Office of Sponsored Programs and Research Integrity

Finding Funding

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:

  • Foundation Directory Online Professional provides subscribers with access to timely, comprehensive information on grantmakers and their grants. Included is a database of the entire universe of over 140,000 foundations, corporate giving programs, and grantmaking public charities in the U.S.; a database of over 4,000 sponsoring companies, offering a quick pathway to corporate funders; a database of over 3.8 million recently awarded grants; and a keyword-searchable database of over 1 million recently filed IRS Forms 990 and 990-PF. Foundation Directory Online
  • Books on proposal writing in general or for specific disciplines -- search the Kraemer Library Catalog ( 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 // for a list of available databases.
  • Reference assistance in locating research materials, electronic resources, or pertinent Web sites.
  • A Library Web page (// with links to government resources, patent resources, electronic databases, and full-text journals.

Call the Reference Desk (719-255-3295) or your departmental liaison librarian (// for assistance with any of the above resources.

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External Funding Resources

A database of sponsored funding opportunities.

For UCCS Employees: To allow searches to be saved and to sign-up for automated alerts, UCCS employees need to access SPIN at the following link:

For Non-Employees: Students and others with a UCCS campus credentials may access SPIN using the proxy server at following link: Only current UCCS students, faculty, and staff can access resources via the proxy server. It will prompt you to log in with your campus credentials when off campus.
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

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

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

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 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

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:  You may also search for funding opportunities at the same link.

The US Department of Education
An alphabetical list of programs is available at: 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 newsletters. The Web site address for the Foundation Center is

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


UCCS Internal Grant Programs

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, This year's call for submissions can be found here.

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: //

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

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 Catherine Grandorff