External Funding Search Tools


Pivot is a comprehensive online resource with information on current funding opportunities from International, Federal, State, and Private sponsors. Funding opportunity information is indexed for advanced searching and important aspects are compiled for quick review, such as award amount, eligibility, program goals, and deadline information. Pivot searches can be automated for weekly email updates. Additionally, user profiles with faculty information is available to help facilitate networking and collaboration on large/interdisciplinary projects. Visit the Pivot LibGuide for quick reference tutorials.

Private Foundation Funding Databases - please refer to the Foundations LibGuide for various private foundation funding databases. For information on funding searches using the Foundation Directory Online, please contact Maddy Chokshi: mchokshi@ucf.edu

External Funding Opportunities


Targeted Research Alerts (TRAs) – view automated funding searches in specific research areas and sign up for weekly alerts.

State of Florida Funding – view opportunities at the Florida Dept. of State website.

Federal Business Opportunities – view opportunities at FedBizOpps.gov.

ORC Internal Programs


To support and encourage research endeavors at UCF, the Office of Research & Commercialization offers a variety of internal research funding opportunities for which faculty are eligible to compete.

Limited Submissions


Our team administers the internal competition process for limited submission funding opportunities at UCF. Limited submissions (or internal competitions) are funding opportunities from federal/state agencies and private foundations that restrict the number of proposals an applicant or institution may submit to a particular solicitation.

For more information on the above resources, please contact:

Madhavi (Maddy) Chokshi

Research Development Coordinator

(407) 882-1141


Joshua Roney

Research Development Coordinator

(407) 882-0007