Sponsored Research Services subscribes to InfoEd International's comprehensive
funding opportunities database, free for use by RIT faculty,
staff, and students.
- SPIN (Sponsored Programs
The SPIN database includes information on funding opportunities from federal, state,
foundation, and other types of sponsors. The database is updated daily.
Nationwide, universities use the SPIN database more than any other resource
of its kind.
- SMARTS (SPIN Matching
and Research Transmittal System)
InfoEd's electronic notification system for the dissemination of
funding opportunity information. When the information in a funding
matches a profile in the GENIUS database, an e-mail message is automatically
sent to the faculty or staff member. The information in a profile
be modified at any time to broaden or narrow the breadth of the profile.
- GENIUS (Global Expertise Network for Industry, Universities and Scholars)
a database of faculty expertise. A faculty or staff profile entered
into the SMARTS system becomes part of the GENIUS database.
The database may be searched to identify potential collaborators.
Please contact SRS if you have any
questions about using GENIUS, SPIN, or SMARTS.
A number of agencies also have their own databases that
you can search. The list below includes federal publications and e-mail
subscription services. Most of these are free and open to the
Department of Education
The United States Department of Education offers a periodic electronic newsletter called EDInfo. EDInfo contains abstracts of new publications from the Department as they become available, any news from the Secretary of Education, as well as Notices Inviting Grant Applications. To subscribe to (or unsubscribe from) EDInfo, address an email message to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Then write either SUBSCRIBE EDINFO YOURFIRSTNAME YOURLASTNAME in the message, or write UNSUBSCRIBE EDINFO (if you have a signature block, please turn it off). Then send it!
a free e-mail service that summarizes developments in information technology.
It is sent three times a week to subscribers. Where other EDUCAUSE publications
focus primarily on information technology in higher education, Edupage
offers synopses of a more general nature, which are extracted from the
Environmental Protection Agency, National Center
for Environmental Research and Quality Assurance
NCERQA offers numerous e-mail
lists that automatically receive announcements of grant and funding opportunities
or biweekly summaries of new documents that have been added to the NCERQA
Web Site for specific research topics.
Grants.gov allows organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive
grant opportunities from all Federal grant-making agencies. The Find Grant
Opportunities feature provides the ability to search for Federal government-wide
grant opportunities and to receive notification of future grant opportunities.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASA's Office of
Space Science Research Announcements alerts subscribers to research opportunities
and replaces the OSS postcard alert system.
National Institutes of Health Guide to Grants and
Each week, the table of contents of the NIH
Guide to Grants and Contracts can be e-mailed to you. It includes links to
the program announcements on the National Institutes of Health web site.
The National Science Foundation provides a Custom
News Service, an e-mail notification of new publications, including
program announcements of funding opportunities. Even if you are on
SMARTS system, we strongly recommend you sign up for NSF's notification
as well, as it will alert you as soon as public announcements are
about NSF programs and funding opportunities.
Association for the Advancement of Science
The American Association for the Advancement of Science provides GrantsNet,
a listing of funding opportunities for training in the biological and
medical sciences. This will be very useful for graduate students in these
Retrieval of Information on Scientific Projects
Retrieval of Information on Scientific Projects) is a searchable database
of federally funded biomedical research projects conducted at universities,
hospitals, and other research institutions. The database, maintained
the Office of Extramural Research at the National Institutes of Health,
includes projects funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH),
Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA), Health Resources and Services
Administration (HRSA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP), Agency for Health Care Policy
(AHCPR), and Office of Assistant Secretary of Health (OASH). Users, including
the public, can use the CRISP interface to search for scientific concepts,
emerging trends and techniques, or identify specific projects and/or
of Agriculture (USDA)
of Agriculture Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension
Department of Transportation (DOT)
The US Department of Transportation
(DOT) annually funds approximately $32 billion in grants and cooperative
agreements. Guidance for departmental formula and discretionary grant programs
is contained in their authorizing legislation, program regulations, or departmental
regulations. This guidance generally includes general project management requirements
and the limitations, if any, on spending authority. Departmental grants are generally
made to State and local governments, with a lesser amount going to Indian tribes,
universities, and nonprofit organizations. These grants are normally used to
assist these entities in the planning, design, and construction of transportation
improvements (e.g., highway, transit, and airport improvements). A limited amount
of funding is available for research and development projects.
Federal Business Opportunities
FedBizOpps.gov is the single government point-of-entry (GPE) for Federal
government procurement opportunities over $25,000. Government buyers
are able to publicize their business opportunities by posting information
directly to FedBizOpps via the Internet. Through one portal - FedBizOpps
(FBO) - commercial vendors seeking Federal markets for their products
and services can search, monitor and retrieve opportunities solicited
by the entire Federal contracting community.
and Urban Development (HUD)
Housing and Urban Development awards
grants to organizations and groups for a variety of purposes.
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