SPIN: VU's Grant Search Engine
ORSP proudly 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 ORSP.
Grant Search Engines
ScanGrants - A public service listing of grants and other funding types to support health research, programs and scholarship.
Grants.gov Basic Search - Grants.gov's search engine. See the "Search Grant Opportunities Guide"for help in using this search engine.
Please visit the Summer Research Fellowship website here.
Department of Commerce (including NIST)
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS - including NIH, CDC, etc.)
U.S. Information Agency (1999 archived webpage)
Government Printing Office (including Federal Register)
Foundation Center's Home Page - Source for grantmaking foundations including links to foundation websites
Johnson (Robert Wood) Foundation