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Obtaining grant funding is a critical component of a successful research program.

But one must find grant opportunities to which to apply first! The Office of Research Development within the Office of Research and Economic Development at UC Merced provides resources and custom options to find grant funding.

The Office of Research Development has also created curated funding searches for many disciplines in a searchable database called Pivot.

In order to access these curated funding searches, you must create an account in Pivot. A link to Pivot is accessible through the Office of Research Development’s website. For more detailed information about Pivot, please visit this step-by-step tutorial.

Curated funding searches from the Office of Research Development are available in the following areas:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Anthropology
  • Brain
  • Climate Change
  • Cognitive Science
  • Community Engagement
  • COVID-19
  • Early Career
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Equity, Diversity, Inclusion
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Foundations
  • Graduate Awards
  • Humanistic Research
  • Humanities
  • Natural Sciences
  • Nicotine and Cannabis
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Software Development
  • Sustainability
  • Undergraduate Awards
  • Women in STEM
Please check back often or make a request to the Office of Research Development for curated lists in other disciplines.
Questions regarding Pivot should be directed to the Office of Research Development:
SSHA’s Research Liaison is available to assist in the development of your ideas into searchable terms for a custom funding search and in any avenues about which you have questions or need information. Please feel free to reach out to for assistance.