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Funding Information for the Social Sciences



Social Science Forum on Grant Making in the Social Sciences

  • Video link to Forum on Grant Making in the Social Sciences held on February 8, 2012 sponsored by Dr. George E. Klinzing, Vice Provost for Research/Office of the Provost

  • Presenters: 

    Lise Vesterlund – Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Economics, University of Pittsburgh

    Dick Drennan – Distinguished Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh

    Richard Schulz – Professor of Psychiatry, Epidemiology, Sociology, Psychology, Community Health, & Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh

    Scott Morgenstern – Associate Professor, Political Science, University of Pittsburgh
  • Contact Dr. George E. Klinzing/Vice Provost for Research/Office of the Provost to connect with a mentor. (412-624-4604 – klinzing@pitt.edu)

COS Pivot

  • Create Account – Claim Profile – Funding Opps Matched to Your Profile
    • Create a PIVOT account - Click the Sign up option in the upper right corner of the screen. Faculty must be affiliated with an institution who subscribes to PIVOT in order to create an account.  (Users can use their COS.com usernames and passwords.  If you have forgotten your password click Login and then Login Help.)

    • Claim your PIVOT faculty profile to verify, correct, and update information.   Pivot creates a pre-populated profile using information from trusted sources.  Directions to claim a profile.  Directions for navigating a profile 

    • Profiles will also contain Funding Matches.  The Funding Match feature analyzes information in a profile and based on an algorithm that looks at various areas in a profile against various areas within our funding opportunities, it matches the faculty member to specific opportunities. Click on the orange button with the number of funding matches listed to see the full list of matched opportunities. You can view each full funding opportunity record by clicking on the title of the opportunity
  • Queries and Funding News
    • Social Sciences Search – Connect here to run a predefined query, which will generate an up-to-date list of agency profiles of funding opportunities.  At the top of the page, click on Show your query to see criteria used for this search. To narrow down these search results use Refine Results on the left side of the screen. 

    • New Faculty/New Investigator Search – Connect here to run a predefined query, which will generate an up-to-date list of agency profiles of funding opportunities.  At the top of the page, click on Show your query to see criteria used for this search.  To narrow down these search results by discipline use Refine Results on the left side of the screen and under Top Keywords select Social Sciences

    • COS Current Humanities & Social Sciences Funding News: View RSS Feed


 

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