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COS Pivot

COS Pivot is an excellent, searchable database that combines funding and collaboration opportunities for researchers and graduate students across all disciplines. It is user friendly and has features that allow you to search for funding, save or share your searches, see who on University of Memphis's campus might also share the same research interests. It also allows you to receive weekly e-mails based on those searches and track opportunities. Pivot provides tutorials that are very short and user friendly. You can choose to use the Quick Start Guide PDF or YouTube tutorials that can be found at each link below. You will need to use your Memphis email address when creating your Pivot account. Click on the links below to reach the tutorials listed.

Link to COS Pivot

 Quick Start Guide

Download PDF Here

Pivot YouTube Tutorials

Pivot Basics - Learn how to get started on Pivot

Creating Your COS* Pivot Account
Claiming Your COS* Pivot Profile
Updating Your COS* Pivot Profile

Pivot Funding - Learn how to search, track, share and tag funding opps

COS* Pivot Funding Quick Search
COS* Pivot Funding Search By Sponsor
COS* Pivot Funding Advanced Search
Navigating Your Pivot Funding Search Results
Saving or Tracking Funding Opportunities in COS* Pivot
Creating Groups To Use When Sharing Funding Opps In COS* Pivot

Your COS Pivot Home Page - Learn how to navigate Active and Tracked Opps, Saved Searches and the Pivot Advisor.

Tracked Opps
Active Opps
Saved Searches
Pivot Advisor

Pivot Profiles - Learn now to search and navigate the Profiles area of COS* Pivot.

COS* Pivot Profiles: Quick and Name Searches
COS* Pivot Profiles: Advanced Search
COS* Pivot Profiles: Refining Profile Search Results
COS* Pivot Profiles: Funding Matches

*Contact RSS if you have any further questions or suggestions for the troubleshooting section. Please email our office at

Research Support Services
Administration Building 315
Memphis, TN 38152
Phone: 901-678-2533
Fax: 901-678-2199

Human Subjects Protection Program
Institutional Review Board
Administration Building 317
Memphis, TN 38152
Phone: 901-678-2705
Fax: 901-678-2199

University of Memphis Research Foundation
Administration Building 308
Memphis, TN 38152
Phone: 901-678-2590
Fax: 901-678-4409

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Last Updated: 10/3/12