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PIVOT: Funding and researcher expertise

Use Pivot to locate grant opportunities, create funding alerts, as well as, claim and update your scholar profile.

About Pivot Profiles:

"One of the benefits of Pivot is that we have over 3 million faculty profiles created and maintained by our Editorial Team. This takes the updating burden off you! We review profiles on average every 12 to 18 months. If you have pertinent information you need added or changed in your profile, you can make certain updates or additions on your own. You can even attach certain types of files that Pivot will index and make searchable until the information is confirmed and added to your profile.

If you have a profile linked to your account, once you log in to Pivot your name will be linked directly to your profile and you will see the prompt to update your profile. If your name is not linked, you will need to either claim an existing profile or create a profile."



Claiming Your Profile

To claim an existing profile:

  1. Log in to Pivot.
  2. In the upper right-hand corner, your name is displayed. If you see a Claim profile link, you know there is not a profile linked to your Pivot account. Click the Claim profile link.
  3. A list of potential profile matches (from within your institution) may be displayed. If no matches occur, you can choose to look for potential matches outside your institution by clicking on the appropriate checkbox above the results list.
  4. If you locate your profile from the results list, click the This is me button to the right of the profile name. If no results display, click the Suggest a scholar link located to the left of the results list.
  5. After clicking on the This is me button, a message will be displayed informing you that you that a new window will be opening to complete the profile claim process.
  6. You will then be asked to confirm whether or not you still have access to the email address listed on your Pivot profile.
  7. If you confirm that you still have access to the email on your profile, you will receive verification email to that address that will link your profile to your account and will grant you access to update your profile.
  8. If you do not have access to one of the emails displayed, select I no longer have access to any of the above email addresses and hit the submit button and you will be taken to a form to complete to request access to edit your profile. The information submitted is reviewed by our editorial team and once validated, you will receive an email at the new email address submitted which links your profile to your account and grants you access to update your profile.



Update Your Profile

Updating your Pivot profile:

Pivot provides the capability for you to update certain fields or areas of your profile. Updating your profile can increase the the quality of the funding matches recommended for you from the Pivot Advisor.

You can currently submit updates for the following fields:

  • Name
  • Email address(es)
  • Webpages with publications
  • Degrees
  • Affiliations (both past and present)
  • Other (this is an open text box that allows you to provide additional feedback that you cannot submit through the above fields, such as research interests)
  • Upload a CV or publications list in .pdf, .doc., or .txt format. Documents submitted to your profile are indexed and searchable (as are webpages).

Change submissions are editorially reviewed, there is an approximate two week turnaround time for the changes/updates you submitted to be viewable on your profile.