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Rosalind Franklin University provides subscription for researchers to on-line funding resources. These resources house a tremendous number of funding opportunities and provide powerful ways of searching them.

SPINPlus is a web-based system that includes a database of funding opportunities, a database of investigator profiles, and a matching alert service. SPINPlus includes the following three modules:

SPIN Module: is a funding opportunities database designed to provide up-to-date information on current national and international government and private funding sources (more than 2,500 different sponsoring agencies). There is no need of a username and password to do basic searches using SPIN. If you use your Genius profile Username and Password you will have increased functionality by saving settings, preferences, and search data. To learn how to do searches, please follow the instructions of the training videos at or read the Spin User Guide

GENIUS Module: is a global WWW network and database that contains profiles entered and maintained by scholars and researchers at leading universities and research institutions throughout the world. Click create a New Profile in order to create a Genius profile Username and Password.

SMARTS Module: is an electronic matching and funding opportunity notification system which provides investigators with a direct and targeted electronic link to comprehensive, current, and available research funding information, both nationally and internationally. The investigator profile information is collected via forms in GENIUS and used for matching with the SPIN database. Matching is conducted on a daily basis and programs are automatically emailed to individual researchers.

SPINPlus User Quick Start Guide

InfoEd Global SPIN Reference Guide

SPIN User Guide

Federal Grantmaking Agencies

National Institutes of Health: The Grants and Contracts section contains information useful to researchers including funding opportunities.

NIH Funding Opportunity and Notices

National Science Foundation: Includes links to each of NSF's directorates.

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA):The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is the central research and development organization for the Department of Defense (DoD).

Department of Energy: Site provides descriptions of research areas of interest to the DOE.

National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council: Offers links to information on associateship and fellowship programs, as well as a variety of useful information targeted at young scientists beginning their careers.

U.S. Department of Justice

National Endowment for the Humanities: Includes information on funding for research, education, exhibitions, preservation, and other activities related to the humanities.

The Commerce Business Daily: Lists notices of proposed government procurement actions, contract awards, sales of government property, and other procurement information. The site can be accessed from COS via search form.

Private Foundation Sources:

Unrestricted Awards

Restricted Awards

The Foundation Center

American Diabetes Association

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International

American Cancer Society

American Heart Association

American Thoracic Association

Schweppe Grant Awards for CMS Faculty