Pivot is a subscription database of more than 25,000 funding opportunities from numerous sponsors across all disciplines. UGA faculty, postdocs, students, and staff can search the database and create custom email funding alerts based on the criteria provided by the individual researcher. Funding opportunities may be shared with individuals or groups. They can be saved and tracked, so that updates are sent automatically. Pivot also identifies funding opportunities by matching to a faculty member’s research profile, and it enables researchers to identify potential research expertise inside or outside UGA. Targeting funding opportunities and identifying research collaborators by expertise requires researchers to update their Pivot profiles so that they accurately reflect research interests.
Community of Science, or COS, was a service that provided links to funding opportunities and researcher profiles. Pivot, launched in late 2011, is a next-generation product that links funding opportunities to researcher expertise through searching profiles.
The most efficient way to find funding opportunities is to set up customized searches and/or funding alerts that automatically notify you of funding opportunities in your area of interest.
Pivot offers easy-to-use documentation, videos and webinars on how to use Pivot.
You may also contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in a group or individual assistance with Pivot.