USC subscribes to a commercial database called PIVOT Community of Science (COS). In addition, several other databases that are useful to investigators are listed below as well.
Many databases, like COS, also offer email notification services where researchers can create customized email bulletins to receive regular alerts about upcoming competitions in their areas of interests.
- Pivot Community of Science
Pivot Community of Science is a comprehensive database of sponsored research opportunities across all fields, including the sciences, humanities, and arts. Pivot/COS includes federal and non-federal sources, including foundations. Allows search for faculty by expertise and key areas of research and allows funding opportunities to be matched to individual faculty. Automatic notifications on opportunities can be created. Can from a valid USC IP address, or externally by registering email address and password with Pivot/COS.
- Foundation Center RFP Bulletin
Listing of upcoming requests for proposals (RFPs) from philanthropic sources, sorted by subject. Also, Foundation Center site maintains a comprehensive list of foundations and philanthropic organizations.