Funding Opportunities

Boston University offers a wide array of support for both internal and external funding opportunities. We recommend you begin your search with the COS Pivot service, which compiles a wide variety of federal, non-federal, foundation, and private funding opportunities for any discipline.

Listed below are a few of the major funding opportunities:

COS Pivot Service
Federal Agency Opportunities

Foundation and Industry Databases
Featured Funding Opportunities

Funding Support Offices

Researchers interested in exploring these funding opportunities should contact their respective support offices: Sponsored Programs on the Charles River and Medical Campuses, Development at the University or Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Grants Administration at the Boston Medical Center.

Sponsored Programs provides comprehensive support to members of the Boston University research community. Faculty and staff may contact Sponsored Programs for assistance in locating external and internal sources of funding for research.

Boston University’s Foundation Relations office builds sustainable, mutually beneficial partnerships between the University and the charitable organizations that share our research, teaching, and social service missions. in addition to working with faculty to identify and build relationship with prospective funders, Foundation Relations staff assist in submitting letters of inquiry, nominations, applications, and proposals.

Boston Medical Center’s Grants Administration department manages all of Boston Medical Center’s grants and contracts, in the research and service sectors, funded by federal, state, city, and private sponsors. Private funding announcements are not limited to any number of applications per institution. Limited submission announcements have a cap on how many applications each institution can submit.

Annual Agency Conferences

A number of federal agencies hold annual conferences to bring together their relevant research community stakeholders with agency leadership and program managers. These events provide a valuable opportunity for university faculty to meet with program managers and private sector representatives to discuss ongoing research and opportunities for future partnership. In addition to forming valuable relationships, agency conferences can provide an insightful look into the current state and future priorities of the host agency or directorate. For a list of upcoming conferences, please see the Lewis-Burke Associates document Update on Annual Agency Conferences (Kerberos password required).