Research Administration and Sponsored Programs

Research Opportunity Databases

Identifying organizations that have a vested interest in your field of research is essential to obtaining funding for your idea.  From federal, state, private, and internal sources, locating funding opportunities is simplified using Pivot and the other grant portals offered below.


Pivot is a research prospect finder with over $33 billion dollars in funding opportunities. High Point University’s subscription to Pivot allows any faculty, staff, or student to access the resource through a University computer or remote connection. Users can create a custom profile and Pivot delivers the results via email. Pivot also provides users the opportunity to find collaborators. You can learn more about Pivot at its You Tube channel.

You may create an account or contact RASP to have an account created for you. is the central depository for the Federal Government’s grant programs.  Over 1,000 grant opportunities are available.

National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is the federal agency dedicated to promoting science.  NSF is the major source of federal funding in mathematics, computer science, and the social sciences.

National Institutes of Health

The Nationals Institutes of Health (NIH) is a part of the United States Department of Health and Human Services.  Comprised of twenty-seven centers and institutes, NIH is the largest source of medical funding in the world.

National Endowment for the Humanities

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is an independent federal agency that supports works in the humanities.  NEH grants support humanities-based teaching and learning, research and scholarship,

National Endowment for the Arts

The National Endowments for the Arts is an independent federal agency.   The NEA is the largest funder of the arts in the United States. Grant supported programs include performances, exhibitions, festivals, and artist residencies.

The Foundation Center

The Foundation Center offers philanthropic analysis, data, and training to organizations seeking funding through various foundations.   You may search for foundations free of charge.

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