Funding Searches

UCSB subscribes to two funding search engines, available for free to faculty, staff, and students.


COS Pivot is a powerful search database provided by Proquest. The funding database consists of 25,000 records representing over 400,000 individual funding opportunities from numerous sponsors across all disciplines. Users can search by keyword, residency requirements, activity location, deadline and more. All data is verified with the sponsor and updated daily.

Subscribers can elect to receive a weekly e-mail with a customized list of funding opportunities based on previously specified criteria.

Illinois Researcher Information Service (IRIS)

The IRIS Database currently contains over 9,000 active federal and private funding opportunities in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. In addition to funding opportunities for faculty, the IRIS Database also contains fellowships and scholarships for grad students and undergrads. Users can search IRIS by sponsor, deadline date, keyword, and other criteria. Most IRIS records contain live links to sponsor Web sites, electronic forms, or Electronic Research Administration (eRA) portals. The IRIS Database is updated daily.

The IRIS Alert Service enables students, staff, and researchers at subscribing institutions to create their own IRIS search profiles. Users can select their preferred search frequency, delivery method (e-mail or Web), and keywords. The program runs the user's profile against the IRIS database and delivers the search results automatically via e-mail or the Web.

Other Funding Searches

UC Systemwide Funding Opportunities

UCLA Graduate & Postdoctoral Extramural Support (GRAPES) Database