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Finding Funding

The Office of Grants and Sponsored Projects can provide assistance in identifying potential funding sources.  Faculty and staff can also identify funding sources by talking with colleagues, visiting individual websites of sponsors (i.e. National Science Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts), or by searching online databases like and SPIN. is an access point for over 1000 grant programs offered by all Federal grant-making agencies. 

SPIN contains over 40,000 opportunities from more than 10,000 sponsors.  With SPIN, you can:

-Access funding information online, from any browser

-Organize grant information in one convenient place

-Gain access to the largest Keyword list, allowing for greater flexibility in your searches

-Quickly locate Limited Submission Opportunities, Federal or non-Federal programs

-Locate all types of funding information-Fed Business Opps / Federal Register Guide

A "Quick Reference Guide" is available to help you get started using SPIN with very little effort.  You can also review a more in-depth SPIN reference guide.

On the SPIN website you can also access GENIUS to have access to a database that contains investigator profiles from other institutions. With GENIUS you also have the option to create your profile and edit an existing profile. When you are developing a profile you can subscribe to the SMARTS email alert service. This service will send you emails on funding opportunities that match your profile.


Kutztown University internal funding:

-Research Committee

-Professional Development Committee

-Assessment Grant Program

-Undergraduate Research