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Funding Resources

InfoEd SPIN  -  SPIN provides intuitive and easily customizable access to an extensive research funding opportunity database. Tools are provided that are geared towards both individual and administrative users, and SPIN provides both active searching as well as automated, daily opportunity notifications after registering a Genius profile.  For more information contact your librarian. 

Go here to search the SPIN database now.

  • 40,000 Opportunities from 10,000 Sponsors across the globe.
  • New and existing opportunity information is updated daily.
  • Every opportunity is reviewed regularly based on sponsor information so all details are current.
  • Fully customizable advanced search
  • InfoEd SPIN Advanced Searching allows any field to be queried multiple times, with operator and selection types dependent on the nature of the field.
  • Expressions can be grouped and nested within groups to create a truly customized search
  • Filters on eligibility fields are easily configured and saved

SPIN training videos can be found here.

Foundation Directory Online Professional  is an authoritative source of information on private philanthropy in the United States. FDO Professional  includes tools for locating prospective funders, instruction on funding research, help with proposal writing and more.  Updated weekly, Foundation Directory Online includes details on over 108,000 funders and more than 3 million recent grants.

Duke University Funding Opportunities This searchable database of national funding opportunities is a great resource.  Searchable by academic discipline, applicant type, applicant status, date, text and more.  

Office of National Fellowships and Awards  SMU's Office of National Fellowships helps SMU students and faculty to apply for external, nationally-competitive fellowships, scholarships and awards such as the Rhodes, Marshall, Fulbright, Mitchell, Truman, Goldwater, Udall, Guggenheim, and many others. 


" is your source to FIND and APPLY for federal government grants."

The Grantsmanship Center -  Funding State by State lists top grantmaking foundations, community foundations and corporate giving programs for each state.  Also a source for training webinars on all aspects of grant funding and information on international funding sources.

Federal Register - the Federal Register is the location where all new federal funding opportunities are announced with synopses and deadlines, among many other types of federal documents.  You can sign up to be notified when new rounds of funding on specific programs are announced.  Contact your librarian for more information.  


SMU Office of Research Administration


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