Funding Opportunties

SPIN Funding Search Database

The Office of Sponsored Programs subscribes to InfoEd SPIN, a funding search database developed by the State University of New York. SPIN provides access to over 40,000 funding opportunities from more than 10,000 global sponsors and is updated daily. All faculty and staff are free to use this service.

Access SPIN:  

You will be automatically logged into SPIN when connected to the Olin network. To access SPIN outside the Olin network, or to save searches, create a user profile:

  • Click “Sign In” at the top of the page on the right
  • In the login box, click “Need to create a new profile?"
  • Enter your information and click "Save"
  • OSP will receive a request to approve your profile
  • You will receive notification once your profile is approved

Federal Sponsors  allows users to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all Federal grant-making agencies.

National Science Foundation (NSF):  The National Science Foundation funds research and education in most fields of science and engineering and is a major source of grant funding for Olin.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Extramural Research:  The largest funder of biomedical research in the world, NIH funds research in just about every area that's remotely related to human health and disease. This page includes extensive information about NIH grants, as well as a place to search NIH funding programs. NIH also has an advanced search page, which offers a wide range of search options.

NASA:  Supporting research in science and technology is an important part of NASA's overall mission. NASA solicits this research through the release of various research announcements in a wide range of science and technology disciplines.

Federal Contract Opportunities:  Database of federal government contracting opportunities. 

    “Primer on Federal Research Agencies of Interest to Universities and Research Organizations” – a comprehensive look at federal agencies and the areas of interest they fund.  Prepared by Lewis-Burke Assoc, LLC. Download File 

Limited Submission Proposals

Limited submission programs are those for which funding agencies restrict the number of nominations or proposals an institution may submit for consideration for an award. To ensure that the most competitive proposals go forward to represent Olin College, it is necessary to put an internal procedure in place to evaluate all eligible and interested nominees to determine which proposal will best represent the College.  Please contact OSP well in advance of the sponsor deadline of your interest in applying for a program with limited submission requirements.