Funding Discovery Tools

The VPR’s Research Development team currently subscribes to two funding discovery platforms:

Pivot and GrantForward.


These are available to all UVA faculty, staff and students. Both databases contain information on funding opportunities for all disciplines and project types, and include federal, private and international sponsors. While they are similar databases, each may contain unique information and offer different features and capabilities. We recommend conducting searches on both platforms to ensure you identify as many relevant opportunities as possible.



  • The University of Virginia Health Sciences Library maintains a set of instructions and tutorials for Pivot and GrantForward on their Funding Discovery Tools page.