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USING COS PIVOT

Funding Opportunities, Researcher Profiles, Personalized Funding Alerts
COS Pivot is an online database of over 400,000 individual funding opportunities and 3 million researcher profiles in the social sciences, humanities, fine arts, sciences, and engineering. Subscribers can choose to receive a weekly e-mail with a customized list of funding opportunities based on previously specified criteria.

Contact Kelly Pillsbury (pillsbury@research.ucsb.edu) for a training session, or use the Pivot support page for support guides, training webinars and FAQs,

CREATE YOUR ACCOUNT

Sign in with your email address (User ID) and password. You will be directed to the COS Pivot home page. Your Pivot home page is where you manage your saved funding opportunities and funding searches.

FACULTY PROFILES

Pivot creates faculty profiles automatically by mining the internet for publications and generates a funding search based upon this information:

Detailed instructions can be found at the Creating and Updating Your Profile support page and guide.

CREATING SEARCHES

Pivot offers many search options to customize search results to your interests:

Detailed instructions on advanced searching can be found at the Funding Advanced Search page and guide.

PERSONALIZED FUNDING ALERTS

In addition to tracking individual funding opportunities, Pivot allows you to save your search queries. Pivot can automatically provide weekly funding alerts that identify any newly added or updated opportunities that match your search.

Detailed instructions on saving searches can be found at Saved Searches page and guide.

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