External Funding Opportunites

External Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities

Temple University subscribes to several funding opportunity databases. Links to the Community of Science Funding Opportunities Database, Egrants.net and SPIN System. SPIN is available through the Temple eRA System. The databases listed below provide the ability to search for funding by key words and other selection criteria. In additional to searches for funding, the databases such as COS and SPIN have the capabilities to search for collaborators in your field. All databases are fairly intuitive but none are all inclusive. Each database is updated daily. Where possible, all databases have direct links from their records to funding entity web sites for primary source information and/or e-mail sites for direct communication. Some allow you to select from their keyword thesaurus and/or do free-text searching.

Be sure to sign up for the email alert notices where available. In particular, the Community of Science system is allows funding opportunity alerts to be targeted to individual research interests based on a faculty profile. To date, over 700 Temple faculty members have created a faculty profile.

  • Egrants.net
    This service is available to anyone at Temple University.
  • Sponsored Program Information Network - SPIN
    SPIN provides web based information resources and searchable databases for federal and non-federal funding opportunities. It includes the InfoEd Commerce Business Daily and a SPIN keyword thesaurus. It also provides listings of upcoming deadlines and allows you to customize your own e-mail notifications of funding information using SMARTS/GENIUS.
  • The Grant Advisor 
    A newsletter which provides a valuable source of information of grant and fellowship opportunities for U.S. institutions of higher education. The newsletter covers all federal agencies except NIH plus many independent organizations and foundations.
  • GrantsNet
    The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) provides this site which offers an extensive searchable database of fellowships, grants, and sources of support for training in sciences and science education.
  • Grants.gov
    This is a site maintained by the Federal government that has the ability to search for Federal government-wide grant opportunities.

Funding for Your Project - Finding Colleagues for Collaboration

  • Community of Science (COS):
    The Community of Science (COS) database contains first-person profiles of researchers at leading universities and other institutions involved in basic or applied research. COS contains approximately 480,000 profiles submitted by researchers, scholars and other experts from more than 1,600 universities, government agencies, and other R&D organizations from around the world. COS profiles include: contact information and position, qualifications and expertise, publications, patents and awards, and COS Keywords (a standardized list, applied consistently through all profiles)”

    COS website: http://pivot.cos.com/funding_main

  • Sponsored Programs & Projects Information Network (SPIN) is an online acessed data base of federal, non-federal and corporate funding opportunities designed to assist faculty and staff in the identification of external sources of support for research, education and development projects. The data base is searchable using SPIN keywords, Sponsor name(s), Award type(s), Applicant Type(s), Geographic Region, and/or Deadline Date/Date Ranges.

    SMARTS/GENIUS is an additional service available to the Temple University research community through eRA@TU. Temple faculty and staff are able to contribute investigator profiles (GENIUS) which are then matched on a daily basis against the SPIN database (SMARTS). E-mail messages are sent daily notifying participants of potential funding opportunities based on the profile and keywords you select. Participation in the either the profile system (GENIUS) or the alert system (SMARTS) is entirely voluntary.

    Link to Genius: https://eraapp2.ocis.temple.edu/GENIUS/GeniusFrame.asp