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In addition to federal funding resources such as and the National Science Foundation, Johns Hopkins employees, staff, and students have access to the following online databases of federal, foundation, and corporate funding opportunities.

  • Federal and Private Funding

    PIVOT is a comprehensive database for funding searches that can be geared to a researcher’s particular interests. Available to anybody using a JHU IP address.

    scientifyRESEARCH is an open, curated research funding database, including grants, scholarships, fellowships, events and more information for researchers.

    Foundation Directory Online Professional is a tool developed by the Foundation Center that provides subscribers with access to an unprecedented wealth of timely, comprehensive information on grantmakers and their grants. Included is a searchable database of the more than 140,000 foundations, corporate giving programs, and grantmaking public charities in the U.S.; over 4,000 sponsoring companies, offering a quick pathway to corporate funders; more than 11 million grants; and over 1 million recently filed IRS Forms 990 and 990-PF.

    The Johns Hopkins community – including staff, faculty, and students – has access to the Foundation Directory Online Professional (FDO) via the University’s Enterprise account, which is based on IP authentication for unlimited access, no log-in or password is required.

    If you have any questions, please email Lauren Reda, Sr. Development Coordinator of Foundation Relations, at

  • Development and Alumni Relations

    In addition to these external funding databases, each division of Johns Hopkins University has Development and Alumni Relations staff, as well as a Central Foundation Relations office, to assist with proposal development and locating funding resources.  See the following for contact information: Applied Physics LaboratoryBerman Institute of BioethicsBloomberg School of Public Health,Carey Business SchoolCenter for Talented YouthKrieger School of Arts & SciencesNitze School of Advanced International StudiesPeabody InstituteSchool of EducationSchool of MedicineSchool of NursingSheridan Libraries & University Museums (scroll to External Affairs), and the Whiting School of Engineering.

  • Central Office of Foundation Relations

    The Office of Foundation Relations, part of JHU’s Development and Alumni Relations organization, centrally manages relationships between the Johns Hopkins University and philanthropic foundations. They monitor programs and priorities of major national foundations and key Baltimore-area foundations to identify changes in direction and new initiatives of interest to Johns Hopkins. Their purpose is to maximize funding from foundations to advance JHU’s groundbreaking research, teaching, and outreach activities by ensuring that each University contact with a foundation is strategic and optimized. Ultimately, their goal is to build, enhance, and sustain relationships with a broad range of local, national, and international foundations to promote shared goals and objectives.

    The Office of Foundation Relations works closely with the Office of the Vice Provost for Research as they prepare announcements of limited submission competitions, providing editorial and strategic advice to faculty on their submissions, and/or preparing institutional letters of endorsement.

    >> Find your divisional contact in the Office of Foundation Relations>>

  • Contact

    Vice Provost for Research

    265 Garland Hall
    3400 North Charles Street
    Baltimore, MD 21218

    (443) 927-1957

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