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Research funding is generally obtained by applying to a funding source, describing in detail the kind of research or training that will occur and how much it will cost. There are several types of sources of research funding: federal, state, corporations, foundations, and internally at Tufts. Please see the following links to find funding.

Search for Funding

Start your search for funding by exploring the following intramural and extramural resources:

  • Federal Funding
    All U.S. government federal funding opportunities are posted on Opportunities are available here from most government grant-making agencies. The Office of Extramural Research (OER) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the best source for information on the NIH grants process, including current news, alerts, deadlines, and notices.
  • Corporate and Foundation Funding
  • Internal Funding
  • Limited Submissions
    If you wish to be notified via email of limited submissions, please contact, or subscribe online to the OVPR announcements elist (click the link, log in using your Tufts UTLN and (email) password, then click “subscribe” in the menu list on the left. You will receive an email confirming your subscription when the process is complete).
  • Pivot is a comprehensive, editorially maintained database of funding opportunities worth an estimated $33 billion with a unique database of over 3 million scholar profiles. Pivot Tutorial Videos offer guidance on how to create an account, search, track, share, and tag funding opportunities.

Review the Proposal Preparation Tools section on the Research Administration and Development website for downloadable documents and other resources helpful in the preparation of proposals. If you wish to be notified via email about funding opportunities and limited submissions, you may contact OVPR Announcements. Office of Research Development (ORD) staff can also provide assistance in identifying federal funding agencies and programs that may be a good fit for your work.

Additional Support

For individual investigators submitting research proposals in any field, the Office of Research Development offers a range of materials and services, including individual assistance.

For principal investigators who speak English as a second language (ESL), the Office of Research Development offers copyediting services to improve the readability of the narrative sections of the proposal.

New faculty comprehensive assistance is available for new faculty, and faculty new to applying for funding, or those applying to new funding agencies.

Multi-investigator assistance is provided for proposals that include multiple investigators, departments, or institutions.