Private Funding Resources

Many research funding opportunities are available through private sources, including foundations, voluntary health organizations, professional associations and corporations. Researchers may search for private funding opportunities through COS/Pivot and by consulting the following resources.

Proposals to private funders are submitted through the Office of Corporate and Foundation Advancement , x2536


Foundation Directory Online:

A subscription based online funding research tool developed by the Foundation Center.  Researchers may search for private foundations using this website.  For access information, contact Karen Drew in Research Development,, x4824. Researchers may also contact Northeastern’s Office of Corporate and Foundation Advancement for more advanced searches.


Philanthropy News Digest:

The Foundation Center’s register of requests for proposals (RFP) and alert services.


Foundation Center:

The Medical Foundation:

The Medical Foundation administers biomedical research grant programs for an array of organizations and individuals.


American Chemical Society (ACS):

The American Chemical Society has multiple funding opportunities available to researchers.


American Heart Association (AHA):

Research grants and fellowships are offered in summer and winter to stimulate research in promising areas of cardiovascular science.


Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA):

The Research Corporation for Science Advancement is a foundation which provides support and funding opportunities for research in the sciences.

Last modified: Feb 7, 2018