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.

Foundation Directory Online

Foundation Directory Online is a service provided by the Foundation Center. The mission of the Foundation Center is to strengthen the social sector by advancing knowledge about philanthropy in the U.S. and around the world. Access requires a subscription. Please use the link above or visit the Harvard Library site to gain access.

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.


SPIN is a searchable database of federal and private funding opportunities in all fields.