Welcome to Pivot

The Office or 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.

Quick Start Guide

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

Pivot Articles

Getting Started - Topics include how to register for an account and how to claim or create a profile.

Your Pivot Homepage - Articles detail the various functions available on the homepage, including the Pivot Advisor and Funding Alerts.

Finding Funding Opps - Topics include quick and advanced searches, search tips, navigating an opportunity's information, and using the tracking, active, and sharing functions.

Finding Scholars - Pivot contains over 3 million profiles of full-time faculty around the world. This collection of articles covers quick and advanced profile searches, sorting and refining searches, and how to navigate faculty profiles.

ORSP Brown Bag Seminars

Check back for upcoming dates!

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.


"Pivot for University Faculty, Researchers, and Staff," a one-hour webinar, is offered regularly. Click here to see upcoming dates and to register.