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Grants and Grantsmanship

Ideas about where to find funding and how to ask for it

Rutgers GradFund

Rutgers GradFund is designed to help graduate students obtain external funding. 

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Pivot is a database of funding opportunities for all disciplines and project types. It includes federal, non-federal, foundation, and private funding opportunities. Pivot also includes calls for papers (Papers Invited) and lists of funding awards already made for projects (Awards). After signing up for an individual account, you can claim and populate your own researcher profile in order to receive personalized recommendations and connect with other researchers.

Pivot Start Guide

YouTube Channel

Foundation Directory Online (Professional)

Foundation Directory Online  (Professional)  Rutgers-restricted access

Full database from, an organization formed from the Foundation Center and GuideStar.  An iPhone app version is available for Rutgers students and faculty.

Features of FDO - Helpful explanations and videos for users

Additional Nonprofit Directories

  • Charity Navigator -- Rates charities on their financial efficiency as well as their accountability.  Includes historical data.  
  • GuideStar (Candid) -- Freemium.  Sign up for a free account to obtain basic information.  
  • Grants to Individuals Database  -- Paid subscription database for scholarshiops, fellowships, and awards form

Writer/Artist Residencies

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Librarian Erleen Harris contributed to the original version of this page.


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