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PI Portal

The PI portal is where University of Hartford's Primary Investigators (PI) can access links to funding resources, University policies, and various help files. It is expected that this section will expand and evolve over time in response to the needs of the faculty and staff.

Please see our FAQ list.

Sources of Funding

Public: Federal, State, Municipal


SPIN is a service subscribed to by the University of Hartford through InfoEd, Inc. It contains solicitations from both public and private sources. Faculty and staff at the University of Hartford who are interested in accessing SPIN may contact OSP for directions how to register, or may go directly to the GENIUS component of InfoEd to create a profile themselves. Directions are provided. is the primary source for federal funding opportunities. It can be searched by key word, category, agency or CFDA number. CFDA numbers are like Dewey decimal numbers that get assigned to every federal program, and are listed in the CFDA Subject Index. CFDA numbers can be searched using the wild card symbol * (star), e.g. 84*.

The Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps) home page is another great source for federal grants and contracts.

FBO Daily is a 3rd party site that draws information from FedBizOpps and organizes by subject.

The SBIR/STTR Gateway includes the latest solicitations for small businesses, many of whom seek partners in higher education.

CT State

CT Recovery is the state of Connecticut's website contains both state funding opportunities and federal passthrough funding available through state agencies.

City of Hartford

The City of Hartford's Central Grants Administration office for funding opportunities.

Private: Corporations and Foundations

FoundationSearch is a service subscribed to by the University of Hartford. It is a leading source of foundation funding information for non-profits. Please contact the office of Institutional Partnership and Sponsored Programs for more information. This service can only be accessed by the Assistant Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations.

The Foundation Center allows you to search their website alphabetically or by keyword to find links to foundations and corporate giving programs.

Guidestar is a free search engine for non-profit financial information.

Submission Procedures

The University of Hartford requires a set of standardized documents to be submitted by its faculty and staff who seek external funding.

A list of commonly occurring items which should receive attention early in the process of preparing a proposal for submission.

A Flow Chart of the procedures involved illustrates the process of submission.

Proposal Support

Below are links to help you write and submit your proposal. Please also review the OSP Templates section. We may have templates which can also be useful.

The Mortensen Library and OSP are working together to add resources to the library shelves related to both writing and managing grants. Use the link below to navigate both books and available websites.

Books/Grant Management

National Science Foundation