Finding Funding

Jump to a section:

  1. Kraemer Family Library Resources
  2. Online External Funding Resources
  3. CU Internal Grant Programs

The Kraemer Family Library provides access to and assistance with print and electronic resources that can help you with the grant-seeking or proposal writing process. These resources include:

  • Books on proposal writing in general or for specific disciplines -- search the Kraemer Library Catalog (http://library.uccs.edu/) using the keywords "proposal writing."
  • Access to electronic databases in various disciplines for conducting literature searches that help establish the grant-worthiness of a proposed program. Visit http://www.uccs.edu/library/databases/intro.htm for a list of available databases.
  • Reference assistance in locating research materials, electronic resources, or pertinent Web sites.
  • A Library Web page (http://www.uccs.edu/library) with links to government resources, patent resources, electronic databases, and full-text journals.

Call the Reference Desk (255-3295) or your departmental liaison librarian (http://www.uccs.edu/library/Library%20Information%20and%20Services/liaisonlibs.htm) for assistance with any of the above resources.


External Funding Resources

Grants Resource Center
The Office of Sponsored Programs has a membership to the Grants Resource Center(GRC). This membership allows you to search for grant opportunities, enroll in their Faculty Alert System to have customized monthly funding opportunity reports sent to you via email, review copies of funded proposals, and review other tips and resources for preparing successful proposals. Faculty and staff should contact the Office of Sponsored Programs to request a username and password to access the GRC site. http://www.aascu.org/grclogin/default.asp?reason=denied_empty&script_name=/grc/&path_info=/grc/

SPIN
SPIN is a commercial searchable funding opportunity database the University of Colorado subscribes to. https://era.cu.edu/login.asp

To access SPIN, you need to use a computer on-campus or connect by VPN. For information on accessing the VPN, visit Information Technology's Help Desk page at: http://www.uccs.edu/~helpdesk/

grants.gov
This is a service that operates to provide information for every Federal grant opportunity. It allows searching for information on available grant opportunities using a number of criteria, including a key word search or searching by an Agency. It also includes a registration function to receive e-mail updates as new grant opportunities are added by agencies. Sign up at http://www.grants.gov/.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA)
The CFDA describes federal programs, including purpose, eligibility, appropriations, and information contacts. The Web site address for the CFDA is http://www.cfda.gov/.

Federal Register
The Federal Register publishes rules, proposed rules, and notices, including funding opportunities, of federal agencies. Free access to the Federal Register is available through Seton's Workplace Safety. The Web address is https://www.federalregister.gov/



National Institutes of Health
NIH has a Grants and Funding Opportunities page that links to RFPs and resources for those preparing proposals, Research Training Opportunities, a searchable biomedical database of federal-supported proposed research conducted at universities, hospitals, and other research institutions, and the NIH Guide to Grants and Contracts. The Web address is http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/index.cfm. The NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts serves, in lieu of the Federal Register, as the official publication of NIH policies, procedures, and program announcements.

To search the NIH Guide or subscribe to the Listserv go to http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/index.html.

National Science Foundation Custom News Service
The NSF provides a news service, which includes notification of program announcements, discoveries, events and more. You may subscribe for email or RSS at: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/.  You may also search for funding opportunities at the same link.

The US Department of Education
An alphabetical list of programs is available at: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/find/title/index.html?src=fp. This page also contains links to other look-up alternatives.

The Foundation Center
The mission of the Foundation Center is to foster public understanding of the foundation field by collecting, organizing, analyzing, and disseminating information on foundations, corporate giving, and related subjects. A lot of what's on their site is free, including newsletterrs. The Web site address for the Foundation Center is http://www.fdncenter.org/.

Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization. Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR enables small businesses to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization. By including qualified small businesses in the nation's R&D arena, high-tech innovation is stimulated and the United States gains entrepreneurial spirit as it meets its specific research and development needs http://www.sbir.gov/.



CU Internal Grant Programs


UCCS Teaching Enhancement Grants
The Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Committee awards members of the faculty grants for the purpose of helping them enhance their teaching methods. The Web site for details is: http://www.uccs.edu/facassembly/Awards.html

Research and Creative Work Fund

Full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty who are resident at UCCS are eligible to apply for these funds. The objectives of this program include the promotion of research excellence; to assist more junior tenure-track faculty to establish their research program; and to provide seed money to enable faculty to secure external funds. Proposals are typically solicited in December and awards are limited to a maximum of $7,500. Questions should addressed to Kelli Klebe, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, kklebe@uccs.edu.
 
This year's call for submissions can be found here.  The deadline for submitting is March 31, 2014.
 
President's Fund for the Humanities
The fund supports both traditional and innovative projects in the humanities. Proposals that reach a large audience are especially encouraged. Among the kinds of proposals received are funding requests for:
  • Visiting scholars, artists, lecturers
  • Exhibits, performances, productions
  • Seminars in humanistic studies
  • Public Programs in the humanities
  • Projects that involve interdisciplinary or intercampus cooperation
  • Projects that increase the visibility of the humanities
  • Projects that emphasize humanistic values in a broad social context
  • Projects that address specific social problems in a humanistic context
  • Innovative teaching in humanistic studies

The website for information is https://www.cu.edu/pfh

Faculty Assembly Women's Committee Research, Creative Works, and Development Mini-Grant

 The Faculty Assembly Women's Committee and the Office of the Provost request proposals for a variety of grants for research, creative works, and/or curriculum development on gender related issues.

Contact Valerie Brodar for more information vbrodar@uccs.edu