Pivot is a subscription-based funding opportunity database with highly customizable search capabilities. Includes opportunities from federal agencies, private sponsors, foreign governments, industry, and non-profits. It is regularly maintained, curated, and edited by a highly-skilled editing team, so that your search results are more fully and consistently tied to your areas of interest.
Emerson employees may create an individual user account by registering from an on-campus computer. Unlike similar search engines, Pivot allows the user to be as hands-on or hands-off as she wishes. Some of its most notable features include the following.
- The user can create a profile that is viewable to faculty and researchers at other institutions. Users can also identify research expertise from both within and outside your organization
- Multiple funding searches — each tailored to your specific areas of study, sponsor and award types, deadline windows, and other criteria — can be saved and programmed to send you email alerts only when new funding opportunities arise that match your parameters
- The ability to create groups for sharing funding opportunities on an ongoing basis
While most users find Pivot to be user-friendly and intuitive, ORCS welcomes the opportunity to sit down with faculty and staff who would like a hands-on tutorial of the program. We are also more than happy to create a customized funding search with email alerts for any faculty member who may prefer not to utilize the system directly. Such inquires should be directed to orcs [at] emerson.edu (subject: Pivot%20Funding%20Search%20Setup%20Assistance) .
Questions regarding Pivot may be directed to eric_asetta [at] emerson.edu (subject: Pivot%20Question) (Eric Asetta). Users may also find the following resources helpful: