Find funding opportunities


The University of Leeds provides all staff access to Pivot-RP, a searchable database of external research funding opportunities from UK and international funding bodies. 

Staff can log in to Pivot-RP by using their University log in details via the ‘Use login from my institution’ option on the Pivot-RP sign in page and choosing University of Leeds from the drop down list. Once you have logged in you will be asked to link your account with your researcher profile, you can ‘claim your profile’ for bespoke funding opportunity information relevant to your research area. 

With Pivot, you can easily explore new avenues for funding, view funding opportunities uniquely matched to your area of research, and collaborate with colleagues. You can create and save personalised search criteria and have the option of receiving a weekly email, Pivot will alert you to any new opportunities catered to your research area. 

Internal funding available to University of Leeds staff can also be found on the site. 

Research and Development activity, such as information on internal processes and contact details for application development support, can be found as part of the funding opportunity detail on the site. 

Curated searches

After setting up a Pivot-RP account, use the links below to start finding some common funding opportunity searches 

Arts and humanities Pivot-RP curated search

Business Pivot-RP curated search

Biological sciences Pivot-RP curated search

Engineering and physical sciences Pivot-RP curated search

Environmental sciences Pivot-RP curated search

Medical sciences Pivot-RP curated search

Social Sciences Pivot-RP curated search

Demand managed and internal processes Pivot-RP curated search (limited submissions) 

Early career fellowships Pivot-RP curated search

Large programme grants Pivot-RP curated search (this search is not available yet) 

Internal funding Pivot-RP curated search (this search is not available yet)  

Training and guidance

The Pivot-RP knowledge centre has a wealth of articles, videos and other training materials which you will find extremely useful when using the site, also the client support team is on hand to answer any questions you may have. Follow this link to access this information and contact Pivot-RP directly.

Follow this link to the SharePoint site where you can find some user-guides. (University of Leeds staff only) 


Follow this link to find out more about the ‘Super-users’ located across the University who champion use of the site.  (University of Leeds staff only)