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Pivot Funding and Expertise Database Now Available

The Offices of Research, Innovation, and Economic Development and the University Library are excited to announce Sacramento State’s subscription to Pivot - a comprehensive database of funding opportunities, as well as an expertise database to help users identify potential collaborators inside and outside Sac State. Pivot is available for use by all faculty, staff, and students, and includes funding opportunities from federal, non-federal, foundation, and other private sponsors for all disciplines and project types. Pivot allows users to search for funding opportunities and instantly view profiles for other researchers with similar interests and expertise.

Getting started with Pivot

Accessing the services provided by Pivot is a quick and easy process:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on Sign in from the profile icon in the upper right-hand corner
  3. Select Access via My Institution Login
  4. Choose California State University, Sacramento from the drop-down menu
  5. Login with your Saclink username and password Once logged in, users can start using the advanced search function, save their keyword-based searches, and receive targeted email alerts.

Pivot Workshops

Virtual Introduction to Pivot workshops will be provided both in both the Fall and Spring semesters. Dates for 2021-2022 workshops targeted to faculty and staff are as follows:

Pivot Guides & Tutorials


For questions, concerns, or support with using Pivot, feel free to email us at