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    Funding Opportunities

    Who can add internal deadlines to funding opportunities?

    Only users who are designated with the admin role (as specified by our contact at the research office at your institution) have the ability to set internal deadlines on records.  These are particularly useful for limited submission opportunities requiring an internal competition at an institution.  

    Who can see internal deadlines?

    Only users who have an account affiliated with your institution or who are using Pivot from your institution’s IP range can view those internal deadlines.  

    How do I share a funding opportunity with others?

    You can share funding opportunities from many points within Pivot.  You must be logged in before you can share a funding opportunity.  You can share funding opportunities from your Active or Tracked lists, from the search results page, from a funding opportunity, and from any profile.  Look for links to share the opp to open a share box.  You can start typing in the ‘To’ field to see a list of possible matching names, if the recipient’s name is not already populated in this field.  You can type in the email of a recipient if it is not on the suggested list.  You also have the option to select from your list of groups to share the funding opp.  

    Can I share a funding opportunity with someone outside my institution?

    Yes.  If you share a funding opportunity (or several) with someone outside your institution and they are also a Pivot subscriber, they will receive your email and will see the shared opportunity in the Shared opps section of their homepage.  If the recipient is not a Pivot subscriber, they will receive the email and the link to view the funding opp(s) will be active for them for 2 weeks.

    What information does Pivot use to find matching people for a funding opportunity?

    We use our proprietary matching algorithm to determine a summary of the topics most highly associated with a funding opportunity and use those topics to find scholar profiles in Pivot with similar topic summaries.  As profiles are added and updated, the scholars who are returned as matches for a funding opportunity will continue to change.  Because the profiles are pre-populated, matches can be found from inside or outside your institution from nearly 3 million profiles.



    • Article last edited: 31-Mar-2014
    • Old Article Number: 9976
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