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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. For information on National Science Foundation (NSF) funding, please see NSF Research Areas and NSF Funding.
  • Funding Opportunities Relevant to Tufts Research Priorities
  • Office of Research Development (ORD) staff can provide assistance in identifying federal funding agencies and programs that may be a good fit for your work. For additional information, please email the ORD.
  • Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) is the starting point for researchers interested in funding from corporations and foundations.
  • Internal Funding opportunities are available through Tufts University.
  • Limited Submissions are funding opportunities in which the sponsor restricts the number of applications that can be submitted by an institution or a unit within an institution.
    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). The OVPR announcements elist is also used for funding opportunity announcements and general university research information.
  • Tufts is subscribed to Pivot, which is a comprehensive, editorially maintained database of funding opportunities supported by ProQuest. Pivot Tutorial Videos offer guidance on how to create an account, search, track, share, and tag funding opportunities. Also see Pivot Resources and Guides.

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Limited Submissions