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Community of Science - Pivot -
Use an on-campus computer and go directly to
Use an off-campus computer and log into Pivot with your username and password

 Creating Your Account/User Name and Password:

  • Go to  and click on the Sign up link in the upper right of the screen.
  • Fill out your name, email, password, and affiliated institution. (The email you register with must be the email ending with “ ” (Pivot will not allow you to create an account if you enter a non-institutional email address.)
  • Click the “Create my account” button and Pivot will send you an email to the address you supplied; in the email will be a verification URL.
  • Click on the URL and you can begin using Pivot right away! is a comprehensive database of all federal funding. You will be able search by using keywords, CFDA number, or sponsor.

GuideStar - National Database of Nonprofit Organizations offers free grant searches. You must register to search the database and the registration is free.

H-NET- Humanities and Social Net creates and coordinates Internet networks for research in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

FedConnect - A search engine for finding opportunities for federal contracts and grants.

Texas eGrants- State of Texas website to search for competitive funding opportunities

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