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Funding Opportunities

The Office of Research Development (ORD) provides several resources to help you find funding opportunities for your research projects:

  • PIVOT: A database with thousands of national and international funding opportunities. UC Merced faculty have FREE access to Pivot Proquest. Pivot also allows researchers to create profiles that automatically connect them to opportunities and potential collaborators whose profiles share common research foci. Basic Searching for Funding Opportunities in Pivot
  • Curated Opportunity Lists : Find funding opportunities specific to disciplines in Social Sciences, Engineering, and Natural Sciences, as well as inter- and cross-disciplinary, early career/early stage investigator, center, and training grants.
  • Targeted and Custom Funding Searches : The Office of Research Development will conduct custom searches for funding opportunities at your request. Please contact ORD ( to set up a consultation to discuss your research and to arrange for a funding opportunity search.