Guide to Competing for Research Funding
New Faculty Guide to Competing for Research Funding is a thorough and comprehensive guide containing strategies to help faculty identify and compete for grants in support of their research. While it was prepared with new faculty in mind, the Guide also contains material that seasoned PIs will find useful, including: finding funding in less well-supported research areas, collaborations and team grants, the challenges of integrating multiple authors, and suggestions for incorporating a transdisciplinary research model. The Office of Academic and Faculty Affairs has purchased a license for unlimited distribution of this book within the Colleges, so it can be copied, duplicated, distributed electronically in whole or in part among members of the HWS Community.
SPIN is a web-based system that includes a database of funding opportunities, a database of investigator profiles, and a matching alert service. This database is 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.
- To log in to SPIN for the first time, establish a SPIN profile.
- Users who are logged in to SPIN can save searches and set funding alerts to be notified of new opportunities matching their criteria.
- Indexed training videos can be accessed at any time.
Please contact Sponsored Programs with any questions about the SPIN funding opportunities database.
Sabbatical Funding and Fellowships
A list of common funding sources and fellowships to support faculty sabbaticals is compiled here. This list is sorted by sponsor; use your browser's search or find function to search on a keyword.
The Grant Advisor Plus
The Grant Advisor Plus allows anyone with an account on the Colleges' network to search for grant, research, and fellowship opportunities for U.S. institutions of higher education and their faculty. With extra features such as a monthly newsletter in Acrobat PDF format, database searches, and deadline listings with extensive hyperlinks, this subscription offers important information for external funding through a user-friendly web interface. Please contact Sponsored Programs if you would like assistance with this tool.
Foundation Directory Online
Sponsored Programs maintains a subscription to Foundation Directory Online, an online resource maintained by the Foundation Center that includes information on more than 120,000 foundations. This database is an excellent resource to help efficiently identify, attract, and manage funding opportunities. Anyone may use the limited Foundation Directory Online Free at no cost.
Grants.gov allows organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all federal grant-making agencies. GRANTS.GOV is an access point for more than 1000 grant programs offered by the 26 Federal grant-making agencies.