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Frequently Asked Questions

To begin, select the HOME dropdown link and select faculty & staff (external), faculty & staff (internal) or student to be re-directed to the filed list of funding opportunities. Click on any title to view the opportunity overview which includes descriptions, information links and relevant PDF documentation.

Use your UNCW username and password to log in to InfoReady. If you have any issues contact the InfoReady team.

No. You can view requirements and save any application as a draft prior to submission.

Submitted applications can be edited up until the Internal Submission Deadline. "Still Open" opportunities that have passed the Internal Submission Deadline with no applications received will remain open until filled by the first applicant.

All submitted applications that meet the eligibility requirements and are completed as requested are passed on to the internal reviewer(s). InfoReady notifies all applicants of the outcome of their submission.

  1. All submitted applications that meet the eligibility requirements and are completed as requested are passed on to the internal reviewer(s).
  2. If necessary, completed reviews are presented to the Associate Provost for Research and Innovation who then makes the final decision as to which application will move forward.
  3. InfoReady notifies all investigators of the outcome of their submission.
  4. Selected applicants will partner with SPARC to complete the proposal to the sponsor and will route the proposal through RAMSeS for internal approvals. Once routed in RAMSeS, SPARC will review, approve, and submit the proposal to the sponsor.

Search Options

SPIN text search performs a full-text search against the entire text of the SPIN programs; this includes opportunity titles, sponsor names, synopses, objectives, as well as funding opportunity numbers, email addresses, keywords, and several other fields.

The search automatically invokes inflectional forms of the entered words. For example, a search for test will scan all SPIN programs for: test, tests, tested, and testing.

The search also contains a number of capabilities to build complex searches with various logic and grammar parsing. The commands can be combined together, along with parenthetical logic to dictate the order of operations, for building complex queries defining exactly what you are looking for.

Each opportunity in SPIN is catalogued with terms from their keyword list. SPIN's keyword search allows you to explicitly find opportunities that match one or more of the predefined keywords in our controlled vocabulary of approximately 3,500 terms.

Keywords can be combined in two ways with 'OR' or 'AND' operators. An 'OR' search will find opportunities that have either the keywords Geochemistry OR Geophysics; an 'AND' search is more specific and will find only those opportunities that have both Geochemistry AND Geophysics keywords.

Using SPIN's advanced search interface, searches can be more specifically defined. A dropdown selection allows you to choose the fields to filter where the full text of the opportunity record contains or does not contain the entered selection.

Distinct fields generate AND queries while using the same field multiple times generates an OR query.

After a search has been created you can save the search and receive daily or weekly email alerts. The email sends a list of relevant opportunities.