External funding database to transition June 30; training session set for May 23

The database through which Vanderbilt faculty, staff and graduate students can learn about external funding opportunities is transitioning from ProQuest Pivot to InfoEd Global SPIN, the Office of the Vice Provost for Research and Corporate and Foundation Relations has announced.

Users may access SPIN here. Vanderbilt University’s and Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s access to Pivot will end on June 30, 2018. Any saved searches in Pivot must be recreated in SPIN prior to June 30.

The SPIN database offers several advantages, including:

  • more accurate information from searches;
  • more results due to a broader range of search options; and
  • vetted deadlines for request for proposals (RFPs) by InfoEd’s staff.

For more information on establishing a SPIN profile and how to search for funding opportunities, please view this presentation.

In addition, faculty, staff and graduate students are invited to a campus-wide SPIN training session hosted by the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations on Wednesday, May 23, from 10 to 11 a.m. in Featheringill Hall, Room 134. Register for the training here.

For additional technical assistance, Vanderbilt employees should contact the university’s Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations at 615-322-8856. VUMC employees should contact the VUMC Corporate and Foundation Relations team at 615-936-3088.