IUCARECompetitive Awards and Research

Upcoming deadlines/events:

Awards for graduate study in UK and Ireland - Campus deadline Mon. Sept. 3. 

Fulbright US Student Program - Campus deadline Mon. Sept. 3


Check back after August 1, 2018 for a list of info sessions and workshops to support applicants. They will take place early in the fall semester.



List of Competitive Awards and Search Resources

List of Competitive Awards

The link below will open up an excel sheet that lists over 75 competitive award opportunities for undergraduate activities such as research, study, internships and creative pursuits. There are over 30 entries for post-BA activities as well as opportunities for graduate students. Each entry provides a brief description of the award, applicable majors and fields (including STEM), GPA and citizenship requirements and deadlines. The list is read-only when viewed via the internet. Save it to your computer to sort and edit it.

Some awards require applicants to apply through their host institution. Instructions for how to proceed with applying for the awards can be found by going to the website for the respective program. Links to websites are provided in column B.

Students can make an appointment with IUCARE’s advisor for competitive awards, Paul Fogleman, to discuss their interests and create a plan. He can be reached by email at or by phone at 812-855-3948.

Excel List of Competitive Awards

Online Search Resources

The online databases listed below will assist you in finding competitive awards sponsored by national agencies such as private foundations and government offices. Indiana University subscribes to the first two on the list (PIVOT and Grant Forward) and you will need a valid IU username to create an account to conduct searches in their databases. The third database (GRAPES) does not require a subscription. The last in the list (Foundation Center) is more restrictive and access to it is described below. 

Students seeking funding for attending IU should visit the IU Office of Scholarships. Funding for study abroad at the Office of Overseas Study. Additional resources are described in slides 4-7 of the Powerpoint presentation on the General Advice and FAQ page. 

For assistance finding awards and using the databases, students can make an appointment by emailing IUCARE will also be holding workshops during the spring months that will be listed on the calendar of events and deadlines by the end of January. 


    A database of funding opportunities for faculty, administrators and students in higher education. Once you've created an account, click on "Funding" in the top left corner and       then on the next screen click on "Advanced Search" to open up the fields to guide your search.  

2. Grant Forward

    Similar to PIVOT and you can access with an IU username.


    Sponsored by UCLA and stands for Graduate and Postdoctoral Extramural Support. Catalogs extramural funding opportunities of interest to prospective and current graduate students, students working on a master's thesis or doctoral dissertation, and postdoctoral scholars.

4. ProFellow

    Find fellowships to fund graduate school, go abroad, conduct research or land your dream job.

5. Foundation Center Grants to Individuals 

    You can access it at the West Information Commons in the Wells Library, at the SPEA/Business Library or in the Indiana Room at the Monroe County Public     Library. While not focused on funding for students, it is a nexus of non-governmental organizations (NGO) and useful for finding funding and other opportunities (internship and employment) with NGOs.