Funding Search Engines

Funding Search Engines


COS Pivot Funding Opportunities

COS is a comprehensive resource of funding information available on the Web. It publishes more than 15,000 sources of funding from around the world, and is updated daily.


NIH Guide

The NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts is the official publication for NIH medical and behavioral research grant policies, guidelines, and funding opportunities. The guide includes a digest of the week’s funding opportunity announcements, program announcements, requests for applications or proposals (RFAs or RFPs), and notices of policy and procedures, changes to RFPs, changes to RFA or PA announcements, and other general information items.


Grant Central

Harvard Catalyst’s Grant Central connects you to federal funding opportunities (i.e., from NIH, NSF, DoD, FDA, CDC, and HRSA) directly from, helps you find new collaborators, and manages the grant-writing process. Use grant alerts to save searches you perform frequently. New grants matching your search can be sent to you by e-mail, or followed with RSS (Rich Site Summary) feed.


Foundation Center 

The mission of the Foundation Center is to foster public understanding of the foundation field by collecting, organizing, analyzing, and disseminating information on foundations, corporate giving, and related subjects. Access requires a subscription. The Office of the Vice President arranged to have the university’s subscription added to the library’s E-Resources.  Anyone associated with Harvard should be able to access the Foundation Directory Online by going to; selecting “All Databases” and then searching by keyword for “Foundation.”


SPIN InfoEd Search

SPIN is a user-friendly database that provides detailed and timely information about thousands of federal, non-federal, and international funding opportunities. Searches can be initiated through general keywords (i.e., Quick Search) or specific criteria categories (i.e., Advanced Search). Access is available to anyone with a Harvard IP address.