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SPIN Database

Sponsored Programs Information Network (SPIN) is an extensive database of funding opportunities that allows you to search for research funding in your field using keywords that identify your particular areas of interest and expertise. SPIN contains over 40,000 opportunities from more than 10,000 sponsors including both government and nongovernment sponsors in the U.S. and abroad. The platform allows you to save and retrieve searches, set up email alerts, and bookmark specific opportunities. Boise State University has subscribed to the SPIN database and provides access to all InfoEd users.

Accessing SPIN

Step 1: Log in to InfoEd Use this link to sign into InfoEd using your Bronco login credentials.

(Note: if you are not on campus, you must sign in to the VPN)

Step 2: Access SPIN database Click on the SPIN tab on the left side of InfoEd’s home screen.

Using SPIN

Below are links to additional instructions on how to optimize your searches in SPIN and save your work or receive email notifications.

Conducting Searches
Configuring Search Preferences
Saving Searches & Automatic Updates
Bookmarking & Managing Bookmarks

Want to learn more? InfoEd Global offers over 20 short tutorial videos on basic navigation, search techniques, user customization and several other topics. The videos are located under the SPIN Help tab once you are logged into SPIN.

The University of North Carolina has a series of 7 videos on using SPIN. The first of the series can be accessed by clicking here.

Have questions? For questions on accessing SPIN, please reach out to the Office of Sponsored Project at For questions on using SPIN, please reach out to the Center for Research and Create Activity at

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