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Psychology Funding: Home

Useful links to funding resources

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.

Additional Funding Searches

Funding Agency Open Access Policies

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

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Frequently Cited Funding Agencies


The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

The National Science Foundation (NSF)

The National Institutes of Health (NIH)

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

The National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)

The Medical Research Council (MRC)

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

The Wellcome Trust

The National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Health and Human Services(HHS)

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)

The John Templeton Foundation

The Australian Research Council (ARC)


The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

The Swiss National Science Foundation

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft-  German Research Foundation (DFG)

The European Research Council

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

The European Union (EU)

The Academy of Finland

The Swedish Research Council

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

The European Commission
The Leverhulme Trust

Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO)

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)


The National Cancer Institute (NCI)

The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research

CNPq- The Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development

The James S. McDonnell Foundation

The Office of Naval Research

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Russian Science Foundation (RSF)

The British Academy

The Israel Science Foundation (ISF)

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES)

The Max Planck Society

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology

The Agence Nationale de la Recherche

Also see the Annual Register of Grant Support