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Find Funds

Where to look for funding support

The Office of Sponsored Programs & Research Integrity (OSPRI) assists faculty, staff, and students in finding funding opportunities for programming, research projects, and other activities.  If you have found a funding opportunity, before starting the application process, please contact Sponsored Programs so our office can confirm eligibility.

OSPRI utilizes a software called SPIN Plus. Through this service, faculty, staff, and students can customize funding searches by keywords, specific to research and external funding interests. Participants can select to receive funding notices, by email, daily or weekly. Keywords can be edited upon request.

Additionally, funding opportunities can be found at for federal support and through various searching through foundation and state website.

Common External Funding Agencies

Federal Funding (

Federal Funding by Departments

 UCM is fully registered as an applicant with the federal government.  Do not create any registrations or request FEIN/EINs, DUNS Numbers, registration, registration, W-9s, or complete any other federal forms on behalf of UCM, your office, department, or school.  Please contact Sponsored Programs if you have any questions about registrations. 

Department of Agriculture (

USDA provides funding for a variety of projects, which are not solely agriculture based.  They also support rural development of small business, education, healthy and safety, and other activities.

Department of Education (

Department of Justice (

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State Funding Agencies


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Funding Information

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SPIN Plus Registration

Use this form to create a profile or update and existing profiles’ keywords and email frequency. Completed forms should be emailed to


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Common Funding Agencies

Some quick links to commonly used funding agencies are available. This is by no means comprehensive, but it serves as a good starting point when looking for support.

Common Funders

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Request Preliminary Meeting

If a funding opportunity has already been identified, please complete the below form so our office can assist in the application. The sooner OSPRI is on boarded in the process, the easier the application process becomes.

Meeting Request


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