for research funding is time consuming and frustrating. For this reason,
subscription-based online funding databases, e.g., PIVOT, are becoming
increasingly important in helping researchers quickly identify potential sponsors.
The Foundation Center, Grants.gov., NCBC Funding Gateway, and Internet-based
search techniques for mining federal agency web sites used by ORD (as well as
other members of RGS), to assist scholars in finding the best funding match for
In addition to the Office of Research
Development, the Office of Sponsored Programs can provide personalized service
related to proposal development.