Using COS Funding Alert
COS Funding Alert delivers all new funding opportunities relevant to your work directly to your
desktop each week. This information is sourced from the worlds largest database of funding
information, COS Funding Opportunities (http://fundingopps.cos.com).
If your institution provides you with this service, to automatically start receiving customised weekly
funding alerts about new grant opportunities tenable in your country and relevant to your work, you
need only an expertise profile with an e-mail address and an expertise statement. You can edit your
profile, control your COS Funding Alert account and access other research services from your
personal workspace on the Web, your COS Workbench.
If you already have a profile, you will have received an e-mail with your username and password for
accessing your COS Workbench. Login at http://login.cos.com. If you do not know or do not
remember your password, please go to this page and follow the relevant instructions. If you do not
already have a profile, please add one, clicking on the join link from this page.
Change Your Alert Options and Setting User Defaults
You can customise your alert options, such as turning e-mail delivery on or off or changing the core
search settings on all your alert searches (such as citizenship), via the Options link.
The first thing you should do is confirm or set your User Defaults. This will pre-set some of your
search parameters when you add or modify an alert search. On the Options page, click on User
Defaults. Choose your citizenship(s) from the picklist, then click on the Browse button under Activity
Location (this opens a new window) to select the countries or regions where you normally would
consider doing your work. Finally, if you are an academic at an academic research organisation,
choose Yes for the Demographic Information. Then save these changes, and go back to Workbench
Adding New Searches and Modifying Existing Searches
You can set up to five Funding Alert se