Pivot Database

Pivot is a web-based funding and collaboration database tool, which allows users to search for funding by keyword, sponsor, and other various advanced fields.

Pivot is the most comprehensive database of funding opportunities. It contains up-to-date grants, awards, fellowships, and other funding opportunities covering all disciplines, as well as identifying researcher expertise within or outside Ball State.

Pivot can be accessed without setting up an account through any Ball State University internet connection. However, Ball State faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to register for a free account in order to access the database from any location and have access to tools, like the ability to save searches and receive emails with new opportunities matching those searches. 

Scholars are also encouraged to claim their profile or have one created. The more detail and the more accurate the profile, the better the funding opportunity matches.

Students may find Pivot useful in locating not only project funding, but scholarships and fellowships as well. (*Note: You must use your full Ball State University email address as your Pivot username).  

Pivot Help

The Pivot “Knowledge Center” section offers dozens of articles detailing different areas of the database and search function tutorials. More short tutorials can be found on the ProQuestPivot YouTube Channel. Some examples include:

  • Getting Started with Pivot
  • Pivot Funding
  • Pivot Profiles
  • Creating your Pivot Account


Connect With Us

SPA hosts a monthly workshop about grant seeking and often works in conjunction with Bracken Library to hold larger workshops during the semester. Browse our upcoming workshops in the Outreach and Education section of our site.

Additionally, please subscribe to the "Research & Programs" section of the Ball State Communications Center to receive updates about these workshops.