Funding Searches

Whether you need help finding funding for a new project or navigating a federal agency, the Office of Research Development is here to help. Research Development provides resources for targeted funding searches and offers guidance on interacting with funders including foundations, corporations, or public agencies.

UCSB subscribes to PIVOT (, a comprehensive database of funding opportunities worldwide and across all disciplines, as well as a flexible portfolio of tools to support research collaborations. Individual users can perform funding searches, create their own weekly email funding alert, save lists of funding opportunities, search for potential research colleagues on- or off-campus and match profiles to funding opportunities. Pivot is available to any UCSB faculty, staff, or students with an email address.

For assistance with funding searches or gaining access to COS PIVOT, please contact Kelly Pillsbury

More information about PIVOT, and links to curated funding searches based on discipline and interest areas can be found here:

Download this newsletter for an inventory of the most common grants and fellowships for Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences, and education (HASSE) faculty at UCSB: HASSE Newsletter