Office of Reserach Services

General External Funding Sources

The University is committed to continue to enhance research capacity of its faculty and students. As such, a concerted effort is being expended on increasing our level of extramural funding for research, scholarship, and creative projects. If you need additional help in identifying funding in your discipline or need some individualized support to develop a competitive grant proposal, please do not hesitate to contact us by using our contact form or by calling the ORS at 898-5005.

SPINPlus:

This web-based service has three components:

  • SPIN: Funding Opportunities Database
  • GENIUS: A flexible curriculum vitae and biosketch database
  • SMART: Automated alert system that matches investigators with grant and contract announcement based on their user profile

To receive targeted emails about request for proposals relevant to your research or scholarship interest areas, CLICK HERE to create a profile. For help in creating your profile, please contact us.

Grants.gov:

This website allows organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all Federal grant-making agencies. Grants.gov is THE single access point for over 1000 grant programs offered by the 26 Federal grant-making agencies.

The Foundation Center:

Founded in 1956, the Center is the nation's leading authority on philanthropy and a repository of funding available through over 80,000 private foundations. It is dedicated to serving grant seekers, grant makers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the general public.

GrantsNet:

A searchable, continuously updated, database of funding opportunities in biomedical research and science education. It contains programs that offer training and research funding for graduate and medical students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty, as well as programs in science, math, engineering, and technology for undergraduate faculty and students. Special tools and resources will help you customize your search to quickly find the information you need, keep you up to date with the latest trends in research and education funding, and give you the inside scoop on how to write winning grant applications. Membership is free.

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