We have a variety of resources to help Northern Arizona
University faculty, staff, and students find external funding opportunities.
To start, you may find it helpful to consult our PowerPoint “Leveraging the Internet to Find Funding.”
You can also subscribe to the FUNDOPPS-L Listserv or
see our listserv archives for additional opportunities.
We provide access to online searches through the SPIN Plus computerized database, a web-based system that includes three product modules:
- SPIN, a database of funding opportunities by
federal agencies, private and corporate foundations, and others
- GENIUS, a database of investigator profiles
- SMARTS, a database that matches your interests
with funding opportunities and sends you timely e-mails containing funding
Read below for more details on these resources.
SPIN is a funding opportunities database designed to provide
up-to-date information on current national and international government and
private funding sources. All of the data is obtained directly from the
sponsoring agencies to ensure the integrity and timeliness of the information.
GENIUS is a global WWW network and database of scientific
and scholarly expertise. The system contains profiles entered and maintained by
scholars and researchers at leading universities and research institutions
throughout the world.
GENIUS serves as a registry of institutional talent and
expertise for industry and academia, and provides a searchable database for
identifying interest and expertise for industry/university partnering, global
partnering, and sponsored funding matches.
SMARTS is an electronic matching and funding-opportunity
notification system that provides investigators with a direct and targeted
electronic link to comprehensive, current, and available national and
international research funding information.
Investigator profile information collected in GENIUS is used for matching with opportunities in the SPIN database. Searches are conducted on a daily basis and results are automatically e-mailed to individual researchers.
Create or modify a GENIUS profile or use SPIN to search for funding opportunities. For complete instructions on using SPIN Plus, download the SPIN Plus user guide.