External Funding Search (Pivot)
UMMC subscribes to Pivot, which provides you the edge by bringing together the right research opportunities, funding, and people – quickly and easily. It provides global and local connections that strengthen research by exploring new avenues for funding and collaboration – for faculty, staff researchers, and graduate students.
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Basic Instructions – Getting Started
When you first log in to Pivot, you are brought to your Homepage. Think of your Homepage as the place you manage funding opportunities and funding searches you are interested in, track who you have shared opportunities with, and view suggestions received from the Advisor. It’s also the launchpad to funding and profile searches. Your Pivot Homepage is organized in several areas:
Active Opps: These are the opps which are the most important to you. It’s your “short list” of all the opps you are interested in, with the most critical being marked by you as “active”. You can identify a funding opportunity as “active” from your search results and you can assign a “tag” to the opp to help you easily group and/or locate it later. Click here to read more about managing your Active Opps.
Tracked Opps: When you first log into Pivot, or when you click the home icon, you’ll land on this area. These are opps you want to monitor, but they are less crucial than your Active opps. When you Track an opp, you can also assign a “tag” to the opp to help you easily group and/or locate it later. Click here to read more about managing your Tracked Opps.
Saved Searches: In addition to tracking individual funding opps, Pivot allows you to save your search queries. You can opt to receive a funding alert based on any of your saved searches. These arrive weekly, and identify any newly added or updated opps that match your query. There is no need to continually enter and run the same search over and over. You can also share your search query with collaborators. Click here for more information on saving and sharing searches.
Shared Opps: When you click on the Shared link you will see all of the opps that you have shared in the last 60 days. By default this list will be sorted by deadline – the opps with the closest deadlines appear at the top of the list. More information on the shared opps area can be found here.
Received Opps: Your Research Office may send you opps they believe may be a good fit for your research and colleagues may share funding opps with you. The Received section of your Pivot Home Page will display all opportunities that have been shared with you. Read more about this feature here.
Advisor: The Advisor is Pivot’s intelligent mapping at work – it analyzes your Profile and matches you with funding opps. The Advisor analyzes several areas in your profile (statement of Expertise, publications, CV information, abstracts and more) and shows you funding opportunities that match up with those areas, some which you may not have found through simple searching. The more detail included in your profile, the better the Advisor matches will be. More information on the Advisor can be found here.