New Pivot Curated Lists

October 22, 2014


Last year, the Office of Research and Innovation developed several “Curated Lists” on Pivot. These lists identify selected funding opportunities in a category of interest, and they are updated periodically.

In response to requests received from around campus, new Curated Lists have been established:

  • Institutional Training Grants: These grants support proposals for departmental or institutional training grant programs for gradate students and postdocs.
  • New Investigator Opportunities: These funding opportunities specifically target researchers who are early in their careers and/or do not have significant extramural funding. Of interest to new investigators, early career researchers, postdocs, and mentors seeking support for postdocs. Also includes some career development and mentored career development awards. This list includes all disciplines.
  • Seed Funding: The grant opportunities listed here fund proposals for research with the expectation that they will lead to future funding from other sources. Included: initiation grants, seed funding, grants for pilot studies, grants for exploratory studies, start-up funding. All disciplines are represented.
  • Humanities Funding (*NEW LIST FROM CHS*): Funding opportunities for Humanities scholarship and research. Includes grants from large federal agencies, like NIH and NSF, that you may not have previously considered.

If you don’t already have a good strategy for searching for funding opportunities, we suggest that you start with one of the Curated Lists to get ideas. Departments may also include links to these lists on their websites as appropriate.

To access these Curated Lists, make sure that you have a Pivot account. Contact Jessica Venable to request new Curated Lists for your unit’s area of interest.

For more information about searching for grant opportunities, go to our Find Funding webpage or request a one-on-one Grant Search training appointment.

About Jessica Venable

Coordinator for Research Development Services, VCU Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation

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