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SPIN: VU's Grant Search Engine

ORA offers faculty access to SPIN (Sponsored Projects Information Network), a powerful grant search engine for use by experienced faculty and newcomers alike. To access SPIN, go to InfoEd and look toward the top of the page where it reads "Client Login".  If you are logged into VU's web server, clicking SPIN will bring you to the SPIN grant search engine. 

SPIN works like any other web search engine, using keywords to search a database, in this case a diverse database of grant opportunities pulled from federal/state agencies and private foundations. We recommend using the advanced search options to narrow down to your discipline. Also remember that some grant announcements are presented to a general audience, and may be no more specific than requesting proposals for STEM related projects!

If you require assistance in using this tool, please contact ORA.


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Internal Grants

Please visit the Summer Research Fellowship website for more information.

* NIH Appl changes effective Jan 25 2017.pptx
New NIH Application PowerPoint
* nsfupdate_fall16.pdf
New NSF Update

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