Funding Resources and Information

InfoEd's SPINPlus

OSP provides information about potential sources of research funding through InfoEd’s SPINPlus, a web-based system that offers the TUC community a database of funding opportunities, a database of investigator profiles and a matching e-mail alert service. Sign up and login to InfoEd to assist in the search for sponsored funding opportunities.

SPIN is the single solution for Researchers and Principal Investigators who desire to spend less time doing the arduous and labor-intensive steps of searching, but still be presented with ideally-suited and perfectly-matched funding opportunities.

SPIN is comprised of two powerful InfoEd Solutions:

  • SPIN, the World’s Largest Database of Funding Opportunities
  • SPIN Matching And Research Transmittal Service (SMARTS), logically draws upon SPIN to deliver to you highly-targeted funding opportunities that exactly match your defining criteria and research focus.

InfoEd SMARTS delivers highly relevant, targeted and perfectly-matched new sponsored programs to investigators. Individuals can request these notifications to be delivered on a daily or weekly basis. Administrators also have the ability to create custom SMARTS notifications for their users. Administrators can receive daily notification of search results distributed to their users and can use provided tools to track and report on usage.  For more information about how to sign-up and use InfoEd, visit OSP Resources and Workshops and view the "How to Find Funding" workshop.


Search Tool in eRA Commons

The LikeThis tool is a thesaurus-based search tool linked to eRA commons. Users can enter a scientific abstract and click the LikeThis link in their eRA Commons account to retrieve a comprehensive list of related publications and/or similar grants that have already received funding. The LikeThis tool also provides important information, such as which Study Groups would likely review a proposal and which institutes or organizations currently have related research projects.

To learn more about LikeThis, check out the Overview which includes an on-line help guide and features and updates information.


Other Federal Funding Search Options

Additional places you can search for information on federal funding programs. is a source to find and apply for federal grants, including grants from the NSF, CDC and DHHS.

NIH Office of Extramural Research

The largest funder of biomedical research in the world, NIH funds research in just about every area that's remotely related to human health and disease. This page includes extensive information about NIH grants, as well as a place to search NIH funding programs. NIH also has an advanced search page, which offers a wide range of search options. 

National Science Foundation (NSF)

An independent federal agency, the U.S. National Science Foundation funds approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted at America's colleges and universities. This is the place to search for NSF funding programs.

Department of Education (EDU)

The Department of Education offers several kinds of grants including Discretionary grants to organizations, agencies, and individuals. These are awarded using a competitive process. Anyone who meets the eligibility requirements can apply.

Department of Defense (DoD)

The Department of Defense offers congressionally directed medical research programs (CDMRP) to transform healthcare through innovative and impactful research.  

Other Non-Federal Funding Search Options

Additional places you can search for information on non-profit, foundation, state, and other organization funding programs.

Health Resources in Action Grant Making
Health Resources in Action has been a leader in developing programs that advance public health and biomedical research. HRiA works with public and private funding sources, and brings together those who possess the ability to make change with those willing to invest in it, including biomedical research funding and community health funding.

Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD)
The OSHD offers funding opportunities for training programs committed to increasing the number of primary care providers in California; for organizations with programs for mental health practitioners; and for underrepresented and/or disadvantaged individuals interested in pursuing healthcare careers.

American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM)
AACOM's Grants Program includes awards for medical education research and institutional research. Institutional research is a broad category of work done at colleges (and across colleges within a profession) to inform decision-making and planning. Topics related to workforce issues—such as the implications of the expansion of osteopathic medical colleges, branch campuses, additional teaching sites, and class sizes—are of increasing interest.

Solano County
Funding opportunities for on-going mini-grants and annual grants in support of health and well-being, early learning and development, and family support and parent education.

The Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research Funding page
The Michael J. Fox Foundation's emphasis is on translational and clinical collaborative research studies.  They also fund high-risk/high-reward discovery work to help keep novel approaches flowing into the drug development pipeline. New funding initiatives are announced throughout the year.

Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce Grants and Funding
Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce is a collaboration of U.S. government agencies, public health organizations and health sciences libraries. Their Grants and Funding page lists opportunities for fellowships, grants and other awards, including awards from members of the Partners project.


Giving Your Unfunded Proposal a Second Chance

Not having your application succeed doesn't necessarily mean it's the end of the road. Please contact the Grants Development Coordinator in OSP to review sponsor guidelines on second chance submissions.