What is Pivot?

The University of Chicago (via URA) is excited to offer unlimited access to ProQuest’s Pivot database to help faculty and other researchers, staff members, and students find funding opportunities and potential collaborators for research and scholarly endeavors. The Pivot database is updated daily and provides information about more than $44 billion in funding opportunities from federal, non-federal, foundation, corporate, and other private sponsors across a wide variety of disciplines.

Through Pivot you can create your own user profile, save search criteria, and receive weekly updates on new and upcoming funding opportunities that matter to you. Access to Pivot is limited to authenticated users only, so you must have an email address that is issued by the University. To access Pivot without signing in, you will need to be connected to the UChicago network.

Try searching now directly from our webpage! Just enter your key word(s) and click the “search” button. If you like what you see, click through the results to learn more about the opportunities listed and/or create an account to save your results.

How Do I Set Up My Account?

To set up an account, click https://pivot.cos.com/shibboleth/login and sign in with your UChicago credentials (CNetID / UCHADID). After you enter your name and UChicago email address, click through the confirmation email that is sent to you.

You may also claim your profile, which will allow the system’s proprietary matching algorithm to suggest funding opportunities and potential collaborators to you. The prepopulated information you see was pulled from publicly available information sources to give you a jump start. Click the “Edit Profile” button to add/update information. Your funding matches will then automatically update based on the new content.

How Do I Set Up a Recurring Search?

The Pivot Quick Search is an easy way to search across all funding opportunities available. Type the keywords you want in the search box then click “Search Pivot” – you can then refine your search further to target just those opportunities you want. Once you have a good working list, click the “Save Search” button to send the results to your inbox on a weekly basis.

For additional information, please see our Pivot - User Guides page.

Please also see/review the Pivot Permitted Uses policy.