How to Find Funding

Successful grant-seekers know that in addition to submitting a quality proposal, it is important to apply to a funding agency program that is a good match for the proposed project. Identifying sponsors that are interested in the general topic area of your work is essential, but you will also want to know that potential sponsors:

  • have identified a specific need or problem that your project will address
  • support the type of project you are proposing – research, program, service, instruction or training, etc.
  • make awards to public universities in Colorado
  • support projects in the geographic area where your project will be conducted
  • typically make awards within the size range you are proposing

External Funding

Please direct questions about identifying external funding opportunities to Arlene Hansen. A number of resources are available to help, including:

  • Grants Resources Center Publications
    "The GRC Bulletin is distributed twice a week and synopsizes all grant announcements from Grants.gov, the Federal Register, and FedBizOpps.gov that are relevant to higher education institutions.
    Deadlines lists notices of application deadlines three months in the future. The monthly publication includes program descriptions, priorities, complete contact information, and links to pertinent Websites for all opportunities. Entries are sorted by discipline.
    GrantWeek
    features in-depth articles with editorial commentary on strategies for grant competitiveness, program analysis, regulatory issues, and the impact of legislative initiatives on discretionary funding."
  • Funding Databases
    SPINPlus, GRC GrantSearch, Grants.gov are available to you on-line.
    The Colorado Grants Guide is available in the Office of Sponsored Programs. The CGG includes local foundations and trusts, corporations, national funders, and government agencies that support Colorado organizations.
  • Funding Notifications
    Receive automated email notices of funding opportunities from a variety of sources
  • Federal Funding
    Use these direct links to grant and funding information at federal funding agencies

Internal Funding

Please direct questions about internal funding opportunities to Sherry May.

Which internal grant program is right for you?

Whether you are planning research, travel or other scholarly activities, the Internal Grant Matrix is designed to help you determine which of the internal grant programs fit your needs.