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Office of Research & Scholarship

Faculty Resources

External Funding Sources

Colorado Funding Databases
  • The Foundation Center  - The Foundation Center is the most authoritative source of information on private philanthropy in the United States. We help grantseekers, grantmakers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the general public better understand the field of philanthropy. 
  • The Grantsmanship Center  - Whether you want to secure, award, or manage grants or create earned income to supplement grants, we at The Grantsmanship Center provide tools to help you do your job— trainings, articles, books, webcasts, and blogs. These resources are designed so you can help your organization get and use funding for your community.
National Funding Opportunities, ListServs and Search Engines 
  • Grant Forward (formerly IRIS)
  • IRIS (Now Grant Forward)
  • System for Award Management (
  • SPIN
    Run by InfoEd International, SPIN (the Sponsored Programs Information Network) claims to be the most widely used funding opportunity database in the world. An institutional subscription is required for access.
    Funding Opportunities. Pivot claims the "largest, most comprehensive database of available funding," with 700 member institutions. Individuals can register free, but this won't get you access to the funding database.
  • Research Professional
    Based in London, Research Professional provides an international option for people seeking research-funding programs. A paid subscription is required for access.
Foundations, Institutes and Fellowship Sources
Arts & Humanities
Social Sciences
Federal Agency Funding