The Funding Opportunity Database of the Research World

SPIN is the single solution for Researchers and Principal Investigators who desire to spend less time doing the arduous and labor-intensive steps of searching, but still be presented with ideally-suited and perfectly-matched funding opportunities.

SPIN is comprised of two powerful InfoEd Solutions:

  • SPIN, the World’s Largest Database of Funding Opportunities
  • SPIN Matching And Research Transmittal Service (SMARTS), logically draws upon SPIN to deliver to you highly-targeted funding opportunities that exactly match your defining criteria and research focus.


The World’s #1 Funding Opportunities Database

How much time have you wasted searching sponsor databases, opportunities databases, sifting through ineligible search results and generally wasting time on tools that are supposed to be saving you time? Since 1991, SPIN has been the industry standard for finding funding.

SPIN is easy to use out-of-the-box, yet can be customized to bring back precisely the results you want. Institutions can take advantage of our web services-based integration options to incorporate SPIN directly into their institutional intranet. InCommon (and eduGAIN) member institutions can use their campus single sign-on credentials to access SPIN. SPIN empowers administrators so they can assist their investigators by setting up automated SMARTS email notifications, and by designing searches for groups or specific individuals.

No other Funding Opportunities Software has more

  • Over 40,000 opportunities from more than 10,000 global sponsors
  • Powerful data mining
  • Intuitive to use
  • Multiple search modes
  • Customizable filters
  • Time-saving advanced features

Principal Investigators and Researchers

  • Spend less time searching and more time doing research
  • Get results that match your research criteria
  • Uncover funds that other search software misses
  • See accurate summaries for quick qualification determinations

Administrators and Funding Coordinators

  • Intuitive and easy to use
  • Customizable to match your style
  • Create searches for specific groups or individuals
  • Establish SMARTS e-mail notifications for your users
  • Customer support is always just an email or phone call away

More than smart, SMARTS!
InfoEd SMARTS delivers highly relevant, targeted and perfectly-matched new sponsored programs to investigators. Individuals can request these notifications to be delivered on a daily or weekly basis. Administrators also have the ability to create custom SMARTS notifications for their users. Administrators can receive daily notification of search results distributed to their users and can use provided tools to track and report on usage.

It takes a Community!
InfoEd Global works closely with client institutions to enhance the functionality and expand the scope and feature set of SPIN and SMARTS. Through our online community forum, postings, webinars and national and regional meetings, we listen to the needs of our user community and deliver updates and enhancements that are both straightforward to use and powerful. Our goal is to empower our client institutions and their users to find the best funding opportunities to meet there needs with the least effort possible.