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Research Opportunities In Climate Neutrality And Sustainability

External Funding:

External funding opportunities related to climate neutrality and sustainability are too numerous to regularly list and update. However, the USU Sponsored Programs Office subscribes to SPINPlus, a 3-module web-based system that includes a database of funding opportunities, a database of investigator profiles, and a matching alert service. The individual modules include:

SPIN Module:
SPIN (Sponsored Programs Information Network) is a funding opportunities database designed to provide up-to-date information on current national and international government and private funding sources. SPIN contains information from thousands of different sponsoring agencies, which together fund thousands of separate funding opportunities. All of the data in SPIN is obtained directly from the sponsoring agencies to ensure the integrity of the information. Each program is updated in SPIN as the sponsoring agency updates or revises information, which is typically on an annual basis.

GENIUS Module:
GENIUS (Global Expertise Network for Industry, University, and Scholars) is a global WWW network and database of scientific and scholarly
expertise. The system contains profiles entered and maintained by scholars and researchers at leading universities and research institutions
throughout the world. GENIUS provides global recognition to participants and serves as a registry of institutional talent and expertise to be
used by industry and academia. GENIUS provides a searchable resource for identifying interest and expertise for industry/university
partnering, global partnering, and sponsored funding matches known as GENIUS search.

SMARTS Module:
SMARTS (SPIN Matching And Research Transmittal Service) is an electronic matching and funding opportunity notification system which
provides investigators with a direct and targeted electronic link to comprehensive, current, and available research funding information -both
nationally and internationally. The investigator profile information is collected via forms in GENIUS and used for matching with the SPIN
database. Matching is conducted on a daily basis and programs are automatically emailed to individual researchers.

For more information on SpinPlus, click here or contact Corey Burger in the Sponsored Programs Office at (435) 797-1661.

Other links:
The Washington State University Extension Energy Program prepares a newsletter on funding opportunities related to climate neutrality and
sustainability. To subscribe send a blank message to:

Internal Funding:

The Vice President for Research supports three seed grant programs designed to enhance faculty success in securing extramural funding.
These grants are offered semiannually, and faculty interested in developing an extramurally funded research program related to climate
neutrality and sustainability may find it helpful to review the types of support that is available through each of these seed grant programs:

1. Grant-writing Experience through Mentorship (GEM)

2. Research Catalyst (RC)

3. Seed Program to Advance Research Collaborations (SPARC)