SPIN Global Funding Opportunities

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UJ is a member of the South African Research Information Systems (RIMS) Consortium. As such it has unlimited access to InfoEd’s Sponsored Programme Information Network (SPIN) funding opportunity database.

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More about SPIN

SPIN includes opportunities available to South African researchers. In additional to international sponsors, find funding opportunities from the NRF, MRC, Sasol, etc.

Contact Research Intelligence within the Research Development and Support Division for more information.

The World’s #1 Funding Opportunities Database

How much time have you wasted searching sponsor databases, opportunities databases, sifting through inadequate search results, paper, spreadsheet, one-off websites, and generally wasting time on tools that are supposed to be saving you time?

SPIN is web-based for access from anywhere, easy to use out-of-the-box, and can be customized to bring back precisely the results you want.

Perfect for both individual and administrative users, SPIN offers active searching, automated opportunity matching, and daily opportunity notifications

No other Funding Opportunities Software has more

  • Over 40,000 opportunities from more than 10,000 global sponsors
  • Lightning-fast search results
  • Powerful data mining
  • Intuitive to use
  • Time-saving advanced features

40,000 Opportunities from 10,000 Sponsors across the globe, and growing!
New and existing opportunity information is updated daily by our team of sponsored program experts.
Every opportunity is reviewed regularly based on sponsor information so all details are current
InfoEd Global Experts review daily, hundreds of “Primary-source” Sponsors

Find What You’re Looking For
SPIN provides intuitive and easily customizable access to the most extensive research funding opportunity database on earth. Tools are provided that are geared towards both individual and administrative users, and SPIN provides both active searchings as well as automated, daily opportunity notifications.

Fully customizable advanced search
InfoEd SPIN Advanced Searching allows any field to be queried multiple times, with operator and selection types dependent on the nature of the field.
Expressions can be grouped and nested within groups to create a truly customized search
Filters on eligibility fields are easily configured and saved.

  • New opportunities and existing opportunity updates are automatically delivered to your email inbox
  • Fully configurable to match your criteria
  • Can run perpetually with no further management
  • Spend less time searching and more time doing research
  • Get results that match your research criteria
  • Uncover funds that other search software misses
  • See accurate summaries for quick qualification determinations
  • Intuitive and easy to use
  • Faster result than any other search software
  • Customizable to match your style

Bulletin board style information sharing

  • Institution administrators can bookmark and share any opportunity
  • Saved searches can be accessed by any authorized member of their institution

Extensive subject heading vocabulary

  • SPIN utilizes the US Library of Congress Subject Headings controlled vocabulary to index content
  • Each opportunity contains relevancy ranked terms, and the terms can be utilized in a search while including their broader, narrower, and related terms
  • SPIN is a modern full-text search engine; optional inflectional forms and thesaurus forms included in search; searches the entire record