College of Liberal Arts

Searching for Grants

COLA Grants Digest

Liberal Arts Grants Services compiles a weekly list of upcoming funding opportunities that may be of interest to Liberal Arts faculty and graduate students. Contact us to sign up for weekly emails.

UT's Vice President for Research (VPR) Office

Grants and awards administered by the VPR's Office are listed on this webpage.

Limited Submissions administered by UT's Vice President for Research Office

Limited submission programs are those for which funding agencies or sponsors restrict the number of proposals or nominations a university may submit for consideration for an award. The University or College will provide an internal competition and more information can be found on this website.


Pivot™ is a funding opportunity subscripbtion database provided by UT's Vice President for Research Office. Pivot answers the growing demands on research developers to quickly discover the right funding opportunities. Pivot is available to all UT faculty, staff researchers, research administrators and students. is an online clearinghouse for U.S. federal funding. Sign up for agency-specific alerts or search for opportunities.

Texas Grants Resource Center (TGRC)

Part of UT Austin’s Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, the TGRC makes a wide variety of print and online grant seeking tools available to the public. Attend a weekly orientation for individual grant seekers or schedule an appointment with a librarian to make the most of the TGRC’s resources.

Philanthropy News Digest (PND)

PND’s Request for Proposals database lists current opportunities from private foundations. Search the database online or sign up for free weekly emails.

Grant Searching Tips

  1. Click on the item that is underlined and in bold in order to access the hyperlink to the respective website.
  2. Know the sponsor's mission and make sure your research is a good fit.
  3. Search in short blocks of time (1-2 hours) 2-3 times per semester.
  4. Vary your key words and conduct both broad and narrow searches.
  5. Sign up for email alerts from relevant funders and professional organizations.
  6. Ask your colleagues, mentors, and advisors which grants they apply for.