SPIN (Sponsored Programs Information Network) funding opportunity database/matching and notification service

  • Provides features for one-time searching and automated matching to more than 40,000 opportunities sourced from than 10,000 global sponsors
  • Basic, advanced, or keyword-based searches
  • Fine-tune searches using numerous filters and preferences, including project location, applicant type, sponsor type, and new opportunities
  • Save searches and set email alert frequency to daily or weekly
  • Notices of new opportunities are sent shortly after being announced by sponsors; ongoing programs are announced annually.

GENIUS (Global Enterprise Network for Industry, Universities and Scholars): Searchable database of subscriber investigator's professional profiles




Support & Training


Search for funding opportunities, save searches, and set up alerts based on your saved searches

If you have cannot login, please contact Lynnette Hentges.

Search for funding without logging in

From a UNH computer or through the UNH VPN:

NOTE: To save searches, you must be logged in

Search for colleagues and collaborators

From a UNH computer or through the UNH VPN:


Edit your own InfoEd/GENIUS profile




SPIN Training Modules
Click on the links in the SPIN Training section in the left column menu for:

  • Basic SPIN Searches
  • Keyword Searches
  • Advanced SPIN Searches

UNH BOX folder “SPIN Resources – Research Development Office"

  • Comprehensive SPIN keyword list
  • Worksheet to help you organize your keywords into search groups
  • Other tips and hints

Drop-in Training/Help Sessions
Introduction to using SPIN, refining SPIN searches, and individual user assistance


InfoEd's SPIN Training Videos

Log into SPIN

On the InfoEd SPIN opening page, hover over HELP at the far right of the navigation bar at top

Choose Training Videos from the dropdown menu





For many years, SMARTS was an automated alerts system that notified UNH subscribers about relevant external funding opportunities matching the subscriber’s research interest keywords saved in the subscriber's Profile.

In the fall of 2015, UNH transitioned from SMARTS to the new SPIN (Sponsored Programs Information Network) funding opportunity matching and notification service.

The transition process automatically migrated former SMARTS users' alerts into a single saved SPIN search:

  • For users with 10 keywords/phrases or less, the process should have been invisible.
    • Email alerts now sent are identified as coming from “SMARTS Mailer.”
  • For users with more than 10 keywords/phrases, all of the keywords were migrated into a single search after which users needed to log into SPIN and group their keywords into more specific categories of 10 or fewer.
    • Otherwise, the resources required to run very large single searches could result in a system time out, in which case it is likely that alerts have not been sent to the user.


Drop-in Training/Help Sessions are available to provide an introduction to using SPIN or refining SPIN searches, and to assist users individually. 

All sessions will be held in Service Building Room 125.   Map
Attendees are encouraged to bring their laptop and their list of keywords, if available.


February 12, 2016
12:00 - 1:30
February 25, 2016
12:00 - 1:30
March 7, 2016
  3:00 - 4:30
March 25, 2016
11:00 - 12:30
April 7, 2016
12:00 - 1:30
April 18, 2016
  3:00 - 4:30
Friday April 22, 2016   3:00 - 4:30
May 3, 2016
11:00 - 12:30
May 20, 2016
12:00 - 1:30
June 2, 2016
  3:00 - 4:30
June 14, 2016
11:00 - 12:30

For additional assistance, contact Lynnette Hentges at lynnette.hentges@unh.edu or 862-2002.



For individual assistance or
to arrange group training,

contact  Lynnette Hentges


UPDATED in yellow starburst   SPIN/SMARTS Update   2/8/16

Drop-in Training/Help Sessions
now available!

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