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Funding Discovery

Discover Funding with Pivot-RP

The guide below will walk you through the steps to set up your Pivot-RP account at ESF Moon Library. If you came to this guide in error or already have your account set up, proceed to Pivot-RP

The Library has partnered with the Office of Research Programs to provide and support Pivot-RP. Pivot-RP is an online suite of tools for researchers and faculty that is accessible using a web browser. Pivot-RP provides research administrators, research development professionals, and individual faculty members quick access to the right research opportunities, funding, and people. Pivot-RP provides global and local connections that strengthen research by exploring new avenues for funding and collaboration – for faculty, staff researchers, and graduate students.

Pivot-RP's main feature is connecting you with available funding opportunities. These opportunities include the sponsor, funding category (keywords), amount, application requirements and deadlines, and where to find more information.

Pivot-RP enables you to mark opportunities in order to track them. You can mark highly relevant opportunities, ones that you are actively dealing with, as active. Tracking an opportunity enables you to receive updates when the opportunity changes and to get personal reminders about the opportunity's deadlines.

You can also share opportunities, browse opportunities shared with you, and create alerts to be notified when new opportunities that match certain criteria are added to Pivot-RP.

Authenticating to Pivot-RP for the First Time

Proceed to Pivot-RP

Screenshot of the PivotRP login screen with an arrow pointing toward the Shibboleth authentication option.

Choose SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry from the list. It will take you the familiar ESFID login in page.

You may be asked to authentication with Duo.

Screenshot of the PivotRP login screen with SUNY ESF highlighted in the institutional login drop down menu.

On your first login to Pivot-RP, you will be asked to create your account. Fill out the fields with your information, using your ESF email and choose SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry as your institution.

A screenshot of the "Finish Creating your Pivot-RP Account" prompt seen after a first-time user authenticates to the service.

You will be taken to a page to claim your profile. Pivot-RP may send you an email to verify your account. If the email does not arrive as expected, check your Junk folder.

Pivot-RP will attempt to match your account with one that as already been associated with you. It may ask you to chose your account from a list of potentials.

Screenshot of the "Claim your pre-created profile" prompt seen after a first time user finishes account creation and complete authentication.

Updating and Discovering Profiles

The guide below will walk you through the steps to update your Pivot-RP profile and discovery profiles of potential collaborators. If you came to this guide in error or already have your account set up, proceed to PivotRP

Updating your Profile

Skip to Claiming your Profile.

Skip to Managing your Account.

Skip to Managing Profile Proxies.

Discovery Collaborators

Searching, Tracking, Saving, and Sharing

Searching for Funding Opportunities

In-depth article describing all the ways in which you can Search for Funding Opportunities.

Tracking, Saving, Sharing, and Managing Pivot-RP Funding Opportunities

In-depth article on all aspects of viewing and managing funding opportunities

Creating and Managing User Groups in Pivot-RP

User groups can be used in Pivot-RP to share information between users with similar areas of interest, such as funding opportunities, newsletters, and other communications. There are two types of user groups:

  • Personal Groups – user groups that any user can create and add users to. Only the creator can add users and information to personal groups.
  • Public Groups – user groups created by a Pivot-RP administrator that are visible to all users who can choose to join the group.

Article detailing the full features of PivotRP Groups

For all access and support queries please contact the library.