Sponsored Programs

Funding Opportunity Resources

It is the mission of the Office of Research and Graduate Studies at USU to facilitate and stimulate research, scholarship, and creative activities. As part of that mission, the Vice President for Research has coordinated efforts to help faculty identify and pursue promising research opportunities. Core elements of that effort include:

Sponsored Programs: SPINPlus by InfoEd

All USU faculty and staff are encouraged to utilize the InfoEd SPINPlus system, an online funding database and notification system available through the University. The system enables the user to set up keyword searches of the extensive database of federal and foundation/organization funding opportunities. All of this searchable data is obtained directly from the sponsoring agencies to ensure the integrity of the information. The SPINPlus system conducts regular searches of this database using the users’ keyword profile, and results are automatically emailed to the individual.

Faculty and staff interested in creating a SPINPlus user account are encouraged to contact Corey Burger, Contract Administrator, at 435-797-1661 or at corey.burger@usu.edu.

NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Supplements:

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in the areas of science, engineering, and education.

Proposal Development: Monthly Updates on New Funding Opportunities & News

The Proposal Development Manager provides recent funding news and announcements that are of potential interest to the campus research community.

Proposal Development also supplies funding opportunities that can  be located using the Funding Finder Database.

For information on the Office of Proposal Development please contact Jerilyn Hansen, Proposal Development Manager, at 435-797-3437 or at jerilyn.hansen@usu.edu.

Global Engagement: Opportunities for International Research Funding

International engagement is a high priority for Utah State University. USU has a long history of global cooperation in research and education; Global Engagement facilitates the role of USU as a member of the global community. As part of this service, the office monitors online and email resources listing international project opportunities. These include, but are not limited to, grants.gov, World Bank, Asian development Bank, African Development Bank, USAID, US State Department, National Endowment for the Arts, NSF, NIH, and the United Nations Business Development databank. This information is distributed electronically to faculty with a known interest in international research. Global Engagement also works to familiarize itself with University resources and match those resources to funding opportunities.