Sponsored Programs Information Network (SPIN)

Sponsored Programs Information Network (SPIN)

Sponsored Programs Information Network (SPIN) Plus is a subscription database that provides searches of several catalogues of funding opportunities. Funding programs indexed by this database include research grants, fellowships, publication support, sabbatical support, curriculum development, foundations, and some crowd-source funding. There are more than 6,000 opportunities at by governmental and private agencies.

Bloomsburg University maintains an active subscription to SPIN Plus, which can be directly accessed from anywhere on or off campus.

To access SPIN Plus:

1. Go to: http://InfoEdglobal.com

2. Choose SPIN from the Client Login menu

3. If you have an account, use your login and password created for SPIN. Note: do not enter your BU login and password.

4. If you do not have an account, create an account at the login window by choosing “Create an account.” This must be done in SPIN while accessing the web site from a campus computer. If the login window does not provide the “Create an account option, you can e-mail the bugrants@bloomu.edu to have an account created for you.

5. The account must be approved by the Director of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.

To begin a search, select one of the search options under the Search drop-down menu:

Basic Search – single term search, type in custom text

InfoEd Keyword Search – old search that uses keywords indexed by InfoEd

Advanced Search – uses multiple, typed custom text terms with operators.

To save a search, choose “Save” to the right of a search. Note that saving a search provides options for e-mail alerts.


Introductory Tutorial (Flash .swf file) – provided by ORSP.

Additional InfoEd tutorials are provided in SPIN under the HELP menu (at right).