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Funding Opportunities and Resources

BSE Research Advancement

Research advancement provides you information to access funding opportunities, upcoming proposal deadlines and resources to develop competitive proposals.

Please contact Diane PIerotti ( or 486-7643) if you have any questions or suggestions regarding the information you find here, or if you would like assistance developing and coordinating proposal submissions.

PIVOT Funding Opportunity Database

Pivot is a funding opportunity and expertise database system that combines a funding database of over 25,000 opportunities with a database of over 3 million researcher expertise profiles. Along with powerful search features, the system provides tools for individuals to save searches and opportunities, explore possibilities for collaboration, share opportunities with colleagues, and choose to receive email alerts when records are added or changed. Pivot is available at LBL through an institutional subscription.

You may use Pivot from any LBL-based computer for basic searches without setting up an account. If you choose to set up an account, you will be able to log in from any location, and you will have access to the tools for managing searches and opportunities. If you are a researcher, an account will allow you to create, claim, or update a profile. You will be able to create and save targeted funding searches and access curated searches that are managed by others.

Agency Funding Opportunity Resources

GRANTS.GOV  – This is site where many federal agencies list their funding opportunties.

US DOE Office of Science Funding Opportunities

EERE Funding Opportunity Exchange

BES Funding Opportunities

DARPA Opportunities

University of California Grant Programs

Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

University of California Grant Programs 

Small Business and Industry Partnership Funding Opportunity Resources

DOE SBIR/STTR Opportunities

SBIR/STTR Opportunities

Fellowship Funding Opportunity Resources

Postdoctoral Fellowship Resources

Graduate Student Fellowship Resource


Proposal Writing and Development Resources

Social Science Research Council (SSRC)  – “The Art of Writing a Proposal”

Ford Foundation – “Preparing a Competitive Fellowship Application”

NIH – “Writing Your Application”

NIH Application Guidance

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance – Developing and Writing a Federal Grant

Congressional Research Office – How to Develop and Write a Grant Proposal