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PIVOT Database of Funding Opportunities

The PIVOT database contains over 25,000 domestic and international funding opportunities related to all academic areas including the arts, humanities, social sciences and physical sciences. PIVOT is available to faculty, staff, and students from any computer. Once on the PIVOT website, a personal account may be established. PIVOT offers useful features such as a pre-established (faculty) profile based on publicly available information, identification of internal and external researchers with similar research interests, and enhanced user interface for managing multiple funding opportunity searches. SPAR contracts with RefWorks-COS for access to the PIVOT database.

PIVOT allows for the construction of saved and curated funding searches based on selected criteria. After establishing a PIVOT account using the links below, you may review any of the regularly-updated funding opportunity lists or use them as a starting point to locate funding opportunities specific to your individual research interests:

Graduate Student Research Opportunities 

Research and Scholarship Opportunities in STEM 

Research and Scholarship Opportunities in the Humanities

Research and Scholarship Opportunities in Education 

Research and Scholarship Opportunities in the Health and Medicine 

PIVOT Funding Quick Start Guide

PIVOT Login or New Account Setup


Please contact Vincenzo Cassella at (203) 392-5151 if you have questions on these support tools.