Finding Grant 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

Funding Opportunity Announcements

Recent external funding opportunity announcements, including limited submission competitions. 

Additional External Funding Resources

Please direct questions about identifying external funding opportunities to the Associate Director of Sponsored Programs. A number of additional resources are available to help, including: 

Funding Databases

SPINPlus, GRC GrantsSearch, Grants.gov are available to you on-line. The Colorado Grants Guide is available in the Office of Sponsored Programs. The Colorado Grants Guide includes local foundations and trusts, corporations, national funding agencies, and government agencies that support Colorado Organizations.

Funding Opportunity Notifications

Receive automated email notices of funding opportunities from a variety of sources.

Federal Funding

Discover grant and funding information at federal funding agencies.

Internal Funding