Boston University is proud to offer the COS Pivot service to any faculty or staff with an @bu.edu email address. This database is updated on a daily basis and offers a wide variety of federal, non-federal, foundation, and private funding opportunities for any discipline. With the BU subscription, members can save search criteria and receive weekly updates on new and upcoming funding opportunities.

Get Started—Create your account

To use Pivot services you will need to create your own Pivot account using your BU email address. This is a quick and easy process:

  1. Go to http://pivot.cos/com/funding_main
  2. Click on ‘Sign up’ in the upper right hand corner
  3. Fill in the open fields and click ‘create my account’
  4. Open the confirmation email from Pivot
  5. Click on the link in the email to authenticate your Pivot account

Once you have a Pivot account you can start using the advanced search functions, save your keyword-based searches, and receive targeted email alerts.

Learn more

Watch the following short tutorials for more information on common Pivot services:

There is so much more you can do with Pivot Funding. The services are easy to use and the Pivot Quick Start Guides and a series of short video tutorials can help you make the most of the service.

Other training materials can be found on the ProQuest LibGuides Library.

For personalized assistance or troubleshooting, please contact Kat Tokarz, Research Communications Manager, at ktokarz@bu.edu.

For an example of a Pivot search, please enter a search term in the widget below