Locating and securing research funding is becoming increasingly competitive, as funding opportunities are limited and the number of researchers vying for those dollars continues to grow. Pivot™ answers the growing demands on research developers to quickly discover the right funding opportunities. Pivot database is available to help all Rush University Medical Center (RUMC) faculty, staff, researchers, research administrators, and students find funding opportunities.

Pivot is a searchable database of external funding opportunities valued at more than $57 billion of available funding from federal, non-federal, and international sponsors in all disciplines. In addition to more general keyword searches, researchers can create a user profile to set up customized searches with e-mail alerts about new opportunities that match their search criteria.

Access to Pivot is limited to authenticated users only, so you must have an email address that is issued by RUMC.

Getting Started - Create your account

  1. Go to Pivot Homepage
  2. Click on ‘Sign up’ in the upper right hand corner
  3. Fill in the open fields and click ‘create my account’
  4. Open the confirmation email from Pivot
  5. Click on the link in the email to authenticate your Pivot account

Once you have a Pivot account you can start using the advanced search functions, save your keyword-based searches, and receive targeted email alerts.  

For an example of a Pivot search, please enter a search term in the widget below.

Learn More

The following short video tutorials should help get you started:

Pivot Help

  • Help through Pivot: If you need additional assistance logging in to Pivot, or have questions about the product, click on the Support/Help link at the bottom of the left-hand corner of each Pivot page.  You will be able to submit a helpdesk case, chat or call technical support.

  • Help through Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA) please send an email message to SPA