One of the first steps in the research process is identifying an appropriate sponsor and funding opportunity for your project. To assist faculty in locating funding, Baylor provides access to searchable databases of funding opportunities as well as curated lists of solicitations categorized by academic unit.
Considerations for Your Project
- Is regulatory approval required?
- Limited Submission
- Investigators and other key personnel working on certain types of research projects may be required to complete compliance training. Click here to learn about training options.
Where and How to Find Funding
Pivot is a funding database that indexes opportunities from sponsors around the world including federal funding agencies, private foundations, corporations, professional organizations and more.
GrantForward is a funding database with over 9,000 funding agencies including federal, private, corporations, professional organizations and more.
Grants.gov is the repository for all funding opportunities from the U.S. federal government.
Curated External Funding Lists
The Office of Research Development (ORD) provides funding opportunity information through curated lists and online grant databases such as PIVOT and GrantForward.
Some opportunities limit the number of proposals which may be submitted by investigators from an individual institution. For these opportunities, the OVPR holds an internal competition to select the applicant(s) who will represent Baylor through the submission of a full proposal to the sponsor.
Internal funding opportunities are funded by Baylor University and support Baylor faculty from any academic unit in their research and related activities.
Find Funding FAQ's
Learn more about your role as a researcher or PI in finding funding for projects.
Contact your Associate Dean for Research to learn about other resources and support, including:
- Mentoring Programs
- Discipline-specific Career Path Guidance
- Pre-review Process
- Research Strategy
- Professional Organizations