Research Funding Resources


Research Funding Resources


Marymount University offers unlimited access to ProQuest’s Pivot database to help faculty, staff, and students find funding opportunities, as well as possible collaborators for research and scholarly endeavors. The Pivot database is updated daily and provides information about more than $33 billion in funding opportunities from Federal, non-Federal, foundation, corporate, and other private Sponsors across a wide variety of disciplines.

With the MU subscription, you can create your own user profile, save search criteria, and receive weekly updates on new and upcoming funding opportunities that matter to you. Access to Pivot is limited to authenticated users only – so, you must have an email address that is issued by the University and ends with

You will be required to authenticate by signing into your Library account first, then be able to use Pivot. When you are on campus, there is no need to authenticate.

Research Funding Resources is a government initiative that will have an unparalleled effect on the grantee community. As an online system, is focused on improving access to services via the Internet. It is currently the single access point for over 900 grant programs offered by the 26 Federal grant-making agencies, allowing organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities. As the portal for grant applications, will replace federal agency-specific proposal submission systems that have grown in recent years, most notably NSF’s FastLane, DOE’s IIPS, and NASA’s NSPIRES. Applications will be submitted electronically by institutions through the portal to be forwarded to the respective funding agencies; over time applicants will no longer apply directly to individual funding agencies.

Faculty & Staff interested in applying for any funding opportunity should contact OSP for assistance.


Research Funding Resources

ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) provides unique identifiers for the purpose of research and scholarship and is available to faculty, staff, researchers, and students. You can register and obtain a unique identifier that can connect all of your scholarly activity to your name.

How do you register for ORCID?

You can register for your 16 digit unique id here: Once registered, this is now a “one stop shop” for all your scholarship needs.

For more information about ORCID, contact Mason Yang, Electronic Services Librarian at: