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UNM faculty, students, and staff can access the Pivot funding search database when they are logged into their myUNM or are using the university network. Pivot is a comprehensive global source of funding opportunities enabling researchers to search for specific funders or to use key words to sort through funding relative to their research goals. The Foundation Directory Online is available through the Library to anyone logged into their myUNM. Early Career Investigators are also encouraged to look at our Early Career Funding Opportunities page where they can find funding opportunities from major sponsors specific to their current career status. Internal UNM seed funding opportunities are below and results of those relative to the Office of the Vice President for Research can be found on the Faculty Support Initiatives page. You can schedule a meeting with a funding specialist by clicking the Request for Proposal Support button below.

Coronavirus Specific Funding Opportunities


This website will continue to update as more COVID-19 specific funding opportunities are made available. If you find something that you believe should be added to the website, please email or

Other grants may also be available at the website Grant Forward,

National Science Foundation (NSF) specific COVID-19 related news and funding information can be found at

Grant Title Sponsor Amount Closest Deadline
PEN America Writers' Emergency Fund PEN America $500-$1,000 Continuous
Fast Funding for COVID-19 Science Emergent Ventures $10k to $500k Continuous
The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation $5k to $15k Continuous
Emergent Fund Rapid Response Fund Emergent Fund Not Specified Continuous
Response to COVID-19 - Charitable Grants Open Road Alliance $100,000 Continuous
Rapid Access Call for Proposals: SARS-CoV-2 Diamond Light Source Priority Rapid Access Continuous
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): NIA Availability of Administrative Supplements and Revision Supplements on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) NIH National Instiute of Mental Health See Solicitation Continuous
Emergency Awards: Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) on Pan-Coronavirus Vaccine Development Program Projects National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) See Solicitation June 11, 2021

Funding Search Consultation


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Foundation Funding Search Engines


Select "Foundation Directory Online" under the "Foundation Center" bullet to be directed to this search tool. You must be logged into your myUNM.

Search GuideStar for the most complete, up-to-date nonprofit data available including access to foundation 990’s.

New Mexico Grantmakers Directory


The New Mexico Grantmakers Directory is a searchable database to help you learn about grantmakers in the state, as well as grantmakers outside of the state who fund nonprofits in New Mexico.

Search PIVOT Funding Database


Custom PIVOT Funding Weekly Updates by Affiliation

Click the customized link below to find funding weekly opportunities relative to the specific disciplines included below. You must either be on campus or logged into the server via VPN to access these links. Alternatively, you can log in to your personalized, individual PIVOT account to effectively access the links.

A&S - Natural Sciences   A&S - Social Sciences   A&S - Humanities

Architecture & Planning   Fine Arts   Engineering   Education  

Management, Business, and Finance

Federal Agency Funding Databases


A grant is a way the government funds your ideas and projects to provide public services and stimulate the economy.