Field-Specific Grants

Animal Science

 

Grant

Description/Eligibility

Deadline

AKC Canine Health Foundation

Website

January 2013 Open Letter to Researchers

  • Grant supports research that advances the overall health of canines 
  • Grant supports the work of researchers from a variety of disciplines.
  • Collaborative projects are encouraged to apply

 

Ongoing

 

 

 

 

Horses and Humans Research Foundation

Website

Guidelines and Information

  • Promotes research that will benefit special program participants by improving equine-assisted activity practices
  • Promotes research that will educate the public, including professional affiliates regarding the value and benefits of horses and equine-assisted activities

Ongoing

 

 

 

 

 
Anthropology/Archaeology

 

Grant

Description/Eligibility

Deadline

James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation

Website

 

  • Grant does not support university-sponsored research projects
  • Applicants must be mid-career professionals with at least 10 years of experience in historical preservation or related fields
  • Applicants must be legal residents or citizens of the United States

Oct 15, 2013

 

 

 

Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program

Website

  • The Council of American Overseas Research Centers supports advanced regional or trans-regional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences for US doctoral candidates or scholars who have already earned their PhD
2014 deadline not yet posted

Trust for Mutual Understanding

Website

 

  • The Trust awards travel grants to American nonprofit organizations to support cultural and environmental exchanges with institutions and individuals in Russia and Central and Eastern Europe

Initial Inquiry: May 1/Nov 1

Full Application: Aug 1/ Feb 1

 

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens

Website

  • ACSA has a number of Fellowships and Grants available for both students and senior scholars

Grant specific

 

The Violet Jabara Charitable Trust

Website

 

  • The Trust supports organization which work in developing countries in the Middles East. 
  • The Trust also supports American organizations which promote deeper understanding of Middle Eastern issues and culture

Ongoing

 

 

 

The Wenner-Gren Foundation Post PhD Research Grant

Website

  • Awarded to individuals holding a PhD or equivalent degree to support individual research projects
  • There is no preference for methodology, research location, or subfield

May 1 and Nov 1

 

 

The Wenner-Gren Foundation International Collaborative Research Grant

Website

  • Supports international research collaborations between two or more qualified scholars, where the principal investigators bring different but complimentary perspectives, knowledge, and skills to the project

June 1 and Dec 1

 

 

 

 

Architecture

 

Grant

Description/Eligibility

Deadline 

Graham Foundation

Website

  • Individuals may only apply for one grant per year
  • Collaborative projects are eligible for funding

Inquiry Form: Sept 15, 2014

 

James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation

Website

  • Applicants must be mid-career professionals with at least 10 years experience in historic preservation or related fields, including architecture, landscape architecture, architectural conservation, urban design, etc. 

Oct 15, 2014

 

 

 

Art/Design

 

Grant

Description/Eligibility

Deadline

College Art Association

Website

  • Website provides a list of various awards, grants, and fellowships

 

Grant specific

 

Creative Capital

Website

  • Must be a working artist with at least 5 years professional experience

Application opens Feb 2015

DeVos Foundation

Website

  • Foundation gives priority to programs that help increase access to and participation in the performing arts, visual arts and museums, and arts education

Ongoing

 

 

Graham Foundation

Website

  • Individuals may only apply for one grant per year
  • Collaborative projects are eligible for funding
Inquiry Form: Sept 15, 2014

 

The Renaissance Society of America

Website

  • The grants are open to persons that fit in the following three categories: non-doctoral, younger scholar (assistant professors, associate professors, etc), and senior scholar (full professors, retired professors, etc)

2014 deadline not yet posted

 

 

 

 

Biology

 

Grant

Description/Eligibility

Deadline

Dart Foundation

Website

  • The Foundation seeks to advance and encourage youth education
  • Grants are made to organizations only

March 16, June 15, Sept 15, & Dec 15

 

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

Website

  • Grants are available to support actions identified on the website program list

 

Program specific

 

 

National Geographic

Website

 

 

 

  • Applicants are expected to have advanced degrees (PhD or equivalent) and be associated with an educational organization or institution
  • All applicants are expected to have published a minimum of three articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals

At least 8 months in advance of anticipated project dates

 

 

 

Earnest F. Hollings Ocean Awareness Trust Fund

Website

  • Fund promotes public involvement and understanding of the benefits of the oceans to current and future generations

 

2014 deadline not yet posted

 

 

The Entomological Foundation

Website

 

 

  • Applicant must be a postdoctoral member of the Entomological Society of America with at least one year of promising work experience
  • Priority given to researchers working in insect control by attractants, repellents, biological controls, thermocontrols, or chemical controls

July 1

 

 

 

 

The Eppley Foundation for Research

Website

 

  • The Foundation supports research by PhDs with an established record of publication in their specialties
  • Any applicant must be associated with a recognized educational or research institution

Oct 15 or April 15

 

 

 

 

Chemistry

 

Grant

Description/Eligibility

Deadline

Dart Foundation

Website

  • The Foundation seeks to advance and encourage youth education
  • Grants are made to organizations only
March 16, June 15, Sept 15, & Dec 15

The Eppley Foundation for Research

Website

  • The Foundation supports research by PhDs with an established record of publication in their specialties
  • Any applicant must be associated with a recognized educational or research institution

Oct 15 or April 15

 

 

 

Community and International Development

 

Grant

Description/Eligibility

Deadline  

Consumers Energy

Website

 

 

  • Grants are awarded for capital funding and innovative projects and activities that align with the five focus areas: social welfare, community and civic development, education, Michigan growth and environmental enhancement, and culture and the arts

Ongoing

 

 

 

Dart Foundation

Website

  • The Foundation seeks to advance and encourage youth education
  • Grants are made to organizations only

March 16, June 15, Sept 15, & Dec 15

Farver Foundation

Website

  • Foundation does not fund academic research, conferences or exhibits

 

Ongoing

 

Ford Foundation

Website

Grant Application Guide

  • The Foundation funds work relevant to their eight initiatives: 1) democratic and accountable government, 2) economic fairness, 3) educational opportunity and scholarship, 4) freedom of expression, 5) human rights, 6) metropolitan opportunity, 7) sexuality and reproductive health and rights, 8) sustainable development

Ongoing

 

 

 

Ford Motor Company Fund

Website

FAQ

  • The Ford fund supports not-for-profit organizations in three major areas: Education, Auto-Related Safety Education and Community Development

Ongoing

 

 

The Ella George Children's Foundation

Website

  • The Foundation supports initiatives and programs that enhance the lives of children with positive and measurable outcomes

Ongoing

 

 

The Violet Jabara Charitable Trust

Website

  • The Trust supports organization which work in developing countries in the Middles East.
  • The Trust also supports American organizations which promote deeper understanding of Middle Eastern issues and culture

Ongoing

 

 

 

Transformation Initiative Research Grant

Website

 

  • Purpose of grant is to fill data and information gaps, and to begin to develop and evaluate policy alternatives that communities can adopt to facilitate decision making about various community investments

Contact regional office

 

 

 

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Website

Highest scoring applications

  • Website provides a list of various awards, grants, and fellowships

 

 

 

Grant specific

 

 

 

 

 

Education

 

Grant

Description/Eligibility

Deadline

Carnegie Corporation of New York

Website

 

  • The Carnegie Corporation has a funding program for "New Designs: Innovation in Classroom, School, College and System Design." The program seeks innovative designs that use people, time, money, and technology differently in secondary and higher education

Ongoing

 

 

 

Consumers Energy

Website

 

 

  • Grants are awarded for capital funding and innovative projects and activities that align with the five focus areas: social welfare, community and civic development, education, Michigan growth and environmental enhancement, and culture and the arts

Ongoing

 

 

 

Hearst Foundations

Website

 

  • The Foundation funds educational institutions demonstrating uncommon success in preparing students to thrive in global society
  • Preference is given to higher education scholarships and professional development for faculty

Ongoing

 

 

Ford Motor Company Fund

Website

FAQ
  • The Ford fund supports not-for-profit organizations in three major areas: Education, Auto-Related Safety Education and Community Development

Ongoing

 

 

Spencer Foundation

Website

  • The Foundation supports research in several areas of inquiry relating to education and educational systems

Dependent on area of inquiry

 

The Ella George Children's Foundation

Website

  • The Foundation supports initiatives and programs that enhance the lives of children with positive and measurable outcomes

Ongoing

 

 

The Foundation for Adventist Education

Website

  • The Foundation supports scholarly activities that are based on a biblical worldview and advance the mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church

Ongoing

 

 

 

Engineering

 

Grant

Description/Eligibility

Deadline

Dart Foundation

Website

  • The Foundation seeks to advance and encourage youth education
  • Grants are made to organizations only

March 16, June 15, Sept 15, & Dec 15

 

 

English

 

Grant

Description/Eligibility

Deadline 

TESOL International Association 

Website

  • Grants are available only to TESOL members

 

Nov 1

 

 

The Renaissance Society of America

Website

  • The grants are open to persons that fit in the following three categories: non-doctoral, younger scholar (assistant professors, associate professors, etc), and senior scholar (full professors, retired professors, etc)

2014 deadline not yet posted

 

 

 

 

General

 

Grant

Description/Eligibility

Deadline

American Philosophical Society Franklin Research Grants

Website

 

  • Applicants must have a doctorate or have published work of doctoral character or quality
  • PhD candidates are not eligible to apply
  • Society is particularly interested in the work of young scholars who have recently received doctorate

Oct 1 or Dec 1,  2014

 

 

 

Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation

Website

 

  • Grant applicants must demonstrate initiative, commitment, accountability, and the ability to sustain their project long term, through personal and local involvement. 
  • Website provides list of granting areas

Requests should be mailed prior to April 15, Aug 15, Nov 15

 

The Meemic Foundation

Website

 

 

  • The Foundation funds innovative programs, events or projects that will significantly enhance a students' classroom experience
  • The Foundation also funds the purchasing of books for classrooms, school libraries, or for specific projects

Grant specific

 

 

Healthcare

 

Grant

Description/Eligibility

Deadline

American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

Website

  • PI must be AAHPERD member

 

 

 

2014 deadline not yet posted

 

 

 

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Website

  • The Foundation seeks to improve the health and health care of all Americans in the following areas: childhood obesity, coverage, human capital, pioneer, public health, quality/equality, and vulnerable populations

Grant specific

 

 

 
History/Political Science

 

Grant Eligibility Deadline

American Historical Association

Website

  • The Association has a variety of fellowships and research grants available to researchers in the field of history

Grant specific

 

 

American Political Science Association

Website

  • Website provides a list of various awards, grants, and fellowship

 

Grant specific

 

 

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation Research Travel Grant

Website

  • Grant defrays travel, living, and photocopy expenses of a research trip to the Ford Library

 

Application Deadline: March 15, Sept 15

 

 

Searle Freedom Trust

Website

Guidelines

  • Trust invests primarily in scholarship that results in the publication of books, journal articles, and policy papers. 
  • Funding is typically in the form of research grants, fellowships, and other types of targeted project support

View website for deadline updates

 

 

 
Interdisciplinary/Multidisciplinary

 

Grant Eligibility Deadline

Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Research Grant

Website

Grant Guidelines

  • The HFG foundation supports research in any of the natural and social sciences and the humanities relating to the causes, manifestations, and control of violence and aggression
August 1

Human Frontier Science Program

Website

  • The program provides grants for teams of scientists from different countries who wish to combine their expertise in innovative approaches to questions that could not be answered by individual laboratories

Announced December 2014

Issachar Fund Initiative

Website

 

  • The fund currently supports research in the following fields of enquiry: creation and the world of science; medical care and human dignity; human flourishing in a technological world; creation care

Contact info@issacharfund.org

 

 

The Social Science Research Council

Website

  • Website provides a list of various awards, grants, and fellowships

 

Grant specific

 

 

United States Institute of Peace

Website

 

 

  • The Institute funds projects focused on preventing, managing, and resolving violent conflict in settings outside the U.S.
  • Institute supports innovative peacebuilding projects involving research, identification of promising models and effective practices, etc.

Grant specific

 

 

 

 
Mathematics

 

Grant

Description/Eligibility

Deadline

Association for Women in Mathematics Travel Grant

Website

DMS Supported Areas

  • Conference or applicant's research must be in an area support by the Division of Mathematical Sciences of the National Science Foundation
  • Must hold a doctorate or equivalent
  • Funds are NOT given to anyone receiving more than $2000 yearly in external governmental funding for travel

Grant specific

 

 

 

 

Dart Foundation

Website

  • The Foundation seeks to advance and encourage youth education
  • Grants are made to organizations only

March 16, June 15, Sept 15, & Dec 15

Simons Collaborations in Mathematics and the Physical Sciences

Website

  • Supports collaborations in the areas of mathematics, theoretical physics, and theoretical computer science.

Oct 31, 2014

 

 

Simons Fellows in Mathematics

Website

  • The Simons Fellows in Mathematics supports research leaves providing time away from teaching and administration

Sept 30, 2014

Simons Foundation Collaboration Grant

Website

 

 

  • Applicant must have a tenure-track or tenured position, or be a professor emeritus
  • Applicant must have a current record of active research and publication in high-quality journals
  • Applicant must not hold any other grants over $3000 per year that allow for support for travel or visitors during the Collaboration grand period

2014 deadline not yet posted

 

 

 

 

Music

 

Grant

Description/Eligibility

Deadline

Consumers Energy

Website

 

  • Grants are awarded for capital funding and innovative projects and activities that align with the five focus areas: social welfare, community and civic development, education, Michigan growth and environmental enhancement, and culture and the arts

Ongoing

 

 

 

Grammy

Website

 

  • Grant supports efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of the Americas for future generations as well as research projects related to the impact of music on the human condition

Oct 1, 2014

 

 

 

Physics

 

Grant

Description/Eligibility

Deadline

American Institute of Physics Prize for Industrial Applications of Physics

Website

  • Candidate must be nominated
  • Prize is awarded for successful applications of physics to proven innovative technologies in the form of a product, process, or tool

 

2014 Nomination deadline

 

 

Dart Foundation

Website

 

  • The Foundation seeks to advance and encourage youth education
  • Grants are made to organizations only

March 16, June 15, Sept 15, & Dec 15

 

Fund for Astrophysical Research

Website

 

 

 

  • Grants support research in astronomy and are awarded for the acquisition of astronomical equipment, computer time, computer hardware or software that will be used in research
  • The FAR does not fund equipment intended only for teaching, publication costs or travel costs to attend meetings

Oct 7, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

IEEE Foundation

Website

 

 

  • IEEE supports projects that expand and enhance engineering, science and technology education opportunities
  • Does not fund requests for or that include capital equipment (items of $1500 or more) 

March 7, 2014 or August 1, 2014

 

 

 

The Eppley Foundation for Research

Website

 

  • The Foundation supports research by PhDs with an established record of publication in their specialties
  • Any applicant must be associated with a recognized educational or research institution

Oct 15 or April 15

 

 

The Frederick and Florence Bauder Endowment for the Support of Physics Teaching

Website

  • Only AAPT members may apply

 

 

 

July 1, Dec 1

 

 

 

The Optical Society

Website

  • Website provides a list of various awards, grants, and fellowships

 

Grant specific

 

Sigma Pi Sigma Chapter Project Award

Website

 

  • Cash award of up to $500 to help fund activities
  • Award given for chapters that raise awareness of Sigma Pi Sigma, encourage inter-chapter activities, increase the induction of new members, etc. 

Dec 15

 

 

 

Simons Fellows in Theoretical Physics

Website

  • The Simons Fellows program enables research leaves providing time away from teaching and administration

Sept 30, 2014

 

Semiconductor Research Corporation

Website

  • Website provides a list of various awards, grants, and fellowships

 

Grant specific

 

 

 

Psychology

 

Grant

Description/Eligibility

Deadline

American Psychological Foundation

Website

  • Website provides a list of various awards, grants, and fellowships

 

 

Grant specific

 

 

The James McKeen Cattell Fund

Website

  • Applicants must be currently tenured psychology professors
  • Applicants are eligible if they have not had a leave with pay for 5 years preceding the requested sabbatical leave

Dec 15, 2014

 

 

 

Social Work

 

Grant

Description/Eligibility

Deadline

Association of Social Work Boards

Website

  • Social Work faculty, student, members and staff of regulatory boards or provincial colleges may apply

2015 deadline not yet posted

 

Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation

Website

Guidelines and Application

  • Applicants must be faculty members of accredited colleges or universities
  • Principal Investigator must have an earned doctorate in a relevant discipline and relevant experience

 

April 1 and Nov 1

             

 

 

 

The New York Community Trust

Website

  • Grant supports projects that advance new knowledge and its application to social work education and practice in three areas: the changing role and place of males in American society, the new poor, and immigration
  • Grants are not made to individuals

2015 deadline not yet posted

 

 

 

Sociology

 

Grant

Description/Eligibility

Deadline

American Sociological Association

Website

  • Website provides a list of various awards, grants, and fellowships

 

 

Grant specific

 

 

The Sociological Initiatives Foundation

Website

 

 

 

  • The Foundation supports research that focuses on impacting: social policy, institutional and educational practices, linguistic issues, community capacity and the organization of previously unorganized groups
  • Desired applicants include academic-community partnerships, advocacy or community groups, academics that organize or link to a constituency

Aug 15, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Theology/Religion

 

Grant

Description/Eligibility

Deadline

American Academy of Religion Individual Research Grants

Website

  • Applicants must be current AAR members who have been in good standing for at least the previous three years
  • Applicants must have completed the doctorate

Aug 1

 

 

American Academy of Religion Collaborative Research Grants

Website

  • Project director must be a current AAR members who have been in good standing for at least the previous three years
  • Applicants must have completed the doctorate

Aug 1

 

 

Mustard Seed Foundation

Website

  • Foundation has three giving programs: Church-Based Grants, Harvey Fellows Program, and Theology of Work Grant Program

Grant specific

 

The Chatlos Foundation

Website

 

 

 

  • The Foundation does not make grants directly to individuals but rather to educational institutions which select recipients
  • The Foundation's areas of interest are: Bible Colleges/ Seminaries, Religious Causes, Medical Concerns, Liberal Arts Colleges and Social Concerns

Ongoing

 

 

 

 

The Foundation for Adventist Education

Website

  • The Foundation supports scholarly activities that are based on a biblical worldview and advance the mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church

Ongoing

 

The Henry Luce Foundation

Website

Information Booklet

  • Applicants must be full-time faculty members

 

 

Dec 3, 2014

 

 

Tyndale House Foundation

Website

  • The Foundation funds projects in the following areas: Christian Literature, Other Evangelical Work, and Local Ministry Programs

2014 Grant date not yet posted

 

Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion

Website

  • Project director must be a full-time faculty member in religion or theology
  • Projects must focus on teaching religion or theology in higher education, within the parameters of Wabash center funding priorities

March 1 or Oct 1 for large grants. Small grants are ongoing

 

 

Grants for Women

 

Grant

Eligibility

Deadline

American Association of University Women

Website

  • American Fellowships support women scholars who are completing dissertations, planning research leave from accredited institutions, or preparing research for publication

Grant specific

 

Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Inc.

Website

 

  • Fund awards small grants to individual feminist women in the arts whose work in some way focuses on women

 

June 30 for Nonfiction and Poetry

Dec 31 for Fiction, Visual Art and Mixed Genre

 

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