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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.

GENIUS (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.  
SMARTS (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.

The NIH 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 Current 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.

  • Grants Resource Center Bulletins
  • Sponsors and relates sites

Campus Faculty Experts Guide

Opportunities Database - Pivot

Pivot combines the funding database of over 25,000 opportunities with a database of over three million researcher expertise profiles. This allows users to search for a funding opportunity and instantly view matching faculty from inside or outside Cal State Fullerton. Conversely, a search for a scholar will link to matching funding opportunities.