Funding Opportunities - Finding Sources of Support
The following resources are used by the researchers and the Office
of Grants and Contracts in finding funding opportunities:
The Sponsored Projects Information Network (SPIN)
is a computerized database of funding opportunities (federal, private,
and corporate), owned and maintained by InfoEd International, Inc.,
created to assist faculty and administrators in identifying
external financial support for research, education, and development
projects. The database is updated daily to incorporate new sources
and any changes to existing information. All of the data on SPIN
is obtained directly from the sponsoring agencies to ensure the
integrity of the information. One could search through the database
by academic discipline, by deadline date, and by key words.
(The Global Expertise Network for Industry, Universities, and Scholars)
is a web-based database containing profiles of scholars and researchers
at leading universities and research institutions throughout the
world. In connection with SPIN, GENIUS allows an individual to create
a profile of funding interests and have information based on the
profile emailed to the individual daily.
(The SPIN Matching And Research Transmittal Service) is an automated
daily alerts system that notifies investigators of relevant new
programs that match their GENIUS profiles. SMARTS pushes relevant
funding opportunities to users saving them precious time and effort,
while ensuring they are kept abreast of the latest programs in their
areas of interest. SMARTS sends daily email reports in either Summary
or Full Program format.
Guide for Grants and Contracts is the official publication for
NIH medical and behavioral research Grant Policies, Guidelines and
Funding Opportunities. Each week, the NIH transmits an e-mail with
Table of Contents (TOC) information for that week's issue of the
NIH Guide, via the NIH LISTSERV. The TOC includes a link to the
NIH Guide Weekly Publication as well as links to each NIH Guide
RFA, PA and Notice published for that week.
NSF has a customized service,
MYNSF, formerly the Custom News Service, which allows a researcher
or administrator to receive notifications about new content posted
on the NSF website. Notification can be received via email or RSS.