Find Funding

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is excited to announce that Pivot is now available to the MSU community! With access to the largest database of funding opportunities and over 3 million profiles of full-time faculty around the world, Pivot provides MSU faculty and staff with unprecedented access to sources of external funding and collaborative opportunities.

ORSP plans to offer training to faculty and staff in the coming months--keep checking this page for further details. Until then, the following collection of resources offers a very detailed, step-by-step exploration of Pivot's features.

Pivot Quick Start Guide

‌The Quick Start Guide is an excellent resource that sketches out some of Pivot's most important functions.

Curated Funding Opportunity Lists

ORSP currently curates the following lists, separated by fields of study, which contain a number of funding opportunities of possible interest. New opportunities are added regularly, so make sure to check the lists often. You must be a registered Pivot user and logged into the system to view a curated list.

Arts & Humanities Biology Business Chem & Biochem
Computer Science Earth & Environmental Studies Education Library
Mathematics Sciences (General) Social Sciences  

Pivot FAQs

These helpful lists of frequently asked questions will help a new user understand the content and functions of Pivot.

ORSP Brown Bag Seminars

A new session will be announced in the near future. Please check back!

YouTube Video Tutorials

A series of short yet informative tutorials are available on YouTube. Here are links to playlists containing instructions on various Pivot functions.