A powerful tool for JMU faculty and staff seeking funding opportunities

Research & Scholarship at James Madison University recently purchased a subscription to SPIN by InfoEd Global.  This subscription provides JMU faculty and staff with access to a comprehensive repository to search current funding opportunities.

Accessing SPIN
Anonymous Access

Anonymous access is available as long as the computer you are accessing SPIN from falls within the IP range supplied by the subscribing organization (JMU). To access in this manner you may visit their homepage of and then click on the SPIN icon in the top rich corner.

If your computer is within JMU's IP range, you will be transported directly into SPIN and may begin searching. If you are prompted to sign in to gain access, this indicates that you are not within the supplied IP range.

Authenticated Access

Even when arriving from within JMU's IP range, there are benefits to signing in with a username and password such as the ability to*:

  • Save searches
  • Filter configurations
  • Access InfoEd's SMARTS e-mail notification system

*Among other features

Faculty and Staff can create their own accounts or contact the system Administrator to set up an account for them. 

Creating a Username and Password

Profile created by investigator

  • Go to
  • Click on SPIN link in the top righ corner
  • If on campus, click on sign in link at top of the page (off campus will place you directly at the sign in page)
  • Select Need to Create a New Profile at the bottom of the page
  • Populate and click Save
  • Admin will now receive an e-mail and will log in and either Approve or Disapprove profile request
  • If approved, investigator will receive an e-mail with a link to set their unique password
  • Once completed user will be able to sign in and access functionality such as Saving Searches and activating SMARTS notifications
For more information on SPIN, including helpful how-to guides, please contact

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