Corporate and Foundation Relations

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Available Funding Opportunities

Welcome to the Corporate and Foundation Relations Current Funding Opportunities page. Below is a list of all opportunities, fellowships, awards and scholarships identified by the CFR and Office of Research Teams. This list will be updated every other Monday to include the opportunities detailed in our new funding opportunities email blast.

Each opportunity includes and overview, eligibility requirement(s), funding amount, application deadline and CFR or Office of Research Team Member to contact should you wish to pursue the opportunity. Please note: many corporate and foundation funders will only accept one application per university, so it is important that we collaborate on all opportunities.

If you, or someone you know wish to be added to our new funding opportunities mailing list, please contact Dayna Neef at dnneef@oakland.edu. We hope this resource aids your continued success at Oakland University.

Funding Opportunities
Agricultural, Environmental, and Historic Preservation
  • Overview: Funding to support educational and advocacy programs that address the sustainable growth and development of American agriculture and community food systems, the conservation and preservations of natural resources, and the protection and presentation of expressions of America’s heritage.
  • Eligibility: 501(c)3
  • Funding: Varied
  • Deadline: Due by the 10th of January, April, July, or October each year;before submitting, we must send an email to the executive director with a concept letter can help determine if a project may fit the program areas of the Foundation
  • Contact: Dayna Neef one month in advance of deadline.
  • Resources: 

Alcohol Addiction
  • Overview: The primary mission of the Peter G. Dodge Foundation is to help people lead lives free from the effects of alcohol addiction. By increasing treatment options, elevating awareness, and facilitating access, the foundation works to create a new paradigm for what treatment and recovery can be. To advance this mission, the foundation is accepting applications for its Mission Grants program, which awards grants of up to $10,000 in support of programs that address alcohol-use disorder diagnosis (AUD) and referral to treatment; disseminate information about the full spectrum of treatment options that exist for AUD; help young people understand alcohol addiction and take action when it affects them; increase and update knowledge about AUD treatment in medical schools and among physicians; and/or develop or test new avenues for AUD treatment.
  • Eligibility: 501(c)3
  • Funding: $10,000
  • Deadline: October 1
  • Contact: Michelle Bosau one month prior to deadline.
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Answering Big Questions
  • Overview: Foundation accepting online inquiries for research projects related to its core funding areas. Core funding areas include science and the "big questions" (mathematical and physical sciences, life sciences, human sciences, philosophy and theology, science in dialogue with philosophy or theology), character development, freedom and free enterprise, exceptional cognitive talent and genius and genetics.
  • Eligibility: In general, the foundation strongly prefers to fund projects that are affiliated with an institution (typically, a university, research institution, or other nonprofit organization).
  • Funding: Individual amounts range from several thousand dollars to several million.
  • Deadline: Letter of Inquiry due August 31
  • Contact: Dayna Neef 3 months in advance of deadline.

Art Conservation
  • Overview: This opportunity supports projects that create and disseminate specialized knowledge, including archival projects, development and dissemination of scholarly databases, documentation projects, exhibitions and publications focusing on art conservation, scholarly publications, and technical and scientific studies. Grants are also awarded for activities that permit conservators and conservation scientists to share their expertise with both professional colleagues and a broad audience through international exchanges, professional meetings, conferences, symposia, consultations, the presentation of research, exhibitions that include a prominent focus on materials and techniques, and other professional events.
  • Eligibility: 501(c)3
  • Funding: Past grants have ranged between $12,000 and $70,000.
  • Deadline: October 1, January 15, or April 1
  • Contact: Michelle Bosau 2 months in advance of deadline.
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Autism Pilot and Research Opportunities
  • Overview: Opportunity will fund a broad range of ASD-relevant science. Foundation is seeking applications that are grounded in biology and will complement our grants portfolio, which aims to connect autism etiology to brain function and behavior. The Foundation encourages applications that propose research to link genetic or other ASD risk factors to a molecular, cellular, circuit and behavioral-level understanding of ASD.
  • Pilot opportunity funding is awarded to innovative, high-impact proposals requesting support for small-scale projects or early-stage experiments designed to build on preliminary data or a prior track record and lead to competitive applications for funding. Investigators new to the field of autism are encouraged to apply.
  • Research opportunity funding is awarded through this category are designed for investigators with demonstrated expertise conducting compelling high-impact research on an experimental hypothesis for which, in most cases, preliminary data has already been gathered. The foundation also will consider projects focused on a central hypothesis where success depends on close collaboration between two or more labs.
  • Eligibility: All applicants and key collaborators must hold a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree and have a faculty position or equivalent at a college, university, medical school, or other research facility. Applications may be submitted by domestic and foreign nonprofit organizations; public and private institutions such as colleges, universities, hospitals, laboratories, units of state, and local government; and eligible agencies of the federal government. There are no citizenship or country requirements.
  • Funding: Pilot—up to $150,000 (including indirect costs) per year for up to two years. Research—Up to $275,000 (including indirect costs) per year for up to three years.
  • Deadline: Letter of Intent (LOI) due second Friday in December
  • Contact: Adeline Gonzales 3 months in advance of deadline. 
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Autism Science Foundation Awards - Graduate, Medical or Postdoctoral
  • Overview: The Autism Science Foundation is inviting applications for its Pre- and Postdoctoral Training Awards and Medical School Gap Year Research Training Awards from graduate students, medical students, and postdoctoral fellows interested in pursuing careers in basic and clinical research relevant to autism spectrum disorders. The proposed training must be scientifically linked to autism and may be broadened to include training in a closely related area of scientific research, including but not limited to: human behavior across the lifespan (language, learning, behavior, communication, social function, motor skills & planning, epilepsy, sleep, repetitive disorders), neurobiology (anatomy, development, neuroimaging), pharmacology, neuropathology, genetics, epigenetics, genomics, epigenomics, immunology, molecular and cellular mechanisms, studies employing model organisms and systems, and studies of treatment and service delivery. Special consideration will be given to projects focusing on gender issues in autism. This includes studies examining the female protective effect, neurobiological and neuroanatomical examination of the female autism brain, diagnostic differences and challenges in females, the female phenotype, and health and lifespan issues, including vocational services and employment. ASF also invites studies focused on unaffected siblings and recurrence risk in the offspring of unaffected siblings. ASF is also interested in supporting research on the neurobiology and molecular biology of autism using post-mortem brain tissue.
  • Eligibility: Applicants for Medical School Gap Year Research Training Awards should be enrolled at an accredited university medical school. Medical school applicants must apply prior to graduation from medical school but the gap year may be taken immediately after graduation. Applicants for postdoctoral awards must have completed their doctoral or medical degree and have been accepted as a postdoctoral fellow in good standing in a program in the United States as of the award start date (July-September 2018).
  • Funding: The one-year awards include $25,000 for predoctoral and medical students and $35,000 for postdoctoral students.
  • Deadline: December 1 annually
  • Contact: Adeline Gonzales 1 month prior to deadline. 
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Bioethics Scholars Program - LOI
  • Overview: The Greenwall Foundation is soliciting Letters of Intent for its Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics, a career development award that supports innovative bioethics research by junior faculty members. Each year, up to three Greenwall Faculty Scholars are selected to receive 50 percent salary support for three years in support of their research program. The program supports research that goes beyond current work in bioethics to pressing ethical issues in clinical care, biomedical research, and public policy. Scholars and alumni attend twice-yearly meetings, where they present their work in progress, receive feedback and mentoring from the Faculty Scholars Program Committee and other scholars, and have the opportunity to develop collaborations with other researchers. The involvement of alumni with the program provides them with ongoing opportunities for professional development and feedback and engages them in the mentoring of younger scholars.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must be a junior faculty member holding at least a 60 percent appointment in a tenure series or its equivalent at a university or nonprofit research institute in the United States. Priority will be given to applicants who have not yet been considered for tenure, who have not received a comparable career development award, and whose work will have an impact on public policy, biomedical research, or clinical practice.
  • Funding: The award supports 50 percent of a scholar’s salary plus benefits for three years (up to the NIH salary cap), with 10 percent institutional costs for the salary and benefits. In addition, the program provides $5,000 a year for limited project support and travel (no indirect costs).
  • Deadline: LOIs must be received by November 1 annually. Selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application online by January 15 annually.
  • Contact: Adeline Gonzales one month in advance of deadline.
  • Resources

Biology of Pain and Pain Management
  • Overview: Proposed research projects should be directed toward the molecular biology of pain and/or basic science topics related to the development of new analgesics for the management of pain due to terminal illness.
  • Eligibility: Eligible candidates will have completed their training and be able to provide persuasive evidence of distinguished achievement or extraordinary promise in basic science research in pain. Candidates should be in the early stages of their career with an appointment at faculty level. To be eligible, the applicant must demonstrate the strong support of the appropriate administrators and department chair or institute head; should have been on a tenure track for no more than three years (support will be reconsidered if a Rita Allen Foundation Scholar is awarded tenure); and must conduct the research at an institution in the United States or Canada.
  • Funding: Up to $150,000 - $50,000 per year for up to three years. The entire award is to be allocated to projects specifically chosen by the recipient. Institutional overhead is not supported. Eligible grant expenses may include the principal investigator's salary.
  • Deadline: December 6 annually
  • Contact: Adeline Gonzales 3 months prior to deadline.
  • Resources

Bioscience Research LOI
  • Overview: Opportunity 1: Research funding is available to established scientists of all ages working at accredited institutions in the United States. Applications will be judged on the scientific merit and the innovative aspects of the proposal as well as on the competence of the applicant. Research grants of up to three years will be provided. A renewal grant with a maximum of two years is possible, but it will be awarded on a competitive basis. Opportunity 2: The Grants-in-Aid program is designed for researchers at the assistant professor level who experience difficulty in competing for research funds because they have not yet become firmly established. Grants-in-Aid can also be made to senior scientists. All applications will be judged on the scientific merit and innovative aspects of the proposal, as well as on past performance and evidence of the applicant’s continued productivity.
  • Eligibility: Appropriate title - must be an Assistant Professor (or higher). If the institution does not use this title, a letter from the department chair confirming the applicant’s eligibility is required; Status - must hold Principal Investigator status; Independent - must be considered an “independent investigator” with his/her own dedicated lab space or with lab space independent of another investigator.
  • Funding: Opportunity 1: Up to $225,000 for 3 years (range from $30,000 to $75,000 per year); Opportunity 2: up to $30,000 for a one-year period
  • Deadline: LOI due January 15, April 15, or October 15
  • Contact: Adeline Gonzales 3 months in advance of deadline.

Bridge to Independence – Autism Research First-Stage Proposal
  • Overview: The autism research community has expanded substantially in recent years, and SFARI has contributed to this change by attracting outstanding established scientists to the field of autism. In order to sustain this level of scientific excellence in future years, SFARI is extending its support to promising early-career investigators. To that end, the foundation has issued a Request for Applications for its Bridge to Independence Award program. Grants awarded through the program are intended as an investment in talented early-career scientists interested in autism research and meant to facilitate their transition to an independent research career.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must hold a PhD, MD, or equivalent degree; have fewer than six years of postdoctoral or otherwise mentored training since receiving their PhD or MD; be actively seeking a tenure-track position; and currently be in a non-independent, mentored training position, as recognized by their institution.
  • Funding: $450,000 ($150,000 per year over three years)
  • Deadline: First-stage proposals and letters of recommendation must be received no later than August 7, 2017. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.
  • Contact: Adeline Gonzales 3 months in advance of deadline.
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Computational Social Science
  • Overview: Grants of up to $150,000 will be awarded in support of innovative social science research that brings new data and methods to bear on questions of interest in the foundation’s core programs in Behavioral Economics; the Future of Work; Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration; and Social Inequality. The foundation is especially interested in novel uses of new or under-utilized data and new methods for analyzing these data. Smaller projects might consist of a pilot study to demonstrate proof-of-concept. Funds may support research assistance, data acquisition, data analysis, and investigator time for conducting research and writing up results, and the foundation encourages methodological variety and interdisciplinary collaboration.
  • Eligibility: 501(c)3
  • Funding: Up to $150,000.
  • Deadline: LOI due November 30
  • Contact: Michelle Bosau 3 months in advance of deadline. 
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Creative Place-making Proposals for Out Town Grant Program
  • Overview: The Our Town grant program supports creative place-making projects that help to transform communities into lively, beautiful, and resilient places with the arts at their core. This funding supports local efforts to enhance quality of life and opportunity for existing residents, increase creative activity, and create a distinct sense of place. Subject to the availability of funding, the endowment will provide a limited number of grants for creative place-making. Our Town requires partnerships between arts organizations and government, other nonprofit organizations, and private entities to achieve livability goals for communities. The program offers support for projects in two areas: 1) Arts Engagement, Cultural Planning, and Design Projects: Projects in this category should represent the distinct character and quality of their communities. They also must involve a partnership between a nonprofit organization and a local government entity, with one of the partners being a cultural organization. Matching grants will range from $25,000 to $200,000.  2) Projects that Build Knowledge (about creative place-making): Grants in this category are available to arts and design service organizations and industry or university organizations that provide technical assistance to those doing place-based work. Matching grants will range from $25,000 to $100,000.
  • Eligibility: All applications require partnerships that involve at least two primary partners as defined by these guidelines: a nonprofit organization and a local governmental entity. One of the two primary partners must be a cultural (arts or design) organization. Additional partners are encouraged. One of the two primary partners must act as the official applicant (lead applicant). This lead applicant must meet the eligibility requirements, submit the application, and assume full responsibility for the grant.
  • Funding: Up to $200,000
  • Deadline: September 11
  • Contact: Michelle Bosau 3 months in advance of deadline
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Developing Solutions for Social Isolation in the United States
  • Overview: : RWJF is looking for the best ideas from around the world that address social isolation and promote positive, healthy social connections and well-being. Social relationships are important for mental and physical well-being over the life course. Projects might include, but are not limited to: Pilot or demonstration trial of an intervention to address social isolation developed outside the United States, and, with a U.S. partner, is adapted, piloted and evaluated with a U.S. group or community; Learning exchanges between U.S. and global investigators and/or communities to explore approaches to social isolation that may be implemented in the future; Evaluate a promising approach to social isolation developed abroad to learn how it might be adapted and implemented in the United States.
  • Eligibility: We are looking for applicants who represent organizations from a wide range of fields and disciplines—both within and outside the health sector. We encourage proposals from both U.S.-based applicants to adapt an overseas idea, and from international applicants with ideas that could work in the United States. We encourage submissions from teams that include both U.S. and international members. We seek to attract diversity of thought, professional background, race, ethnicity, and cultural perspective in our applicant pool. Building a Culture of Health means integrating health into all aspects of society, so we encourage multisector partnerships and collaboration. Proposals must fit with the topic and populations described, integrate global ideas into the project, and must highlight the connections to the Culture of Health Action Framework. Awards will be made to organizations, not individuals, and preference will be given to applicants that are either public entities, public charities, or nongovernmental organizations.
  • Funding: Project funding will likely range from $250,000 to $750,000
  • Deadline: December 21 annually
  • Contact: Michelle Bosau 3 months prior to deadline
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Digital Extension Opportunity
  • Overview: Supports digitally based research projects in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences, which may: extend existing digital projects and resources with content that adds diversity or interdisciplinary reach; develop new systems of making existing digital resources available to broader audiences and or scholars from diverse institutions; foster new team-based work or collaborations that allow scholars from institutions with limited cyberinfrastructure to exploit digital resources; create new forms and sites for scholarly engagement with the digital humanities. Projects that document and recognize participant engagement are strongly encouraged.
  • Eligibility: Tenure: 12-18 months, to be initiated between July 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016.
    • Researchers have included Professors of History, Religion, French and Italian Studies, Anthropology and American Studies
  • Funding: Up to $150,000 in funding, which may support a range of project costs, including, where necessary, salary replacement for faculty or staff, software, equipment, travel or consultant fees. Institutional indirect costs will not be covered.
  • Deadline: January 25
  • Contact: Adeline Gonzales 3 months in advance of deadline
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Digital Resources - Art History
  • Overview: This opportunity intended to foster new forms of research and collaboration as well as new approaches to teaching and learning. Support will also be offered for the digitization of important visual resources (especially art history photographic archives) in the area of pre-modern European art history; of primary textual sources (especially the literary and documentary sources of European art history); for promising initiatives in online publishing; and for innovative experiments in the field of digital art history.
  • Eligibility: 501(c)3; does not typically support the digitization of museum object collections.
  • Funding: Past grants have ranged between $12,000 and $70,000.
  • Deadline: October 1, January 15, or April 1
  • Contact: Michelle Bosau 2 months in advance of deadline. 
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Domestic Public Policy Program Evaluation
  • Overview: The foundation's Domestic Public Policy Program supports projects that aim to help the public and policy makers understand and address critical challenges facing the United States. To that end, grants will be awarded in support of research on and the evaluation of existing public policies and programs, as well as projects that inject new ideas into public debates. To meet these broad objectives, the Foundation has developed a number of grant making portfolios. A group of grants is focused on the challenges of identifying mechanisms that can inform thinking on fiscal practices at the national, state, and municipal levels. In terms of human capital development, the Foundation has been supporting work to identify how schools can become more productive by, for example, increasing the quality of the teacher workforce or adopting more effective curricula. Because success in the contemporary economy requires individuals to acquire education and training beyond high school, the Foundation is building a portfolio of projects on post-secondary education. Finally, the Foundation is supporting work on the criminal justice system that will examine whether costs can be lowered while still protecting public safety.
  • Eligibility: 501(c)3
  • Funding: $25,000 - $104,000
  • Deadline: Open
  • Contact: Adeline Gonzales 2 months in advance of deadline. 
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Education Project – Nursing
  • Overview: Annual program is designed to support high-quality studies that contribute to the development of the science of nursing education, promote the diversity of research topics, and encourage investigators who demonstrate rigor and innovative approaches to advance the field of nursing education research. All studies must relate to one or more of the NLN Priorities for Research in Nursing Education: build the science of nursing education through the discovery and translation of innovative evidence-based strategies; link student learning to sentinel health indicators to promote health, prevent disease, and manage the symptomatology of illness; examine the science of learning in the academic context related to health transitions.
  • Eligibility: Must be a current NLN member, either through their school or through the payment of individual dues.
  • Funding: Up to $25,000 will be awarded to projects focused on building links between practice and education, developing more rigorous and robust research designs and evaluation protocols, and creating leadership opportunities for faculty and nursing education research scholars.
  • Deadline: February 9
  • Contact: Adeline Gonzales one month in advance of deadline.

Faculty Scholars Program – Medical or Nursing
  • Overview: Opportunity to support projects that broaden and improve health professional education. This program is designed to identify and nurture the careers of promising educational innovators in medicine and nursing. The goal is to develop the next generation of national leaders in medical and nursing education. The program will support the Macy Faculty Scholars in leading new educational innovations at their home institutions and will provide opportunities for further career development through national meetings and participation in other Macy activities. Scholar recipient is expected to implement new educational innovations at their home institutions and participate in career-development activities.
  • Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must have been a faculty member for more than five years at an accredited nursing school, allopathic medical school, or osteopathic medical school in the United States; be nominated by the dean of the school; and have a faculty mentor who will advise him/her on the educational innovation project and on his/her career development. In addition, all applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or its territories.
  • Funding: Scholars will receive salary support of up to $100,000 per year for two years; at least 50 percent protected time for two years to pursue educational projects; active mentorship by a senior faculty member at their institution; access to the program's national advisory committee; and opportunities to participate in foundation conferences and other national meetings.
  • Deadline: February 15
  • Contact: Adeline Gonzales 3 months in advance of deadline.

Grants in Music Research and Preservation Projects - LOI
  • Overview: Funded by the Recording Academy, the Grammy Museum's grant program annually provides support for music archiving and preservation efforts as well as scientific research projects related to the impact of music on the human condition. 1) Scientific Research Program: Scientific research grants of up to $20,000 will be awarded to organizations and individuals working to research the impact of music on the human condition. Examples include the study of the effects of music on mood, cognition, and healing; the medical and occupational well-being of music professionals; and the creative process underlying music. Priority will be given to projects with strong methodological design as well those designed to address an important research question. 2) Archiving and Preservation Program: This category support the efforts of organizations and individuals working to advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of the Americas. The archiving and preservation area has two funding categories — preservation implementation (grants of up to $20,000) and planning, assessment, and/or consultation (grants of up to $5,000).
  • Eligibility: Awarded to organizations that support research on the impact of music on the human condition
  • Funding: Up to $20,000
  • Deadline: Letters of Inquire (LOI) must be received by October 1, 2017
  • Contact: Adeline Gonzales one month in advance of deadline.
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Group Therapy Research Projects
  • Overview: The Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health is dedicated to changing lives through therapeutic group work by advancing the most effective and innovative approaches to group therapy education, training, research, and community outreach. To that end, the foundation is seeking applications from researchers focused on the effectiveness of group psychotherapy. Funding can be used to support the basic costs of research (e.g., supplies, research equipment, photocopying, postage, computer services, statistical consultation and research assistant salaries); investigator salaries and travel expenses are not funded. (Equipment purchased for use on a research project is to be donated to an institution at the completion of the project.)
  • Eligibility:
  • Funding: Grants of up to $15,000 will be awarded based on the importance of the research to the field, the seniority of the investigator(s), and the number of research applications received.
  • Deadline: November 1, 2017
  • Contact: Adeline Gonzales one month in advance of deadline
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Head and Neck Pilot Program - LOI
  • Overview:The American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery is accepting Letters of Intent for its Pilot Grants program. Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded in support of basic, translational, or clinical research projects in head and neck oncology. Clinical or translational research studies are strongly encouraged and should be specifically related to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, outcomes, or pathophysiology of head and neck neoplastic disease.
  • Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must reside in the United State or Canada and be a medical student, resident, PhD, or faculty member at the rank of associate professor or below.
  • Funding: Up to $10,000
  • Deadline: LOIs must be received no later than December 15 annually. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by January 16 annually.
  • Contact: Adeline Gonzales one month prior to deadline
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Health Policy and Administration Projects - Physical Therapy
  • Overview: The purpose of the Section on Health Policy and Administration Grant Program is to stimulate, encourage and support research activities that enhance the body of knowledge related to health policy, clinical administration, global health, and the use of technology in physical therapy. The grants provide funding to assist new physical therapist investigators, or established investigators who are embarking on a new research agenda in these areas of physical therapist practice, leadership, administration, or education. The HPA Grant Program is seeking applications from projects looking to stimulate, encourage, and support research activities that enhance the body of knowledge related to health policy, clinical administration, global health, and the use of technology in physical therapy. The program is administered the association Section on Health Policy & Administration.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must be an APA Health Policy & Administration section member. Collaborative research with non-section members is permissible as long as the principal investigator is a member of the Section on HPA.
  • Funding: Catalyst grants of up to $15,000 will be awarded to support new physical therapist investigators or established investigators who are embarking on a new research agenda in the areas of physical therapist practice, leadership, administration, or education. Grants may be renewable (no-cost extension) for up to a year.
  • Deadline: December 31 annually
  • Contact: Adeline Gonzales 1 month prior to deadline
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History of Art
  • Overview: This opportunity supports scholarly projects that will enhance the appreciation and understanding of European art and architecture. Funds awarded to projects that create and disseminate specialized knowledge, including archival projects, development and dissemination of scholarly databases, documentation projects, museum exhibitions of publications, photographic campaigns, scholarly catalogues and publications, technical and scientific studies, and activities that permit art historians to share their expertise through international exchanges, professional meetings, conferences, symposia, consultations, the presentation of research, and other professional events.
  • Eligibility: 501(c)3
  • Funding: Past grants have ranged between $12,000 and $70,000.
  • Deadline: October 1, January 15, or April 1
  • Contact: Michelle Bosau 2 months in advance of deadline.
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Human Origins
  • Overview: This opportunity funds research related specifically to human origins. Priority of funding is commonly given to exploratory phases of promising new research projects that support the mission of the foundation.
  • Eligibility: Advanced doctoral students (advanced to candidacy – all but dissertation) and established scientists.
  • Funding: The majority of these grants are in the $3,000 - $15,000 range. Larger grants given to senior scientists and post-doctoral students may be funded up to $25,000.
  • Deadline: January 10
  • Contact: Dayna Neef one month in advance of deadline.

Immigration Research – LOI
  • Overview: Foundation is accepting letters of inquiry (4 pages max) for Initiative on Immigration and Immigrant Integration. Grants will be awarded for innovative research on the effects of race, citizenship, legal status, politics and political culture, and public policy on outcomes for immigrants and the native-born of different racial and ethnic groups and generations. The initiative falls under the foundation’s Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration Program and represents a special area of interest within that program, which continues to encourage proposals on a broader set of issues.
  • Eligibility: All applicants (both PIs and Co-PIs) must have a Ph.D. or comparable terminal degree, or a strong career background that establishes their ability to conduct high-level, peer-reviewed scholarly research. RSF particularly encourages early career scholars to apply for Presidential awards. All nationalities are eligible to apply and applicants do not have to reside in the U.S. RSF does not accept applications for Project and Presidential Awards from doctoral or other graduate students, unless specified in a special RFP.
  • Funding: Up to $150,000 over one or two years
  • Deadline: LOI due August 21. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by November 15.
  • Contact: Adeline Gonzales 3 months in advance of deadline.
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Investigator Initiated Research Studies on Suicide Prevention
  • Overview: Supports an innovative, impactful high risk/high reward study in an area of suicide research that will achieve significant goals. This mechanism is intended for studies that, by their very nature, are clearly beyond the financial scope of the foundation’s Innovation Grants. Funds will support innovative projects in new areas of investigation with potentially high impact for the understanding and prevention of suicide. Open to all fields of inquiry.
  • Eligibility: Investigators from all academic disciplines are encouraged to apply
  • Funding: Up to $500,000 per year (up to 3 years for a total of $1,500,000)
  • Deadline: LOI due August 1. Full application, if invited, due December 7
  • Contact: Adeline Gonzales 3 months in advance of deadline.
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Investigator-Initiated Health Services Research Grants – LOI
  • Overview: The National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to improving the effectiveness, efficiency, and quality of the U.S. healthcare system. Since 2012, the foundation has made grants to support innovative health services research that advances knowledge in the areas of healthcare financing, delivery, management, and/or policy. In its next funding round, the foundation will award five or six grants totaling $300,000, with priority given to studies that address issues of broad significance for the national healthcare system and that have high potential to produce timely results and reach key target audiences.
  • Eligibility: Applications will be accepted from individual researchers as well as from all types of organizations and institutions, including both nonprofit and for-profit entities.
  • Funding: The foundation will award five or six grants totaling $300,000
  • Deadline: Letters of Inquiry must be received no later than July 10. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by September.
  • Contact: Adeline Gonzales 3 months in advance of deadline
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Journalism and Public Media Projects that Focus on Important Issues
  • Overview: The Foundation supports public interest media that raises awareness of critical environmental, political and social issues to promote a better informed citizenry in the U.S. It supports quality, non-commercial media that is substantive, fair, and accurate. Program priorities include investigative journalism, media policy and public broadcasting. Investigative Journalism supports excellence in reporting on nationally-significant public affairs issues in the U.S. Competitive proposals will show evidence of groundbreaking content employing multi-platform media tools with potential to achieve broad distribution and social impact. Media Policy supports nationally-significant initiatives that promote fair and open media systems and policies in the U.S. The Foundation supports projects that advance universal access to communications, a "neutral" Internet, diverse and independent ownership, public interest media and the future of journalism. Public Broadcasting supports nationally distributed and aired television and radio programming. Preference is given to in-depth, investigative reporting projects that include diverse, public interest voices and perspectives.
  • Eligibility: Non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations
  • Funding: Varies.
  • Deadline: 2017 Proposal submission deadlines: January 6, March 31, July 7, or September 29
  • Contact: Adeline Gonzales one month in advance of deadline.
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Junior Faculty – Aging Research Opportunity
  • Overview: The major goal of this program is to assist in the development of the careers of junior investigators committed to pursuing careers in the field of aging research. The Foundation supports research projects concerned with understanding the basic mechanisms of aging. Projects investigating age-related diseases are also supported, especially if approached from the point of view of how basic aging processes may lead to these outcomes. Projects concerning mechanisms underlying common geriatric functional disorders are also encouraged, as long as these include connections to fundamental problems in the biology of aging. Projects that deal strictly with clinical problems such as the diagnosis and treatment of disease, health outcomes, or the social context of aging are not eligible.
  • Eligibility: The applicant must be an independent investigator with independent research space as described in a form completed by the Dean or Department Chair, and must be no more than 10 years beyond start of postdoctoral research training as of July 1, 2017.
  • Funding: Up to $100,000 for a one- to two-year award to junior faculty (M.D.s and Ph.D.s)
  • Deadline: Letter of Intent due December 15
  • Contact: Michelle Bosau 2 months in advance of deadline.

Large-Scale Education Projects - LOI
  • Overview: Funding will be awarded to support intellectually ambitious large-scale education research projects. In an effort to create much-needed space for creative and ambitious research projects that promise to advance our understanding of educational practice and its improvement, the program encourages proposals from scholars across a variety of disciplines and fields.
  • Eligibility: Principal investigators and co-PIs must have an earned doctorate in an academic discipline or professional field, or appropriate experience in an education research-related profession. In addition, the PI must be affiliated with a college, university, school district, nonprofit research facility, or nonprofit cultural institution that is willing to serve as the administering organization if the grant is awarded. The foundation does not award grants directly to individuals.
  • Funding: Between $100,00 - $1 million
  • Deadline: LOI must be received no later than October 12, 2017
  • Contact: Adeline Gonzales 3 months in advance of deadline
  • Resources:

Learning and Leadership Opportunity for OU Faculty and Staff – Must BE NEA Member
  • Overview: As part of an effort to achieve this goal, the foundation is inviting applications for its Learning and Leadership Grants program. The program provides support to public school teachers, public education support professionals, and/or faculty and staff in public institutions of higher education through grants to individuals to fund their participation in high-quality professional development experiences such as summer institutes or action research; or grants to groups to fund collegial study, including study groups, action research, lesson study, or mentoring experiences for faculty or staff new to an assignment.
  • Eligibility: All applicants must be current members of the National Education Association and faculty or staff at a public higher education institution.
  • Funding: The grant amount is $2,000 for individuals (which fund participation in high-quality professional development experiences, such as summer institutes, conferences, or action research) and $5,000 for groups engaged in collegial study (which include study groups, action research, lesson plan development, or mentoring experiences for faculty or staff). All $5,000 group grant applicants must include partner information. Funding preference will be given to projects that incorporate school farming, aquaponics, global learning, and/or the NEA Foundation’s online courses. Only 1 application is accepted per university.
  • Deadline: February 1; June 1; October 1
  • Contact: Dayna Neef one month in advance of deadline.

Lung Cancer Research Projects
  • Overview: The Lung Cancer Research Foundation’s grant program provides funding for innovative research focused on the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure of lung cancer. The Foundation encourages applications for projects investigating a wide variety of research topics, including:
    • Improving our understanding of lung cancer biology
    • IPrevention and screening for early detection
    • Identification of new biomarkers and the development of targeted therapies
    • IDevelopment of next-generation chemotherapeutic agents
    • ISupportive measures for people with lung cancer and their families
    • IQuality of care and outcomes research
  • Eligibility: Investigators affiliated with a non-profit academic or research institution that fall into one of the following categories: Students and fellows, young and mid career investigators with less than 10 years of experience, Non-tenure track researchers, staff scientists and clinicians. Senior investigators with more than 10 years’ experience are NOT eligible to apply.
  • Funding: Max award of $150,000 over 2 years
  • Deadline: July 1
  • Contact: Adeline Gonzales 3 months in advance of deadline.
  • Resources:

Mental Health Research
  • Overview: Foundation is accepting applications from behavioral or psychological research studies based in the United States or Canada. Through its Faculty/Post-Doctoral Fellows program, the fund will award grants in support of studies aimed at developing, refining, evaluating, or disseminating innovative interventions designed to prevent or ameliorate major social, psychological, behavioral, or public health problems affecting children, adults, couples, families, or communities. The fund will also consider studies that have the potential for adding significantly to knowledge about such problems. Projects must be focused on the United States or Canada or on a comparison between the U.S. or Canada and one (or more) other country.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must be a faculty member at an accredited college or university or an individual affiliated with an accredited human service organization that is tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. In addition, the principal investigator must have an earned doctorate in a relevant discipline and relevant experience.
  • Funding: Up to $20,000
  • Deadline: April 1 or November 1 annual by 5 PM
  • Contact: Adeline Gonzales 1 month prior to deadline.
  • Resources:

Mid-Career Research Opportunity – Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Overview: Foundation is requesting applications for its Mid-Career Investigator Research Grants program. Grant awards are to be used as seed money for new research projects that extend an established investigator’s work in new directions. Opportunity for short-term funding for research in the topics related to the file d of physical medicine and rehabilitation Oversearching Issues: Health Services, Health Policy, or Research Capacity. Priorities Identified by Diagnostic Groups: Cross-cutting Priorities, Chronic Pain, Musculoskeletal, Spinal Cord Injury, Stroke, and Traumatic Brain Injury.
  • Eligibility: Eligible applicants for grant include any physiatrist or faculty member in a division or department of physical medicine and rehabilitation who is at least 5 and not more than 20 years post-completion of a terminal degree and subsequent training program. Applicant must be able to demonstrate a history of successful research experience. Special consideration will be given to proposals that meet the Foundation’s goal of driving the evidence base for cost-effective, results-oriented rehabilitative care.
  • Funding: $20,000
  • Deadline: November 1
  • Contact: Adeline Gonzales one month in advance of deadline
  • Resources:

Music, Arts and Dance - Individual Artists
  • Overview: Opportunities are awarded to American dance, music and theater ensembles, and solo performers that have been invited to perform at international festivals or for performance engagements that represent extraordinary career opportunities anywhere in the world outside the U.S.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must be a professional dance, music or theater ensemble or solo artist (including practitioners of folk and traditional forms) or be a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization or have a U.S.- based fiscal sponsor that has nonprofit 501(c)(3) status.
  • Funding: Up to $15,000 towards support of artist fees, travel, accommodations, per diem, shipping and visa preparation.
  • Deadline: September 7; December 1; April 5
  • Contact: Dayna Neef one month in advance of deadline.

Music - Young Singers
  • Overview: Opportunity to fund projects geared toward barbershop vocal music activities for young women.
  • Eligibility: Individual, group or organization
  • Funding: Varied
  • Deadline: November 1
  • Contact: Dayna Neef one month in advance of deadline.

National Center for Excellence in Fighting Blindness - LOI
  • Overview: Awards to recognize USA and Canada individual scientists and physicians whose innovative research has the potential to advance medical therapies for those suffering from retinal degenerative diseases. Letters of Intent are due by October 25. This funding initiative is focused on accelerating the translation of research findings in inherited retinal degenerative diseases, with the ultimate goal of developing new therapies to prevent, treat, or cure blindness. Funding will be provided for translational drug development and cell therapy, and for non-financial project support to help bridge the gap between laboratory-based research and the clinic.
  • Eligibility: The competition is open to investigators at accredited academic medical centers, research institutions, and universities in the USA and Canada who hold a Ph.D or MD
  • Funding: Totaling up to $900,000 over 3 years
  • Deadline: LOI due October 25 annually, application due January 19 annually
  • Contact: Adeline Gonzales 3 months in advance of deadline. 
  • Resources:

National Youth Technology Program
  • Overview: Foundation seeks nonprofit partners that create hands-on learning opportunities for underserved teens to engage in learning, experimenting, and interacting the latest technologies to build 21st century skills. Their goal is to provide youth with access to new technologies and help them become interested and fluent in digital learning while developing skills to help better prepare them for future education and career success.
  • Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must be a nonprofit organization with an existing out-of-school time program and a proven track record of serving youth between the ages of 13 and 18 in underserved communities. In addition, programs must operate within twenty-five miles of a Best Buy store or other Best Buy center of operation; have a commitment to diversity and inclusion; a willingness to integrate Geek Squad Academy curriculum into existing programming (if appropriate); and have the ability to conduct programming in multiple targeted sites across the country.
  • Funding: Up to $200,000.
  • Deadline: October 1
  • Contact: Michelle Bosau 3 months in advance of deadline. 

Nutrition Research and Education
  • Overview: The Foundation welcomes proposals that develop and advance (1) the inclusion of mandatory courses in nutrition in medical schools; (2) bringing the promise of nutrigenomics or nutritional genomics to realization; and(3) the promotion of environmentally sound, economically viable, socially responsive and sustainable food and agricultural systems. The connections between diet and health remain a basic and primary priority, and consideration has always been given to projects that benefit nutritional programs in the areas of education, training and research.
  • Eligibility: Academic research must be conducted under the leadership of a principal investigator who is a full-time regular faculty member with tenure or tenure track. In order to be considered for an Allen Foundation grant, you must be a non-profit organization and be able to provide us with a copy of your Internal Revenue Service certification of 501(c) 3 tax-exempt status.
  • Funding: Varies
  • Deadline: Midnight December 31 annually
  • Contact: Adeline Gonzales 2 months prior to deadline.
  • Resources

Opportunity to Improve Student Academic Achievement – must be a NEA Foundation Member
  • Overview: The NEA Foundation provides NEA members with grants to improve the academic achievement of students in U.S. public schools and public higher education institutions in any subject area(s). The proposed work should engage students in critical thinking and problem solving that deepen their knowledge of standards-based subject matter. The work should also improve students’ habits of inquiry, self-directed learning, and critical reflection.
  • Eligibility: All applicants must be current members of the National Education Association and faculty or staff at a public higher education institution.
  • Funding: Either $2,000 or $5,000 depending on the project. Grant funds may be used for resource materials, supplies, equipment, transportation, technology, or scholars-in-residence. Although some funds may be used to support the professional development necessary to implement the project, the majority of grant funds must be spent on materials or educational experiences for students. Funding preference will be given to projects that incorporate school farming, aquaponics, global learning, and/or the NEA Foundation’s online courses. Only 1 application is accepted per university.
  • Deadline: February 1; June 1; October 15
  • Contact: Dayna Neef one month in advance of deadline.

Paralyzed Veterans Innovative Educational Project
  • Overview: : The Foundation is focused on funding educational projects that benefit and serve individuals with SCI/D, their families and caregivers. The Education Foundation has five topic categories for funding consideration which are: Consumer, Caregiver, and Community Education; Professional Development and Education; Research Utilization and Dissemination; Assistive Technology; and Conferences and Symposia. These projects should be designed to improve the quality of life for individuals with SCI/D, educate consumers about the consequences of and complications associated with SCI/D, improve the knowledge and skills of SCI/D health care professionals and to prevent the occurrence and complications of new SCI/D.
  • Eligibility: Eligible applicants should be members of academic institutions, health care providers and organizations, or consumer advocates and organizations. Grantee institutions must be located in the United States or Canada. However, project directors and fellows are not required to be U.S. or Canadian citizens.
  • Funding: The foundation supports one-year projects with a maximum of $50,000; conferences and symposia are supported up to a maximum of $15,000.
  • Deadline: February 1
  • Contact: Adeline Gonzales one month in advance of deadline.

Physical Therapy Research Opportunity
  • Overview: Funding is awarded to research projects designed to evaluate the effectiveness of physical therapist interventions within any discipline relevant to the field. Funds may be requested to meet any type of expense reasonably associated with the research project, including salaries and fringe benefits, purchase or rental of equipment, supplies, travel, publication costs, printing or postage, and special services such as computer time, photographic services, and secretarial or research assistant support. FPT supports only those intervention studies in which the interventions are provided by physical therapists, or selected components of the interventions are provided by physical therapist assistants under the direction and supervision of physical therapists.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must be an individual or a group of investigators applying through a U.S. sponsoring organization/institution with which they are affiliated. Groups must designate one member as the principal investigator responsible for directing the project. Other members of the group may be physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, or individuals from other disciplines that are relevant to the proposed study. 
  • Funding: Up to $40,000 
  • Deadline: August 3 
  • Contact: Adeline Gonzales 1 month in advance of deadline. 
  • Resources: 

Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry
  • Overview: The program aims to support innovative fundamental research in the chemical sciences or engineering related to the environment. Examples include but are not limited to the chemistry associated with the climate, the atmosphere, aquatic or marine settings, toxicology, soil, or groundwater. Also of interest are chemistry-related energy research (renewable sources, sequestration, etc.), and new or green approaches to chemical synthesis and processing, both with a clearly stated relation to the environment.
  • Eligibility: The program is open to all academic and other not-for-profit organizations in the states, districts, and territories of the United States. Applications are accepted from principal investigators who have well-established research efforts in environmental science or engineering. These research activities need not be located in traditional departments in the chemical sciences, and collaboration across departments and institutions is encouraged. The postdoctoral fellow is usually not already identified or working in the principal investigator's lab at the time of application.
  • Funding: $120,000 ($60,000 per year for two years)
  • Deadline: August 1
  • Contact: Adeline Gonzales 3 months in advance of deadline
  • Resources:

Program in Religion, Journalism, & International Affairs
  • Overview: Proposals are sought for projects hosted at US-based universities with research and curricular strengths in journalism and communication and the humanistic and social science fields concerned with the study of religion in international contexts (including, but not limited to, anthropology, area studies, history, literature, political science, religious studies, and sociology).
  • Eligibility: Lead researcher must be a scholar in a field of the humanities and social sciences or journalism. Projects must be hosted by a US-based university.
  • Funding: Up to $60,000
  • Deadline: March (TBD)
  • Contact: Adeline Gonzales 2 months in advance of deadline
  • Resources: 

Project in Aging - LOI
  • Overview: The Retirement Research Foundation is accepting proposals from nonprofit organizations for local and national projects designed to improve the quality of life for older Americans. Grants will be awarded for projects that provide direct services, advocacy, education and training programs for professionals working with elders, as well as for research that investigates causes and solutions to significant problems of older adults. Projects with a local focus will be considered from organizations based only in seven states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Wisconsin, and Florida. However, advocacy, training, and research projects of national relevance are considered from organizations located anywhere in the United States.
  • Eligibility: Tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; OR non-profit organizations that are not required to have a 501(c)(3) designation, such as state-funded universities. Nonprofit organizations, including but not limited to institutions of higher education. Exclusions: Biomedical, theory development, or dissertation research; research that is not specifically focused on aging; conferences or fundraising events; governmental agencies, except for state universities, area agencies on aging, and programs of the Veterans administration.
  • Funding: $20,000 to $100,000
  • Deadline: LOI due December 1. This step is optional, but may offer valuable feedback as you prepare a full proposal. Full proposal due February 1.
  • Contact: Adeline Gonzales by October 6, 2018, then thereafter 2 months prior to deadline.
  • Resources:

Promote and Preserve the Organic Industry and Organic Farmers
  • Overview: Grants are awarded to research, education and advocacy projects focused on protecting and promoting organic in ways aligned with these strategic priorities: Go organic, stay organic: Efforts that support farmers transitioning to organic, preserve and increase organic acreage, and provide the training, development and resources needed to ensure future generations of organic farmers. Amplify the organic voice: Efforts that educate consumers and other key stakeholders on the proven benefits of organic food and farming. Increase organic farmer success: Efforts that provide organic farmers with the information, tools and resources they need to be successful and profitable.
  • Eligibility: Non-profit organizations and academic/research institutions are eligible to submit a letter of interest (LOI)
  • Funding: One-time grants are awarded in the amounts of $5,000-$50,000, with an average grant award of $20,000 and the size of the award corresponding to the scope and impact of the project. Grants exceeding $50,000 and multi-year grants are considered under extraordinary circumstances by invitation only.
  • Deadline: LOI due: Feb 15, Jun 15, Sep 15
  • Contact: Michelle Bosau 1 month in advance of deadline.
  • Resources:

Proposals for Ideas to Improve Mental Health Research
  • Overview: Opportunity for innovative ideas for how to improve the state of mental health research, including clinical psychology and psychiatry research. The foundation is particularly interested in strategies for incentivizing the registration of trials and the full reporting of results through ClinicalTrials.gov, encouraging greater sharing of data and code, and eliciting the disclosure of information about trials that is normally hidden (e.g., protocols and clinical study reports). Preference will be given to projects that promote the use of randomized controlled trials as a method of independently evaluating clinical psychology interventions and programs.
  • Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must be recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Funding: $20,000 - $4,500,000: Mean of $509,000, Median of $247,000
  • Deadline: Letter of Interest (LOI) due December 15
  • Contact: Michelle Bosau 3 months in advance of deadline. 

Reproductive Health Program
  • Overview: Opportunity for programs designed to educate young women about human reproduction to broaden and enhance their options in life. The foundation seeks to empower young women with education about healthy reproduction to broaden and enhance their options in life. The program focuses on young women who have inadequate access to information regarding sexual and reproductive health, including comprehensive and unbiased information on contraception and pregnancy termination.
  • Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must be a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Funding: Funding of up to $35,000 will be awarded in support of programs for young women, particularly those who are disadvantaged by poverty, discrimination, geographic isolation, lack of specific sex education, hostile public policy, or other factors contributing to inadequate reproductive health. Areas of interest include programs that include a comprehensive approach to sexual and reproductive health education; novel ideas, including innovative methods of delivering information; and programs that incorporate advocacy or policy change. $10,000 - $35,000, with average funding size between $15,000 - $25,000.
  • Deadline: Concept paper due November 1
  • Contact: Dayna Neef one month in advance of deadline.
  • Resources: 

Research Opportunity
  • Overview: Program seeks to stimulate research on U.S. education issues using data from the large­ scale, national and international data sets supported by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NSF, and other federal agencies, and to increase the number of education researchers using these data sets. The program supports research projects that are quantitative in nature, include the analysis of existing data from NCES, NSF or other federal agencies, and have U.S. education policy relevance.
  • Eligibility: Research Grants are available for faculty at institutions of higher education, postdoctoral researchers, and other doctoral-level scholars. Applications are encouraged from a variety of disciplines, including but not limited to education, sociology, economics, psychology, demography, statistics, and psychometrics. Applicants for Research Grants may be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents. Non­U.S. citizens working at a U.S. institution are also eligible to apply. Applicants must have received the doctoral degree by the start date of the grant.
  • Funding: Up to $20,000 for one-year projects, or up to $35,000 for two-year projects.
  • Deadline: January 25 and September 15
  • Contact: Adeline Gonzales 1 month in advance of deadline. 
  • Resources:

Research Project - Herbs
  • Overview: This opportunity is for the research of the horticultural, scientific, and/or social use of herbs throughout history. Research must define herb as historically useful for flavoring, medicine, ornament, economic, industrial, or cosmetic purposes. This opportunity is intended to support small, self-contained research projects over a short-period of time. Allowable costs include: compensation for investigators, professional and technical assistance, research supplies and materials, costs of computer time.
  • Eligibility: Eligible applicants may be students, professionals, or individuals.
  • Funding: $5000
  • Deadline: January 31
  • Contact: Dayna Neef one month in advance of deadline.

Research on the Social, Economics, and Political Effects of the Affordable Care Act – LOI
  • Overview: The program supports innovative social science research on the social, economic, and political effects of the Affordable Care Act. The foundation is especially interested in funding analyses that address important questions about the effects of the reform on outcomes such as financial security and family economic well-being, labor supply and demand, participation in other public programs, family and children's outcomes, and differential effects by age, race, ethnicity, nativity, or disability status. The foundation also is interested in research that examines the political effects of the implementation of the new law, including changes in views about government, support for future government policy changes, or the impact on policy development outside of health care. Funding is available for secondary analysis of data or for original data collection. Projects that propose novel uses of existing data and projects that propose to analyze newly available or underutilized data are welcome. The foundation will not fund research on the effects of the ACA on healthcare delivery or health outcomes (e.g., barriers to implementation, changes in the quality of care and health status, or trends in enrollment and affordability), as other funders already do that.
  • Eligibility: All applicants (both PIs and Co-PIs) must have a Ph.D. or comparable terminal degree, or a strong career background that establishes their ability to conduct high-level, peer-reviewed scholarly research. RSF particularly encourages early career scholars to apply for Presidential awards. All nationalities are eligible to apply and applicants do not have to reside in the U.S. RSF does not accept applications for Project and Presidential Awards from doctoral or other graduate students, unless specified in a special RFP.
  • Funding: Grant requests are limited to no more than a two-year period, with a maximum of $150,000 (including overhead) per project.
  • Deadline: LOIs must be received no later than August 21. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application that must be returned no later than November 15.
  • Contact: Adeline Gonzales 3 months in advance of deadline.
  • Resources:

Research Studies to Advance the Healthcare System
  • Overview: To support innovative research that will advance the existing knowledge base in the areas of health care financing, delivery, management and/or policy. Studies must have strong potential to yield insights that can be used to have a positive impact on the U.S. health care system by reducing spending, improving quality of care, and/or expanding access to insurance coverage and health care services.
  • Eligibility: Applications from individual researchers as well as from all types of organizations and institutions, including both non-profit and for-profit entities. Multiple organizations may apply jointly, but one must be named as the principal organization and others will have a subcontract relationship with that organization. There is no limit to the number of project ideas that may be submitted by a given researcher, organization or academic department.
  • Funding: $300,000 will fund approx. 5 to 6 studies
  • Deadline: LOI due: July 10, 2017 (only deadline for 2017)
  • Contact: Adeline Gonzales 3 months in advance of deadline.
  • Resources:

Role of Healthcare and Insurance in Improving Outcomes in Cancer Prevention
  • Overview: A call for research that evaluates the impact of the many changes now occurring in the healthcare system with a particular focus on cancer prevention, control, and treatment. Efforts focusing on improving access to care may also impact inequities that contribute to health disparities. New health public policy initiatives such as the new federal and state marketplaces that have expanded insurance coverage, as well as Medicaid expansion in some states, create natural experiments ripe for evaluation. Research to be funded by this RFA should focus on the changes in national, state, and/or local policy and the response to these changes by healthcare systems, insurers, payers, communities, practices, and patients. The Foundation is keenly interested in supporting rapid learning research to study the effects of health policy changes on patients, providers, and health systems including facilitators and barriers to care, unintended consequences, differential experiences and outcomes of patients seeking or receiving care, best practice models for quality care, and economic impact.
  • Eligibility: Applications may be submitted by not-for-profit institutions located within the United States, its territories and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
  • Funding: Up to $200,00 per year (direct costs) for up to four years, with one exception: Health equity focused applications may propose a project period of up to 5 years if the study involves mixed methods utilizing both primary data and secondary collection to obtain qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Deadline: April 1; October 15
  • Contact: Michelle Bosau 3 months in advance of deadline. 

Simons Collaborations in Mathematics and the Physical Sciences – LOI
  • Overview: Grants to USA and Canada PhD program faculty at nonprofit universities for projects that will contribute to progress on major fundamental scientific questions in mathematics, theoretical computer science, and theoretical physics. A Simons Collaboration in MPS should address a mathematical or theoretical topic of fundamental scientific importance, where a significant, new development creates a novel area for exploration or provides a new direction for progress in an established field. The questions addressed by the collaboration may be concrete or conceptual, but there should be little doubt that answering them would constitute a major scientific milestone. The project should have clearly defined initial activities and goals by which progress and success can be measured. The support from the foundation should be seen as critical for the objectives of the project.
  • Eligibility: Should hold a faculty, or equivalent, position at a U.S. or Canadian institution with a Ph.D. program.
  • Funding: $2 million per year for an initial period of 4 years
  • Deadline: LOI due October annually. Full proposal due February 15 annually
  • Contact: Adeline Gonzales 3 months in advance of deadline
  • Resources:

Small Research Opportunity
  • Overview: Opportunity for small research projects to improve education. Previous projects have included various disciplines such as education, sociology, psychology, economics, history, and anthropology, using a wide range of research methods.
  • Eligibility: Researcher must have an earned doctorate.
  • Funding: Intended to support education research projects with budgets of $50,000 or less.
  • Deadline: February 1, August 1, or November 1
  • Contact: Adeline Gonzales 1 month in advance of deadline
  • Resources:

Social Justice Arts Projects
  • Overview: Opportunity to open the doors of artistic expression by providing grants to artist-activists and arts organizations often excluded from mainstream opportunities due to race, gender, or social philosophy. To advance this mission, the foundation has issued a Request for Proposals for art projects that seek to enrich and inform the public on important subjects such as the environment, social justice, civil rights, and other contemporary issues that other organizations might hesitate to fund. The foundation also gives special consideration to communities and school districts underserved by the arts. For the purposes of this RFP, the foundation will consider projects from individual artists and organizations working within the visual arts, dance, music, theater, photography, film/Video, writing, poetry, and public interest platforms.
  • Eligibility: Eligible applicants include individuals as well as nonprofit educational, cultural, and social justice organizations.
  • Funding: Up to $25,000
  • Deadline: December 16
  • Contact: Dayna Neef one month in advance of deadline.

Sociological Initiatives Foundation Accepting Applications for Sociological Research
  • Overview: Funding will be awarded for research projects focused on social policy; institutional and educational practices; linguistic issues (e.g., literacy, language loss and maintenance, language policy, language and national security, bilingualism, language and gender, language and law, language disabilities, language and health, language and education, different language cultures); and community capacity and the organization of previously unorganized groups. Preference will be given to subjects that tend to be underfunded and to projects of a size where an SFI grant can make a difference.
  • Eligibility: Must be considered tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
  • Funding: Up to $20,000
  • Deadline: Short concept proposals must be received no later than August 15, 2017. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by November 2017.
  • Contact: Adeline Gonzales one month in advance of deadline.
  • Resources:

Target Advancement Program for Research on Parkinson’s Disease
  • Overview: Target Advancement Awards support research characterizing promising, novel PD-relevant targets or continuing target biology work on established PD targets. Preferred targets for this program already demonstrate links to PD in human patient populations. These awards are well-suited to projects where hypothetical or experimental rationale for a target is compelling but limited, and study results can make the case for continuing (or discontinuing) a line of research. We invite projects designed to assess emerging PD targets in pre-clinical models, human cellular models, and human tissue and fluid matrices. A webinar will be offered September 7, 2017 that provides an overview of MJFF's funding strategy, MJFF's funding opportunities and how to apply for funding and the review process.
  • Eligibility: Not specified
  • Funding: 1 year $100,000 grants
  • Deadline: Pre-proposal due September 27 at 5 p.m.
  • Contact: Adeline Gonzales two months prior to deadline.
  • Resources:

USA Health Care Reform Outcomes Research
  • Overview: This Russell Sage Foundation initiative will support innovative social science research on the social, economic and political effects of the Affordable Care Act. They are especially interested in funding analyses that address important questions about the effects of the reform on outcomes such as financial security and family economic well-being, labor supply and demand, participation in other public programs, family and children’s outcomes, and differential effects by age, race, ethnicity, nativity, or disability status. They are also interested in research that examines the political effects of the implementation of the new law, including changes in views about government, support for future government policy changes, or the impact on policy development outside of health care. Funding is available for secondary analysis of data or for original data collection. They welcome projects that propose novel uses of existing data, as well as projects that propose to analyze newly available or underutilized data. They will not fund research on the effects of the ACA on health care delivery or health outcomes (e.g., barriers to implementation, changes in the quality of care and health status, or trends in enrollment and affordability); other funders already do that.
  • Eligibility: All applicants (both PIs and Co-PIs) must have a Ph.D. or comparable terminal degree, or a strong career background that establishes their ability to conduct high-level, peer-reviewed scholarly research. RSF particularly encourages early career scholars to apply for Presidential awards. All nationalities are eligible to apply and applicants do not have to reside in the U.S. RSF does not accept applications for Project and Presidential Awards from doctoral or other graduate students, unless specified in a special RFP.
  • Funding: $150,000 for no more than a 2 year period
  • Deadline: LOI (4 pages max, excluding references) due: August 21 and November 30. If invited to apply, proposal deadline: November 15 and March 5.
  • Contact: Adeline Gonzales 3 months in advance of deadline.
  • Resources:

Visionary Opportunity – Social Sciences
  • Overview: This opportunity supports innovation through supporting research, education and intervention projects and programs that use psychology to solve social problems in the following priority areas: understanding and fostering the connection between behavior and physical health to ensure well-being; reducing stigma and prejudice to promote unity and harmony; understanding and preventing violence to create a safer, more humane world; supporting programs that address the long-term psychological needs of individuals and communities in the aftermath of disaster.
  • Eligibility: Be a graduate student or early career researcher (no more than 10 years postdoctoral).
  • Funding: Up to $20,000 for 1 year grants
  • Deadline: April 12
  • Contact: Adeline Gonzales one month in advance of deadline.

Water Quality Research
  • Overview: The Unsolicited Research Program seeks to fund innovative research projects that will significantly advance knowledge and scientific understanding and that could provide fundamentally transformative results. Proposals in all relevant wastewater, recycled water, storm water, and other sources of water addressing water quality areas are welcome. WE&RF would consider proposals that would take existing research to the next level of completion, resulting in practical solutions to water challenges. Pre-proposals will be evaluated on the following five (5) criteria: technical and scientific merit (including technical achievability and likelihood of success). Explain the basis for technical achievability and include relevant research by proposer and/or others to date. Indicate if research findings have near-term or long-term applicability in the field; originality of concept; quality and soundness of objectives -Significance of the proposed research and its likelihood to significantly advance relevant knowledge and understanding, and provide useful and usable information needed for subsequent field deployment; qualifications of proposer(s) including knowledge, experience, and demonstrated ability.
  • Eligibility: All qualified entities, including international organizations and disadvantaged business enterprises, are encouraged to submit research proposals.
  • Funding: Up to $300,000 in awards. Awards typically made in the $25,000 to $150,000 range. A minimum 25% of the total project value must be contributed to the project in the form of a cost-share and/or in-kind support or services.
  • Deadline: Pre-proposals due by July 13
  • Contact: Adeline Gonzales 3 months in advance of deadline
  • Resources:

Women's Health Policy Research
  • Overview: The annual award provides a single grant for research on an aspect of healthcare policy that assists, defines, or restricts the ability of a physician to deliver health care to women in the general population or in a specific area. Grants are not intended to supplement physician stipends, and all funds are to be directed to research costs.
  • Eligibility: All applicants must be junior fellows or fellows of the college at the time of application
  • Funding: $10,000
  • Deadline: December 15
  • Contact: Adeline Gonzales 1 month prior to deadline
  • Resources:

Young Investigator Research Program - Chemical or Life Sciences LOI
  • Overview: The annual program is intended to provide research support to the most promising young faculty members in the early stages of an academic career in the chemical or life sciences and to foster the invention of methods, instruments, and materials with the potential to open up new avenues of research in science. Projects proposed for this program should be truly innovative, high-risk, and show promise for contributing to significant advances in chemistry and the life sciences. They should also represent a departure from current research directions rather than an extension or expansion of existing programs. Proposed research that cuts across traditional boundaries of scientific disciplines is encouraged.
  • Eligibility: The BYI program is open to individual researchers within the first three years of a tenure-track position, or an equivalent independent research appointment, in an academic or nonprofit institution that conducts research in the chemical and life sciences. Candidates must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States at the time of application.
  • Funding: Projects are normally funded for a period of four years. Grants typically range around $600,000 over the term of the project, contingent on demonstrated progress after the second year of the award.
  • Deadline: LOIs must be received no later than August 14. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application.
  • Contact: Adeline Gonzales 3 months in advance of deadline
  • Resources:

Youth STEM Education Project
  • Overview: To advance its mission, foundation engages in grant making that reflects the basic tenets, beliefs, and philosophies of Honda companies, which are characterized by the following qualities: imaginative, creative, youthful, forward-thinking, scientific, humanistic, and innovative. One-year grants of up to $75,000 will be awarded to youth education projects with a specific focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) subjects and the environment.
  • Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must be a nonprofit charitable organization classified as a 501(c)(3) public charity by the Internal Revenue Service, or a public school district, private/public elementary, or secondary school. If an organization's gross revenue is $500,000 or more, it must also be able to provide two years of audited financial statements examined by an independent CPA. (If an organization's gross revenue is less than $500,000 and it does not have audited financial statements, it may submit two years of financial statements accompanied by an independent CPA's review report instead.)
  • Funding: $20,000 - $75,000 (average is $45,000)
  • Deadline: August 1
  • Contact: Dayna Neef 1 month in advance of deadline
  • Resources:
Fellowships
Child Psychology Research Fellowship
  • Overview: The goals of the annual program are to nurture excellent young scholars for a career in an area of psychology, including child-clinical, pediatric, school, educational, and developmental psychopathology, as well as to support scholarly work contributing to the advancement of knowledge in these areas.
  • Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must have completed doctoral candidacy (documentation required) and be able to demonstrate research competence and commitment to their chosen specialty.
  • Funding:One-year grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded to support graduate research projects and scholarships in child psychology.
  • Deadline: November 15, 2017
  • Contact: Adeline Gonzales one month in advance of deadline
  • Resources:

Collaborative Research Fellowship
  • Overview: Supports small teams of two or more scholars collaborating intensively on a single, substantive project in the humanities and related social sciences. The goal of the project should be a tangible research product (such as joint print or web publications) for which at least two collaborators will take credit.
  • Eligibility:A collaborative project must be constituted of at least two scholars who are each seeking salary-replacement stipends for six to twelve continuous months of supported research leave to pursue full-time collaborative research and writing during the fellowship tenure. Applicants must hold a PhD degree or its equivalent in publications and professional experience. 
    • Past recipients have included Professors of Philosophy, History, Law, English, Biomedical Ethics, Gender Studies, Classical Studies, Cultural Anthropology, Art History, Music, Sociology, Religion, Educational Leadership, Geography, African American Studies, Languages and Literatures, Biological Studies, German Studies, Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies, Judaic Studies, Humanities, and more.
  • Funding: Fellowships provide up to $60,000 in salary-replacement stipends for each collaborator to take a semester- or academic year-long supported research leave, as well as up to $21,000 in project funds, which may be used for such purposes as travel, materials, or research assistance. The total amount of stipends may not exceed $180,000 for any one project.
  • Deadline: September 28
  • Contact: Adeline Gonzales 3 months in advance of deadline
  • Resources:

Critical questions at the intersection of the arts, engineering, humanities, law, and the natural, physical, and social sciences
  • Overview: The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study is dedicated to fostering and supporting integrative scholarship that addresses critical questions at the intersection of the arts, engineering, humanities, law, and the natural, physical, and social sciences, especially work that transcends disciplinary boundaries. NDIAS encourages scholars to include questions of values in their analyses, to integrate diverse disciplines, and to ask how their findings can advance civilization. The institute offers its fellows the opportunity to engage not only in analysis but also in evaluating what should be done, to analyze the world in substantive and collaborative ways, and to think through the implications of present behavior for the future of the world.
  • Eligibility: The institute welcomes applications from faculty, scholars, public intellectuals, fellows from other institutes, and professional researchers in all disciplines, including the arts, engineering, the humanities, law, and the social and physical sciences who have a project that is creative, innovative, or aligns with the intellectual orientation of the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study.
  • Funding: NDIAS offers residential fellowships for periods ranging from three weeks to a full academic year (fall and spring semesters, August through May). Fellowships range up to $60,000 per academic year (up to a maximum of $30,000 per semester), or pro-rated amounts for shorter periods. Fellows who do not reside in the greater Michigan area will be provided with subsidized visiting faculty housing located adjacent to the university during their fellowship. Fellowships include research expenditures of up to $1,000, a private office in the institute, a computer and printer, access to university libraries and other facilities, and twice-weekly Institute seminars and other events.
  • Deadline: October 16
  • Contact: Adeline Gonzales one month in advance of deadline
  • Resources:

Child and Adolescent ADHS, Depression or Access to Care - OUWB
  • Overview: Opportunity to support two-year research projects in the field of child and adolescent ADHD, child and adolescent depression, and access to care. The Foundation particularly wishes to support two-year research projects that could lead to larger projects worthy of federal funding and other national research awards. Institutions should therefore nominate candidates who have strong evidence of independent research ability potential and who are planning a career in research related to child and adolescent psychiatry or developmental psychopathology. The Foundation desires that the research it supports produce a direct and tangible benefit to children and their families. As such, applicants should be certain to explain, in clear terms designed to be understood by lay people, how their research project will help children and families suffering from these conditions. The Foundation expects institutions to nominate post-doctoral investigators holding a Ph.D. and or M.D. who have also completed all clinical training. As a general rule, nominated candidates should be at the junior faculty level or on a trajectory for attaining faculty status; applications nominating candidates in T32 or other designated research training programs will be considered.
  • Eligibility: post-doctoral investigators at esteemed American medical institutions
  • Funding: $30,000 per year for two years
  • Deadline: November 15
  • Contact: Adeline Gonzales 2 months in advance of deadline.

History of Science - Postdoctoral and Graduate at dissertation stage
  • Overview: The Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry at the Chemical Heritage Foundation, an independent research library in Philadelphia, is inviting applications for short- or long-term fellowships in the history of science, technology, medicine, and industry. The center supports roughly twenty fellows a year, creating a vibrant community of scholars whose work is in some way tied to the history of materials and materiality, chemistry, and all related sciences. Applications come from people in a wide range of disciplines across the humanities and social sciences. Fellows will spend one day a week working closely with a CHF staff member from the library, museum, publications team, Center for Applied History, outreach group, Oral History Program, archives, or digital library team on developing skills in one of two areas: collections and curation, or outreach and exhibitions. The other four days each week, postdoctoral fellows will have access to CHF’s considerable resources and ample time to develop and publish their own research.
  • Eligibility: The Beckman Center currently offers three levels of fellowships. 1) Postdoctoral Fellowships include stipends of $45,000 for a nine-month residence program and are open to scholars at the postdoctoral level. Applicants for postdoctoral fellowships must have their PhD in hand before the July prior to the start of the fellowship and must have earned that degree within the last five years. 2) Dissertation Fellowships include stipends of $26,000 for a nine-month residence program and are open to graduate students at the dissertation stage. 3) Short-Term Fellowships include stipends of $3,000 per month in for residence programs of one to four months and are open to all scholars and researchers. Short-term fellowships are specifically designed around access to the center's research collections, while long-term fellows' work must help support the mission of the institution and fit with the collections more.
  • Funding: $26,000 - $45,000
  • Deadline: January 16 annually
  • Contact: Adeline Gonzales 2 months prior to deadline.

Humanities and Social Sciences Fellowship
  • Overview: Intended as salary replacement to help scholars devote six to twelve continuous months to full-time research and writing.
  • Eligibility: Have a PhD that was conferred at least two years before the application deadline; an individual's most recent supported research leave must have concluded prior to September 1, 2015.  
    • Past recipients have included Professors of Anthropology, Sociology, History, Art, Art History, Foreign Languages and Literatures, English, Music, Religious Studies, Modern Culture, Linguistics, Film, American Studies, Afro-American and African Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Comparative and world Literature, Architecture, Global studies, Jewish Studies, Religion and Politics, and more.
  • Funding: Fellowship stipend is set at three levels based on academic rank: up to $35,000 for Assistant Professor and career equivalent, up to $45,000 for Associate Professor and career equivalent; and up to $70,000 for full Professor and career equivalent.
  • Deadline: September 28
  • Contact: Adeline Gonzales 2 months in advance of deadline.

Junior Faculty Fellowship in Entrepreneurship Research
  • Overview: Established in 2008, the fellowship recognizes tenured or tenure-track junior faculty members at accredited universities in the United States who are beginning to establish a record of scholarship and demonstrate the potential to make significant contributions to research in the field of entrepreneurship.  To date, the body of work produced by these fellows has helped establish entrepreneurship as a legitimate field of academic study. It is expected that the continued efforts supported by the initiative will be translated into knowledge with significant application for policy makers, educators, service providers, and entrepreneurs, as well as high-quality academic research.
  • Eligibility: Nominees must be tenured or tenure-track junior faculty members at an accredited institution of higher education who received a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree between January 1, 2012, and December 31, 2015. Nominees will have until March 13, 2017, to complete their online application for consideration for the fellowship.
  • Funding: Through the program, the foundation will award up to seven Junior Faculty Fellowship grants to junior faculty members in the United States whose research has the potential to make significant contributions to the body of literature in entrepreneurship. Each fellow's university will receive a grant of $35,000 over two to three years to support the research activities of the fellow.
  • Deadline: January 17 annually
  • Contact: Adeline Gonzales 1 month prior to deadline.

Mathematics or Physical Sciences Fellowship
  • Overview: The Fellows Programs provide funds to faculty for up to a semester long research leave from classroom teaching and administrative obligations. Such leaves can increase creativity and provide intellectual stimulation. The goal of the program is to make it easier to take such leaves, or to extend sabbatical leaves by an extra half year.
  • Eligibility: Funding awarded will be restricted to sabbatical-eligible faculty who wish to use the funding for the purpose of extending a single term sabbatical leave to a full academic year.  
  • Funding: The program provides salary replacement for up to 50 percent (up to a maximum of $100,000) of the Fellow’s current academic-year salary, whether normally paid over nine or twelve months, and up to $10,000 for expenses related to the leave.
  • Deadline: September 29
  • Contact: Michelle Bosau 2 months in advance of deadline. 

Origins of Life 2017 Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • Overview: This opportunity supports creative, innovative research on topics such as the astrophysical and planetary context of the origins of life, the development of prebiotic chemistry, the assembly of the first cells, the advent of Darwinian evolution and the earliest signs of life on the young Earth.
  • Eligibility: Candidates should have received their Ph.D. or equivalent degree within five years of the fellowship’s start date.
  • Funding: Up to $165,000.  Appointments last for three years, contingent upon continued research on questions relevant to origins of life as assessed by annual progress reports. The annual stipend will be $55,000 USD.
  • Deadline: Two confidential letters of recommendation are due September 1, 2016.  First-state proposal due September 9
  • Contact: Adeline Gonzales 3 months in advance of deadline.

Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Overview: Supports early career scholars working in critical areas of education research. This non-residential postdoctoral fellowship funds proposals that make significant scholarly contributions to the field of education.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must have received their PhD, EdD, or equivalent research degree between January 1, 2011, and December 31, 2015. Please note, if you defended your dissertation in 2015, but did not receive your diploma, or were not conferred, until 2016, then you will not be eligible to apply for the fellowship this year. 
  • Funding: $70,000 for one academic year of research, or $35,000 for each of two contiguous years, working half-time.
  • Deadline: November 3 at 5 p.m. EST
  • Contact: Adeline Gonzales 2 months in advance of deadline.
  • Resources: 

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Art History
  • Overview: The American Council of Learned Societies is inviting applications for its Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Art. These fellowships are intended to support an academic year of research and/or writing by early career scholars for a project that will make a substantial and original contribution to the understanding of art and its history. The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant. ACLS does not fund creative work (e.g., novels or films), textbooks, straightforward translation, or pedagogical projects. ACLS will award ten fellowships, each with a salary-replacement stipend of $60,000, plus $5,000 for research and travel during the award period. The fellowships are portable and are tenable at the fellow's home institution, abroad, or at another appropriate site for the work proposed. Awards also will include a one-week residence at the Getty Research Institute following the fellowship period. Tenure of the award must encompass the entirety of the 2018-19 academic year, during which fellows must devote themselves to full-time research and writing.
  • Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must have a Ph.D. that was conferred between September 1, 2012, and December 31, 2016. Applicants who earned their PhDs in and/or are currently employed in any humanistic field may apply, so long as they demonstrate that their research draws substantially on the materials, methods, and/or findings of art history, and contributes to the field. Scholars may propose new approaches to art historical scholarship and/or explore connections between art history and other humanistic disciplines.
  • Funding: $65,000
  • Deadline: October 25 by 9 PM EST
  • Contact: Adeline Gonzales 1 month prior to deadline.
  • Resources: 

Research Opportunity - Psychology
  • Overview: Opportunity to support activities on the advancement and application of knowledge related to identified gifted and talented children and adolescents such as research, pilot programs, or research-based programs. Opportunity aims to enable and enhance development of identified gifted and talented children and adolescents, as well as encourage promising psychologists to continue innovative research and programs in this area.
  • Eligibility: Be affiliated with a school or education institution; hold a doctoral degree from, or be a graduate student at an accredited university for research proposals.  
  • Funding: $1,000 - $50,000
  • Deadline: March 1
  • Contact: Michelle Bosau by November 14

Residential Fellowship for Recently Tenured Scholars
  • Overview: Supports long-term, unusually ambitious projects in the humanities and related social sciences. The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant. Two sets of opportunities: first supports an academic year (nine months) of residence at any one of the 13 participating residential research centers and is open to all faculty; second designated specifically for liberal arts college faculty.
  • Eligibility: Tenure: one academic year
    • Past recipients have included Professors of Philosophy, History, East Asian Studies, International Studies, Anthropology, English, Art and Art History, Spanish, Political Science, Sociology, Global Urban studies, Languages and Literatures, Fine Art, Gender and Women’s Studies, Modern Language and Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, African Studies, and more.
  • Funding: $95,000, plus funds for research costs and related scholarly activities of up to $7,500 and for relocation up to $3,000.
  • Deadline: September 28
  • Contact: Dayna Neef 3 months in advance of deadline.

Retirement Research
  • Overview: Opportunity for doctoral candidates to pursue cutting-edge research on retirement issues. Priority areas include Social Security, macroeconomic analyses of Social Security, wealth and retirement income, program interactions, International research, and demographic research. The program is funded by the U.S. Social Security Administration and provides funding opportunities for doctoral candidates to pursue cutting-edge research on retirement issues. Priority areas include: Social Security; Macroeconomic analyses of Social Security; Wealth and retirement income; Program interactions; International research; Demographic research.
  • Eligibility: Applicant must be enrolled in a qualified doctoral program at a U.S. university, have completed all coursework and have completed the appropriate examinations or qualifications to be considered A.B.D., have a dissertation proposal focused on one of the Social Security, have a dissertation advisor and committee, and must have the chair of the dissertation committee approve the research methodology using the provided form.  
  • Funding: Up to five fellowships of $28,000 are awarded to doctoral candidates enrolled in an accredited program at a U.S. university. Grant recipients may be required to present their work to the Social Security Administration in Washington, DC or Baltimore.
  • Deadline: January 31
  • Contact: Dayna Neef one month in advance of deadline.

Roddenberry Fellowship for U.S. Based Activists
  • Overview: Launched in 2010, the Roddenberry Foundation is committed to finding and supporting remarkable people and organizations that can disrupt existing dynamics, challenge old patterns of thought, and discover new ways to help us move toward a better future. To that end, the foundation provide grants to accelerate the development of great untested ideas and models that are challenging the status quo and improving the human condition. To advance this mission, the foundation is inviting applications for its inaugural Roddenberry Fellowship program. Through the program, twenty individuals from across the United States will each receive $50,000 to pursue a project or initiative in the fields of civil rights, climate change and environmental justice, immigration and refugee rights, and/or LGBTQIA and women's rights. In addition to the funds, the fellowship includes tailored support for each activist as he or she launches a new initiative or amplifies an existing early-stage project. Five fellows will be selected in each of the issue areas.
  • Eligibility: The Roddenberry Fellowship is open to US citizens, permanent residents, or current visa holders in the 50 United States who are 18 years of age or older and who meet the following conditions: Agree to all legal terms and conditions of The Roddenberry Fellowship; meet all submission deadlines; submit the application in English; primary focus of your initiative is US issues to include immigrant and refugee rights, civil rights, LGBTQIA and women’s rights, or climate change and environmental justice; you are available to make a twelve (12) month commitment to your initiative; you are affiliated with, employed by, or hosted by a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, academic institution, or established volunteer group at the time of your application; If initiatives, new or pre-existing, have an annual organizational budget of $1 million or less; and your initiative does not involve any attempt to influence legislation or the outcome of any specific public election or the carrying on of any voter registration drive. 
  • Funding: $50,000
  • Deadline: August 22. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a second-round application in September. Fellows will be announced in December 2017, and the one-year program will begin in January 2018.
  • Contact: Michelle Bosau ASAP, then yearly 2 months prior to deadline 
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Society for the Humanities at Cornell
  • Overview: Each year, the society seeks interdisciplinary research projects for residencies that reflect on the philosophical, aesthetic, political, legal, ecological, religious, and cultural understandings of authority. The program welcomes applications from scholars and practitioners who are interested in investigating the topic from the broadest variety of international and disciplinary perspectives. For the 2017 program, the society is inviting scholars to explore the ends of authority, understood as its purposes, goals, and ideals as well as its limitations, aporias, and paradoxes.
  • Eligibility: Applicants should be working on topics related to the year’s theme. Their approach to the humanities should be broad enough to appeal to students and scholars in several humanistic disciplines. In addition, applicants must have received the PhD degree before January 1, 2017. Applicants must also have one or more years of teaching experience, which may include teaching as a graduate student.
  • Funding: $50,000
  • Deadline: October 1, 2017
  • Contact: Michelle Bosau 2 months prior to deadline 
  • Resources:

Women's Dissertation Fellowship
  • Overview: Provides fellowships for women pursuing full-time study to complete dissertations, conducting postdoctoral research full time, or preparing research for publication for eight consecutive weeks. The purpose of the Dissertation Fellowship is to offset a scholar’s living expenses while she completes her dissertation.
  • Eligibility: Must be used for the final year of writing the dissertation. Applicants must have completed all coursework, passed all preliminary exams, and had the dissertation research proposal or plan approved by November 15, 2016. The doctoral degree/dissertation must be completed between April 1 and June 30, 2018. Degree conferral must be between April 1 and September 15, 2018. The fellowship is intended for applicants who are completing their first doctoral degree.  
  • Funding: $20,000
  • Deadline: November 15
  • Contact: Adeline Gonzales 1 month in advance of deadline. 
  • Resources:
Awards
Annual College Mental/Behavioral Health Award
  • Overview: The annual award is designed to fund the development of creative initiatives that address prevention, early intervention, and treatment for mental and behavioral health disorders among college students. The goal of these initiatives is to reduce the risk of mental and behavioral illness and injury among college students and to enhance both individual and community health as a strategy to support student learning.
  • Eligibility: Only campus health professionals who are American College Health Association Individual Members or employed at an ACHA Member Institution are eligible to apply.
  • Funding: $3,500
  • Deadline: February 3
  • Contact: Dayna Neef one month in advance of deadline. 

Award for Encouraging Women into Careers in the Chemical Sciences
  • Overview: To recognize significant accomplishments by individuals who have stimulated or fostered the interest of women in chemistry, promoting their professional developments as chemists or chemical engineers.
  • Eligibility: Nominees for the award may come from any professional setting: academia, industry, government, or other independent facility.
  • Funding: The award consists of $5,000 and a certificate. A grant of $10,000 will be made to an academic institution, designated by the recipient, to strengthen its activities in meeting the objectives of the award. Up to $1,500 for travel expenses to the meeting at which the award will be presented will be reimbursed.
  • Deadline: Nominations due November 1
  • Contact: Dayna Neef one month in advance of deadline.

Award for an Exemplary Program or Achievement in Mathematics
  • Overview: To recognize a department which has distinguished itself by undertaking an unusual or particularly effective program of value to the mathematics community, internally or in relation to the rest of society. 
  • Eligibility: Departments of mathematical sciences in North America that offer at least a bachelor’s degree in mathematical sciences.
  • Funding: $5,000
  • Deadline: Nominations due September 15
  • Contact: Dayna Neef one month in advance of deadline.

Award for Significant Breakthrough in Cancer Research
  • Overview: Award of $25,000 to a USA, Canada, or International individual scientist for outstanding work and progress in cancer research. Nominees must have made a new discovery or development that has led to earlier diagnosis, better prevention, or new treatments for cancer patients through scientific understandings. Nominations for the Prize may be made by individuals from the research community, industry, government, or other organizations who are sufficiently familiar with the research accomplishments and contributions of the nominee. Self-nominations will not be accepted.
  • Eligibility: Candidates must have made an original discovery or breakthrough in scientific understanding that has led to better prevention, earlier diagnosis, or new treatments for patients with cancer.
  • Funding: $25,000 Honorarium
  • Deadline: Nominations due by September 30, 2017
  • Contact: Michelle Bosau 1 month prior to deadline.
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Bayada Technological Innovation in Nursing Award
  • Overview: The award program, which was created in 2004 to acknowledge nurses who have made a significant contribution to nursing education or practice through the development and/or adoption of a new technology, offers a $10,000 prize to an educator or practicing health professional whose innovation leads to improved patient care and patient care outcomes, and to an educator or practicing health professional whose innovation leads to improved health professions education and student outcomes. Entries will be judged on the technology's innovativeness and its impact on nursing education or direct patient care. The innovation must be new and be in use for six months or longer prior to submission of application. Applications must be submitted under one of the following categories: 1) Patient Care: improving efficiency of healthcare delivery, preventing/reducing errors, and improving outcomes, 2) Healthcare Education (both didactic and clinical): innovation in curricular delivery methods and improving student competency and learning outcomes (One $10,000 for each category).
  • Eligibility: An educator or practicing health professional
  • Funding: $10,000
  • Deadline: March 1
  • Contact: Dayna Neef 1 month in advance of deadline.
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Doctoral Research Award – Nursing
  • Overview: This award supports doctoral level research conducted by PhD or DNP students to: increase the quality and quantity of scholarly inquiry into the uses of simulation in nursing education, advance the science of nursing education, increase the visibility of NLN-sponsored nursing education research.
  • Eligibility: The application process is open to the public, but preference will be given to NLN members. Applicants must provide evidence that the proposed study has been approved by their dissertation or scholarly project committee and that IRB approval has been obtained, where applicable. Proposed studies must be clearly focused on simulation research in nursing education and must relate to one or more of the NLN Priorities for Research in Nursing Education.
  • Funding: $2,500
  • Deadline: February 9
  • Contact: Adeline Gonzales one month in advance of deadline. 

Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science
  • Overview: This award recognizes early-career scientists and engineers who demonstrate excellence in their contribution to public engagement with science activities.
  • Eligibility: Nominee must be a scientist or engineer actively conducting research in any scientific discipline (including social sciences and medicine) in academia, government or industry and must be “early career,” which is defined as an individual who has been in his/her current field for less than seven years and pre-tenure or job equivalent (typically within 7 years of receiving Ph.D.). Post-doctoral fellows are eligible for this award.
  • Funding: $5,000
  • Deadline: Nominations due by October 15
  • Contact: Adeline Gonzales one month in advance of deadline. 

Faculty Research Award
  • Overview: Award supports academic research in engineering, computer science, and other fields and are structured as unrestricted gifts to universities and are designed to support roughly the cost of one graduate student for one year of work. The awards tend to go to projects that are highly technical. The work funded through Faculty Research Awards is very high caliber, and research results are often published at top conferences and in top publications in Computer Science.
  • Eligibility: Permanent faculty at a university or a degree-granting research institution, seeking funding to support a PhD student(s).
  • Funding: Up to $150,000 (average $50,000-60,000)
  • Deadline: September 30
  • Contact: Michelle Bosau 3 months in advance of deadline. 
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Innovative Projects Program - ACS
  • Overview: The American Chemical Society is seeking applications to its Local Section Innovative Projects Grants program. The biannual program encourages local ACS sections to conceive of and implement innovative projects designed to strengthen the functioning of the local section. Projects must be 1) new to the applying local section 2) stimulate local section member involvement 3) pilot a continuing section activity or take advantage of a unique upcoming opportunity for the section. Projects that support interaction with other ACS local sections, ACS divisions, ACS committees, other professional associations or community groups are especially encouraged, as are programs that foster inclusiveness and participation of diverse section membership or segments of the general public.
  • Eligibility: Be part of a local ACS section
  • Funding: $3,500
  • Deadline: January 15 and June 30 annually
  • Contact: Dayna Neef 1 month prior to deadline. 
  • Resources:

Midwest Doctoral Research Award – Nursing
  • Overview: The purpose of the dissertation grant is to encourage dissertation research that advances nursing science and practice. Funds are available for quantitative and qualitative research on any topic relevant to nursing with the following goals: to increase the quality and quantity of research or doctoral dissertations/capstone projects focused on nursing education; to advance the science of nursing education; to increase awareness of support for nursing education research by the MNRS and the NLN.
  • Eligibility: Applicants for this award must be current members of MNRS (student or regular) and must be enrolled in a doctoral nursing program (DNP, DNS, EdD, or PhD) in the Midwest region or must have completed the terminal degree no more than five years prior to applying for the grant. Applicants must provide evidence that they have successfully completed the dissertation proposal process or provide evidence that they completed a terminal degree; and obtained IRB approval, where applicable. Proposed studies must be clearly focused on nursing education research and must relate to one or more of the NLN Priorities for Research in Nursing Education.
  • Funding: MNRS awards a $2,500 grant in the spring; NLN awards a $2,500 grant in the fall.
  • Deadline: February 9 (for NLN and October 31 for MNRS)
  • Contact: Adeline Gonzales one month in advance of deadline.

Minority Initiative Award in Physical Therapy
  • Overview: The awards recognize planned, comprehensive initiatives that assist in the recruitment, admission, retention, and graduation of minority students and/or programs designed to sustain or increase the number of minority faculty recruited, employed, and retained over a period of at least three years in Physical Therapy.
  • Eligibility: Applicant programs that are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) and can demonstrate initiatives that can assist minority students that have been ongoing for at least 3 years. Physical therapist professional education or physical therapist assistant education programs that are directed by members of the Board of Directors or members of the Education Awards Subcommittee are not eligible for nomination or consideration for this award.
  • Funding: Recipients will receive an engraved plaque and a monetary award of $2,500.
  • Deadline: Nomination due December 1
  • Contact: Dayna Neef one month in advance of deadline
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Teacher-Scholar Awards in Chemical Sciences
  • Overview: Program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences. Based on institutional nominations, the program provides discretionary funding to faculty at an early stage in their careers. Criteria for selection include an independent body of scholarship attained in the early years of their appointment (see below), and a demonstrated commitment to education, signaling the promise of continuing outstanding contributions to both research and teaching.
  • Eligibility: The Program is open to academic institutions in the States, Districts, and Territories of the United States of America that grant a bachelor's or higher degree in the chemical sciences, including biochemistry, materials chemistry, and chemical engineering. Nominees must hold a full-time tenure-track academic appointment, and are normally expected to have been appointed no earlier than mid-year 2011. Awardees are from Ph.D. granting departments in which scholarly research is a principal activity. Undergraduate education is an important component. Institutions may submit only one Camille Dreyfus nomination annually. Re-nominations are accepted. Only one application is accepted per institution.
  • Funding: The award is based on accomplishment in scholarly research with undergraduates as well as a compelling commitment to teaching, and provides an unrestricted research grant of $75,000. Of the total amount, $7,500 is for departmental expenses associated with research and education. Charges associated with indirect costs or institutional overhead are not allowed. Defrayal of academic-year salary is not permitted. Funds are normally expended over a period of five years. Foundation approval is not required for budgetary changes after an award is made. If the awardee leaves the institution, the transfer of the remaining funds requires prior Foundation approval.
  • Deadline: February 10
  • Contact: Michelle Bosau 2 months in advance of deadline. 

Technology Research Award – Nursing
  • Overview: This is an annual award to one nurse researcher or doctoral dissertation student to support the use of technology in nursing education research. Funds for this award are made possible from a gift from Dr. Diane Billings to Sigma Theta Tau International Foundation for Nursing's research endowment. The recipient will also receive a one-year membership from the NLN.
  • Eligibility: Applicants for this award must hold a master's or doctoral degree or be enrolled in a doctoral nursing program (DNP, DNS, EdD, or PhD); must be a registered nurse with current license; preference will be given to STTI and/or NLN members. Applicants must provide evidence that the proposed study has been approved by their dissertation or scholarly project committee and that IRB approval has been obtained, where applicable. Proposed studies must be clearly focused on advancing the science of nursing education through the use of technology in the dissemination of knowledge and must relate to one or more of the NLN Priorities for Research in Nursing Education.
  • Funding: $5,000
  • Deadline: February 9
  • Contact: Adeline Gonzales one month in advance of deadline.
Student Scholarships
Developing Tomorrow's Energy Leaders, Today
  • Overview: Supports student-lead projects designed to enhance students’ understanding of science and technology, and inspire them to think differently about energy. Goal: identify a project that reaches at least 100 students to Educate Innovation Themes: Energy in Transportation, Backyard Generation, or Zero Waste.
  • Eligibility: College level student
  • Funding: Up to $50,000 for colleges and universities
  • Deadline: October 1
  • Contact: Michelle Bosau 2 months in advance of deadline. 

Dissertation
  • Overview: Program seeks to stimulate research on U.S. education issues using data from the large­ scale, national and international data sets supported by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NSF, and other federal agencies, and to increase the number of education researchers using these data sets. The program supports research projects that are quantitative in nature, include the analysis of existing data from NCES, NSF or other federal agencies, and have U.S. education policy relevance.
  • Eligibility: Dissertation Grants are available for advanced doctoral students and are intended to support the student while he or she is writing the doctoral dissertation. Applicants for Dissertation Grants may be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents enrolled in a doctoral program. Non-­U.S. citizens enrolled in a doctoral program at a U.S. institution are also eligible to apply.
  • Funding: Up to $20,000 will be awarded for one-year projects.
  • Deadline: January 25 and September 15
  • Contact: Michelle Bosau one month in advance of deadline. 
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Graduate - Psychology
  • Overview: Opportunity to support graduate research projects and scholarships in child psychology. Program aims to nurture excellent young scholars for careers in areas of psychology, such as child-clinical, pediatric, school, educational, and developmental psychopathology, as well as support scholarly work contributing to the advancement of knowledge in these areas.
  • Eligibility: Completed doctoral candidacy (documentation required); demonstrated research competence and area commitment; IRB approval must be received from host institution before funding can be awarded if human participants are involved. Only one application will be accepted from any one institution in any given year, so you much contact Kristy before applying.
  • Funding: $25,000
  • Deadline: November 15
  • Contact: Adeline Gonzales one month in advance of deadline.

Graduate - STEM, woman or minority student
  • Overview: For the 2016 - 17 academic year scholarships of $3,000 will be awarded to full-time students (women and minority students) currently pursuing a graduate degree at any accredited academic institution in the United States in an eligible major that supports the mission of AFCEA Educational Foundation. Expected graduation date cannot be in the year the scholarship is awarded.
  • Eligibility: Must currently be enrolled in their second semester and at least two semester-equivalent courses per semester at an accredited college or university (HBCU or non-HBCU) in the United States at the time of application. A current overall GPA of 3.5 or higher at the time of application. Expected graduation date cannot be in the year the scholarship is awarded. Qualifying STEM majors related to the mission of AFCEA include: Biometry/Biometrics, Computer Engineering, Computer Forensics Science, Computer Programming, Computer Science, Computer Systems, Cybersecurity, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Geospatial Science, Information Science, Information Technology, Information Resource Management, Intelligence, Mathematics, Network Engineering, Network Security, Operations, Research, Physics, Robotics Engineering, Robotics Technology, Statistics, Strategic Intelligence and Telecommunications Engineering.
  • Funding: $3,000
  • Deadline: November 15
  • Contact: Dayna Neef one month in advance of deadline.
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Graduate Student Scholarship - Psychology
  • Overview: Supports graduate-level scholarly projects that use a psychological perspective to help understand and reduce stigma associated with mental illness. The scholarship helps address research which shows that stigma is a significant barrier to treatment and recovery for many of the 50 million Americans living with mental illness.
  • Eligibility: Be a full-time graduate student; be in good standing at an accredited university; have demonstrated commitment to stigma issues
  • Funding: $5,000
  • Deadline: May 15
  • Contact: Adeline Gonzales one month in advance of deadline.
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Gut Microbiome, Yogurt, and Probiotics Fellowship – Undergraduate, Graduate, or Postdoctoral
  • Overview: Company will award two undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral students a grant of $25,000. The successful candidate should excel in science and have an interest in the field of the gut microbiome’s effect on human health and well-being, or in the nutritional and functional benefits of yogurt, fermented dairy products and probiotics on the body (the “Field”). Examples may include the role of calcium, vitamin D or other nutrients from yogurt, or the effects of probiotics, fermented dairy products or yogurt on brain function, digestive health, weight management or heart health. The award will be for tuition or research-related projects or as otherwise allocated at Dannon’s sole discretion and will be payable directly to the student’s educational institution to support their continued education on related topics during 2017. Students will be judged on academic achievement, relevant career objectives, and personal motivation to participate in the program.
  • Eligibility: Must: be a current, full-time enrolled undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral student, at least 18 years of age, studying in the Field (as defined above) during the 2016-2017 academic year at an accredited U.S. Institution; utilize the funds in 2017; be in good standing with their institution; receive a nomination and recommendation from two professors; submit a written essay; submit an official transcript; submit a CV/Resume; be a current United States citizen (proof of citizenship is required) or permanent U.S. resident (proof of residency is required); upload completed application and recommendations online within the allotted acceptance period (October 19, 2016 – February 15, 2017).
  • Funding: $25,000
  • Deadline: February 15
  • Contact: Michelle Bosau 1 month in advance of deadline. 

International Fellows – Women
  • Overview: Student fellowships awarded to women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the United States who are not citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. A limited number of awards are available for study outside the United States (excluding the applicant's home country) to women who are members of Graduate Women International. Preference is given to women who show prior commitment to the advancement of women and girls through civic, community, or professional work.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must have earned the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree by September 30, 2016, and must have applied to their proposed institutions of study by the time of the application. Up to five International Master's/First Professional Degree Fellowships are renewable for a second year.
  • Funding: Up to $30,000
  • Deadline: December 1
  • Contact: Dayna Neef one month in advance of deadline.

LGBT Family-Oriented Research Opportunity
  • Overview: Opportunity provides graduate student funding (preference given to dissertation candidates) for empirical or applied research that encourages the study of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) family psychology and LGBT family therapy. This program seeks to encourage the study of LGBT family psychology and therapy through its support of promising young investigators whose graduate research is oriented toward issues in this general area. Preference is given to advanced students who have demonstrated their commitment to this area through their dissertation research plans. Researchers from all fields of the behavioral and social sciences are encouraged to apply.
  • Eligibility: Be an advanced graduate student, in good standing, endorsed by supervising Professor; demonstrate commitment to LGBT family issues; receive IRB approval from host institution before funding can be awarded if human participants are involved.
  • Funding: Up to $15,000
  • Deadline: November 1
  • Contact: Adeline Gonzales one month in advance of deadline.
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Minority Dissertation
  • Overview: 1 Year program aims to provide support for doctoral dissertation research, to advance education research by outstanding minority graduate students, and to improve the quality and diversity of university faculties. This fellowship is targeted for members of racial and ethnic groups historically underrepresented in higher education (e.g., African Americans, Alaskan Natives, American Indians, Asian Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, and Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islanders). This program offers doctoral fellowships to enhance the competitiveness of outstanding minority scholars for academic appointments at major research universities. It supports fellows conducting education research and provides mentoring and guidance toward the completion of their doctoral studies.
  • Eligibility: Graduate students at the writing stage of their dissertation by the beginning of the fellowship. The dissertation study should focus on an education research topic such as high stakes testing; ethnic studies/curriculum; tracking; STEM development; measurement of achievement and opportunity gaps; English language learners; or bullying and restorative justice. Applicants can come from graduate programs and departments in education research, the humanities, or social or behavioral science disciplinary or interdisciplinary fields, such as economics, political science, psychology, or sociology.
  • Funding: $19,000 stipend; $1,000 in travel support to attend the foundation’s annual meeting; opportunity to present research at an invitation only Poster session for the foundation; attend a minority fellows mentor and career development workshop hosted by the foundation.
  • Deadline: November 1
  • Contact: Dayna Neef one month in advance of deadline.

NLN Scholarship – Nursing
  • Overview: These scholarships are awarded to nurses pursuing advanced degrees in preparation for a career as a full-time academic nurse educator. The funds are for master’s or doctoral students enrolled in accredited programs who have completed at least a year of their academic program. The NLN foundation wants encourage more experienced and ethnically diverse nurses to pursue advanced degrees to prepare for full-time positions as nurse educators.
  • Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must be a nurse pursuing an advanced degree in preparation for a career as a full-time academic nurse educator. In addition, applicants must be a member of NLN (either through individual dues or through their schools' NLN membership).
  • Funding: Up to $8,000
  • Deadline: May 31
  • Contact: Dayna Neef 1 month in advance of deadline.
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Research psychology behind adults living with psychical disabilities – Student/Early Career
  • Overview: Funding will be awarded to a graduate student or early career psychologists whose work seeks to increase the public’s understanding of the psychological pain and stigma experienced by adults living with visible physical disabilities, such as cerebral palsy. The program is designed to encourage talented students to orient their careers to understanding the psychological effect of stigma on people with visible disabilities; develop strategies to improve the public’s understanding of the psychological pain and stigma felt by individuals with visible physical disability in order to reduce harmful misconceptions; and encourage the dissemination of findings to the public.
  • Eligibility: Be a full-time graduate student in good standing at an accredited university or an early career psychologist (no more than 10 years post-doctoral); have received IRB approval before funding can be awarded if human participants are involved.
  • Funding: $10,000 scholarship
  • Deadline: October 1
  • Contact: Adeline Gonzales by 1 month in advance of deadline
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Selected Women’s Professions Opportunities
  • Overview: Selected Professions Fellowships are awarded to women who intend to pursue a full-time course of study at accredited U.S. institutions during the fellowship year in one of the designated degree programs where women’s participation traditionally has been low (see list below). Fellowships originally focused on opening doors for women in the male-dominated fields of law and medicine. The focus has since expanded to include science and technology as the demand for a technologically skilled work force has grown without proportional representation by women. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • Eligibility: Selected Professions Fellowships are awarded for the following master’s programs: Architecture; Computer/information sciences; Engineering; Mathematics/statistics. Fellowships in the following degree programs are restricted to women of color, who have been underrepresented in these fields: Master’s in business administration — applicants may apply for second year of study only; Law — applicants may apply for third year of study only; Doctorate in medicine — applicants may apply for third or fourth year of study only.
  • Funding: $25,000
  • Deadline: January 10
  • Contact: Your department head or mentoring professor for letters of recommendation.  For eligibility questions, please contact the American Association of University Women at aauw@applyists.com.  Should you apply, please inform the OU Corporate and Foundation Relations team by emailing dnneef@oakland.edu
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Sexuality Research
  • Overview: To support this mission, the society has issued a Request for Proposals for its SMSNA Scholars in Sexuality Research Grants Program. The annual program offers young investigators who are interested in sexuality research the opportunity to obtain funding to support their research while engaged in qualifying research in sexuality. Grants will be awarded to graduate or medical students, residents in graduate medical education training programs, and postdoctoral/post-residency fellows. Because sexual medicine is a multidisciplinary field and sex impacts almost every aspect of human endeavor in some way, we encourage applications from aspiring researchers representing diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to urology, psychology, psychiatry, gynecology, internal medicine, geriatrics, public health, physiology, genetics, molecular biology, social work, and law.
  • Eligibility: 1) Undergraduate/Medical/Graduate School Level: Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded for direct research costs and/or living expenses while the scholar conducts a summer research project. 2) Resident or Postdoctoral/Fellow: Grants of up to $7,500 will be awarded to subsidize a mentored one-year fellowship in sexuality and sexual health. Smaller grants may be considered to subsidize research expenses for a postdoctoral fellow's independent research projects with an established mentor as co-PI.
  • Funding: $5,000-$7,500
  • Deadline: October 1, 2017
  • Contact: Dayna Neef one month prior to deadline.
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TTI/ATI Educational Assessment Research – Nursing (Graduate)
  • Overview: The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, is accepting applications for its 2016 Educational Assessment Nursing Research Grant, which is co-sponsored by ATI Nursing Education. A single grant will be awarded for research demonstrating the use of standardized assessments and curriculum support materials in nursing education. Possible research areas include but are not limited to the admission and retention of students, assessment of student performance, and simulation.
  • Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must be a registered nurse with current license and have a master's or doctoral degree or be enrolled in a doctoral program.
  • Funding: Up to $6,000
  • Deadline: July 1, 2017
  • Contact: Dayna Neef one month in advance of deadline.
  • Resources

Undergraduate and Graduate Student Opportunity – Science and Engineering
  • Overview: Students use the funding to pay for travel expenses to and from a research site, or for purchase of non-standard laboratory equipment necessary to complete a specific research project.
  • Eligibility: Undergraduate or Graduate level student at accredited university.  While membership in [funding organization] is not a requirement for applying for funding, approximately 75% of funds are restricted for use by dues-paying student members or students whose project advisor is a dues-paying member.
  • Funding: Funding up to $1,000 to students from all areas of sciences and engineering; Funding up to $5,000 for astronomy research; Funding up to $2,500 for vision-related research
  • Deadline: October 1 or March 15
  • Contact: Dayna Neef one month in advance of deadline.
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Undergraduate - Veteran, majoring in STEM
  • Overview: Opportunity for academic support to U.S. military personnel. Through the program, merit-based scholarships of $2,500 will be awarded to persons on active duty in the uniformed military services and to honorably discharged U.S. military veterans who are currently enrolled and attending classes in an undergraduate program part time or full time in an eligible STEM (Biometry/Biometrics, Computer Engineering, Computer Forensics Science, Computer Programming, Computer Science, Computer Systems, Cybersecurity, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Geospatial Science, Information Science, Information Technology, Information Resource Management, Intelligence, Mathematics, Network Engineering, Network Security, Operations, Research, Physics, Robotics Engineering, Robotics Technology, Statistics, Strategic Intelligence, and Telecommunications Engineering) major degree program at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States.
  • Eligibility: Eligible candidates actively pursuing an undergraduate degree at a four-year university must be at least a second-year college student enrolled part or full time as a sophomore or junior at the time of application. An overall 3.0 GPA is required. Freshman and senior-level students are ineligible to apply. Must have served in Afghanistan or Iraq War (from 2003 to present).
  • Funding: $25,000
  • Deadline: November 15
  • Contact: Dayna Neef one month in advance of deadline.
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Women's Career Development
  • Overview: Provides assistance to women who, through additional higher education, technical training, or participation in professional development institutes, are making career changes, seeking to advance in current careers, or reentering the workforce. Primary consideration is given to women of color, women pursuing credentials in non-traditional fields, and women who do not currently hold an advanced degree. Provides support for coursework toward degree programs other than a doctorate or for specialized training in technical or professional fields.
  • Eligibility: Open to women who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents; hold an earned (not honorary) bachelor’s degree; received their bachelor’s degree on or before June 30, 2013; do not hold an earned (not honorary) graduate or professional degree; plan to enroll or are enrolled in courses/activities that are required for professional employment or advancement; and plan to enroll or are enrolled in one of the following: Bachelor’s or associate degree program that is different from the field of study of the previously earned bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree program, Certification program, Technical school, Professional degree (e.g., law or medicine). All courses of study must occur at a regionally accredited two- or four-year college or university in the United States or at a technical school that is fully licensed and/or accredited by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Funding: $2,000 - $12,000
  • Deadline: December 15
  • Contact: Dayna Neef one month in advance of deadline.
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