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Locate Funding Opportunities


The Assistant Director of OSRP can assist PIs in identifying potential funding sources. To request a customized report of opportunities that match your area of interest, please complete the following Research Request Form‌ and submit it to the Assistant Director.   

Prospective PIs can also conduct their own funding opportunities research using a range of valuable resources listed below:  

OSRP subscribes to the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) Grants Resource Center (GRC) database. Contact us for log in information to access GRC

GRC’s proprietary search engine, GrantSearch, includes 2,000 private and federal funding opportunities screened for recurrence and for higher education eligibility. Search results provide a high proportion of viable opportunities because the database excludes solicitations that are limited to a specific region, that make fewer than three awards annually, and for which higher education institutions are not eligible to apply or partner. To access GRC, please contact Kristin Schneider Baldwin, ext. 65008, for the user name and password.  

COS-Pivot Funding Opportunities Database 

COS Pivot

MSU Denver has a paid subscription to the COS Pivot funding database which allows faculty, staff and students to locate funding opportunities, both public and private, across all disciplines and for many different purposes. Featuring 25,000 records representing over 400,000 opportunities worth over $33 billion, COS Pivot is the single most comprehensive source to search for funding. With COS Pivot, you can add your own tags to funding opportunities, create personalized folders, save and share searches, set up weekly alerts and let the system search for you. 

  • Faculty, staff and students with existing COS accounts can log into COS Pivot using their same username and password. If you have forgotten your password, please contact Kristin Schneider Baldwin at or x65008
  • Anyone with a valid MSU Denver email address that does not have a COS account can create a COS Pivot account at:
  • MSU Denver Pivot Handout
  • COS Pivot Quick Start Guide
  • Funding Search Tips  
  • After you've created a COS Pivot account, you can register for free webinars here 
  • There are a number of short tutorials on Pivot’s YouTube Channel, including Getting Started with COS Pivot which provides a quick overview of the new platform and Profile Search.  With Profile Search, COS Pivot combines the COS funding opportunities database with a database of 3 million pre-populated scholar profiles unique to MSU Denver (and other institutions). This allows users to search for a funding opportunity and instantly view matching faculty from inside or outside our institution. Conversely, a search for a scholar will link to matching funding opportunities. 




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