One-Stop Shop For Grants: Pivot

Pivot logoThe ability to identify and connect funding opportunities is what matters most to research administrators, research development professionals, investigators, and institutions. After the few steps required to create a profile, Pivot can provide researchers with access to unparalleled funding opportunities and avenues to connect with like-minded researchers across the globe.

Pivot combines the most 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 unique to all participating organizations and matches them to current funding opportunities in the expansive PIVOT database.

“Due to the increasingly competitive nature of the funding climate, it is important for researchers to stay informed of potential funding opportunities,” said Bernard Arulanandam, assistant vice president for research support. “Pivot has become an important tool that significantly reduces the burden of identifying these opportunities. It is easy to set up and delivers “real-time” information directly to your email.”

Pivot is an unmatched tool that:

  • Provides access to the most comprehensive source of funding opportunities globally
  • Identifies researcher expertise from within or outside of your organization
  • Enhances communication, monitoring, and tracking amongst individual faculty, teams, or researchers
  • Allows the focus to be on winning the necessary awards and grants
  • Enables users to add internal deadlines to critical funding opportunities and sends weekly updates on saved searches
  • Create groups for sharing funding opportunities on an ongoing basis

Through a personalized profile system, Pivot pinpoints funding opportunities through accurate, automated, and focused searches. Users can browse the daily updated information on Pivot’s single searchable database for funding in any discipline or country. Afterwards, users can then receive email alerts with matching funding opportunities tied to their saved searches. These features and more reduce the time researchers spend on finding funding and allows them to get back to what can change the world—their research.

In order to begin accessing Pivot, users must first register and establish a profile within the system. Visit to register and build a profile, which may take up to 48 hours to be approved. Users will receive an email notification when their profile is approved.

For any questions related to Pivot, please contact Jaclyn Shaw, Faculty Development Coordinator at or 210-458-6767.

April 17, 2014