Identifying Funding Opportunities

If you have an idea and need funding, use this guide to learn about various types of funding options and ways to track down government or private sources.

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Funding Support at WPI

Several offices at WPI support researchers seeking funding opportunities. 

Databases and Search Tools for Finding Grants

There are a number of databases and research tools available to you through WPI and on the web for identifying funding opportunities. Create an account in Pivot to set up customized searches and email alerts across funding agencies. For assistance with creating your profile please contact Laura Robinson at, 508.831.5414 or set up an appointment.

Introducing Pivot: Tutorial

Foundation Directory Online

Grant Advisor Plus

Excellent subscription-based service, free to the WPI Community.


ProposalCENTRAL is an e-grant making website with listings of funding opportunities by many government, non-profit, and private grant-making organizations.