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The Office of Research funds UC Irvine's subscription to the ProQuest Pivot funding opportunities database, a comprehensive funding search tool available to all UCI faculty, staff, and students.

Pivot provides a comprehensive database of funding opportunities worldwide and across all disciplines, as well as a flexible portfolio of tools to support research collaborations. Individual users can perform funding searches, create their own weekly email funding alert, save lists of funding opportunities, search for potential research colleagues on- or off-campus and match researcher profiles to funding opportunities.

Register for a Pivot account and create your profile

Registration must be done from a UCI IP-authenticated computer.  Once your account is registered, you may access your account and all Pivot's features from any computer.

Online training guides

ProQuest, the makers of Pivot, offer useful online training guides to assist you in creating a user profile, navigating your homepage, finding funding and identifying calls for scholarly articles. Additionally, if you would like further assistance using Pivot, please contact Dr. Michael Gallo, the Director of Research Development in the Office of Research, at, is the access point for the 900 grant programs offered by the 26 Federal funding agencies. allows researchers to search, and apply, for more than $400 billion in Federal grants.