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Finding Funding: Funding Databases through Fogler

Resources for finding funding opportunities to support research, grants-related projects, and nonprofit programs and services.


CLICK HERE if you are affiliated with UMaine.

CLICK HERE if you are not affiliated with UMaine.

1. Create an account in Pivot in order to save searches and receive alerts when new opportunities are added that match your search criteria.

2. Use Advanced Search to find funding opportunities that match who you are as a grantseeker.

3. Essential fields to complete: Keyword, Requirements, Funding Type

  • Keyword (climate change, fish and fisheries, wind energy, etc.)
  • Applicant Type (academic institution, graduate student, PhD or professional, etc.)
  • Funding Type (scholarship, fellowship, research grant, conference travel, artistic pursuit, etc.). 

Extensive directions, plus definitions of terms, can be found here.

Foundation Directory Online

1. Use Search Grantmakers to find foundations that provide funding in your project area. 

2. Use the "view index" links to choose terms from the database for your search.

3. Essential fields to complete: Fields of Interest, Support Strategy, and Geographic Focus
In the Geographic Focus field, include both Maine and National. National includes projects that focus their giving beyond one state alone. 

4. Search by keywords specific to your area of interest (e.g., arts education, climate change, forestry, etc.), and/or for the community or social focus of your project (e.g., arts education AND disaster relief)

Seeking Foundation Funding?

Note: University of Maine faculty and staff considering foundation funding must read and review all of the documents provided by the Office of Research Administration.

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