In SPINPlus is a comprehensive web-based system comprised of three product modules, including a database of funding opportunities (SPIN), a database of investigator profiles (GENIUS), and a matching alert service (SMARTS). These products work together to ensure that grant seekers are quickly and efficiently able to locate the most current funding opportunities available in their field of interest.
- 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 in SPIN is obtained directly from the sponsoring agencies to ensure the integrity 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 to be used by industry and academia and provides a searchable resource 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 which provides investigators with a direct and targeted electronic link to comprehensive, current, and available national and international research funding information. 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.
To create a SPINPlus account, complete a Grant Seeker Profile Form and send the completed form to The Office of Grants, Research and Sponsored Programs, 008 Old Main, or email it to email@example.com.