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Funding Sources

There are a wide variety of federal, state, city and private funding opportunities available for all interested grant seekers. The following links provide detailed information pertaining to all funding opportunities afforded through federal, state, and private sponsors.


Foundation Center

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

U.S. Department of Education

NYC Department of Education

Internal Resources

St. John’s University has active institutional subscriptions to SPIN and Pivot, the two most prominent and globally recognized funding source databases utilized by both grant seekers and research administrators. These resources are available to all members of the St. John’s University community.

Sponsored Programs Information Network (SPIN)

SPIN contains information on more than 8,000 current funding opportunities, i.e., grants, fellowships and other support programs. Published by InfoEd, Inc., the database is updated almost daily. The user will find a helpful keyword thesaurus divided into twelve major categories or topics. Included among the broad topics are separate sections on: Arts/Humanities; Behavioral/Social Sciences; Education; Science and Technology; Mathematics; Computer Science; Management/Commerce; and Law. After clicking on a broad topic, the SPIN user has the option of narrowing his/her search by selecting one or more descriptive keywords. An individual may sign up for email notification of opportunities relevant to his/her discipline.


PIVOT is an enhanced funding database which provides a collaborative approach to research.  It is a product of RefWorks-COS which is a unit of ProQuest, LLC.  PIVOT may be used to search for grant information and to communicate with colleagues at St. John's as well as those at other institutions which use PIVOT.  PIVOT helps to identify and connect funding opportunities with interested researchers through the use of a detailed personal profile and tracking mechanism.  Its search feature may be customized by many fields such as: program title, award amount, sponsor and country.  Sponsors include private foundations, public agencies, national and local governments, corporations, and more. These sponsors provide substantial funding for research in such disciplines as physical sciences, social sciences, life sciences, health and medicine, as well as arts and humanities. 

Please contact OGSR Administrative Assistant Adrianna Berlingerio (ext. 6276 or [email protected] ) for assistance in creating your individual SPIN and Pivot accounts/profiles. 

Internal Opportunities and Faculty Incentives

Seed Grant/Capital Venture Fund

Grants Mentoring Program