External Funding Search (Pivot)

CWRU has subscribed 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.

Pivot can:

  • Provide access to the most comprehensive global source of funding opportunities;
  • Identify research expertise from within or outside of CWRU;
  • Foster collaboration by cultivating essential partnerships and alliances; and
  • Built strong network connections for future opportunities.

Log into Pivot

Basic Instructions

  1. To sign up, use one of the following two methods:
    1. Sign in directly to pivot: Click “Sign up” in upper right-hand corner. You must use your Case email and this will be your username. You will receive an automated email to complete your registration.
    2. Sign in using your Case ID (e.g., abc123) and University password: Click “Log in” and then “Access via My Institution Login.” This method is preferred if you are certain you don’t already have a profile in Pivot.
  2. Once logged in, click on your name in the upper right-hand corner and select “Your profile.”
  3. From your profile’s page, click “Claim Profile.” This will trigger another automated email. Claiming your profile will let you update it.
  4. To update your profile, click “Edit Profile” from your profile’s page.

Search Instructions

  1. Click on the “Funding” tab and then the “Advanced Search” link. Execute the search.
  2. From the results, click on the “Save Search” link. You will be prompted to name the search and agree to receive a weekly email based on that search. Click “Save.”
  3. Saved searches can be managed from the homepage screen.
  4. Click on “Saved Searches.” You can click on the search’s name to run, or (via the “Options” choice), edit, delete or turn on/off the email alerts.

Other Features

From the funding opportunity itself, you can choose three other options – Track, Set to Active, and Share:

  • Track: These are opportunities that you want to track on your homepage, but are less critical than Active opportunities. These will be included in your weekly funding alert emails.
  • Active: These are opportunities that you have deemed important or critical because you plan to apply for them or already have. When viewed from the overall “Active” view , select “Options” to set a deadline reminder or to add it to your calendar.
  • Share: Click to share with colleagues. Simply enter an email address and an optional message.

You can navigate to all items – saved searches and tracked, active, or shared items – from your homepage.