COS PIVOT: University of Alabama Training

The University of Alabama subscribes to Pivot,, 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 Research Development offers individual and group sessions to cover the features and functionality of Pivot. Additionally, Pivot has a number of online 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 the “Help” button located on all 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

It is not necessary to attend a workshop to learn how to effectively utilize Pivot. Below are links to instructional videos.

Click here to register for one of the sessions below.

  • Friday, January 11, 2019                        10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, January 22, 2019                    2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 30, 2019              11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Friday, February 1, 2019                        2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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