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SPIN: Research Funding Opportunity Database

Rhodes University is a member of the Research Information Management System (RIMS) consortium. This consortium  is comprised of most SA HEIs. Through RIMS, Rhodes has access to InfoEd’s Sponsored Programme Information Network (SPIN)  an online funding opportunity database.

SPIN can help you access research grants, fellowships, training and other funding calls with over 40,000 opportunities from more than 10,000 sponsors.

Access to SPIN will allow you to:

  • Find funding information online, from any browser.
  • Organize grant information in one convenient place.
  • Gain access to the largest Keyword list, allowing for greater flexibility in your searches.
  • Quickly locate Limited Submission Opportunities.

A RU SPIN Manual (click) ‌is available to help you get started using SPIN with very little effort.

SPIN can be accessed via:

  1. https://spin.infoedglobal.com/Home/GridResults
    This is for once-off searches, you will NOT be able to save search criteria.

  2. https://ru.rims.ac.za/
    Login to your Profile by clicking on CLICK HERE and use your Rhodes Login details. Then select FIND FUNDING (refer to SPIN manual if necessary).

Please be reminded that all funding proposals should be submitted to the Director: Research Office, Ms Jaine Roberts, prior to final submission to funder.