Funding Databases

SPIN | Grants.gov | Hanover Queue | Colorado Grants Guide

NSF Keyword Search | NIH Funding Opportunities | Foundation Directory


Sponsored Programs Information Network, or SPIN

SPIN is a database of over 40,000 grant programs from government, private, and non-profit sponsors. is available to UNC faculty, staff and graduate students when using a UNC IP address.

The SPIN database allows users to perform customized searches for funding opportunities in defined areas of interest. Searches can be saved; they can be set up to provide email alerts; and they can be shared with others. Individual programs can be "bookmarked" for review at another time.

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Direct questions about using SPIN to Arlene Hansen at 351-1932.


Grants.gov

In addition to being the primary electronic submission portal for grant applications to Federal agencies, Grants.gov is also a database of grant programs from the 26 Federal grant-making agencies. 

There are a number of search options, including searching by agency, keyword, and category (arts, education, health, etc.).You may also search for a specific grant program by its funding opportunity number or CFDA number.

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Colorado Grants Guide

The Colorado Grants Guide Online is made available to the UNC community by the University Libraries. It is a comprehensive database of funders that support Colorado-based organizations. This database includes many smaller and regional funders that are not found in the larger, national databases.

To access the database, go to the Community Resource Center site, check that you have reviewed and agree to abide by the license agreement, and log on. User names and passwords are not required.


NSF Funding Opportunities

The National Science Foundation provides a Finding Funding option that allows searching by keyword for funding opportunities and for awards made the previous year.

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NIH Funding Opportunities

The National Institutes of Health provide an option to use keywords for searching for funding opportunities in the NIH Guide for Grants & Contracts as well as browsing active funding opportunities and recent policies and guidelines, and viewing weekly issues of the Guide.

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Foundation Directory Online

From the Foundation Center, this online directory provides access to current information on grantmakers and their grants. Some 100,000 foundation, corporate giving programs, and public charities and over two million recent grants, as well as a 500,000 key decision makers.

UNC does not subscribe to the Directory; however, it is available to the public for on site use at the Farr Library, 1939 61st Avenue, in Greeley. It is also available at the Denver Public Library.