Tools for UNH Researchers


SPIN (Sponsored Programs Information Network): Searchable database of over 40,000 world-wide government, private, and non-profit funding opportunities, plus an alerts service on saved searches

SMARTS (SPIN Matching and Research Transmittal Service): Keyword-based funding opportunity notification service

Grant Seeking Skills and Tools

These tools and programs are designed to help researchers enhance their skills for seeking funding for research and scholarly activity.

Check the Research Office Workshop/Seminar Calendar regularly to see what programs will be offered each month.


Proposal Writing

There are many resources available for developing your proposal writing skills. 

Here are some of the best:

A Practical Guide for Writing Proposals
Alice Reid

Foundation Center Learning Lab -- Virtual Classroom
Foundation Center

Cost Sharing/Matching Funds Resources

Find sponsors' rules about cost sharing and matching funds and other resources at the sites listed below.


Sponsor Requirements
and Policies


OMB Circular A-110 

SBIR/STTR Resources

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Grants

Find funding opportunities, proposal preparation hints and assistance, and information about the proposal review process at the sites listed below.



New Hampshire State Agency Proposal Resources

UNH and the NH State agencies have worked together to develop standardized forms and agreements to be used for proposals to any of the agencies:



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