College of Liberal Arts

Searching for Grants

COLA Grants Digest

Liberal Arts Grants Services compiles a bi-weekly list of upcoming humanities and social science funding opportunities which may be of interest to Liberal Arts faculty and graduate students. Contact our office via email at to sign up for the digest.


Pivot™ is a funding opportunity subscription database. Pivot answers the growing demands on research developers to quickly discover the right funding opportunities. Pivot is available for free to all UT faculty, staff researchers, research administrators and students. Create a profile and curate a search for funding.

Vice President for Research (VPR) Office

Internal grants and awards administered by the VPR's Office are listed on this website.

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. 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.

Candid. (Formerly Foundation Directory)

PND by Candid provides a Request for Proposals database with lists of current private foundation opportunities. 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 for guidance on available funding opportunities in field of research.