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Find Funding Opportunities

This guide is intended to help University of Texas at Austin faculty, staff, and students find funding opportunities.

Summary and Reminders

As You Think About Finding Funding and About Your Search Strategy

Reminders and top sources when looking for funding:


Advertised Funding Opportunities

  • Use Pivot.  Pivot is a tool intended to help expand searching and save time.  It allows searching of advertised funding opportunities from various kinds of sponsors and includes an alert option.  That is, you may ask to receive notifications about new funding opportunities that match your search or interests.
  • Essential agency.  If you do not want to miss any posts from a particular agency, be sure and follow announcements from that agency.  
  • Organizations.  Also, especially if you are thinking of travel, scholarships, or smaller awards, remember membership organizations.
  • Notifications.  Sign up for notifications when you can.


Funding Opportunities Through Foundations

  • Foundations and the Right Match.  Establishment of a foundation implies an intention to support certain causes or types of work.  We don't expect the foundation to advertise its funding opportunities; instead those desiring support look to find the right foundation. 
  • Foundation Searching and access options.  As explained on the Foundations page of this guide, foundation information is available through online, searchable databases. 
    • The Texas Grants Resource Center (a unit of UT-Austin, and located at 505 East Huntland Drive, suite 270) provides access to both the basic and premium ("essential" and "professional") versions of the Foundation Directory Online.  Staff have arranged for access opportunities even during virus closures.
    • Card holders with Austin Public Library have access to the professional version of the Foundation Directory Online.



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