Funding Opportunities and Research Databases
The Office of the Vice President for Research provides a campus-wide subscription to SPIN which aggregates over 40,000 funding opportunities from more than 10,000 global sponsors. SPIN provides intuitive and easy access to funding opportunities geared towards both individual and administrative users.
Learn how to use the SPIN funding opportunities database to create personalized email funding alerts by following these instructions.
Some simple search suggestions when using SPIN:
If you are thinking about your next research project, we encourage you to schedule a research funding consult and learn how to use SPIN, an extensive research funding opportunity database. SPIN contains over 40,000 opportunities from more than 10,000 sponsors. With SPIN, you will learn how to:
Additional Research Funding Search Tools
If you are unable to find funding for your research project using SPIN, here are some additional tools you can try.
Here are the current public portals for searching funded awards from NIH, NSF, and other federal agencies.
Another powerful funding search strategy is to review articles within your research topic to determine the sponsor of the project, i.e., identify the source of funding in the acknowledgment section.
Get to know these major research databases. (Reference Librarians are available to assist you with these research tools.) Another resource is your subject librarian, they can provide assistance with research queries, reference questions, buying a book for the collection, recommendations of journal titles, and any question related to library services. Additionally, Visit Ohio State's Health Sciences Library for resources on measuring scholarly impact, identifying collaborators, and how best to present your scholarship to sponsors as well as promotion and tenure reviewers.
These databases allow you to search multiple journals simultaneously.
Google Scholar provides access to scientific articles and books. It is useful when full-text articles are not available and some resources are posted on the web by the authors’ themselves, not publishers. Access Google Scholar from the “More” link on the Google search menu and selecting “Scholar”
Google Alerts are a simple way to monitor key search terms as soon as something is posted to the web, e.g., it is very helpful when monitoring a private foundation sponsor's web site announcement, or key phrases in your area of research. Access Google Alerts from the “More” link on the Google search menu and selecting “Alerts”
Learn to search "like a pro" with this easy to follow guide.