Online Databases

Funding opportunity databases contain thousands of research funding announcements offered by U.S. federal agencies and private foundations. They include in-depth and up-to-date indexing and abstracting of critical grant information, subject/key word specific searches, and customizable alerts services.

Available Funding Databases

GrantForward contains thousands of active federal and private funding opportunities in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. To access the full complement of services, go to the Emory OSP website and click on “GrantForward” or access GrantForward directly at   You must sign in using your Emory credentials.  

For detailed information on how to set up a GrantForward account or manage account information please see these tutorials:


GrantForward Support

The GrantForward platform offers various support tools that help with a number of tasks such as setting up user profiles, searching for funding opportunities and receiving routine funding recommendations. Below you will find links to various GrantForward support tools that can assist you with these activities.


Getting Started with GrantForward


Understanding the Difference Between a GrantForward Account and a Profile


How to Generate Research Interests when Setting Up Your GrantForward Profile


How to Create a Good Researcher Profile in GrantForward


How to Tailor Your Grant Recommendations in GrantForward



Searching for Grant Funding in GrantForward

Use the tools below to maximize your possibilities for locating funding opportunities in the GrantForward database.


How to Search for Grants Using Keywords and Phrases


How to Monitor and Get Alerts for New Grant Opportunities


How to Search for Grants Using Advanced Search Filters


How to Find Grant Opportunities Using the Advanced Keyword Search


How to Find New Sponsors for Your Research


How to Export Grants for Future Reference


Access videos and webinars on how to navigate and utilize GrantForward through the GrantForward YouTube Channel

Foundation Directory Online is a rich database focused on funding offered by private foundations. To access this directory, go to the Emory Health Sciences Library website, click "Databases" and search in the databases for "Foundation Directory." Emory Universiety credentials are required to use this database.

COS Pivot can be accessed via the Georgia Tech OSP website. Georgia Tech credentials are required to use this service.

Emory University's Department of Medicine maintains a database of both internal and external grants that may be of interest to pediatric researchers at Emory. Their database can be accessed on their funding opportunities page.