Funding Databases

Towson University subscribes to two web-based search engines that can be used to identify funding opportunities. Additionally, members of the TU community can contact the OSPR to request a personalized funding search.

Request a Funding Search

Locating funding can be one of the most challenging steps in the grant process. The OSPR is able to offer specialized support to help you identify viable funding opportunities for research projects and other programming. 

To request a funding search, send an abstract to the OSPR at  If you have a projected timeline or budget, that information is helpful as well.


SPINPlus is an easily accessible and customizable database of sponsored funding opportunities. Accessible online from any computer, SPIN allows users to maintain a personal profile, create custom funding searches for various projects, and arrange to receive email notifications when new opportunities in their research areas are released. 

  • TU faculty/staff/students can create and access their own unique login and profile to access SPINPlus, OR
  • Login using their TU NetID and password. 
  • Reference this guide (DOCX) for help using the database.
  • Contact the OSPR at 410-704-2236 or for additional assistance.

Grant Resource Center

Our subscription to GRC provides us with access to a comprehensive suite of tools, services, and expertise to increase Towson's success in securing competitive grants from federal and private sponsors. GRC is accessible online from faculty and staff desktops, or can be accessed through the TU Virtual Workspace.

  • Contact the OSPR at 410-704-2236 for login information to access the Grant Resource Center.
  • For help using the website, view this video.