Funding Resources

Searching for Sponsored Funding

Pivot™ Funding Database

Beyond the well known federal sources, searching for other funding opportunities can be a daunting task. Fortunately, Florida State University offers Pivot. Pivot is a powerful resource that can be utilized for creating custom funding searches, generating user specific alerts for  funding opportunities, and allows users to search for potential collaborators.

From any on-campus computer, go to FSU’s IP addresses will be recognized by Pivot, so you can start searching for funding opportunities right away.

Creating Your Account

Creating a Pivot account is easy, at the website click “Sign up” in the upper right corner. Once registered, you can log in with a Pivot username and password anytime, anywhere. Logging in allows you to manage active or tracked funding opportunities, save searches, share opportunities, and search for potential collaborators. Username and password access is necessary when:

  1. you are off-campus, or
  2. when you want to save a funding record or funding search.

You have the option of accessing the system on your own, or if you contact us at we can help you set up a profile and build custom searches.

FSU Foundation Search Tool

For grant funding assistance related to your programmatic research and academic initiatives, the Office of Corporate & Foundation Development is happy to provide institution-wide access to the Foundation Center Online database with over 10,000 private charities and foundations, accessible through the FSU IP address. Access Foundation Center


The Office of Research Administration (Med-RA) is always willing to assist PI's in their search for funding opportunities. There are a multitude of resources available for this purpose and if requested, Med-RA staff members can be contacted to provide assistance at 850.645.9184 or