The University subscribes to Pivot, an easy-to-use keyword-searchable database for finding current funding opportunities specifically tailored to research needs for faculty, staff, and students; potential collaborators; and conference calls for papers. Pivot provides information about funding sources for researchers in virtually all fields – including non-sciences. Pivot is available for all UNLV faculty, staff, researchers, research administrators and students.

Getting Started

  1. OSP Video Tutorial: How to Find Funding With Pivot (~12 minutes)
  2. Pivot Snapshot
  3. Pivot Start Guide
  4. Pivot Login - Access Pivot two ways:
    1. On-campus go directly to
    2. Login to Pivot at with UNLV credentials.

Pivot Help

  1. The Communications Manager, Althea Sheets, is available for questions and one-on-one training,, 702-895-1880.
  2. Request a customized funding opportunity search by completing the online request form.
  3. Pivot Help: If you need help logging in or have questions about the product, click on the Support/Help link at the bottom left-hand corner of each Pivot page to request case, chat or call technical support help.
  4. View help videos on the ProQuestPivot YouTube channel.

Pivot Best Practices

  1. Pivot Profiles - Creating and Updating Your Profile: UNLV faculty profiles have been pre-populated by Pivot. You do not have to claim an existing or create a new Pivot profile in order to use Pivot. However, there are benefits by doing so. Such as, automated funding opportunity alerts based on expertise and positions you to connect with potential collaborators.
  2. Designate a Proxy to Manage your Profile: Designate another user to edit your Pivot profile on your behalf.
  3. Link Pivot with ORCiD: Save time and effort as Pivot receives automated profile data updates from ORCiD. Edit your profile in Pivot and add ORCiD number.
  4. Find Funding Opportunities: Database is updated daily and contains over 400,000 opportunities.
  5. Find Calls for Papers: Papers Invited is now part of Pivot. Issued by professional bodies, journal editors and other conference organizers in academic disciplines. The database serves as an alerting service for researchers, scholars, and students seeking opportunities to present and publish their research. Use the Papers Invited tab in Pivot to search this comprehensive collection.
  6. Find Collaborators: The system profiles 500,000 researchers worldwide to help you identify potential collaborators. Potential Collaborators are listed to the right of the funding opportunity (inside and outside organization). The funding opportunity can be shared with those potential collaborators you choose. The Profiles tab in Pivot can be used to find researcher profiles within UNLV.
  7. Calendar View and Sync with your Calendar: Export a tracked or active funding opportunity deadline to an external calendar application. View any search results as Calendar View and export to an external calendar application (Google, Outlook, iCal).
  8. Email Notifications: When you save a search you can choose to receive a weekly email with new or updated results about your saved search.