Funding Databases

SPIN | GRC GrantSearch | | Hanover Queue

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.

Search SPIN

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

GRC GrantSearch

GrantSearch is produced by the Grants Resource Center, a division of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities that assists its member institutions become more competitive in pursuing grant funding.

GrantSearch is available to all UNC faculty, staff and students. It does not require individual registration; but, like SPINPlus, it is accessible only when using a Internet log in.

You may also receive email GRC Alerts of funding opportunities that match the academic areas and activities you select.

If you are asked for a user name and password to log in, please contact Arlene Hansen at 351-1932.

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In addition to being the primary electronic submission portal for grant applications to Federal agencies, 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.


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.

Search NIH Funding Opportunities

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.