Searchable Funding Databases

This webpage contains searchable funding opportunity databases. Stanford University subscribes to two services, Pivot and Grant Forward, so researchers and staff may set up accounts and use these databases.


Create an Account:

Having an account will help you:
- utilize the additional Pivot functions such as "saving searches"
- setting up sponsor or disease-related funding email alerts. 

Once you have a Pivot account, you may access this database from any computer.

Grant Forward

Search for current foundation opportunities. offers several search options on this webpage, including "browse agencies".

NIH Search Tool

Search for current NIH opportunities.

NIH RePORTER Search Tool

Search for projects that have been funded by NIH.

NSF Search Tool

Search for current NSF opportunities.

Foundation Directory Search Tool

This online database provides detailed information for foundation funding opportunities. To access Foundation Directory Online for free via the library's subscription: 

GrantsSpace Search Tool

Search for current foundation opportunities.

Feedback or Questions?

Stanford faculty and research administrative staff: please contact Chelsey Perry in the Research Management Group for questions or to be added to one of the funding opportunity distribution lists.