Funding opportunities

It is often hard to know where to look for research funding. Our resources can help you to get started.


Pivot-RP is a comprehensive database of funding opportunities from Australia and around the world. It provides researchers with quick and easy access to the right research opportunities, funding and collaborations. Pivot-RP is replacing the Research Professional database.

Log into Pivot-RP

Log in by selecting Charles Sturt University from the “Use login from my institution” drop-down menu, and log in using your Charles Sturt username and password.

For assistance with Pivot-RP, please contact your Library Faculty Team.

Example of the login showing various institutions

Getting started with Pivot-RP

These short videos show you how to log into Pivot-RP, claim your profile, and search for funding opportunities.

Setting up your account and claiming your profile

This video explains how to create a new account in Pivot-RP and how to claim your Pivot-RP Profile. These are the first steps you need to take to use Pivot-RP to find sponsored financial support available to researchers at your institution.

Updating your Pivot-RP profile

This video explains how to update your Pivot-RP profile. Get increased funding matches targeted to you, promote yourself as a potential collaborator and stay informed by receiving funding alerts directly to your inbox.

Basic searching for funding opportunities

This video explains how to discover funding opportunities using the basic search system in Pivot-RP. Browse and search through opportunities that have been reviewed and indexed by Pivot-RP editors.

For information on more advanced Pivot-RP searches and features, see Pivot-RP videos on YouTube.

Further Pivot-RP resources

Further funding opportunities

Research Professional

Research Professional is being replaced by Pivot-RP and will be phased out by the end of 2022. During this transition period, researchers will still have access to their Research Professional profiles.

Log into Research Professional


The library also offers consultations with a Librarian to assist finding research funding with Pivot-RP. You can also watch a recorded session via the link.

Make an appointment with a Librarian

You can make an appointment with a Librarian to learn more about Pivot-RP.

Watch a recorded workshop about funding opportunities

You can watch a recorded session about finding funding opportunities.