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Grant Finding: Library Services and Support

This guide provides information about various products and services supported by BUL for grant finding. Special focus is given to Pivot/CoS.

Support for Using SPIN

Global SPIN

InfoEd SPIN

External Funding Database

Basic Users

The Brown University community has access to InfoEd's SPIN search engine. The SPIN database allows users to search for funding program announcements via three types of searches: Basic, Keyword, or Advanced.

Advanced Users

A SPIN profile will allow users to access SPIN from any location, save search filters, save searches to run again in the future, create bookmarks to store grant opportunities, and access searches and bookmarks created by the Office of Sponsored Programs for the campus community.

To create a SPIN profile, access SPIN, go to the preferences tab and update those that will be the most useful filters for future searches.

Further Resources

The Help tab in SPIN has links to 20+ training videos that can walk you through most of the features.