Funding Opportunities Databases

Are you considering applying for a grant but are unsure where to begin? To start, the faculty initiates the grant development process by contacting the Office of Grants/Sponsored Programs (OGSP) to conduct a customized search for grant funding sources. The Grants/Sponsored Programs Office has compiled a list of resources to assist you in identifying potential grant funding opportunities:


ExLibris | Pivot-RP

Pivot is a web-based discovery and workflow tool that integrates a comprehensive source of worldwide funding opportunities with the most comprehensive collection of scholar profiles into a single, user-friendly solution. Opportunities are indexed by keywords to make it easier for applicants to find them, as well as eligibility to ensure that all necessary conditions are completed. Visit ExLibris Pivot-RP

+ is a one-stop shop for grant seekers to research and apply for federal grants. You may also sign up for automated email notifications. Visit



GrantForward is a search engine for institutions and individuals. Their flexible search filters and specialized search options make finding grants easier. GrantForward Researcher Profiles allow faculty to showcase their research accomplishments and interests, allowing them to collaborate with other academics and obtain grant suggestions. Visit GrantForward


New York State Grants Gateway

The Grants Gateway is New York State's enterprise system for searching for and managing grant opportunities, grant applications, grant contracts, and payment claims online. Visit NYS Grants Gateway


Philanthropy News Digest

The Foundation Center is a service that offers private funding opportunities in many fields. Philanthropy News Digest.



The RePORT Expenditures and Results (RePORTER) module enables users to search a repository of NIH-funded research projects and access associated publications and patents. Visit RePORTER.

Internal Funding Opportunities


Professional Staff Congress - The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY)

  • The PSC-CUNY Research Award Program was established as a major vehicle to encourage and support faculty research. PSC-CUNY seeks to enhance the University's role as a research institution, further its faculty's professional growth and development, and support established and junior scholars.
  • PSC-CUNY Adjunct Professional Development Grants of up to $3,000 are available to adjunct faculty teaching six or more classroom contact hours in the semester and to continuing education teachers who are teaching a minimum of 20 hours per week. Funding can be used for research, courses, conferences, field studies, and other activities to enhance your professional development.
  • CUNY HEO-CLT Professional Development Fund is for the  Higher Education Officers, College Laboratory Technicians, CLIP Instructors, CUNY Start Instructors, Non-Teaching Adjuncts, and EOC Lecturers. Funds can be used for conferences, workshops, training, certificate programs, a semester at an accredited college or university, or research projects. 

Queensborough Community College

External Funding Opportunities

Federal State



Early Childhood Education

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Public Policy


Scholarly Communications

Student Success



Campus Cultural Centers

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Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

The KHC uses the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

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QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

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QCC Art Gallery

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.