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University subscriptions and public online directories listing Australian & international research funding opportunities.

Research Professional

Research Professional is an Research Professional is an online service providing access to research funding opportunities from Australian and global sponsors, authoritative research news and policy development, and expert guidance for winning research funding.

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The SPIN research funding opportunity database contains over 40,000 opportunities from more than 10,000 sponsors.


  • Create a SPIN user-profile

    To access SPIN off-campus, or any of the advanced features listed below, you will need to create a user profile.

    Advanced features will enable you to:

    • save customised category filters & search options
    • automate funding searches & email alerts
    • bookmark funding opportunities, and share with co-investigators
    • customise views and export reports of your search results

    Create a SPIN Profile (Working On Campus)

    If you are working from within the University network, to create a profile simply:

    • go to the SPIN homepage
    • click on 'Sign In'
    • click on 'Need to create a new profile?'
    • enter your details and click 'Save'
    • Once your account has been validated by Research Services, you will receive an email with your login and password details.

    Print version of the Create a SPIN Profile factsheet. pdf

    Create a SPIN Profile (for Staff & Students Working Off-Campus)

    If you are working off-campus (e.g. as an Affiliate Titleholder, or visiting fellowship interstate/overseas) you will need to contact Research Services and request for a SPIN profile to be created for you:


    Once your account has been created by the Research Officer, you will receive an email with your login and password details, and may access SPIN from any global location.

  • SPIN Help

    Training Videos, User Manuals & Quick-Start Guides


    For any assistance using SPIN, or help obtaining a SPIN profile pdf, please contact:
    Samara Mitchell (Research Information Officer, Research Services)

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