search for, view the details of, and find contact information for competitive funding announcements from Texas State agencies.



  • STEM Education computer education or literacy, engineering education, environmental education, mathematics education, precollegiate education - minority, precollegiate education - science or mathematics, science education, teacher education, vocational or technical education


Links below will take you to pre-defined searches that have already been set up in Pivot using the noted keywords. These are updated in real-time based on information available through Pivot. If you have a topic that you would like for us to add to this list, please contact

Customized funding searches are also offered upon request, as time permits. Please complete a Funding Search Request Form if interested in taking advantage of this service.


TxDOT fosters the knowledge discovery and innovation needed to operate, maintain and improve transportation systems in Texas and across the United States. The Research and Implementation Programs at TxDOT are managed by the Research and Technology Implementation Office (RTI). 

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is an independent federal agency created in 1965. It is one of the largest funders of humanities programs in the United States.

Because democracy demands wisdom, NEH serves and strengthens our republic by promoting excellence in the humanities and conveying the lessons of history to all Americans. The Endowment accomplishes this mission by awarding grants for top-rated proposals examined by panels of independent, external reviewers.

NEH grants typically go to cultural institutions, such as museums, archives, libraries, colleges, universities, public television, and radio stations, and to individual scholars. The grants:

  • strengthen teaching and learning in schools and colleges

  • facilitate research and original scholarship

  • provide opportunities for lifelong learning

  • preserve and provide access to cultural and educational resources

  • strengthen the institutional base of the humanities

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The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) is the statistics, research, and evaluation arm of the U.S. Department of Education. We are independent and non-partisan. Our mission is to provide scientific evidence on which to ground education practice and policy and to share this information in formats that are useful and accessible to educators, parents, policymakers, researchers, and the public.


IES conducts six broad types of work that addresses school readiness and education from infancy through adulthood and includes special populations such as English Learners and students with disabilities.

  • We provide data that describe how well the United States is educating its students.

  • We conduct surveys and sponsor research projects to understand where education needs improvement and how these improvements might be made.

  • We fund development and rigorous testing of new approaches for improving education outcomes for all students.

  • We conduct large-scale evaluations of federal education programs and policies.

  • We provide resources to increase use of data and research in education decision making. Through the What Works Clearinghouse, we conduct independent reviews of research on what works in education.

  • We support advancement of statistics and research through specialized training and development of methods and measures. We fund pre-doctoral and post-doctoral training programs, as well as database training and short courses on cutting-edge topics for working statisticians and researchers.

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Founded in 1934 by industrialist Alfred P. Sloan Jr., the Foundation is a not-for-profit grantmaking institution that supports high quality, impartial scientific research; fosters a robust, diverse scientific workforce; strengthens public understanding and engagement with science; and promotes the health of the institutions of scientific endeavor. 

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The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation focuses in 5 main areas, one of which is "support the development of innovative solutions in education", particularly for traditionally underserved populations. 

Current Grant Opportunities

The William T. Grant Foundation focuses on "reducing inequality in youth outcomes and improving the use of research evidence in decisions that affect young people in the United States."

Grant Opportunities

The Casey Foundation is interested in investing in several main areas, including advancing equity and inclusion, supporting community change, and advancing child welfare.  See more here.