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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.

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 us at

Introducing Pivot: Tutorial



Foundation Directory Online


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