Looking for Funding from Non-Traditional Sources?

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Are you looking for funding from sources other than traditional agencies such as SSHRC or the other Tri-Council Agencies (CIHR, NSERC)?

Please consider using Pivot. It’s free! (Paid for by Western Research).

What is Pivot?

Pivot is a comprehensive database of international grant funding opportunities available to all Western faculty, staff, and students. You can access Pivot from any computer on campus.

However, to use Pivot off campus, you must create a personal Pivot account. 

Why use Pivot?

  • Pivot can assist you in finding funding opportunities – government, private, foundation, and international funding
  • Once you do a search for funding (and save it) you can have Pivot send you weekly updates via email on potential funding sources with upcoming deadlines based on the search
  • Once you find a funding source that might be of interest in the future, you can ‘track’ it and have alerts sent to your email so that you know of upcoming deadlines.

To learn more about how to use Pivot:

Researcher Profiles: Pivot provides information from publicly sourced sites, and Western does not review or manage researchers identified as Western faculty on the PIVOT profiles. We do suggest you Create or Update Your Profile on Pivot. Doing this will assist Pivot in providing you with a curated list of funding opportunities based on your departmental affiliation, research interests, publication and granting history.

About the Author

Kueneman, Karen
Staff, 2015 Fall
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