InfoEd Global offers an online fund search database, SPIN, featuring over 40,000 opportunities offered by both federal and private sources. This database allows you to design and run full-text searches either by using your own keywords or by selecting
from the extensive Library of Congress keyword list. University of Colorado Denver faculty and staff have access to SPIN from any University-networked computer. We are happy to answer questions you have when using SPIN; contact Lynette. (The subscription for this database is provided by the CU System as part of the overall ERA System.)
The Grants.gov Database lists funding opportunities for 26 Federal granting agencies including the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, National Aeronautics and Space
Administration, Department of Energy, National Endowment for the Humanities, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Justice and Department of Education. You may search by funding opportunity notice or Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA)
number, browse by agency or sign up to receive automatic daily e-mails of agency announcements.
The Foundation Center offers a very basic (but free) search mechanism, FDO Quick Start to locate information about private foundations. Note
that registration is required for this free service.
The Foundation Center also offers free access to the 990 Finder, a database of recent private foundation Form 990s (the IRS Return of Private Foundations) which gives information
about specific projects funded by foundations.
Maintained by the New York Foundation for the Arts, the NYFA Award Source is a national directory of funding sources for artists. The database currently houses
over 3600 award programs and has a very easy database interface. You may search by discipline, location, deadline, keyword, gender and career point. As you are reviewing your search results, the database allows you to flag those of interest and then with
a click bring up only the ones you selected with that searching session.
ORDE Fund Searching Services
Locating potential funding sources for your projects is a time-consuming and often frustrating process. ORDE can assist you through our Personalized Fund Searching Service. After talking with you about your project, we will design and conduct a fund search.
The outcome will be a Planning Document of sponsor profiles specific to your project and interests. This Planning Document will be helpful as you map out your sustainable funding strategy across the life of your project.
ORDE monitors a variety of information sources to remain current on upcoming Federal and non-Federal funding opportunities. We send targeted announcements to our faculty based on your research interests. To take advantage of this service, please contact
Lynette at 303-315-5822 for details or e-mail a project/research interest description, your CV and possible keywords to her at firstname.lastname@example.org. As opportunities
become available in your areas of interest, you will automatically receive pertinent information via e-mail. Note that investigators who have ORDE perform Fund Searches (described above) are co-registered for this service automatically.
ORDE Funding Opportunity E-Books
The New Investigator Funding Opportunities e-Book identifies funding opportunities offered by both federal and private sponsors in many disciplines including arts, humanities, biomedical sciences, clinical sciences, natural sciences, social sciences, architecture and engineering. This e-Book provides details
about funding deadlines, sponsor objectives, eligibility criteria and direct links to sponsor web pages. As with all our e-Books, it comes with a clickable Table of Contents and Subject Index.
Users may also perform keyword searches using the Adobe Acrobat Find Feature under the Edit Menu; simple and advanced searches are possible.
Our Pilot Project Funding e-Book 2019 is designed to quickly provide investigators with information about sponsors that fund projects at the preliminary data stage. Covering opportunities in many disciplines
represented here at the University, this resource is a first step in identifying potential funding sources for your newly contemplated projects.
Another addition to our e-Book Series features funding opportunities to help faculty engage in fulfilling sabbatical experiences. Are you looking for opportunities that would allow you to travel, learn new research techniques, have time and space for
quiet study and writing, engage in collaborative research activities with colleagues while on sabbatical leave? Start with our Sabbatical Suppot e-Book. Details provided include sponsor interests, deadlines,
notification dates and sponsor links. Details provided include sponsor interests, deadlines, notification dates and sponsor links.
Other Funding Related Resources from ORDE
ORDE is developing a series of sponsor-specific articles detailing the sponsor's philosophy, objectives, available grant programs, proposal process and review procedures for each. These two-page briefs are currently available for the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Army Research Office, BrightFocus Foundation, Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Exploration, Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, Institute of Education Sciences, National Cancer Institute, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Office of Naval Research, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Check out our Know Your Agency Series.
ORDE has developed this CAREER Award Toolkit to familiarize early career investigators with the Early Career Development (CAREER) Program offered by the National Science Foundation. This Toolkit is a great starting point and puts information from a variety of sources in one place for investigator convenience.