Research & Economic Development

GrantForward Trial

Tennessee Tech has subscribed to a six-month free trial of the GrantForward Funding Opportunity Search and Recommendation service that will end on December 31, 2017.  We encourage you to sign up to use the service and share your feedback with us.  We will gather organized feedback approximately half-way through the trial but welcome informal feedback at any time. 

GrantForward differs from our current service, SPIN, in several ways. Perhaps the most notable difference is the ability to set up research interest profiles and search for collaborators with similar research interests. Your profile can be established from keywords and can also include your CV and past publications.

GrantForward (see quick overview video) helps you find grant opportunities that suit your research needs from a database of grants that is updated daily and includes more than 12,000 sponsors. You can search for grants by keywords and advanced filters, save your favorite searches for new grant alerts, and save your favorite grants to keep track of them. GrantForward also recommends grants to you based on your CV, past publications, and research interests.

You can access GrantForward at To use full search features including saved-search and personalized grant recommendations, please sign up (see quick demo) for a user account using your email address . We also encourage you to take a few minutes to create your “Researcher Profile” (see quick demo) to start receiving grant recommendations! If you’d like, you can also request your account/profile to be automatically created by filling in this request form.

The Researcher Welcome Guide will help you to be able to quickly get started using GrantForward. You can also find additional tutorials and guides on the GrantForward Support page, or view the video tutorials at their YouTube Channel . If you have any questions about the service, please contact Mark Lynam (, Jamie Murdock ( or GrantForward ( for assistance.