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Pivot Searches

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Basic Search

Pivot search support Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT), exact phrase searching ("[phrase]"), truncation (*), and proximity searching (w/#).

  1. In the upper left, select the Funding tab.
  2. You can use three different search facets:
    • Search All Fields: this is the broadest search option. The search engine uses whatever keywords you enter to retrieve matched results using all of the indexed fields of a funding opportunity.
    • Search by Funder: you can keyword search by funder name (e.g. Microsoft Research), browse the A-Z directory, or browse the A-Z government funders lists.
    • Search by Keyword: uses Pivot's controlled vocabulary. You can either use keywords to find a match or select the dropdown arrow to explore the hierarchical subject tree.

Advanced Search

Advanced searching allows you to build your search using keywords and criteria such as: funding amount, deadlines, funder type, and more. You can also use the advanced search page to choose exclusion criteria for funding opportunities.

Saving Searches

You must be logged into your Pivot account to save searches.

From the results page of a basic or advanced search, you can select Save Search, and name your search. If you would like email updates about your search, leave the defaulted alerts checkbox selected.



Answered By: Rashelle Nagar
Last Updated: Dec 13, 2021

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