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Research Funding and Grants Guide

Provides resources on finding funding and grants.

Database Tutorials & Tip Sheets

"WOCInTech Chat" by Women of Color in Tech, CC BY 2.0The University of Michigan subscribes to several third-party funding databases that allow our researchers to search for funding opportunities across the globe. To make your next funding search easier, we've compiled a list of helpful tips and tricks for using our most popular funding databases.

Still need help navigating the databases? Get in touch with an information expert from the U-M Library who can help customize your search. You can also check out the workshops offered across campus.

Pivot Tutorials

Use Pivot to conduct a comprehensive search of grant opportunities from a variety of global resources, and set up a customized weekly email alert tailored to your research interests to be notified of new funding opportunities. Get started with Pivot by accessing the tutorials below.

Foundation Center Training

The Foundation Center offers detailed information about global funders, including funder priorities and geographic funding area. The Center provides a variety of training resources to advance your knowledge of the philanthropic sector and to acclimate you to the website.

Foundation Directory Online Training

The Foundation Directory Online (FDO) contains the funding and programmatic profiles of over 100,000 foundations and charities, and offers general overview tutorials as well as in-depth information about how to use the FDO in your next funding search.

Tip Sheets

Below are links to tips sheets for using funding databases.