The Proposal Services Office is available to assist faculty and graduate students with registration for funding databases and to provide tutorials in identifying possible sources of funding. These may be in the form of research grants, collaborative activities, travel, curriculum development, conference support, fellowships, post-doc positions, equipment acquisition, operating or capital expenses, and more.

Sources for Funding

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InfoEd Funding Database

To sign up for SPIN, users will need to either access SPIN anonymously or create an authenticated account. To create an authenticated account, please follow these instructions: Click here to open SPIN Quick Start Guide in a new window (PDF).

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Research Funding Opportunities

On a weekly basis, a list of funding opportunities is selected for their relevance to faculty research agendas and emailed to the funding opportunities listserv. These opportunities include state, federal, foundation, limited submissions, and internal opportunities. Visit the link provided or email us at [email protected] to sign up for our listserv. 

View the Funding Opportunities

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Awards, MSU Grants, State of Montana Grants

Visit a list of internal and state grant opportunities managed by the Office of Research and Economic Development. 

Visit the Grant Opportunities Listing

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Federal Funding | General Information and Various Listings

This page links to various sources (beyond of federal funding.

Explore Federal Funding Opportunities 

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Federal Sources via

This page links to, the most expansive database containing federal funding agencies and their posted opportunities. 


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Private Sources

This page provides links to the most common private funding agencies. These are the organizations that provide the most substantial support for scholarly activities at Montana State or have the potential to in the future. Register for the organizational newsletter to receive the most up-to-date information on future and current funding, policy changes, and funding priorities. 

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Available online or email: 

NIH Guide - weekly

NIH Extramural Nexus - news, updates and blog posts on extramural grant policies, processes, events and resources

National Science Foundation Update - daily

EPA National Center for Environmental Research

Humanities Magazine - National Endowment for the Humanities - bimonthly 

Humanities Montana - monthly 

National Endowment for the Arts - monthly

Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality - monthly

Department of Education - daily 

USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture - bi-weekly

The Grantsmanship Center magazine - quarterly

Philanthropy News Digest - monthly


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