Funding Opportunities

SUBJECT MAILING LISTS - OSP receives funding opportunities from several sources. To help OSP disseminate these opportunities to appropriate faculty and staff, OSP has developed Subject Mailing Lists. OSP's mailing lists are divided up into subject areas to ensure you are receiving information about opportunities that apply to your work. The lists are as follows:

  • Agriculture
  • Arts/Humanities/Social Sciences
  • Economic/Community Development
  • Education
  • Health/Mental Health
  • International
  • Nursing
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics

To subscribe to a list please email OSP at msu.sponsoredprograms@murraystate.edu. In the email subject line please type the area(s) of your choice from the list above. You are welcome to subscribe to more than one list.

Resource User Guide - OSP has prepared a Resource Guide to assist you in using several of the resources below.

SPIN - The Sponsored Programs Information Network (SPIN) is a primary database which the OSP staff uses to locate appropriate funding opportunities for Murray State faculty, administration, students and regional organizations which partner with Murray State. The SPIN funding database is IP address protected so you may connect to SPIN from any computer on the Murray State network. If you would like to search SPIN from home, please send the OSP your request and a password will be set and emailed to you.

The Sponsored Programs Information Network Researcher Matching and Transmittal System (SMARTS) works in conjunction with the SPIN database. Using SMARTS, Murray State faculty, administration, students can build funding profiles which interact with SPIN to receive funding opportunities via email which match specific search criteria. SMARTS is IP address protected so you may connect to SMARTS from any computer on the Murray State network. If you would like to use SMARTS from home, please send the OSP your request and a password will be set and emailed to you.

The Grants Resource Center - GrantSearch is a password protected resource. Please contact OSP to learn how to access GrantSearch.

Foundations - Foundation Center - Includes a limited version of their Search Grantmakers data base.


Federal links
Air Force Research Office Federal Register
Army Research Office Grants.gov(federal grants portal)
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Commerce Business Daily National Endowment for the Arts
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency National Endowment for the Humanities
Department of Agriculture National Institutes of Health
Department of Education National Institute of Standards and Technology
Department of Energy National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Department of Health and Human Resources National Science Foundation
Department of State Office of Naval Research
Environmental Protection Agency US Geological Survey
Health Resources and Service Administration US Agency for International Development