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  • SPIN: Sponsored Program Information Network
    • The Center for Research subscribes to the InfoEd SPIN Global Suite to assist faculty and staff to find appropriate funding sources for their projects.
    • SPIN Global Suite capabilities overview and how it can benefit your funding search efforts
    • SPIN Funding Opportunities overview
    • Create a GENIUS profile for customized search capabilities on GENIUS. GENIUS maintains your profile and will send you alerts according to your specifications. Simply click on GENIUS at the top of the page. Select “Create a New Profile” and enter your data.

  • GrantsNet (grants and fellowships)
  • Foundation Center (information on foundations and application process)

Public Sources

Search the Web using "request for research proposal" with your area of interest.

Many Research I universities maintain extensive websites for investigators that are available for public use. Some exceptional sites include:
University of Michigan
University of Southern Indiana
Princeton University
Wayne State University


  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation - Sloan Industry Center Fellowships: (announced July 2002) Other fellowships for Science & Technology, Standard of Living & Economic Performance, Education & Careers in Science & Technology
  • The Rockefeller Foundation Resident Fellowships: in the Humanities and the Study of Culture 2005-2006
  • Association for Institutional Research: For more information and to obtain proposal guidelines, visit their website or contact Alicia Trexler: 850-644-6387,
  • National Humanities Center Fellowships: Offers 40 residential fellowships for advanced study with an annual deadline of October. Applicants must hold doctorate or have equivalent scholarly credentials. A record of publication is expected.
  • United States Institute of Peace Dissertation Fellowships: These fellowships are intended to support the research and writing of doctoral dissertations addressing the sources and nature of international conflict and ways of preventing or ending conflict and sustaining peace. 
  • Fulbright Scholar Program: Fulbright Scholars teach or conduct research in more than 140 countries annually. Their grants enable them to expand professional interests, enrich teaching and advance scholarship. Fulbright grantees come from all areas of the humanities, social sciences, the natural and physical sciences, as well as from applied fields such as business, journalism, and law. Grants are awarded to faculty of all academic ranks, including adjunct and emeritus. Application deadlines vary by type of fellowship.

Help your colleagues
If you know other sources that may be useful to Madonna University faculty or students, send that information to Dr. Deborah Dunn, Dean of The Graduate School and Research:

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