New Funding Database:  SPIN Replaces Grant Forward

A new funding database is now available to the NIU campus.  Sponsored Programs Administration is pleased to introduce SPIN--the largest available repository of funding opportunities with over 40,000 distinct opportunities from more than 10,000 global sponsors, including public and private organizations.  

SPIN offers customizable search features.  With a modern, full-text search engine, users can refine the category filters to select the most relevant opportunities.  Registered users can build and save searches and receive email notification of new and updated opportunities that match selected search criteria. 

To obtain login information, send an email to Julie Miller, eRA Coordinator at  Please include "Requesting SPIN login" in the subject line.  

Additional user guidance and training sessions will be provided by SPA in the coming months.  You may also contact your Research Development Specialist for assistance. 

SPA is replacing the Grant Forward database with SPIN; faculty and staff using Grant Forward will no longer have access to that system.