Finding Funding

An excellent way to identify potential sponsors is to network with faculty, industry representatives, and government agency personnel. In addition, the VPR has made SPINPlus available to faculty and staff to locate potential funding sources. Links to these resources and more can be found on Locating Funding page.


Register for SPINPlus to receive funding alerts. SPINPlus is the funding search database available to UM faculty, staff and students. This search system provides a modern full-text search that is run against the entire funding record. Results are returned to the user in relevancy ranked format, and can be further sorted, grouped, or filtered by the results grid column headers. An individual funding profile can be setup to receive regular funding alerts. The “SPIN Instruction Manual” provides details on how to create an account, set up standard filters, and maximize searches.

Faculty and staff can also search for funding opportunities and to sign up for funding alerts.

UM Funding Quickfacts by Fiscal Year

For Funding Quick Facts and Top Funders, go to Historic Data page.

For Data Requests, go to Data Requests page


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