Pivot is a grant-finding database funded by UGA's Office of the Vice President for Research which makes identifying potential funding sources much easier. Pivot is divided into two sections: Funding and Profiles. Funding allows searching and setting up alerts for funding opportunities, and Profiles allows you to "claim" your personal profile and update your information. You will need to create an account to use these features.
Funding: Basic Searching
Pivot can be searched by a variety of ways, such as topic, funding agencies, deadline, researcher demographics, etc.:
Funding: Setting Up Alerts
If you prefer not to receive alerts as emails, you may mark specific funding opportunities as 'Active' or 'Track' within your Pivot account. They'll display on your Pivot homepage when you login.
Claiming or Creating a Profile
By claiming your profile, you will be able to update your credentials, publications list, and other information leading to more relevant funding opportunities and potential co-investigators. Click on the drop-down menu by your name at the top right of the screen and choose Claim Profile. Once the profile appears, click on Claim Profile to right of your name. An email will be sent to the address listed on your account with a link to claim the profile.
If you do not have a profile in the system, click on Create Profile and you will be able to make one immediately.
Changing Profile Institution
Pivot creates profiles by using metadata from academic websites. These profiles can contain incorrect affiliations (from a previous position at a different university or department). ProQuest can change this for you send screenshot of proof that the profile has been claimed. After that, they will change the institution name to UGA. Go to https://pivot.proquest.com/contact_us, and click on Contact or Chat with our Support Team under "Technical Support."
For more information, visit Pivot's Knowledge Center.
If you have questions or would like to schedule a training session for Pivot, contact: