Search Engines and Databases

Grants Resource Center (GRC) Grant Search is a search engine of 1,600 private and federal funding opportunities screened for recurrence and higher education eligibility. To obtain the user name and password to log into the GrantSearch program please request it via email or call 903.886.5963. 

Community of Science - Pivot -
Use an on-campus computer and go directly to
Use an off-campus computer and log into Pivot with your username and password

 Creating Your Account/User Name and Password:

  • Go to  and click on the Sign up link in the upper right of the screen.
  • Fill out your name, email, password, and affiliated institution. (The email you register with must be the email ending with “ ” (Pivot will not allow you to create an account if you enter a non-institutional email address.)
  • Click the “Create my account” button and Pivot will send you an email to the address you supplied; in the email will be a verification URL.
  • Click on the URL and you can begin using Pivot right away! is a comprehensive database of all federal funding. You will be able search by using keywords, CFDA number, or sponsor.

GuideStar - National Database of Nonprofit Organizations offers free grant searches. 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.

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