The easiest way to search for funding is to contact our office. We’re happy to learn about your projects and do a custom search for you.

Additional resources:

  • The Office of Research Support (ORS) maintains a helpful database of funding opportunities, updated weekly. Use the advanced search function to select your field, level of experience, and other parameters. You can also save a search as an RSS feed.
  • Using the ORS funding database, the Funding Opportunities widget in myRESEARCHhome recommends relevant internal and external funding opportunities based on your research profile.
  • The Office of Campus Research Development provides proposal development and grant writing programming to help faculty submit high quality federal grants.
  • Our office regularly compiles foundation opportunities for the sciences from the ORS database and sends them out in targeted emails. If you would like to be added to our list (with separate tabs for brain sciences, energy and environment, medical and biomedical, and life sciences and engineering), click here.
  • ORS also hosts a list of internal opportunities. This is a good place to start if you need a small amount of money or if you’re new to grant funding.
  • For corporate giving, please contact our colleagues in Corporate Relations. If you’re interested in both foundation and corporate opportunities, feel free to contact us and we’ll set up a joint meeting for you.
  • Pivot is an excellent resource for targeted funding searches. It can be especially useful for graduate students and postdocs. ORS provides workshops on how to use this database.
  • Foundation Directory Online is a database of foundation funders. You can access it from campus by searching for “Foundation Directory” in the research databases available on the Duke Library website. The sheer number of foundation funders (140,000+ in the US) can make this database daunting. Please contact us if you’d like training.