COS Pivot: University of Alabama Online Training

The University of Alabama subscribes to Pivot, https://pivot.cos.com/, a valuable search tool for funding opportunities and research collaborators. As a researcher at the University you have free access to Pivot, which is an intuitive tool designed to send you weekly updates on funding opportunities that meet your search criteria. It only takes a few minutes to register and learn how to use Pivot. All faculty, staff, and students may create a Pivot account and receive weekly Funding Alert emails with new or updated opportunities that match your saved funding searches.

When creating your Pivot account, you will need to be on a computer that is physically located on campus and use your University email address to create the account. The Office for Sponsored Programs offers individual and group sessions to cover the features and functionality of Pivot. Additionally, Pivot has a number of on-line resources including a quick search for questions, brief YouTube videos and user FAQs. After creating your account and logging in, you may access this information from “Help” button located on all of the Pivot site pages. The Pivot Quick Start Guide contains instructions for creating your account and receiving weekly Funding Alert emails.

Click here to print the Pivot Quick Start Guide.

Quick Searches: Subject Specific Searches on Pivot

Below are links to broadly defined searches developed by the Office for Sponsored Programs. To view these searches, your Pivot account must be active or you must be using a computer that is physically located at the UA campus.

To schedule an individual or group training session, please contact Angie Shotts or Erica Gambrell.