Find Funding

Detroit Mercy subscribes to InfoED SPIN, an easy-to-use database that identifies grant opportunities for research and other academic projects. SPIN contains over 40,000 opportunities from more than 10,000 sponsors. Please visit and choose SPIN on the top menu bar to begin your search.

SPIN can be accessed from any computer on campus. It can also be accessed remotely, once you have set up a SMARTS/GENIUS profile. Please click here for instructions on how to create your profile.

The following tools may also be of assistance:

If you have any questions about SPIN, or to schedule a demonstration, please contact Ann Serra, Director of OSPRA, at 313-993-1544 or

Federal grant opportunities can also be found at Detailed instructions for how to set up a news feed and get continuous customized updates are available at

Foundation funding sources can be found at Please contact the OSPRA or Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) for the login information and password.

Detroit Mercy also subscribes to the online version of FADICA (Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities), which is updated quarterly. The database can be found at Please contact OSPRA, CFR, or George Libbey in the University Libraries for the username and password.

SPIN and FADICA are generously supported by the Detroit Mercy Libraries.

The OSPRA is also able to assist with funding searches. Please contact Ann Serra, Director of OSPRA, at or 313-993-1469 for additional information.