Funding Opportunities


The Pivot-RP Funding Opportunities Database contains records representing more than $100 billion in funding. Set up a free account to create and save customized searches using a variety of keywords and criteria. Saved searches are automatically rerun on Sunday, and users can choose to have weekly funding alerts delivered via email. Use any keywords in the quick search toolbar above to conduct a query of funding opportunities. If you have questions or would like assistance, contact Cody Polack in the Office of Sponsored Programs at or 330-672-0700. is a portal for finding funding from federal agencies, making it easier for organizations to find and apply for more than $500 billion in federal grants. With electronic access to more than 1,000 grant programs offered by all 26 federal grant-making agencies, leverages the power of the Web to streamline the grant acquisition process.

Funding Opportunity Listservs

Internal listservs are used to distribute information related to funding opportunities that may be of interest to faculty. Listserv categories include the Sciences, Social Sciences, Education, Public Health and Arts & Humanities. Faculty and staff may request to be added to any of these listservs by contacting OSP at and specifying the category of their choice.

University Research Council

The University Research Council provides financial support for artistic and scholarly work by faculty members, including awards for projects that involve undergraduates.

Limited Submissions

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (OSP) coordinates an internal limited submission process; domain experts are selected by the vice president for research and an associate provost to identify the strongest candidates for submission. The objective is to select projects placing Kent State in as competitive a position as possible within the various limited submission competitions.

The OSP list of current limited submission opportunities and a link to the internal DocuSign application form is available on the Limited Submission Opportunities page. It includes only opportunities most likely to be of interest to investigators at Kent State University. Limited submission announcements may also be found through a PivotTM search


Finding Funding Opportunities with Pivot: Tools, Tips, and Pitfalls (09/15/2022)

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