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What is Pivot?

Marymount University is excited to offer unlimited access to ProQuest’s Pivot database to help faculty, staff, and students find funding opportunities, as well as possible collaborators for research and scholarly endeavors. The Pivot database is updated daily and provides information about more than $33 billion in funding opportunities from Federal, non-Federal, foundation, corporate, and other private Sponsors across a wide variety of disciplines.

With the MU subscription, you can create your own user profile, save search criteria, and receive weekly updates on new and upcoming funding opportunities that matter to you. Access to Pivot is limited to authenticated users only – so, you must have an email address that is issued by the University and ends with Pivot is a comprehensive and powerful tool that is:
  • Accurate: Pivot is updated daily to add new information drawn from sources linked to profiles in publications from vetted sources and web content associated with a scholar's profile, as well as to remove expired opportunities.
  • Automated: Users can receive alerts whenever new matched funding opportunities are posted that are related to their saved searches.
  • Focused: Users just have to search one database for funding in any discipline and country, instead of having to conduct searches through multiple sources that can be scattered across the internet.

How to Access Pivot

You can access Pivot in several ways. When off- or on-campus, you can access Pivot from the following link: Pivot or by searching the University’s Library database menu under “P” at
You will be required to authenticate by signing into your Library account first, then be able to use Pivot. When you are on campus, there is no need to authenticate.

Get started Using Pivot

The first time you use Pivot, you will need to sign up for an individual account. Pivot’s Quick Start Guide will help you get started and Pivot has an extensive training library on its YouTube Channel that will help teach you how to explore the many features the database offers.

If you have questions or problems with signing on while off campus using your Library account, or if you need help that Pivot resources can’t answer please contact your University's Library liaison, the Library's Reference Desk at: or (703) 284-1649.

Faculty & Staff interested in applying for any funding opportunity should contact OSP for assistance.
Only the OSP is authorized to submit proposals on behalf of the University.

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Faculty & Staff interested in applying for any funding opportunity should contact OSP for assistance.

Only the OSP is authorized to submit proposals on behalf of the University.



What is ORCID?

ORCID is a nonprofit organization that provides unique identifiers for the purpose of research and scholarship and is available to faculty, staff, researchers, and students. You can register and obtain a unique identifier that can connect all of your scholarly activity to your name.

ORCID is a tool that:

  • Allows all of your scholarly work to be connected to your name, despite changes or name variations.
  • Is intended for individuals, not groups or organizations.
  • Is required in order to apply for Federal grants like those from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
  • A hub for machine-readable connections between identifiers for organizations, funding, outputs, and people.
  • Builds strong network connections for scholars.

How do you register for ORCID?

You can register for your 16 digit unique id here: Once registered, this is now a "one stop shop" for all your scholarship needs.

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