Office of Research Customize Your Funding Search - Office of Research

Customize Your Funding Search

A number of websites allow you to create customized searches based on keywords and other criteria, save those searches, and even receive weekly emails of results.


Pivot is the most comprehensive, editorially maintained database of funding opportunities available. Create your own saved searches or click directly on one of the 20+ subject-specific lists of opportunities hand-picked by UC Davis Office of Research staff.

Federal and State Government Extramural Funding includes all discretionary grants from federal grant-making agencies. Create a unique search or browse by funding categories for one of their 26 federal agencies. Sign up to receive notifications of new funding opportunities and other updates.

The California Grants Portal (a project by the California State Library) is your one destination to find all grants and loans offered on a competitive or first-come basis by California state agencies.

Non-governmental Extramural Funding

Philanthropy News Digest advertises requests for proposals (RFPs) from private foundations and other philanthropic organizations. You may view a list of RFPs, search by keywords, or browse by subject.  Additionally, Philanthropy News Digest includes an option to sign up for RSS feeds or newsletters.

For additional help on learning about funding opportunities via private entities contact UC Davis Foundation and Corporate Engagement.

Need Assistance?

Schedule an appointment to meet with a funding opportunities specialist in the Office of Research to create a personalized search using one or more of these resources. Save your search and receive an email of relevant results each week.