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Research Development Resources

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News and Basic Information

UH Division of Research

Office of Contracts and Grants

  • The OCG Guide, a comprehensive listing of UH grant policies and procedures

Pre-Award Research/Funding Opportunities

Pivot is an extensive database of funding opportunities that includes federal agencies, private and foundational sponsors. All UH faculty, staff and students have free access to this database. It is quite easy to join. You may join by going to, clicking on the "Sign up” on the upper right side of the screen and filling in requested information. Pivot will automatically create a profile for you and match funding to your research.

A great place to start is the “Support” tab. There are FAQs, guides and even a YouTube channel with directions and explanations. The database is user-friendly. To begin searching for funding, click on “Search – for funding or scholars” and follow the prompts. Once you have set up a funding criteria, Pivot will send you weekly updates of funding opportunities that match your research interests.

Federal Sources

National Endowment for the Arts

National Endowment for the Humanities

National Science Foundation

National Institutes of Health

United States Department of Education

State and Local Sources

Humanities Texas (formerly Texas Council for the Humanities)

Texas Commission on the Arts

Texas Education Agency

Cultural Arts Commission of Houston/Harris County

Other Sources

National Humanities Center

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)

Proposal Preparation

UH Proposal Processing Forms