Funding Resources

Identifying Funding Opportunities
Pivot (formerly Community of Science) is IU's primary tool for identifying funding opportunities from government, corporate, foundation, and nonprofits.  Register at This site is user-friendly.
Federal is a central storehouse for funding opportunities on over 1,000 grant programs and provides access to approximately $400 billion in annual awards.  In addition, most government grants are submitted electronically through 
National Institute of Health (NIH) "NIH Guide": Register for this search tool at  It allows you to receive discipline specific funding opportunities that are delivered to you weekly via email. 
The National Science Foundation (NSF) "MyNSF"; Register for this search term It allows you to receive discipline specific funding opportunities that are delivered to you weekly via email. 
Federal Business Opportunities "FedBizOpps":FedBizOpps is the single government point-of-entry for Federal government procurement opportunities over $25,000.  Funding opportunities include presolicitations, special notices for research and service contracts, and some national centers and surveys that would not be found in 
Foundations and Nonprofits 
Foundation Center - An independent nonprofit information clearinghouse established in 1956, the center's mission is to foster public understanding of the foundation field by collection, organizing, analyzing, and disseminating information on foundations, corporate giving, and related subjects. 
The Guidestar Database has no-charge access to non-profit organizations including mission statements and the IRS 990 forms, which often have names of board members, grants, scholarships, and financial information.  Find it on the A-Z list at IUSM Libraries web, 

Limited Submissions
Limited Submission Funding Opportunities: Occasionally a funding agency places a limitation on the number of proposals that can be submitted from a campus or university system.  For a description of the upcoming "limited submission" funding opportunities, as well as guidelines and application forms, go to or contact Etta Ward in the IUPUI Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research: or (317) 278-8427.
For EndNote Users
  • Articles in PubMed Central have their own identifier, the PMCID.  NIH funded authors are required to include the PMCID on reports and grant-related documents.
  • A converter retrieves the PMID with the PMCID, or the reverse, for one or in batches, and is at:
  • EndNote updates for transferring the PMCID number into EndNote and displaying the PMCID in the EndNote NIH reference style.  More information can be found in this FAQ.
  • The PubMed Central ID # is now expected in references for NIH grants and reports. 
  • For questions or problems please contact Sue London,  (317) 274-2281 or Rick Ralston, (317) 274-1409 
Here is an example of the new look in the EndNote NIH style:

1.     Heaney ML, Pierce J, Parsons JT. Site-directed mutagenesis of the gag-myc gene of avian myelocytomatosis virus 29: biological activity and intracellular localization of structurally altered proteins. J Virol. 1986;60(1):167-76. PMCID: PMC253914
Directories of Research Locations
National Institutes of Health-Office of Intramural Research Scientific Programs: Listing NIH research laboratories on the web.
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services-National Institutes of Health: Listing of Offices, Institutes and Centers
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Agencies

Proposal Preparation Resources
 NSF Publishes Guide for Proposal Writing: The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently published "A Guide for Proposal Writing." The document, while specifically prepared for programs in Division of Undergraduate Education, provides valuable information for proposal writing in general. The Guide can be viewed at

Grants, Cooperative Agreements
 Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ): Directory of funding opportunities along with searchable archive of past grants.
Center for Disease Control Procurement & Grants Office: Grants & Cooperative Agreements. 
Grants & Funding Opportunities, National Institutes of Health - Has information about NIH grant & fellowship programs, information about Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and resources for those preparing proposals.  Access resources like the database CRISP (Computer Retrieval of Information on Science Projects) & the weekly NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts since Jan 1992. 
GrantsNet: Sources of support for research and advanced training in the biomedical sciences. 
National Institute of Mental Health-Funding Opportunities
U.S. Department of Health & Human Service: HHS Grant & Funding Information
Regulations & Policies 
GPO Access Official Federal Government Information at your Fingertips.  Access the Government Printing Office's suite of databases known as GPO Access. GPO Access is designed to help citizens easily access the laws, regulations, reports, data and other information. Among the growing list of titles available are the Federal Register, the Congressional Record, Congressional Bills, United States Code, Economic Indicators and GAO Reports.
Indiana General Assembly - Included here are links to the latest bill information, legislators, house standing committees, senate standing committees, meeting schedules, Indiana code, and legislative information.
RLML, IU and IUPUI Resources
IUPUI Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research - This site has links to the funding databases (Community of Science, ResarchResearch,, electronic submission (ERA), and other funding information. It lists the Institutes & Centers on the IUPUI campus.
Reference Books on Grants & Funding - All items listed are in the Ruth Lilly Medical Library. Additional resources can be located using IUCat, The Indiana University Online Catalog. IUCat and most databases can also be accessed from remoted locations.
Proposal Writing
Consultants Who Write Grants - Grant
Guide to proposal writing / REF WZ 345 G298f
Foundation/Corporation Funding
Directory of Indiana Grantmakers / REF AS 911 A2 D598
National guide to funding in health / REF W 22 AA1 N2775
Government Funding
Guide to effective grant: how to write aneffective NIH grant application/ REF WZ 345 Y22g
Corporate, Foundation or Government Funding
Directory of biomedical and health care grants / REF W 22 AA1 D5983
How to Locate Grants Received
HSRProj (Health Services Research Projects in Progress) - has health services research in progress.
NIH Resources:
RePORTER - which "is a searchable biomedical database of federally-supported proposed research conducted at universities, hospitals, and other research institutions."
NIH National Cancer Institute Resources (NCI)
Medline Has Grant Information
Ovid Medline - To find K23 grants in Ovid Medline use the search term K23$.no.  The "$" truncates the search and ".no." is the limiter for grant number.  Try r03$.no.
PubMed - In PubMed to find K23 grants, use the search term K23$[GR].  The "*" truncates the search and the "[GR]" is the limiter for grant number.  Some options:
K23[GR] AND indiana*
K23[GR] AND Carroll AE
K23[GR] AND Alzheimer*
K23[GR] AND Alzheimer[MH]
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