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Funding Resources - Finding Corporate/Foundation Funding

Modified: January 2, 2015

If you are interested in finding foundation or corporate funding opportunities (non-government funding), check out these links for resources that can aid your search!

  • Philanthropy News Digest (PND) - content-rich website with a variety of free search tools, tutorials, downloadable reports, and other information updated daily
  • SciVal - Accessible through the NU Research page.  This resource provides a comprehensive index of research grants (ranging from philanthropic to transactional/contractual) and fellowship/scholarship awards
  • Community of Science/Pivot - Accessible through the NU Library homepage, search for "Community of Science," and click on the COS expertise (online access) link.  This is a comprehensive, editorially maintained database of funding opportunities worth an estimated $33 billion dollars
  • Foundation Directory Online (FDO) - The sole point of access to FDO is through the NU Library homepage. Search for “Foundation Directory Online” and click on “The Foundation Directory online” (online access). Northwestern has purchased an institutional license for FDO, with a price based on NU’s full-time enrollment numbers and strict access limitations. FDO is only to be accessed and used by current NU faculty, staff, and students. If you are interested in any funding opportunities found on FDO, please contact Foundation Relations prior to applying or contacting the funding agency.

This information was provided by the Offices of Corporate Engagement and Foundation Relations.  If you have questions, please contact them:

  • Aaron Wooden, Assistant Director/Researcher, Office of Corporate Engagement, (847) 491-7483
  • Meredith Dorneker, Researcher, Office of Foundation Relations, (847) 491-4588

As a reminder, the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs has compiled great resources across campus and online on our Find Funding webpage!

Funding Connection