PIVOT funding search
As a researcher working or attending school at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, you have access to the Community of Science. This service lets you create researcher profiles to share your expertise. It also gives you access to Pivot to search available funding opportunities.
Pivot will let you search across federal funding agencies, private foundations, and a wide variety of other funding sources.
Pivot access is restricted to A&T students and employees. When you are on campus you can search Pivot without a special account or password. But, if you want to search Pivot at home you will need to set up an account. Go to http://pivot.cos.com and click the "register for a Pivot account" link, as illustrated below.
After you create your Pivot account, you can use the login to search at home just like you do on campus.
The videos to the right will show you how Pivot works. Use these to train yourself on the basics of Pivot searching. If you have any questions contact the Office of Research services.
Remember to use the proposal development checklist to plan your proposal! The Office of Research Services and Project Management can help you at every stage of the process.
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Pivot recently changed the interface. To learn about the changes watch this video.
The videos below show the old Pivot, but the search works the same in the new Pivot.
Start with the Quick Search to get an idea of what's out there.
If your result list is too big, try narrowing it down in the Advanced Search.
Or, if you know what funding agency you want, there is an Agency search option.
Once you make your search, this video shows ways to manipulate the results data.
If you create an account, you can Track and Tag your funding opportunities.
Once you have identified funding opportunities that are a good fit with your research,
follow our proposal development checklist to develop your proposal for submission.