What is Pivot?
We’re excited to let you know that West Virginia University (WVU) now has Pivot to help you find funding opportunities, as well as possible collaborators, for your research endeavors. Login at http://pivot.cos.com to start taking advantage of all that Pivot offers to the entire WVU research community.
Pivot focuses on what matters most to you—the ability to identify and connect with funding opportunities and other researchers, locally and globally. It combines the most comprehensive, editorially-maintained database of funding opportunities worth an estimated $33 billion with a unique database of 3 million scholar profiles—and growing.
Take a second now to see how searches, receiving funding alerts, and connecting with collaborators can turn into success with Pivot. In addition, be sure to take advantage of the free live and recorded training webinars, support resources, and other user support services.
Access to Pivot is limited to authenticated users only; you must have an email address that ends in one of the following ways: mail.wvu.edu, mix.wvu.edu, or hsc.wvu.edu.
Finding Funding Opportunities With Pivot
To create a Pivot Funding Opps Search Widget, visit: http://pivot.cos.com/widgets
This Search Widget was developed by ProQuest for use with the Pivot service to search for funding opportunities.
Additional Information About Pivot
If you should have any general questions regarding Pivot, please contact Anne Hatfield at email@example.com.
If your department would like to schedule a Pivot training session, please contact Anne Hatfield at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funding for various projects can come from federal, state and private sources—government agencies, corporations and foundations, nonprofit organizations are some examples. Goals of sponsors vary, so preliminary contact can be important if not essential.
In your search for funding, some good places to start are:
- Grants.gov – Is the Federal government’s initial solution for a “one-stop-shop” for funding and applying for funding.
- FedBizOpps.gov – is the U.S. Government’s virtual marketplace.
- Federal Register – Published by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents.
- Commerce Business Daily/Federal Business Opportunities
When preparing a proposal, you will need to make sure you understand the proposal process. Please review the Proposal Preparation webpage.