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Pivot provides funding information from federal and local governments, private foundations, and public organizations for a variety of activities, including research and travel, in all academic disciplines.
You can use Pivot without signing up for an account. However, you will have access to more features if you have an account.
You will need to verify your account via your email.
Once you have verified your email, come back to this tab and tutorial.
To fully take advantage of Pivot, use the advanced searching features.
We will use the Advanced Search interface to locate funding opportunities in the area of climate change and the environment
You should get around 450 results.
However, many of these are not relevant since they may be expired or only available to researchers in other countries.
There are many different types of grants listed here. You can use the left menu to narrow these down.
These results are sorted by relevancy. Instead sort them by the amount of the award.
What is the top amount in US dollars?
Pivot allows you to save a search query for easier access in the future.
All your saved searches will be available from your home page.
Pivot provides you with deadline information, restrictions, contact information and more for each funding opportunity.
Look around at the record and answer this question:
What type of institutions can apply for this funding?
The Active function is for your most important grants. Track is for less important opportunities.
This grant is now in your Active list and the link should be red.
Pivot allows you to see a list of others at the UA who may interested in the same funding opportunities.
You can scroll through the list of potential collaborators or narrow the list by using the left-side menu.
Which subject areas have the most potential collaborators?
Pivot also allows you to view potential collaborators from other institutions.
Outside of the United States, which country has the most potential collaborators? (Scroll down to the Country menu)
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