Funding for Your Project - Finding Colleagues for Collaboration

  • Community of Science (COS):
    The Community of Science (COS) database contains first-person profiles of researchers at leading universities and other institutions involved in basic or applied research. COS contains approximately 480,000 profiles submitted by researchers, scholars and other experts from more than 1,600 universities, government agencies, and other R&D organizations from around the world. COS profiles include: contact information and position, qualifications and expertise, publications, patents and awards, and COS Keywords (a standardized list, applied consistently through all profiles)”

    COS website:

  • Sponsored Programs Information Network (SPIN) is an online acessed data base of federal, non-federal and corporate funding opportunities designed to assist faculty and staff in the identification of external sources of support for research, education and development projects. The data base is searchable using SPIN keywords, Sponsor name(s), Award type(s), Applicant Type(s), Geographic Region, and/or Deadline Date/Date Ranges.

    SMARTS/GENIUS is an additional service available to the Temple University research community through eRA@TU. Temple faculty and staff are able to contribute investigator profiles (GENIUS) which are then matched on a daily basis against the SPIN database (SMARTS). E-mail messages are sent daily notifying participants of potential funding opportunities based on the profile and keywords you select. Participation in the either the profile system (GENIUS) or the alert system (SMARTS) is entirely voluntary.

    Link to Genius: