Help with Research Funding Searches from the Taubman Health Sciences Library

April 30, 2019

funding searchFrom internal funding tools like Competition Space to Pivot, a global subscription-based database of grants, there are dozens of resources for research funding info that can be confusing to find, let alone use. Taubman Health Sciences Library and other U-M Library grant specialists are available to provide custom consultations – whether in person or via email – to help researchers efficiently tap into those resources.

In your consultation, you can learn how to find funding resources on the web, both internal and external, that are most appropriate to your research. “Thanks to Judy from the Taubman Library, I learned how easy it is to use Pivot, which I didn’t even know existed before talking to her,” noted Kelly Paradis, Ph.D., an assistant professor in Radiation Oncology. Kelly has been consulting with Judy Smith, M.S., via email. “The search functions make it easy to narrow down what you are looking for, and can pull up grants from places you might never have considered to look for on your own.”

In addition to helping you learn how to use databases like Pivot, Library grant specialists can…

  • show you how to set up email alerts and subscribe to email lists for major funding organizations
  • connect you with U-M resources for pilot or bridge funding
  • connect you with U-M units that specialize in industry and charitable funding
  • help you find proposal writing training

In an increasingly competitive funding environment, tapping into funding information sources quickly and easily can be an advantage for researchers and research administrators. “I have a list of new funding source ideas that I want to explore further, including a few that fit amazingly well with the project I want to pursue,” Kelly continued. “I’m thankful that we have these resources available to us, especially for us grant newbies!”

CLICK HERE to schedule a research funding search consultation with a Library grant specialist.  And in addition to scheduling a consultation, check out the U-M Library’s Research and Funding and Grants Guide.