Discover Funding with PivotRP
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.
Authenticing to Pivot-RP for the First Time
Proceed to Pivot-RP
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.
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 chose SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry as your institution.
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.
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.
Searching, Tracking, Saving, and Sharing
Searching for Funding Opportunities
In-depth article describing all the ways in which you can Search for Funding Opportunities.
- Skip ahead to Saving and Re-running searches for funding opportunities
- Skip to Keyword Searching
- Skip to Keyword Searching using the Graphical Discovery Tool
- Skip to Basic Text Searching
- Skip to Advanced Text Searching
Tracking, Saving, Sharing, and Managing Pivot-RP Funding Opportunities
In-depth article on all aspects of viewing and managing funding opportunities
- Skip to Tracking Funding Opportunities
- Skip to Sharing Funding Opportunities
- Skip to Managing Deadlines and Deadline Reminders
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.