Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, has announced enhancements to the Ex Libris Pivot® research funding database, a comprehensive resource for global funding opportunities sources.
The new Awarded Grants feature in Pivot enables researchers and research offices to gain valuable insights by searching millions of previously awarded grants from dozens of leading international funders. Pivot curates and normalises the awarded grants data that is presented, and further matches grants to scholars’ profiles and current funding opportunities. Researchers and research offices can leverage advanced search features to easily navigate across the awarded-grant information and zoom in on the most relevant awards to their interests and areas of specialisation.
The Awarded Grants search feature covers 35 international funders, including the US National Institutes of Health; US National Science Foundation; US Department of Energy; US Department of Defence; leading UK research councils; Wellcome Trust (UK); leading Australian, Irish, Finnish, Swedish, and Swiss funding sources.
Researchers can now see how much money specific funders granted in the past and the type of projects that they funded; review previous grantees’ profiles to find potential mentors and collaborators; and view currently available opportunities from the same funder. Pivot users have access to full award details, including abstracts, subcomponents, and the chronology of recurring awards.
Equipped with such information, researchers can more easily decide whether they should apply for grants from specific funders.
The Pivot Awarded Grants feature will also be tightly integrated with the Esploro research information management solution, adding researchers’ awarded grants to their profiles in Esploro and providing research offices with insights into what research output has originated from awarded grants.
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