Search Tools

For faculty interested in conducting focused searches, FIU subscribes to the Sponsored Program Information Network (SPIN), which provides web-based information resources and searchable databases for federal and non-federal funding opportunities. This subscription includes the InfoEd Commerce Business Daily and a SPIN keyword thesaurus. The system also provides listings of upcoming deadlines and allows you to customize your own e-mail notifications of funding information using SMARTS. The  SMARTS systems can provide e-mail notifications of funding opportunities based on key words. To take advantage of SPIN and SMARTS, faculty will have to set up a profile within the SPIN system. For assistance with setting up a profile please contact

Funding Link Description
InfoEd SPIN A web-based database that contains more than 40,000 opportunities offered by over 10,000 government agencies, philanthropic organizations, and industries across all fields.  Through SMARTS, the automatic e-mail notification system which is a companion to SPIN, faculty may receive daily, weekly, or monthly notifications of funding opportunities.  To access SPIN, go to  For instructions on how to begin searching for opportunities, please see the SPIN Quick Start Guide .  For more detailed instructions on how to maximize the functionality of SPIN, please see the User Training Guide   available at the SPIN website.
GRANTS.GOV Official federal grants and contracts search site, provides weekly email service.
FedBizOpps via Commerce Business Daily Is a Federal Bid Alert System. A single government point-of-entry for federal government procurement opportunities over $25,000. You can search, monitor, and retrieve products and services contract awards, procurement invitations, and subcontracting leads solicited by the federal government.
National Science Foundation Update A daily email alert service with subscription options that include new research opportunities, upcoming deadlines, and other content categories.
NASA Research Solicitation Announcements An electronic subscription service available to obtain notification of the release of NASA research solicitation announcements.
CDC Cooperative Agreement Funding Opportunities Funding opportunities from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that are available to members of the sponsoring associations: Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) and the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR).
Environmental Protection Agency Provides a listing of all open EPA opportunities
Federal Register The Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of federal agencies and organizations. It also includes executive orders and other presidential documents. To subscribe to the Federal Register Table of Contents LISTSERV electronic mailing list, go to and select “online mailing list archives,” FEDREGTOC-L, Join or leave the list (or change settings); then follow the instructions.
Faith-based and Neighborhood Initiatives Access to links to current federal funding opportunities at various federal agencies for faith-based and community initiatives.
The Foundation Center RFP Bulletin Philanthropy News Digest posts requests for proposals (RFPs) submitted by grant makers every day. Each RFP listing provides a brief overview of a current funding opportunity offered by a foundation or other grant making organization. You can subscribe to RFP Bulletin, a free listing of new RFPs delivered weekly by e-mail by visiting the Newsletters page.
Foundation Center Finding Funders The Center’s Foundation Directory Online offers basic information on grantmakers in the U.S. including private foundations, community foundations, grant making public charities, and corporate giving programs.
Directory of Grants and Fellowships in the Global Health Sciences This directory of non-NIH funding opportunities includes a variety of international grants and fellowships in biomedical and behavioral research. It provides information about additional funding opportunities available to those in the field of global health research. The directory is maintained by the Fogarty International Center, the international component of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH). NOTE: This replaces the Directory of International Grants and Fellowships in the Health Sciences Directory of International Grants and Fellowships in the Health Sciences.