Tips and Resources for Finding External Funding For some faculty, the process of finding the financial resources to support their research can be overwhelming at best. The Office of Academic Grants provides assistance and resources that can make the experience smooth and successful. OAG Tips for Finding Funding NOTE: A RegisNET account is required to access this document. Please sign in with your RegisNET credentials when prompted. The OAG subscribes to a web-based system that provides three different databases for discovering external funding opportunities: A database of funding opportunities called SPIN (Sponsored Programs Information Network) A network database of investigator profiles called GENIUS (Global Expertise Network for Industry, University and Scholars) A matching opportunity alert system called SMARTS (Spin Matching and Research Transmittal Service) Get more details about these resources in the tabs below and by contacting the OAG. SPINGENIUS & SMARTSOnline ResourcesNew or Young Investigators SPIN (Sponsored Programs Information Network) SPIN is a database of funding opportunities designed to provide up-to-date information on current national and international government and private funding sources. All of the data in SPIN is obtained directly from the sponsoring agencies to ensure the integrity of the information. You can access SPIN from any on-campus Regis University computer by visiting www.infoed.org/new_spin/spin.asp. To access the SPIN and SMARTS databases off campus, you will need to be registered with InfoEd. Contact the OAG if you have not already registered for these online databases. GENIUS & SMARTS GENIUS (Global Expertise Network for Industry, University and Scholars) GENIUS is an online, searchable database of scientific and scholarly experts. It matches an investigator's talent and expertise to external funding opportunities relevant to their research. Contact OAG for more information. SMARTS (Spin Matching And Research Transmittal Service) SMARTS is a funding opportunity notification system that alerts investigators to relevant, comprehensive information about currently available national and international research funding. SMARTS matches potential funding opportunities to your GENIUS profile on a daily basis, and automatically emails you the results. Contact OAG for more information Online Tools and Resources for Finding Funding Federal Funding AREA (Academic Research Enhancement Award) Supports individual research projects in the biomedical and behavioral sciences conducted by faculty who are located in health professional schools and other academic components that have not been major recipients of NIH research grant funds. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Government-wide compendium of all Federal programs, projects, services, and activities that provide assistance or benefits to programs such as grants, loans, loan guarantees, services, information, scholarships, training, insurance, etc. Corporation for National & Community Service Has engaged more than a million Americans in service to their communities - helping to solve community problems. Partners with government, nonprofit, and business. Council for International Exchange of Scholars (Fulbright Scholar Program) Publicizes the annual competition, oversees the peer review process and makes CIES recommendations for lecturing and postdoctoral research awards abroad, and arranges also for the academic affiliation and programs of visiting scholars in the United States. Department of Agriculture Mission strives to develop cutting edge technologies that improve food and fiber production and enhance the safety of the national food supply. Department of Commerce The Department of Commerce promotes job creation, economic growth, sustainable development and improved living standards for all Americans by working in partnership with business, universities, communities and workers to: (1) Build for the future and promote U.S. competitiveness in the global marketplace by strengthening and safeguarding the nation's economic infrastructure, (2) Keep America competitive with cutting-edge science and technology and an unrivaled information base, (3) Provide effective management and stewardship of the nation's resources and assets to ensuresustainable economic opportunities. Department of Education: Federal Register Grant programs at the Department issue announcements in the Federal Register when they are requesting applications. Department of Education The Administration's priorities include national efforts to improve reading and math, reduce class size, strengthen school construction, and promote major new initiatives and the Partnership for Family Involvement in Education. Department of Energy The Energy Department is committed to helping educate our nation's next generation of scientists. The department's ESTEEM web site brings the scientific and educational resources of our national laboratories to a central location. Department of Health and Human Services Has approximately 300 grant programs, most of which are administered in a decentralized manner by several agencies. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) The mission of HUD is to insure a decent, safe, and sanitary home and suitable living environment for every American by fighting for fair housing, increasing affordable housing and home ownership, reducing homelessness, promoting jobs and economic opportunity, empowering people and communities and restoring the public trust. Department of Justice Grant proposals include: Americans with Disabilities Act Technical Assistance Program; Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Grants; Programs & Activities; Community Outreach Program; (Community Relations Service; Drug Enforcement Administration Mobile Enforcement Teams; Office of Justice Programs Grants. National Science Foundation: Division of Undergraduate Education Serves as the focal point for NSF's agency-wide effort in undergraduate education. The programs and leadership efforts of DUE aim to strengthen and ensure the vitality of undergraduate education in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology (SMET) for all students. Environmental Protection Agency To protect human health and safeguard the natural environment. Federal Register via GPO Website Official daily publication for Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of Federal agencies and organizations. Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education FIPSE's main activity each year is conducting the Comprehensive Program, a grant program intended to support innovative educational reform projects that can serve as national models for the improvement of postsecondary education. If you have a good idea for improving teaching or student learning, or for improving access to postsecondary education , then FIPSE's Comprehensive Program might be an ideal funding source. Grants.gov Grants.gov lists all current discretionary funding opportunities from 26 agencies of the United States government, including the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, and many others. National Endowment for the Arts Fosters the excellence, diversity and vitality of the arts in the United States, and helps to broaden public access to the arts. Since 1965, the NEA has awarded more in 111,000 grants. National Endowment for the Humanities A federal agency that supports learning in history, literature, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities. NEH provided funding for research, education, museum exhibitions, documentaries, preservation, and local activities at the state level. National Institutes of Health The NIH mission is to uncover new knowledge that will lead to better health for everyone. NIH works toward that mission by: conducting research in its own laboratories; supporting the research of non-Federal scientists in universities, medical schools, hospitals, and research institutions throughout the country and abroad; helping in the training of research investigators; and fostering communication of medial information. National Institute of Justice Supports research, evaluation and demonstration programs, development of technology, and both national and international information dissemination. National Science Foundation An independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 universities and institutions. Each year, NSF receives over 45,000 competitive requests for funding, and makes over 11,500 new funding awards. NSF also awards over $400 million in professional and service contracts yearly. Useful NSF website pages: NSF Funding Opportunity Search NSF News National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) Awards Simple Search Sign up to receive NSF News Updates by Email National Telecommunications and Information Administration NTIA's Office of Telecommunications and Information Applications (OTIA) assists state and local governments, educational and health care entities, libraries, public service agencies, and other groups in effectively using telecommunications and information technologies to better provide public services and advance other national goals. US Department of Education: Office of English Language Acquisition Helps school districts meet their responsibility to provide equal education opportunity to limited English proficient children. US Department of Education: Office of Postsecondary Education Provides grants to institutions to increase access to higher education, improve the academic preparations of students, and strengthen institutional capacity. Also included here are international and graduate education programs. RUI (Research in Undergraduate Institutions) Through RUI, NSF provides support for research and research instrumentation for investigators in non-doctoral departments in predominantly undergraduate institutions. US Department of Education: Federal TRIO Programs Include eight outreach and support programs targeted to help disadvantaged students progress from middle school to postbaccalaureate programs. General Services Administration: Per Diem Rates An allowance (also referred to as subsistence allowance) for lodging (excluding taxes), meals, and related incidental expenses. The CONUS (defined as the 48 contiguous States and the District of Columbia) per diem rates are established annually by GSA for travelers on official Government business to use for their lodging, meals and incidental expenses. Colorado State Funding Colorado Commission on Higher Education The Colorado Commission on Higher Education is the state policy and coordinating board for Colorado's public higher education system. The mission of the Commission is to implement the directives of the General Assembly, and promote and preserve quality, access, accountability, diversity and efficiency within Colorado public higher education. Colorado Creative Agencies Colorado Creative Industries (a division of the Office of Economic Development and International Trade) promotes broad participation in and access to the arts, and provides equitable access statewide to limited state funds through Grants to Artists and Organizations. Colorado Department of Education CDE is the state agency for Colorado preK-12 public education, adult literacy, and state libraries. Colorado Department of Public Health and Envrionment The Department of Public Health and Environment provides public healthand environmental protection services for the entire state. Colorado Humanities Online grant assistance is available through this site. Colorado Humanities, affiliated with the National Endowment for the Humanities, develops and funds diverse programs around the state with the goal of encouraging lifelong learning in the humanities. Colorado State Government Agencies Index Alphabetical list of Colorado state government agencies. Funding for Mathematics and the Sciences Association for Women in Mathematics Travel grants for women doing research in mathematics. The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation Announcements of programs and awards given by the Dreyfus Foundation "to advance the science of chemistry, chemical engineering and related sciences as a means of improving human relations and circumstances around the world." The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation Announcements of programs and awards given by the Dreyfus Foundation "to advance the science of chemistry, chemical engineering and related sciences as a means of improving human relations and circumstances around the world." ACS Petroleum Research Fund The Petroleum Research Fund (PRF) is an endowed fund, managed by the American Chemical Society that supports fundamental research directly related to petroleum or fossil fuels at nonprofit institutions (generally colleges and universities) in the United States and other countries. The Petroleum Research Fund (PRF) accepts proposals year-round. The Advisory Board meets to recommend grants in November, February, and May, and needs about 4 months lead time for peer review of proposals. Thus target dates for submitting a proposal are, respectively, by mid-July, mid-October, and mid-January. They usually continue to accept proposals for a given meeting beyond those target dates until such time as they judge that they could no longer be confident of getting adequate peer review for the number of proposals on hand. The Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA) A list of grants and awards issued by the nation’s oldest foundation devoted wholly to science. SciCentral Breaking research news for the sciences, as well as research tools and resources. HHS Grants Forecast A searchable database of planned grant opportunities proposed by the Department of Health and Human Services and its agencies. Each forecast record contains actual or estimated dates and funding levels for grants that the agency intends to award during the fiscal year. Funding for International Research Tinker Foundation (Latin America) Grant programs offered by the Tinker Foundation whose mission is to promote the development of an equitable, sustainable and productive society in Latin America and to enhance understanding in the U.S. of Latin America and how U.S. policies may impact the region. Funding for Sabbaticals & Fellowships American Council of Learned Societies A private non-profit federation of 71 national scholarly organizations. The mission of the ACLS, as set forth in its constitution, is to "advance humanistic studies in all fields of learning in the Humanities and the related social sciences and to maintain and strengthen relations among the national societies devoted to such studies." American Philosophical Society Ppromotes useful knowledge in the sciences and humanities through excellence in scholarly research, professional meetings, publications, library resources, and community outreach. Awards are made for research only and applicants must be residents of the United States or American citizens residing abroad. Grants are made to individuals only. Associated Western Universities Opportunities are available for masters and doctoral degree candidates in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology to conduct research toward their thesis or dissertation at one of over 50 cooperating facilities. John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Provides fellowships for advanced professionals in all fields (natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, creative arts), except the performing arts. It does not make grants to institutions or organizations. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Provides grants for projects in the United States and U.S. territories that advance their mission to improve the health and health care of all Americans. Cyril O. Houle Award The Cyril O. Houle Award was established in 1981 to honor the scholarship and memory of Cyril O. Houle, Professor of Adult Education at the University of Chicago. It is given annually by the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) for a book published in English in the previous year that reflects universal concerns of adult educators. Nominated works should exemplify outstanding literature in adult education. NEA Foundation Grants for Educators Awards grants to public education professionals to enhance teaching and learning. Goals are to "build our knowledge base and to uncover new, great practices in public education." James Madison Fellowship Foundation offers fellowships to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level. Fellowship applicants compete only against other applicants from the states of their legal residence. Generally, one Fellowship per state is awarded each year. MacArthur Fellows Program Awards unrestricted fellowships to talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction. National Endowment for the Humanities Provides support for 6 to 12 months of full-time work on a project that will make a significant contribution to thought and knowledge in the humanities. Includes, but is not limited to the study of history; philosophy; languages; linguistics; literature; archaeology; jurisprudence; the history, theory, and criticism of the arts; ethics; comparative religion; and those aspects of the social sciences that simply historical or philosophical approaches. Office of Intramural Training & Education A summer internship program welcomes eligible high school, college, graduate, and professional students to spend eight to ten weeks conducting biomedical research with NIH investigators. Jennings Randolph Program for International Peace Provides scholars, policy analysts, policymaker and other experts with opportunities to spend time in residence at the United States Institute of Peace, reflecting and writing on pressing international peace and security challenges. Senior Fellowships generally last for 9-10 months, starting in October. Shorter-term fellowships are also available. Fellowships are open to citizens of any country. Rhodes Scholarship Chosen not only for their outstanding scholarly achievements, Rhodes Scholarships are also awarded to individuals for their character, commitment to others and to the common good, and for their potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead. A Rhodes Scholarship is tenable at the University of Oxford. It may be held for a maximum of three years. Sabbatical Homes A worldwide academic community resource for home exchanges, rentals, sitting or sharing. The Smithsonian's Office of Fellowships and Internships Facilitates the Smithsonian's scholarly interactions with students and scholars at universities, museums, and other research institutions around the world. The Office administers institution-wide research support programs, and encourages and assists other Smithsonian museums, research institutes and research offices in the development of additional fellowships and visiting appointments. School of American Research In-residence fellowships support writing projects, or Ph.D. dissertations about topics in the understanding of humankind. Topics may be humanistic or scientific, from the perspective of anthropology or from anthropologically informed perspectives in fields such as history, sociology, art, and philosophy. Social Science Research Council These programs provide predissertation and dissertation fellowships, postdoctoral fellowships, and advanced research grants in both the social sciences and humanities. Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation Awards approximately 20 residential fellowships annually in an international competition to individuals with outstanding project proposals in a broad range of the social sciences and humanities on national and/or international issues - topics that intersect with questions of public policy. New or Young Investigators Many funding agencies have specific funding to assist and support new or young investigators. Each agency, and possibly each program within an agency, will have a different idea for what qualifies someone to be a new or young investigator. It is imperative to be familiar with the time limitations included in a new investigator definition so you do not miss an opportunity to acquire this type of funding. If you are a pharmacy faculty and would like us to investigate your area of study for new or young investigator funding, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. New/Young Investigator Funding for Pharmacy Faculty NOTE: A RegisNET account is required to access this document. Please sign in with your RegisNET credentials when prompted.