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Funding Opportunities & Pathways


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There is a wide range of funding opportunities for Vanderbilt's researchers within the US federal government, as well as through foundations and other foreign governments, multilateral and non-profit institutions, and corporations.

Navigating funding announcements and opportunities and identifying which represent the best match can be challenging. While SPA generally does not seek funding opportunities for individual faculty members, this section of the website provides  information on internal and external funding sources.

Spin Funding

Dear Pivot user, Vanderbilt is transitioning our research funding opportunity database from ProQuest Pivot to InfoEd Global SPIN. You may now access SPIN  here.


  • Your access to Pivot will end on June 30, 2018 . Any saved searches you have in Pivot must be recreated in SPIN prior to this date. 

SPIN database offers several advantages, which we are excited to introduce to the Vanderbilt community. This includes: 
• More accurate information from searches 
• More results due to a broader range of search options 
• Vetted deadlines for request for proposals (RFPs) by InfoEd’s staff 

For more information on establishing a SPIN profile and searching for funding opportunities, please see  this presentation .    If you need additional technical assistance, please  contact  our Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations. 

We look forward to providing you an enhanced database experience as a result of this change. 

The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations 
Vanderbilt University 
2100 West End Ave, Suite 1200 
Loews Vanderbilt Plaza 
Nashville, TN 37203 
(615) 322-8856