Pivot – Funding Opportunity Database

For help navigating Pivot, such as claiming your profile, or personalizing funding lists, contact your subject librarian:

Locating and securing research funding is becoming increasingly competitive, as funding opportunities are limited and the number of researchers vying for those dollars continues to grow. Pivot™ answers the growing demands on research developers to quickly discover the right funding opportunities. Pivot is available to all UT faculty, staff researchers, research administrators and students.

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Using Pivot

  • Pivot Profiles: Creating and Updating Your Profile (Note: If you do not claim your profile, you cannot update it.)
    Pivot provides the capability for you to update all fields or areas of your profile. Updating your profile can increase the quality of the funding matches recommended for you from the Pivot Advisor.
    You can currently update the following sections of your profile:

    • Name
    • Email address(es)
    • Photo: Add or change a photo
    • Webpages or documents (with publications, CV, or other information)
    • ORCID: ORCID® (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is an open, non-profit, community-driven effort to create and maintain a registry of unique researcher identifiers and a transparent method of linking research activities and outputs to these identifiers. With your ORCID ID added to your Pivot profile further enhances funding recommendations for you. Linking your ORCID IDis easy:
      1. Create or add your ORCID iD using the ‘Edit’ profile button.
      2. Authorize ProQuest to link your ORCID Profile to your Pivot Profile
        Learn more at www.orcid.org.
    • ISNI: Click the edit icon to enter your ISNI ID. Not sure what an ISNI ID is? ISNI (International Standard Name Identifier) is an ISO standard developed as a global identification system of public identities across all fields of creative activity. Simply put, it’s a unique identifier that is used by libraries, publishers, databases, and rights management agencies as a way to identify millions of contributors to creative works including researchers, inventors, writers, and more. Learn more at www.isni.org.
    • Expertise: Add information here to improve your Pivot Advisor.
    • Affiliations (both past and present): Listing all your previous and current affiliations will assist in the publication linking process.
    • Education
    • Keywords
    • Languages
    • Associations
    • Honors
    • Publications
    • Patients
    • Grants: Publications are updated through Pivot’s linking process. In addition, you can upload a document, such as your CV, that reflects your publications. These also are indexed and discoverable immediately.
  • Marking an Opportunity as “Active” – Active opps are opportunities that you are tracking on your homepage, and have deemed important or critical. Active opps are most likely opps for which you plan to apply or for which you’ve already applied and would like to keep a close eye on. When you mark an opp as Active, it will be listed in the Active section on your homepage, which is shown to you immediately upon logging into your homepage.
  • Tracking an Opportunity – Tracked opps are opportunities that you you want to monitor on your Pivot homepage, and are less critical than the Active opps. Tracked opps are opps that you would like to follow, and for which you can receive a Funding Alert.
  • Saving a Search – Saving a search query saves you time as Pivot automatically provides weekly funding alerts that identify any newly added or updated opps that match your query. There is no need to continually enter and run the same search over and over. You can also share your search query with collaborators (the search results will only be accessible if your collaborators have a Pivot account).
  • Email Notifications: Saved searches will be run against the funding database weekly to look for new or updated funding opportunities that match your saved search criteria. When you save your search you can choose whether or not to receive a weekly email with new or updated results about your saved search. You can manage your email notifications from your home page. If you see an envelope in the email notification column you will receive a funding alert email on Sunday.
    To turn email on/off:

    1. Locate your saved search query in the Saved Searches area of your homepage.
    2. Click Options for your saved search and select Alert email on (or Alert email off).
    3. Depending on your selection the email icon will appear or disappear from your email alert column.

    To delete a saved search:

    1. Locate your saved search query in the Searches area of your homepage.
    2. Click the Delete link for your saved search.
    3. Confirm the deletion by clicking the Yes button.

To provide user feedback and/or request UT support, send email to: vp-research-sr@austin.utexas.edu