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Funding Discovery Resources

Funding discovery databases help researchers identify opportunities from public and private funders.  UVa now has access to two funding discovery tools, Pivot and GrantForward licensed by the Vice President for Research.  These tools allow faculty, students and staff to search for funding opportunities and to set up email search alerts based on a researcher’s area of interest.  All students, faculty and staff at the University have access and the ability to create personal accounts.  You may check out our recent power point walkthrough, or if you prefer, watch our 50 minute video walkthrough.

Request a Consultation

Schedule a consultation with a librarian to help you set up an account and create a saved search that will send the most relevant funding opportunities to your email.  We provide assistance for Pivot and GrantForward. 



Quick Start Guide

Learn about all the major features in Pivot including how to create an account, quick search, advance search, sponsor search, refining your query and more. Note:  Pivot now provides single sign-on integration, so users can login using NetBadge.

Pivot Video Tutorials

Pivot Profiles

Pivot includes researcher profiles; however there are several limitations their ability to capture faculty scholarly activities.  At this time the consultations are not provided for Pivot profiles.  Faculty can learn more at


GrantForward Quick Tips

Learn how to create an account, use your homepage, and understand your account settings.

GrantForward Video Tutorials

Pivot and GrantForward are new products to UVa. The VPR’s office is licensing and is very interested in feedback; please contact to share your feedback.

More Useful Information on Grants and Funding