Funding your research

Research funding can come from multiple, diverse sources, including federal funds, grants, sponsorships, corporate partnerships and other awards. Our offices are here to help, including the Office of Research Development, Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations, and the Office of Sponsored Programs. Additionally, please see our list of curated Sponsored Funding Opportunities, which are updated weekly.

In this section find:

Syracuse University Subscription Resources

Pivot maintains a database of grants, fellowships, and other funding information from public and private, domestic and international sources.

  • To access from an off-campus computer or to sign up for weekly alerts, first create your PIVOT account:
    • Select “Access via My Institution Login”
    • Choose “Syracuse University”
    • Sign in with NetID and password.
  • Set up your profile at the time of your first login.
  • For guides to assist you, utilize this Pivot Start Guide or access Pivot’s Knowledge Center and Pivot’s YouTube Channel
  • Like a search you’ve done? After creating an account and while logged on to your account you can “Save Search” and then receive weekly updates.
  • General Tips: Start broad and then narrow your terms. Avoid jargon. Use a variety of filters and terms if you don’t see what you expect.

The Foundation Directory Online is the most comprehensive search tool available for locating the funding interests of foundations on local, regional, national, and international levels, as well as past foundation grants and grantees. The Foundation Center publishes the free electronic newsletter, Foundation Center’s RFP* Bulletin.

  • Requires remote access through Syracuse University Libraries

    SU Libraries Research Guide for Arts and Humanities Funding

    Publicly Available Resources is your source to FIND federal grants and other types of financial assistance. is your source to find federal contract opportunities.


    Federal Register

    NIH Grants and Funding Information

    NSF Funding

    New York State Contract Reporter

    New York State Grants Gateway

    Syracuse University Offices to Provide Assistance

    The Office of Research Development is responsible for supporting Syracuse University’s proposal, research and faculty development efforts. This includes facilitating team-based collaboration around strategic funding opportunities, and managing the University’s internal funding competitions, including both internal grant programs and externally funded limited submissions

    The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) assists all members of the University community with the submission of proposals for external support of research, creative, instructional, and service activities. The office is responsible for assuring that submitted proposals conform to sponsor guidelines and University policies, and if funded, that projects comply with sponsor requirements and applicable University policies and procedures.

    The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations creates partnerships between researchers and corporations and foundations to help fund and provide support for research projects. The office helps researchers connect with potential sponsors, offers grant-writing services, and support securing grants.