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COS Pivot is a comprehensive research tool that combines an extensive funding opportunity database with researcher profiles. This resource allows faculty, staff researchers, and graduate students the ability to:

  • create and save funding opportunity searches
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If you would like to begin a funding opportunity search, please use the Pivot search bar provided below.  If you are interested in creating an account or developing your profile as a faculty/staff researcher, please visit the Pivot log in page or contact

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The American Association of State Colleges and Universities' (AASCU) Grants Resource Center (GRC) GrantSearch database contains descriptions, deadlines and contact information on nearly 2,000 federal and private funding programs of particular interest to higher education institutions that subscribe to GRC services. The GrantSearch database is available to WKU faculty and staff and contains programs that support academic activities such as research and training, fellowships, program development, and equipment acquisition. WKU faculty, staff, and students can utilize the user name/password combination "wku"/"information" to login and search via GrantSearch or see current GRC Deadlines.  If you have any issues accessing the website, please contact the Office of Sponsored Programs at 745-4652 or

 Online Tutorial: Grants Resource Center Services (learn more about the services provided by GRC).

GRANTS.GOV allows organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all Federal grant-making agencies. GRANTS.GOV is an access point for more than 1000 grant programs offered by the 26 Federal grant-making agencies.



The mission of the Foundation Center is to foster public understanding of the foundation field by collecting, organizing, analyzing, and disseminating information on foundations, corporate giving, and related subjects.  Foundation grant opportunities can be viewed via Philanthrophy News Digest, which is a service of The Foundation Center.



This site allows full-text searches of the Federal Register, which frequently provides complete guidelines and applications instructions for various federal programs.



Official coverage of all federal procurement opportunities exceeding $25,000 is now available in FedBizOpps (FBO), as published by Business Information & Development Services, Inc. This service was formerly provided through the Commerce Business Daily. As of January 4, 2002, the Department of Commerce ceased publishing the Commerce Business Daily (CBD).


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