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Funding Sources

Interested in pursuing external funding opportunities, but are unsure where to look?  We’ve prepared resources to show you where to look for funding opportunities and help you evaluate what you find so that you can make informed decisions. 

The Money Hunt: Finding and Evaluating External Funding Opportunities
In this online instructional resource, we begin by setting up a context for pursuing external funding opportunities and helping you prepare to look for funding.  We then share tips for finding funding opportunities from multiple sources, outline important considerations in evaluating funding opportunities, and demonstrate how to use the Sponsored Programs Information Network (SPIN) system. 

Sponsored Programs Information Network (SPIN) 
SPIN is a subscription-based database that houses searchable funding opportunities from various sources including federal government agencies and private grant-making organizations.  SPIN can be accessed from any on-campus network connection, and with an account, it can be accessed from any location with Internet access.  SPIN allows users to conduct basic searches, save searches, bookmark and share opportunities, and sign up to receive funding notifications via email.  If you want to be proactive in your pursuit of funding opportunities, we encourage you to take advantage of all SPIN has to offer.  For instructions on setting up an account and using the system, please view the video above.  SPIN content begins at 0:23:26.

Funding Interests Survey
If you would like us to catalog your funding interests so that we can alert you with potential opportunities that may be appropriate for your ideas or match you with potential collaborators, please complete our Funding Interests Survey.

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