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ORSP Staff are available to meet with faculty and staff to discuss research or other project interests and to suggest potential funding sources to support those interests. To schedule a meeting call the office at 903.886.5162 (campus phone) or send an email to ORSP

Listed below are online resources available for locating funding opportunities and collaborators in your area of interests. The online resources include: 

Pivot

  • Access the most comprehensive global database to search for funding opportunities from private, state, and federal sponsors.
  • Find other researchers both within and outside of A&M-Commerce with similar expertise and interests for collaboration.
  • Set up automatic searches and email notifications of funding opportunities specific to your search terms.
  • Track and share funding opportunities. 

Step-by-Step Instructions on Using GRC and Pivot (pdf)

Grants Resource Center

  • Funded Proposals: Access previously funded proposals from federal sponsors
  • GrantSearch: Search for funding opportunities from private, state, and federal sponsors
  • Faculty Alerts: Use the alert system to receive email notifications of funding opportunities
  • Feel free to call me if you have any questions or need clarification.

To access any of the services on GRC do the following:  

1) Request the log on information via email from ORSP

2) Log into Grants Resource Center 

3) Click on Funding Resources located on the blue bar at the top of the page

4) Click on 

  • Proposal Library (to review the abstracts of previously funded proposals and request the full version)
  • GrantSearch (to search for funding opportunities
  • Faculty Alerts Registration Form (to be notified of funding opportunities)

Step-by-Step Instructions on Using GRC and Pivot (pdf)

Grants.gov - Search this comprehensive database for all federal funding using keywords, CFDA number, or sponsor. Sign up for email notifications of funding opportunities.

Texas Grant Watch                                    

Top 100 Foundations 

GuideStar - Search this National Database of Nonprofit Organizations. You must register to search the database and the registration is free.

H-NET - Humanities and Social Net creates and coordinates Internet networks for research in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

FedConnect - A search engine for finding opportunities for federal contracts and grants. Sign up for email notifications of funding opportunities.

Texas eGrants - State of Texas website to search for competitive funding opportunities.

Sign up to receive email notifications of funding opportunities directly from specific sponsors

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Philanthropy News Digest - The Foundation Center
US Department of Education
US Department of Justice
National Center for Environmental Research
US Department of Energy
Texas Education Agency

List of External Funding Agencies (Federal, State and Private)