The search 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 their project:
SPIN(Sponsored Program Information Network)
NCBC Funding Gateway
Duke Funding Opportunity Database
In addition to the Office of Research Development, the Office of Sponsored Programs can provide personalized service related to proposal development.