Pivot Funding Opportunities & Researcher Profiles


Funding and researcher expertise information


COS Pivot is a comprehensive database of funding opportunities for most disciplines from federal agencies and private US and international foundations.

  • UCSF affiliates can create personal accounts to save their searches and set-up regular funding alerts.
  • Pivot also provides a companion tool for research networking based on faculty profiles across a broad spectrum of institutions.
  • The Research Development Office, in collaboration with the Library, is please to offer monthly trainings for faculty, staff, postdocs and students on Pivot.
    • Check the (RDO) web site for the RDO-led monthly training schedule targeting faculty and staff.
    • Check the Library Class Schedule for Library-led classes for postdocs and students.
  • If any user needs additional assistance after attending a class, the Library offers individual consultation during monthly Pop-up sessions at The Hub, Mission Hall at Mission Bay.

Access to this database is paid for by the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost.