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Otterbein University is committed to pursuing innovative research and creative endeavors. To advance this goal, the university offers all faculty, staff, and students access to COS Pivot, a software service which provides a comprehensive database of funding opportunities (grants) for researchers, research administrators, research development professionals, and their institutions. In addition to providing a power engine for funding opportunities, the service can also be used as search engine for scholarship and fellowship opportunities. 

In order to access the service you will need to create a Pivot account. Creating an account is easy and can be done in minutes.

1)  From any desktop or wireless computer located on campus, go to https://pivot.cos.com/

2)  Create a Username and Password

From this page click the “Sign Up” option in the upper right of the screen. Complete the sign up form and indicate Otterbein University as the institution.

3)  Check Your Email

You will receive an email with a validation link to confirm registration to COS Pivot. Once you click the validation link, access will be granted and login is possible from any location, either on campus or off. 

Once your account is created, you can begin searching for funding opportunities. Searching is very intuitive. Searches can be done with either the basic or advanced search features. To help make the process as easy as possible, please see the Quick Start Guide for step by step search instructions.

For technical assistance or any other questions regarding Pivot, please contact Jeff Rudzinski-Grants Coordinator, at jrudzinski@otterbein.edu or 614-823-1845. 

/Office of Sponsored Programs

Towers Hall
Rooms 12, 13 and 14
1 South Grove Street
Westerville, Ohio 43081
f/ 614.823.3101

/ Staff

Diane Nance, Director
p/ 614.823.1846
e/ dnance@otterbein.edu

Bonnie Ward, Assistant Director
p/ 614.823.1847
e/ bward@otterbein.edu

Jamie Whetstone, Grants Coordinator
p/ 614.823.1845
e/ jwhetstone@otterbein.edu