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External Funding Resources

The research community has access to Pivot, a large funding opportunity database. Federal government databases are also a valuable funding resource. Learn more.

Search the Pivot Database 

Internal Funding

To support and encourage research endeavors at the University, the Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor for Research administers the Pitt Momentum Funds with support by the Office of the Provost. A listing of other University funding programs is available in Pivot (PittNet or login required).

Limited Submissions: Competition Space

Review and apply for current internal limited submission competitions at Competition Space, or learn more about the limited submission process at the University of Pittsburgh.

Prestigious Awards

Prestigious awards require planning and strategic efforts to work towards success. PittResearch have hosted informational sessions, posted a planning calendar, and created opportunity trackers to guide success towards prestigious awards. 

Office of Research, Health Sciences

Office of Research, Health Sciences provides the University of Pittsburgh's research community with up-to-date information about a wide range of funding opportunities for research across the full breadth of the health sciences and maintains a comprehensive searchable database of governmental and foundation funding opportunities.

Philanthropic & Alumni Engagement

Philanthropic & Alumni Engagement (PAE) is available to assist faculty who are seeking philanthropic funding opportunities from private foundations. For more information about PAE services, please contact

Student Funding Opportunities

Learn more about funding available to students at the GPS Portal.