Pivot, a new tool to search funding opportunities

In this post I’m going to introduce a new tool that I had the chance to test last winter: Pivot.

Pivot is a new funding opportunities system which Universities and other research institutions can subscribe to, giving individual researchers the ability to do their own searching, and allowing research offices to identify opportunities and communicate them to researchers. With over 400 institutions subscribing worldwide, Pivot is already being used in Spain by the Biblioteca Virtual del Sistema Sanitario Público de Andalucía, giving hundreds of doctors in that region access to many new funding opportunities.

If you already have your researcher profile in Pivot – and there are already 3.5 million of these in the system – you can receive news about funding opportunities automatically by e-mail. Pivot matches your profile with funding opportunities in its database, which is updated by a dedicated editorial team every day.

Features include:

  •  Over 30,000 open opportunities
  • Over 13,000 sponsors covered
  • Covers all disciplines
  • Updated daily
  • Filter opportunities open to Spanish-based researchers
  • 3.5 million researcher profiles, including those from your institution
  • Automatic opportunity suggestions for each researcher, based on their profile
  • Choose from a range of methods of sharing opportunities with your researchers to suit you

It is possible to get yourself a free trial account by contacting Steve Smith, steve.smith@proquest.com

I really recommend to try Pivot because, as Project Manager,  it is a new way to offer funding opportunities to researchers, more focused on their expertise and using information from different financial agencies from all around the world.

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