Profile for Funding Opportunity Database
Sponsored Research Services subscribes to comprehensive databases maintained by InfoEd International, a company
dedicated to providing resources to assist researchers in their efforts to obtain extramural funding.
GENIUS (Global Expertise Network for Industry, Universities and Scholars) serves as a searchable registry of institutional
talent and expertise for use in industry and academia. A GENIUS database profile is also used for SMARTS matching.
SPIN (Sponsored Programs Information Network) includes information on funding opportunities from federal, state,
foundation, and other types of sponsors. The database is updated daily.
SMARTS (SPIN Matching and Research Transmittal System) is InfoEd's electronic notification system for funding
opportunity information. When the information in a funding opportunity matches a profile in the GENIUS database, an e-
mail message is sent to the faculty or staff member.
Using this form, we will create a basic GENIUS/SMARTS profile for you that will enable you to receive funding opportunity
notifications based on keyword matching. See page 2 of this form for information on keywords.
You can create or edit your profile online at http://www.infoed.org/geniussearch/genius.asp.
We encourage you to login and update/edit your profile information, narrow or broaden your search criteria, and fill in
additional details about yourself that collaborators may be searching for. To retrieve your username and password, or if
you have any other questions about this form or about the InfoEd databases, please contact Sponsored Research
Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please send your completed form to the Senior Research Administrator for your unit, or to:
InfoEd Administrator, Sponsored Research Services, 2400 University Services Center.
Campus Mailing Address:
Phone: 585-47 Fax: E-mail Address:
Keywords: Write in specific words/phrases that describe your field(s) of interest, or circle them on the page 2 of this
form. See page 2 for more information on keywords.
InfoEd Profile 2003.10 Page 1
Funding Opportunity Database - Major Keyword Categories
(Full list is available at http://www.infoed.org/new_spin/thesaurus/keywd_thes.stm)
INTERNATIONAL/GEOGRAPHICAL EDUCATION SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY/
REGIONS Educational Administration and Policy MATHEMATICS/COMPUTER
Africa Education/Instructional Programs Atmospheric Sciences
Antarctica Educational Modes/Psychology/Theory Biological Sciences
Asia Elementary/Secondary Education Chemical Sciences
Europe Higher Education Computer Science
North America Pre-School Education Earth Sciences
Oceania (Including Australia) Special Education Applied Sciences
Latin America Minority Education Environmental Studies
West Indies Women's Education Marine and Ocean Sciences
Oceans and Seas Materials Sciences
Hemispheres ENGINEERING Mathematics
Ecological Zones Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering Mining
International Topics Ceramic Engineering Nuclear Sciences
Subdivisions: Economic/Linguistic/Politica Chemical Engineering Physical Sciences
Civil Engineering Science, General/Other
AGRICULTURE/FOOD SCIENCES/FOODS Electrical Engineering/Electronics Space Sciences
Agriculture Industrial Engineering Technology
Food Sciences Mechanical Engineering Textiles
Foods Mining Engineering Natural Sciences
Petroleum Engineering Forensic Science
ARTS/HUMANITIES/CULTURAL Photogrammetry Packaging Sciences
ACTIVITIES Computer-Aided Engineering
Area Studies (Arts/Humanities) OTHER (ANY/ALL DISCIPLINES)
Arts, General/Other HEALTH AND SAFETY/MEDICAL Fire/Flammability Studies
Creative Writing SCIENCES/BIOMEDI Housing
Criticism Anatomical Systems/Sites Library Science
Cultural Activities Biomedical Engineering Military Sciences
Design Arts Disciplines/Fields, Health & Safety/Med/Bi Peace/Disarmament/Amnesty
Folk/Ethnic Studies Disease Entities/Medical Problems, Behavio Recreation and Leisure Studies
History Education/Instruction (Health/Safety/Medic University/Industrial Partnership
Humanities, General/Other Environment (Health/Safety/Medical) Sports/Athletics
Jurisprudence Health Care Federal Register Weekly Reference Guide
Language and/or Literature Instruments/Instrumentation/Devices (Healt
Media Arts Intervention, Agents for (Health/Safety/Me ENERGY
Museums Intervention, Types of (Health/Safety/Medi Automotive Propulsion Systems
Music Materials/Products (Health/Safety/Medical) Direct Energy Conversion
Performing Arts Methodologies/Procedures (Health/Safety/Me Energy Biological/Biomedical Sciences
Philosophy Molecular/Cellular Entities Energy Chemical Sciences
Religious Studies Natural Processes (Health/Safety/Medical) Energy Engineering
Restoration and Preservation Patient/Volunteer Classification Energy Environmental Sciences
Visual Arts Physiological/Development Process Energy Geosciences
Numismatics Research Resources (Health/Safety/Medical) Energy Materials Sciences
Specialties of Medical and Allied Fields Energy Mathematical Sciences
BEHAVIORAL/SOCIAL SCIENCES Structure/Function (Health/Safety/Medical) Energy Physical Sciences
Anthropology Technology Assessment/Transfer/Outreach (H Energy Utilization
Archaeology Fossil Energy
Area & Population Studies/Services LAW Hydrogen and Synthetic Fuels
Behavioral/Social Studies/Services/Other Nuclear Science and Technology
Communications MANAGEMENT/COMMERCE Renewable Energy Sources
Counseling/Guidance Energy Education
Geography Tips for keyword selection
Linguistics/Philology Specific subcategories and keywords exist within each of these major categories. See
Planning/Policy Studies the full list for the best matching. The more specific you make your keyword selection,
Political Science the more relevant your matched results will be to your interests.
Population Studies Keyword matching is hierarchical by default (e.g., selecting the major heading
Psychology “Engineering” will match all listings for Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering, Ceramic
Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, etc.)
Sociology Keyword matching is performed on an “or” basis – e.g. selecting “Mining” and “Music”
Sociolegal Studies will yield results that match either term.
Public Affairs If you are providing your own specific keywords, indicate the category/categories under
which you would expect to find them.
InfoEd Profile 2003.10 Page 2