RIED’s pre-award team is responsible for providing assistance and guidance to faculty and staff who are seeking external funding for their research, scholarship, and creative endeavors. We are committed to helping members of the university community submit high-quality proposals that align with the institution’s research priorities and meet funding sponsor requirements.

We can help you identify relevant funding opportunities based on your research interests, expertise, and goals. We regularly monitor funding databases and communicate with funding agencies to stay updated on funding opportunities (Funding Opportunity Search Assistance (FOSA) Form)

Our Services: Funding Opportunities, Proposal Development, Proposal Submission, and Training and Outreach.

Funding Search Portals hosts funding opportunity announcements from all federal agencies. You can customize opportunity subscriptions with saved searches by subscribing to email notifications. Click on Manage Subscriptions for more detail.


Pivot is a software system that allows you to generate searches for external funding sources based on a variety of parameters. Once you claim your profile, you can create saved keyword searches that will email you weekly with updates opportunities.


Accessed through Single Sign On, Maestro is the Texas A&M University System’s grant management tool. It also offers faculty a funding search option. Select “Search” from the top menu options and the “Opportunity Search” from the left-hand navigation.

Duke University Research Database

Their online database offers a searchable table of opportunities that you can narrow using the filters in the left navigation. 

Other sources of funding include using a search engine or seeking opportunities through your discipline’s professional organizations.