Pivot Connects Funding and Research Expertise

Pivot  is a powerful new tool that combines funding and collaboration opportunities for researchers and graduate students.  Formerly separate Community of Science (COS) databases, (COS Funding Opportunities, COS Expertise and COS Scholar Universe), Pivot is pre-populated with USC researcher profiles (and others) and matches them to current funding opportunities in the COS database. This allows users to search for a funding opportunity and instantly view matching faculty from inside or outside USC. Searching by name will link to matching funding opportunities.  Pivot provides global and local connections to strengthen research by helping faculty, staff researchers, and graduate students
explore new avenues for funding and collaboration.

Pivot features include:

•    Access to more than $33 billion in global funding opportunities
•    Identification of researcher expertise from millions of profiles from within USC and from other leading research organizations worldwide
•    Enhanced collaboration by cultivating essential partnerships and alliances
•    Improved communication, monitoring, and tracking amongst individual faculty, teams,
or researchers and the Research Development office
•    Focusing on winning the necessary awards and grants
•    Building strong network connections for future opportunities

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