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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 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/
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/.
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/.
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
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.
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