External Funding

CRPDE assists faculty members utilize three specific funding databases: COS Pivot, Foundation Directory Online, and Grants.gov. CRPDE staff are available to assist you individually or in groups (research groups, departments, etc.) navigate and utilize the funding databases.

Community of Science Pivot

Community of Science Pivot is a funding database sponsored through the OU Vice President for Research and the OU Libraries. It provides extensive search capabilities, can send personalized updates, and allows you to connect with other researchers. CRPDE highly recommends creating a profile and utilizing this resource.
  • CRPDE's webpage on getting started with COS Pivot.
  • Direct link: pivot.cos.com
  • Quick search:

Foundation Directory Online

Foundation Directory Online provides a centralized location for foundation and corporate donor listings. Due to licensing restrictions, CRPDE maintains a computer at our Research Campus office for searching the foundation database, available at any time we are open. Staff are available to assist you in getting started.


Grants.gov provides a centralized location for finding federal government grants from 26 federal agencies.