Community of Science

Scholar Universe


Community of Science (COS) is a searchable database of nearly 2 million published scholars in a variety of disciplines. COS provides tools and services that enable these professionals to communicate, exchange information and find the people and technologies that are important to their work. COS was founded in 1988 by Johns Hopkins University and is currently a privately held company.

Visit the COS homepage at:  For a quick start guide, please click here.

The University of Tulsa is a member institution of COS. Our faculty, staff, administrators and students have free access to the following services and products:

COS Funding Opportunities

COS Funding Opportunities is the largest and most comprehensive research funding database on the Web. It is an online searchable database, which is updated daily and contains more than 23,000 records, representing more than 400,000 funding opportunities. Sponsors include national and local governments, private foundations, public agencies, corporations and more.

COS Funding Opportunities offers an easy tool to identify funding information as it relates to research, collaborative activities, travel, curriculum development, conferences, fellowships, post-doctoral positions, equipment acquisition, operating and capital expenses, and more.

The COS Funding Opportunities database features numerous search interfaces.  To try searching, click here.

COS Funding Alert

COS Funding Alert is a personalized electronic notification service of funding information. COS Funding Alert subscribers receive a weekly e-mail with a customized list of funding opportunities based on previously specified criteria. The funding information provided by COS is drawn from regularly-updated information in the COS Funding Opportunities database. Each funding opportunity listed in COS Funding Alert contains information such as title, sponsor, deadline and amount, while also providing a link to more detailed information.

Click here to become a registered COS user, which will enable you to sign up for the COS Funding Alert weekly e-mail notification.

COS Expertise (Available to Faculty Only)

COS Expertise is an online database containing more than 480,000 first-person profiles of researchers from over 1,600 institutions worldwide. The profiles in COS Expertise include contact information, positions held, publications, patents, funding received, and a first-person narrative describing current research activities and expertise. COS Expertise profiles also include direct links to e-mail, a personal home page, an online CV, patent abstracts (and full-text where available), publication abstracts, and available research grants.

Creating your own profile takes only a little of your time and gives you a highly visible vehicle to promote your experience and your research. You can also use COS Expertise to identify prospective collaborators, leverage R&D efforts, perform due diligence, and stay informed about the constantly changing world of basic science and scholarly research.

Click here to become a registered COS user and begin creating your own Expertise profile from your COS Workbench.

To search COS expertise for registered users at The University of Tulsa click here.

COS FAQ's and Useful Links