Pivot Funding Opportunity Database
Pivot combines a comprehensive, editorially maintained database of funding opportunities worth an estimated $33 billion with a unique database of 3 million pre-populated scholar profiles. Its proprietary algorithm compiles pre-populated researcher profiles and matches them to current funding opportunities in the expansive COS database. This allows users to search for a funding opportunity and instantly view matching faculty. Conversely, a search for a scholar will link to matching funding opportunities.
CREATING YOUR ACCOUNT
If you don’t have a Pivot account, go to http://pivot.cos.com and click on the Sign up link in the upper right of the screen. Fill out your Name, Email, Password, and Affiliated Institution. (The email you register with must be the email at your affiliated institution. Pivot will not allow you to create an account if you enter a non-institutional email address.) Click the “Create my account” button and Pivot will send you an email to the address you supplied; in the email will be a verification URL. Click on the URL and you can begin using Pivot right away!
There are two ways to access Pivot:
- Use an on-campus computer and go directly to http://pivot.cos.com.
- Log into Pivot at http://pivot.cos.com with your username and password. (If you have an old COS.com username and password, it will work with Pivot.) If you don’t already have one, you can create one from the same page. If you’ve forgotten your log in information, click the “Login help” link for assistance.
You can log in to Pivot from off-campus to access your account and search for Funding or Scholars. You can also log in to Pivot from on-campus if you wish to view your Pivot homepage, manage your Funding Alerts, and/or view your tracked or active opportunities.
NEED MORE HELP?
Online Tutorials and Help Docs
Tutorials, Help documents, and FAQs are available online to learn more about Pivot. Click on the Help button at the top of any page in Pivot or the Help/Support link at the bottom of any page.
Complimentary training webinars are available for Pivot. A complete listing of webinar sessions can be found at www.refworks-cos.com/training. New dates and times are added monthly.
Be sure to check out the Quick Start Guide for tips on how to create quick searches, save your queries, receive email alerts with new funding opportunities, and much more!
Please contact Amrish Sugrim-Singh (x8449) in the Office of Sponsored Programs if you have any questions.