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Health and Life Science Research: Funding

Focused on needs of researchers in the life and health sciences. Includes information about finding literature, protocols, and methods, setting up alerts to keep up to date, and help with publishing, and locating funding.

SPIN Plus through PennERA

SPIN Plus is a web-based system available through PennERA (Penn's Electronic Research Administration) portal. SPIN Plus includes three components:

  • SPIN Searchable funding opportunities database that includes national and international government and private (foundations, associations and corporations) funding sources.
  • GENIUS Global WWW network and database of investigator profiles of scientific and scholarly expertise.
  • SMARTS Investigator Funding Alert System which matches investigator profile information with SPIN. Matches occur on a daily basis, and opportunities are emailed to researchers.

To access SPIN Plus, go to PennERA and click on Logon to PennERA to authenticate using PennKey and password. Choose Find Funding from the top of page.

Other Funding Databases

Funding Agency Open Access Policies

Use these resources to find more information about the open access policies of individual funding agencies.

Funding Guides from Offices at Penn

Other Resources

Further resources to locate information on potential grants and requests for proposals.