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Sponsored Programs & Research

Finding Funding

There are many facets to developing a competitive proposal. One has to write a coherent application that includes sound research methods, reasonable costs and justifications. The successful sponsored program begins with an idea. After the idea, one puts structure to the idea through a research outline, locates possible sponsors, and then organizes the project to meet the sponsor’s rules as well as ֱ̲’s requirements. Each link below provides information to accomplish the tasks.OSPR is here to assist you in all the stages of proposaldevelopment.

Search using InfoEd SPIN services– To register for this database, and create and maintain your profile, please follow . SMARTS grant notifications are based on and linked tothe profile created in GENIUS database. This database is free for ֱ̲ faculty and staff, made available through Louisiana Board of Regents.

is a funding opportunities database designed to provide up-to-date information on current federal, non-federal, and international funding opportunities, including: Fellowships, Research Grants, Publication Support, Sabbatical Support, RFAs (NIH Guide), Curriculum Development, Conference Support, RFPs (Commerce Business Daily), and more. SPIN enables users to search the database using selections from various categories (keywords, location, sponsor, deadline, etc).

SMARTS (SPIN Matching And Research Transmittal Service) is an electronic matching and funding opportunity notification system which provides investigators with a direct and targeted electronic link to comprehensive, current, and available national and international research funding information.

Grants.gov
This is the portal for government funding opportunities. Most federal agencies use this portal as the only application portal allowed. Creation of individual accounts is not permitted.

Federal Register
The official daily journal of the U.S. government for rules, proposed rules, regulations, presidential documents, and notices of federal funding opportunities.

Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps)
A single government point of entry for federal government procurement opportunities over $25,000.

Grant ResourceCenter (GRC)
The GRC provides four electronic publications about funding opportunities and higher education grants and contracts news, a searchable grantdatabase, "faculty alerts," and awealth of other grant-seeking tools and resources. Please contact GRC directly for access to this members-only site.

GrantWatch
A tool that can be used to search for funding opportunities offered by Foundations. You can search by topic and by geographic region. Visitand use the username: ospr@ulm.edu and the password: ulmospr

Louisiana Board of Regents
BoR’s Sponsored Programs division manages statewide and federal initiatives, including funding programs available to faculty at Louisiana’s public and private post-secondary campuses.

Delta I-FUND
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"NIH Grants Process: The Big Picture" (click NIH logo above)

Non-Federal Grant Makers


- more foundation links

- (unique) Computer giveaway from Federal government to educational non-profits.