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Funding Opportunities

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Use the Pivot quick search tool for a list of funding opportunities in your area of interest.

Sources of Information

  • COS Pivot Funding Opportunities Database-  The Funding Opportunities Database currently contains over 26,000 records representing over $33 billion in funding. Individuals can create and save searches in their COS Pivot account, specifying any combination of keywords and other search criteria. Use any keywords in the quick search toolbar above to conduct a query of funding opportunities.  Create an account with your email address at If you have questions or would like assistance, contact Mark van ‘t Hooft in the Office of Sponsored Programs at or 330-672-1630.
    • Weekly Funding Alerts are automatically run on all of your saved searches in COS Pivot. Users can specify whether these are delivered via email, or, they are available within COS Pivot.
    • is a portal for finding funding from federal agencies, making it easier for organizations to find and apply for more than $500 billion in federal grants. With electronic access to more than 1,000 grant programs offered by all 26 federal grant-making agencies, leverages the power of the Web to streamline your grant acquisition process.
  • Funding Opportunity Listservs - Additionally, funding opportunity listservs are used to distribute funding opportunities that may be of interest to faculty. Listserv categories include the Sciences, Social Sciences, Education, Public Health and Arts and Humanities. Faculty and staff may request to be added to any of these listservs by contacting Diana Skok in OSP at or 330-672-0700 and specifying the category of their choice.
  • University Research Council. The URC provides financial support for artistic and scholarly work by faculty members, including awards for projects that involve undergraduates.

Limited Submissions

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (OSP) coordinates an internal limited submission process; domain experts are selected by the vice president for research and an associate provost to identify the strongest candidates for submission. The objective is to select projects placing Kent State in as competitive a position as possible within the various limited submission competitions.

The OSP list of current limited submission opportunities is available at the bottom of the Limited Submission Opportunities page. It includes only opportunities most likely to be of interest to investigators at Kent State University. Limited submission announcements may also be found through a COS Pivot search