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SPIN is one of the most comprehensive databases of funding opportunities from government and private sources covering most disciplines. SPIN can be customized to bring back precisely the results you want. SPIN offers active searching, automated opportunity matching, and daily opportunity notifications. SPIN is available at no-cost to the University of North Georgia (UNG) faculty and staff.

To register for a SPIN account, click the infoEd/SPIN logo below. From there you will click the "Sign In" link in the top right hand corner of that page. On the log in screen, click the link named "Need to create a new profile?" You will be able to enter your information and a account request will be sent to UNG's SPIN administrator, Chris Jackson of Grants & Contracts Administration. Once your account has been approved you can set up you funding opportunity alerts from your profile screen. For further assistance please contact Chris Jackson at Christopher.Jackson@ung.edu.

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Funding Opportunity Resources

Provided below are selected current funding opportunities that may be of interest and benefit to University of North Georgia (UNG) faculty members and staff. If you would like to participate in a grant competition, please contact the Grants & Contracts Administration team at charles.wood@ung.edu or christopher.jackson@ung.edu. Thank you.

National Archives & Records Administration (NARA)

Access to Historical Records – To support the preservation and use of historical records.  Eligible applicants:  State, tribal and local governments, institutions of higher education and nonprofits. Deadline: June 15, 2016. 

Publishing Historical Records in Documentary Editions – To support the publishing of documentary editions of historical records.  Eligible applicants:  State, tribal and local governments, institutions of higher education and nonprofits. Deadline: June 15, 2016. 

State Board Programming Grants – To support state historical records advisory boards in enhancing access to historical records, increasing citizen engagement with records and providing learning and development opportunities for students, citizens and professional archivists.  Eligible applicants:  State, tribal and local governments, institutions of higher education and nonprofits. Deadline: June 15, 2016.  

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

2016-2017 Shakespeare in American Communities To support productions of Shakespeare's plays at underserved secondary schools. Eligible applicants: State and local governments and nonprofits. Deadline: February 4, 2016. 

Challenge America Grants Program To accept applications from small and mid-size organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations.  NEA will award grants of $10,000 to professional projects that have a $10,000 match from an outside funder. Applicants are encouraged to consider partnerships among organizations, both in and outside the arts, as appropriate to their project.  Eligible applicants:  Nonprofit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization; a unit of state or local government; or a federally recognized tribal community or tribe. Applicants may be an arts organization, a local arts agency, an arts service organization, a local education agency (school district), or other organization that can help advance NEA’s goals.  Under a new policy to limit consecutive-year funding, NEA will not award Challenge America grants to organizations that have received grants from the program in consecutive fiscal years from 2014 to 2016.  Deadline: April 14, 2016. 

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Digital Humanities Implementation Grants  To support the implementation of evidence-based digital humanities projects.  Eligible applicants: State, tribal and local governments, institutions of higher education and nonprofits. Deadline: February 17, 2016. 

Landmarks of American History and Culture: Workshops for School TeachersTo support a series of one-week workshops for K-12 educators that focus on historical landmarks. Eligible applicants: State, tribal and local governments, institutions of higher education and nonprofits.  Deadline: February 25, 2016. 

Summer Seminars and Institutes – To support professional development seminars and institutes in the humanities for K-12 and college and university teachers.  Eligible applicants: State, tribal and local governments, institutions of higher education and nonprofits.  Deadline: February 25, 2016.  

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Increasing Access to Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) in Rural Primary Care Practices – To support research on implementing medication-assisted treatments in rural primary care practices for those with opioid use disorders.  Eligible applicants:  State, tribal and local governments, institutions of higher education, nonprofits and for-profits. Deadline:  March 4, 2016. 

Clinical Sites for the IDeA (Institutional Development Award) States Pediatric Clinical Trials NetworkTo support teams of researchers in conducting pediatric clinical trials. Eligible applicants:  State, tribal and local governments, institutions of higher education, public housing authorities, nonprofits and for-profits. Deadline: April 15, 2016. 

Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Pediatric CohortsTo support research that builds on existing data and studies on environmental exposures and childhood development. Eligible applicants: State, tribal and local governments, institutions of higher education, public housing authorities, nonprofits and for-profits. Deadline:  April 15, 2016.

Improving Diabetes Management in Children with Type 1 DiabetesTo support research that improves management of type 1 diabetes in children up to nine years old.  DeadlineJune 22, 2016. Eligible applicants: State, tribal and local governments, institutions of higher education, public housing authorities, nonprofits and for-profits. 

National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Strengthening the Public's and/or K-12 Students' Environmental Literacy for Community Resilience to Extreme Weather Events and Environmental Changes To support programs that educate the public and K-12 students in making informed decisions prior to and during extreme weather events and environmental changes. Eligible applicants:  State, tribal and local governments, institutions of higher education and nonprofits.  Deadline: February 8, 2016. 

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Algorithms in the Field – To support research collaborations that improve computing systems. Eligible applicants: Individuals. Deadline: March 3, 2016. 

GEO Opportunities for Leadership in Diversity – To support workshops that focus on attracting traditionally underrepresented and underserved minorities to careers in the geosciences. Eligible applicants: Unrestricted. Deadline: June 2, 2016. 

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)

Systems for Action: Systems and Services Research to Build a Culture of Health – To support research that improves the reach, quality, efficiency and equity of health services.  Eligible applicantsState, tribal and local governments, institutions of higher education and nonprofits.  Deadline: January 12, 2016. 

Spencer Foundation

Conference Grant Program – To support conferences that focus on improving the U.S. education system.  Eligible applicants: Institutions of higher education and individuals. Deadline:  January 11, 2016.  

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative – To support projects that enhance the ability of producers and processors to grow and market high quality organic agricultural products.  Eligible applicants: Institutions of higher education, nonprofits, for-profits and individuals.  Deadline:  March 10, 2016. 

U.S. Department of Education (ED)

Educational Talent Search (ETS) Program – To provide college-readiness services to 500 secondary students at schools that serve a high percentage of disadvantaged students.  Eligible applicants:  Institutions of higher learning, Local Educational Agencies, and non-profit organizations.  Deadline:  February 5, 2015. 

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS)

Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) – To support scholarship programs for students from disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue degrees in the health professions.  Eligible applicants:  Institutions of higher education.  Deadline: January 25, 2016. 

Health Center Controlled Networks – To support health care networks in implementing health information technology that improves services.  Eligible applicants:  State, tribal and local governments and nonprofits.  Deadline:  February 1, 2016. 

National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative: Category III Community Treatment and Services (CTS) Centers – To support improvements in the quality of trauma treatment and services for children, adolescents and their families impacted by a traumatic event.  Eligible applicants:   State, tribal and local governments, institutions of higher education and nonprofits. Deadline: February 4, 2016. 

Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship (AENT) ProgramTo support increases in the number of primary care Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) trained to serve rural and underserved communities. Eligible applicants: Deadline: February 15, 2016.

Emergency Medical Services for Children Targeted Issues Program – To support strategies that improve the quality of pediatric care delivered in emergency care settings.  Eligible applicants:  State governments and institutions of higher education.  Deadline:  February 29, 2016.  

Pediatric Heart Network Clinical Research Centers – To support a network of centers in conducting research that improves the health and quality of life for children and adults with congenital heart disease and children with acquired heart disease.  Eligible applicants:  State, tribal and local governments, institutions of higher education, public housing authorities, nonprofits and for-profits.  Deadline:  March 2, 2016. 

U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)

Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Rural Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking Program – To support programs that address and prevent domestic and dating violence, sexual assault and stalking crimes against children, youth and adults in rural areas.  Eligible applicants:  State, tribal and local governments, institutions of higher education and nonprofits.  Deadline:  February 1, 2016.

Updated 1/5/16

These online resources provide the latest funding announcements from various federal agencies.

These online resources provide the latest funding announcements from various non-profit agencies.

These government and private funding agencies provide services to alert you automatically to new funding opportunities free of charge. You must register online and provide a profile of interest for these services.

Below is a list of direct links to funding search pages for federal sponsor agencies.

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