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Funding Opportunity Database


Pivot gives faculty, Research Development Professionals, the edge to bring together the right research opportunities, funding, and people quickly and easily. It provides global and local connections that strengthen research by exploring new avenues for funding and collaboration for faculty, staff researchers, and graduate students

Pivot Suggests potential funding opportunities for you based on your Pivot profile (harvested and maintained by COS Pivot editors). COS Pivot brings the best of COS Funding Opportunities and COS’ two scholarly profiling systems together in one integrated package.

Instructions to access pivot:

Welcome to The University of Texas at Arlington's 'Start page' on Pivot

Researchers/users can access Pivot one of two ways:

  1. IP Access:
    From any computer, a user can go right to Because UT Arlington’s IP addresses will be recognized by Pivot, one can start searching for funding or faculty profiles right away.
  2. Username and Password:
    All users can log in at with a Pivot username and password anytime, anywhere. Logging in this way will take the user to his or her Pivot homepage. From the homepage, they can manage active or tracked funding opportunities, saved searches, shared opportunities, etc., and start searching for funding or scholars. Username and password access is necessary when a) a user is off-campus, or b) when a user needs to save a funding record or funding search.

    Creating a Pivot account is easy - users can go and click the “Sign up” option in the upper right of the screen.  The researcher/user will gain access to Pivot by indicating he or she is a affiliated with UT Arlington.

    By default, anyone who registers for a Pivot account within UTArlington will be given a “Researcher/Faculty Member” account.

Pivot Funding Quick Start Guide

Research Professional

Research Professional is a comprehensive, searchable database of United States and International research news and funding opportunities specifically for the academic research market.

Step 1: Set up an account

Step 2: Refer Research Professional User's Guide

Step 3: Start Searching - visit

Users on campus can register themselves for a personal account in Research Professional. To register, users should visit the Research Professional website and then click the "Self Registration" button.

Faculty, Staff and Students of UT Arlington are all eligible for a Research Professional account.

Federal Search Engines is the single access point for over 900 grant programs offered by the 26 Federal grant-making agencies. It is a unified interface for all Federal agencies to announce their grant opportunities, and for all grant applicants to find and apply for those opportunities.

Fed Biz Opps is the single government point-of-entry (GPE) for Federal government procurement opportunities over $25,000. Through one portal - FedBizOpps (FBO) - commercial vendors seeking Federal markets for their products and services can search, monitor and retrieve opportunities solicited by the entire Federal contracting community.

Commerce Business Daily Fedral Register

Foundations Search Engines

Foundations and Grant Makers

Foundations and Grantmakers

Private Search Engines

InnoCentive® is an exciting new web-based community matching top scientists to relevant R&D challenges facing leading companies from around the globe. The website,, provides a powerful, secure online forum enabling companies to reward scientific innovation through financial incentives.

UTA Funding Opportunities:

Maverick Matchstick Fund
New Funding Opportunity for start-up companies and entrepreneurs commercializing promising UT Arlington technologies!

Research Enhancement Program

Faculty Development Leave