For a number of years now, the campus community has heard the acronym "SPIN" or the words "SPIN search" or a variation thereof when anyone in the Grants Administration/Research Services Office speaks about funding sources. What is this SPIN and how do you access it?
SPIN is a database of funding opportunities, accessible via the web and designed to assist faculty and administration in the identification of external support for research, education and development projects. With over 10,000 funding sources in the database, SPIN informs not only about the latest research funding opportunities, but also gives information about fellowships, postdoctoral opportunities, development and educational curriculum projects, sabbatical and publication support and more. SPIN staff review sponsor program guidelines and pertinent publications, like the Federal Register and the Commerce Business Daily each day. Updated information is on the website immediately.
You may access SPIN from any computer on the SUNY Fredonia campus.
Features of the SPIN program are:
- keyword, sponsor, type of grant, etc. searching
- searches by award and applicant types, deadline, month/year, last update, indirect costs, cost sharing, and matching funds
- automatic deadline date lists
- both synopsis and comprehensive files
- ability to bring information into word processing
- more flexibility and user-friendly query ability
- the ability to run reports