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Biology: Funding

A guide to the key resources in Biology.

SPIN Plus through PennERA

PennERA - electronic research administrationSPIN 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.

Other Resources

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

Information About Grant Writing