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COS Pivot

COS Pivot offers a number of services, such as the Funding Opportunities database, the Funding Alert email update service, and the COS Funded Research and COS Expertise features. The COS Funding Opportunities database includes more than 25,000 research grants in all subject areas worldwide, and can be searched by sponsor, deadline, keyword, level of education, free text, citizenship or residency, and more. Results include links to email and web addresses when available. There is also a special separate geographic search feature. The Funding Alert service offers to its subscribers customized email updates of funding in all areas of expertise. In addition, this site also offers COS Funded Research, allowing users to examine histories of grants and awards given to research facilities worldwide. The COS Expertise section contains 500,000 profiles of researchers in 1,600 institutions around the world. University of Wisconsin clientele are automatically considered subscribers to the database. (Updated daily)


1998 - present

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Need to create individual loginid based on your email address. Use your @wisc email address to sign up. Confirm account via email to start it.

While anyone on campus can use this resource, only people with a valid address can save data from it.

6/10/15 resource no longer proxied for off-campus use.

Resource Types

Reference Source


  • Reference
  • History of Science, Medicine, Technology
  • Nursing
  • Medicine / Public Health
  • Grants / Scholarships

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