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External Research Funding Resources
Research Funding Search Tools
COS Pivot (Community of Science Pivot)
COS Pivot is a searchable research database that is available to faculty, staff and student researchers. The database offers "one-stop shopping" for managing research funding searches, identifying current research conducted by others in the field of study (both internal and external to Walden University), and identifies possible venues for publishing and presenting research. Training resources for navigating the website are also provided.
- Discovery: Find research funding and dissemination opportunities using the advanced search and the funding advisor to hone in on the funding opportunities that are right for you.
- Sharing: Share funding and dissemination opportunities and check on the status of RFPs colleagues have shared with you.
- Managing your research: Stay on top of your most important funding and dissemination opportunities while keeping an eye on opportunities that not as urgent.
- Stay current: Receive weekly email alerts on new and updated research funding and dissemination opportunities for your saved searches.
COS Community Link - The COS Pivot link may sometimes direct you to the Center of Student Success (CSS) sign-in window. Please follow the instructions on the CSS page to gain access to COS Pivot.
Funding opportunities in support of research are often sponsored by and/or publicized by professional associations. Below is a list of professional association websites, selected by the ORSP, that have dedicated funding opportunity pages. In order to simplify the search process the professional associations are loosely grouped by field of interest and thus are aligned with Walden’s colleges/schools. The list provided below is intended to be a starting point for beginning the process of searching for research funding opportunities; by no means is it exhaustive or representative of the myriad of funding sources and resources that are available to researchers.
Please note that many of the professional associations listed below may have research funding opportunities that are interdisciplinary. For example, the American Public Health Association is listed under the College of Health Sciences but researchers in the Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership investigating a health-related topic may find a funding opportunity to support their research on the APHA website. Consequently, it is worthwhile to spend time perusing the funding opportunities of professional associations that are not listed under the college with which you are affiliated.
Once you locate a research funding opportunity you are interested in applying for, please contact the ORSP (firstname.lastname@example.org) for assistance with determining eligibility and the alignment of the funding opportunity with your research goals. Additionally, the ORSP offers support with grant proposal development and the grant submission process.
Grant Proposal Development Resources
Self-paced Tutorial: Research Grant Writing
This tutorial addresses topics related to indentifying and applying for grant funding to support research. Topics include the advantages of obtaining grant funding for research, types of research funding, how to determine grant eligibility, and elements of the research grant proposal.