Pivot provides a user-friendly, web-based system to aid faculty, staff, and students in matching research interests to potential external funding sources and in promoting collaborations with colleagues. A variety of opportunities for research support, fellowships, equipment, travel funds, and other related research and educational endeavors from federal, state, and private sponsors can be found in Pivot.
You do not need an account to access Pivot while on campus; however, an account allows the user to sign up for automatic email alerts about funding opportunities based on research interests. In addition, the Pivot Profile account feature can be used to publicize research interests and expertise in order to identify prospective collaborators or peer reviewers for articles and proposals. Help is available on the Pivot Support site, or you may contact ORPA for assistance.
A variety of internal and external resources are available to support undergraduate research projects. Many academic departments, programs, institutes and schools provide funding for independent work and senior thesis research projects. Students are invited to contact their undergraduate departmental representative to learn about research funding opportunities in their area of concentration.
For graduate students
Students who are admitted to any of Princeton's doctoral programs are almost always offered financial assistance in the form of a fellowship and/or assistantship. This financial support helps to defray the cost of tuition, and also provides a stipend to assist with living expenses during the student's four- or five-year program. Additional information about financial assistance for graduate students, including a list of external fellowship opportunities, is provided by the Graduate School.