SPIN is targeted primarily to institutions of higher education and currently contains information from more than 2,500 different sponsoring agencies, which comprise more than 11,000 separate opportunities. To ensure integrity, all SPIN information is obtained directly from the sponsoring agencies. Funding opportunities are updated on SPIN as the sponsoring agency releases revised information, typically annually.
See: Special tips for searching for fellowships and graduate student and postdoctoral support.
(Please read the SPIN HELP page for a thorough guide on how to best conduct a SPIN search.)
InfoEd, the company that maintains the SPIN database, also offers an alert service called SMARTS. SMARTS will send you e-mail messages whenever there is a match between your choice of keywords and the funding programs in the SPIN funding opportunities database. Anyone with a "umich.edu" e-mail address can use SMARTS. To sign up for SMARTS, you must create or update a profile. Go to the SMARTS profile page.
Note: When the profile system asks you to enter department name, choose "Division of Research Development and Administration." The ORSP Smarts Administrator will be asked automatically by the SMARTS system to validate your profile, and she will enter your department name.