Find Funding

There are a number of things to consider as you refine your search for funding and evaluate opportunities and sponsors.

View our "Find Funding Checklist"

Funding Databases

Investigators at the George Washington University (GW) can use a number of web-based search tools to locate funding and contract opportunities. Begin your search using one or more of the databases listed below.


COS Pivot LogoPivot is a searchable database of funding opportunities from federal and non-federal sources including foundations and commercial sponsors. The university's subscription to this service allows GW users to create customized searches and have matching opportunities e-mailed as they are posted.

Contact [email protected] or 202-994-6255 for Pivot access and training or view more detailed instructions (PDF) on how to set up an account, claim an existing account or conduct searches.

Log in to Pivot

Additional Funding Databases

  • A free, searchable database of federal grant opportunities
  • A searchable database of federal business opportunities
  • The Foundation Center: A searchable database of grantmakers and their grants. Includes information on U.S. grantmakers and a growing global database as well. Foundation Center resources, including the Foundation Directory Online, are available with a paid subscription or by logging into computers at GW's Virginia Science and Technology Campus Library.