Grant Writing Resources
Please always contact your Program Administrator if you are considering applying for a sponsored project.
Identifying Sources of Funding Opportunities
Sponsored Programs subscribes to InfoEd's web-based grant funding information database program: Sponsored Programs Information Network (SPIN). This service provides the campus community with access to a web-based database of funding opportunities from private and government sources. We also provide access to InfoEd's SMARTS/GENIUS service which allows Central Missouri's faculty and staff to register their fund-seeking interests, and be automatically e-mailed funding notices as they are announced.
Please note that SPIN and SMARTS/GENIUS can only be accessed from a computer connected to the web through a University of Central Missouri campus server.
TRAM is a service initially developed by the Texas Research Administrators Group (TRAM). It contains a search engine for locating funding opportunities from many different agencies. The funding information is updated daily. TRAM also contains a set of grant application forms collected from various sources, as well as standard agreements for subcontracts, non-disclosures, licenses, and links to other servers related to research funding and administration.
The Foundation Center is an independent nonprofit information clearinghouse established in 1956. The Center's mission is to foster public understanding of the foundation field by collecting, organizing, analyzing, and disseminating information on foundations, corporate giving, and related subjects. The audiences that call on the Center's resources include grant seekers, grant makers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the general public.
Online Grant Writing Tutorials and Guides