This page is intended to help those new to securing funds for their projects locate and apply for potential grants and other funding sources.
Doing a project in academia can be expensive. Whether you are a new graduate student starting out or a seasoned professor designing a new project, locating funding sources for a project can be an intimidating process. Pivot (formerly known as COS) is a database that can help you locate available funding for projects in all disciplines.
The Library also provides a brief tutorial on using Pivot.
The Foundation Directory can help you research the kinds of projects a foundation has funded in the past. You can also see how much money the grantor provided, as well as research the grantor's financial solvency though the mandated IRS disclosures (IRS Form 990). Can also be used to locate potential grants for non-profit organizations.
The Data Acquisition and Access Program provides funding for UC Berkeley faculty, students and staff who need data (numeric or textual) that requires purchase, licensing or is otherwise restricted.
The Berkeley Research Impact Initiative (BRII) provides funding to Berkeley authors (current faculty members, post-docs, graduate students, researchers) and publishers (Centers, Organized Research Units, and Departments) to make their publications free to all readers immediately upon publication
UC Berkeley's Graduate Fellowships and Awards Office handles over 600 fellowship funds, each with unique criteria and terms for awarding.