Sources of Funding

Below are two key search engines to begin your search for external funding for your project. We highly recommend you also notify OSP you are beginning your search. We can help.


SPIN is a service subscribed to by the University of Hartford through InfoEd, Inc, SPIN contains both public and private solicitations. If you are interested in accessing SPIN, contact OSP for directions on how to register, or register yourself and OSP will validate your access.

GRANTS.GOV is the primary source for federal funding opportunities. It can be searched by keyword, category, agency or CFDA number. CFDA numbers are like Dewey decimal numbers that get assigned to every federal program, and are listed in the <CFDA Subject Index - link to CFDA Codes PDF>. CFDA numbers can be searched using the wildcard symbol * (star), e.g. 84*

Other Funding Sources

  • FoundationSearch is a leading source of foundation funding information for non-profits. Please contact the Office of Institutional Partnership for more information. This subscription service can only be accessed by the Assistant Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations.
  • The Foundation Center allows you to search their website alphabetically or by keyword to find links to foundations and corporate giving programs.
  • Guidestar is a free search engine for non-profit financial information.
  • Research Corporation for Science Advancement

The SBIR/STTR Gateway includes the latest solicitations for small businesses, many of whom seek partners in higher education.