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A competitive funding environment often requires researchers to be creative in their search for support for their projects. A number of sources that identify and manage new funding opportunities are available to aid Washington University researchers.

For the most complete funding coverage, researchers are encouraged to sign-up for customized funding alerts and periodically review all external, featured, and internal funding resources.

 Internal Funding Resources
 External Funding Resources

Customized Funding Alerts in 3 Steps

Researchers are encouraged to make the most of their email accounts by signing up for alert services that may be customized based upon their research interests.

Start receiving emailed opportunities today:
Step 1: Create customized search notifications in SPIN
SPIN allows you to create and save customized funding searches. These searches can be set to run automatically and with new matches sent to in a daily or weekly email alert. Find out how here.
Step 2: Opt-in to Federal Listservs
The most popular federal agency listservs are the Weekly NIH Guide and NSF Custom News.
* Looking for additional agencies? Find more links on the External Funding Resources Page.
Step 3: Join Research News
The R-News listserv is designed to disseminate important research-related information and funding opportunities. Sign up today, or view the funding library folder.
Assistance with Funding Searches
Submit the Funding Search Request Form to Catherine Determan (Funding Resources Coordinator) for help with a funding search.
Contact Catherine Determan directly (cdeterman@wustl.edu or 314.747.1654) if your department is interested in having someone from the Office for the Vice Chancellor for Research to present to your department about finding funding, including using SPIN.