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Resources for identifying potential sources of support for research and scholarly activities led by Sacramento State faculty and staff.

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Searchable Funding Databases

  • GRANTSEARCH is the Grants Resource Center’s funding database. GrantSearch is designed so faculty members and staff at GRC member campuses can easily access grants availability information according to academic discipline and funding agency. For more information on obtaining access to GRANTSEARCH, please contact ORIED
  • SPIN The Sponsored Programs Information Network is an extensive database of nearly 40,000 funding opportunities from federal agencies, private foundations, corporations, international organizations and professional associations.

Funding Newsletters

  • Grants Resource Center The GRC provides three regular publications to members with federal and private funding opportunity alerts, federal meeting coverage, and successful proposal development strategies and advice. For more information on obtaining access to GRC's publications, please contact ORIED.
  • Research Development & Grant Writing News outlines proven strategies that can be used to compete successfully for research and education funding from federal agencies and foudnations. To sign up to receive it monthly, email ORIED. To view archives, visit here.
  • Research Funding Update- A monthly listing provided by ORIED that explores possible funding opportunities for faculty research.
  • SMARTS: The SPIN Matching and Research Transmittal Service is an electronic matching and funding opportunity notification system that provides information on federal and non-federal grants, contracts and fellowships as they are announced by the various agencies. To receive SMARTS grant alerts via e-mail, configure a Basic, Advanced or Keyword search in SPIN, save the search, and specify the automation you prefer (i.e. daily or weekly notices). Email alerts will include newly added or modified opportunities that meet the criteria of the saved search. Your SMARTS daily or weekly history will also be available online in the Funding Alerts section.

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Sacramento State Campus Support

  • Student Academic Development (SAD) funds support activities that extend students’ educational experiences including attendance at a professional meeting or workshop, development of a special curriculum-related project or presentation, and participation in an academic competition or artistic performance.

  • UEI Campus Grant Program funds projects that are innovative, have a demonstrable need and clearly benefit Sacramento State students, faculty and/or staff.