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Before Applying for Funding
The Law Library can help you find grant opportunities. Contact us for help on using any of the resources on this guide, including help on setting up alerts, researching individual grant-awarding organizations, and coming up with targeted searches.
Remember: before applying for a grant that you find on any of the resources below, contact the Office of Research Development!
Northeastern University has three tiers of grants for internal interdisciplinary research.
- Tier 1: Seed Grant/Proof of Concept Program (up to $50k)
- Tier 2: Federally Designated Centers; Major Programs Initiative (up to $75k)
- Tier 3: Campus-wide Research Initiatives Program (CRIP) (up to $150k)
Check the Internal Grants website for more information. These grants have a rolling deadline.
Law Library Resources
The Law Library provides two different databases from the Foundation Center. Faculty and research centers should start the Foundation Directory Online, and individual students should begin with the Grants to Individuals.
Foundation Directory Online
Directory of funding sources. Detailed grant information, including recipients, descriptions, and types of support.
Northeastern University Resources
Pivot Funding Opportunities
Formerly known as COS, Pivot is a powerful new tool that combines funding and collaboration opportunities for researchers and graduate students across all disciplines. Pivot also allows individuals to create unique funding searches, choose to receive weekly emails based upon those searches, and track relevant opportunities. This requires setting up an individual password. For members of the Northeastern community only.