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American Bach Society

Music

Bach

William H. Scheide Research Grants provide support for research projects on Bach or figures in his circle. The funds may be used to defray travel costs, acquire reproductions of primary sources, or for similar purposes.

$500-$2,000

Proposal

December 2016

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)

Humanities

Social Sciences

ACLS Digital Extension Grant program supports digitally based research projects in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences. Grants will support teams of scholars as they enhance existing digital projects in ways that engage new audiences across a range of academic communities and institutions.

Up to $150,000

Proposal

2 reference letters

February 2, 2016

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)

Humanities

Social Sciences

Sabbatical

The ACLS Fellowship program invites research applications in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences. 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. Fellowships are intended as salary replacement for six to twelve continuous months of full-time research and writing.

$35,000-$70,000

Proposal

2 reference letters

September 2016

American Philosophical Society (APS)

Sciences

Humanities

 

APS awards small grants to scholars in order to support the cost of research leading to publication in all areas of knowledge. The Franklin Research Grant program is designed to help meet the costs of travel to libraries and archives for research purposes; the purchase of microfilm, photocopies, or equivalent research materials; the costs associated with fieldwork; or laboratory research expenses.

Up to $6,000

Proposal

2 reference letters

October 1

December 1

American Philosophical Society (APS)

Sciences

Humanities

The American Philosophical Society Library offers short-term residential fellowships for conducting research in its collections. It is a leading international center for research in the history of American science and technology and its European roots, as well as early American history and culture.

$3,000-$9,000

Proposal

2 reference letters

March 1, 2016

Borchard Foundation

Cultural Exchange

Sabbatical

 

The Borchard Foundation Center on International Education provides funding for professors in Southern California to organize and direct international colloquia in their academic fields at the Chateau de la Bretesche in the summer months. The Center also affords two professors from Southern California a research opportunity in France for a semester (or quarter) during each academic year. Candidates may be from any discipline. The Foundation expects a scholarly publication to derive from the grant.

$30,000-$35,000

Proposal

October 15

Borchard Foundation 

Elderly/Aging 

The Borchard Foundation Center on Law & Aging underwrites an academic research grant program to further scholarship about new or improved public policies, laws and/or programs that will enhance the quality of life for the elderly. Each grant recipient is required to publish an article on the subject of their research in a top flight journal.

$20,000

Proposal

October 15

Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation

Psychology

Grants are available to help support the research of faculty members or post-doctoral researchers affiliated with non-profit human service organizations in the United States and Canada. Areas of interest to the Fund are: studies to develop, refine, evaluate, or disseminate innovative interventions designed to prevent or ameliorate major social, psychological, behavioral or public health problems affecting children, adults, couples, families, or communities, or studies that have the potential for adding significantly to knowledge about such problems.

Up to $20,000

Proposal

April 1

November 1

Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge

Entrepreneurship

Free Enterprise

The awards program recognizes educators at the elementary, junior high school, high school, and college levels for innovative and effective techniques in teaching entrepreneurship and the free enterprise education.

$7,500-$15,000

Nomination

March 1, 2016

Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation

Psychology

The foundation welcomes proposals from any of the natural and social sciences and the humanities that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence and aggression. Highest priority is given to research that can increase understanding and amelioration of urgent problems of violence and aggression in the modern world. Questions that interest the foundation concern violence and aggression in relation to social change, intergroup conflict, war, terrorism, crime, and family relationships, among other subjects. 

$15,000-$40,000

Proposal

2 reference letters

August 1

International Education Research Foundation

International Education

The purpose of the research grant program is to research and disseminate information on world educational systems and to facilitate the integration of individuals educated outside the United States into the U.S. educational environment and work force. Expected outcomes address: supporting research for the evaluation of foreign academic credentials; promoting the integration of students, scholars and professionals holding non-U.S. academic credentials into the United States; facilitating the publication and dissemination of the results of the research; and encouraging the exchange of information about the structure of educational systems and their corresponding credentials.

Up to $1,000

Proposal

February 15

August 15

James McKeen Cattell Fund

Psychology

Sabbatical

The James McKeen Cattell Fund Fellowships for psychologists provide funds to supplement the regular sabbatical allowance provided by the recipients' home institutions.

Up to $40,000

Application

2 reference letters

January 15, 2016

Louisville Institute

Christianity

Church

Religion

 

The Project Grant for Researchers Program supports a diverse range of research and research-related projects undertaken in the interest of believing communities. Projects might include short-term periods of research, consultations about one's research involving pastors and academics, or collaborative, innovative projects that promise to enhance learning and strengthen the church. Particularly attractive to the Louisville Institute are projects that involve both academics and pastors in genuinely collaborative inquiry. All funded projects should involve substantial opportunity for learning that will benefit the church.

Up to $25,000

Proposal

2 reference letters

 October 1

Louisville Institute 

Christianity

Church

Religion

Sabbatical

The Sabbatical Grant for Researchers Program assists research and writing projects that will advance religious and theological scholarship in ways that also address practical issues concerning Christian faith and life, pastoral leadership, and/or religious institutions. Ordinarily applicants will be fully employed in accredited academic institutions and will be eligible for up to a full academic year leave from teaching.

Up to $40,000

Proposal

2 reference letters

November 1

Louisville Institute 

Christianity

Church

Religion

 

The First Book Grant Program for Minority Scholars assists junior, non-tenured religion scholars of color to complete a major research project on an issue in North American Christianity related to the priorities of the Louisville Institute. Grant periods are typically one academic year in length.

Up to $40,000

Proposal

2 reference letters

January 15

Louisville Institute 

Christianity

Church

Religion

 

The Louisville Institute's Collaborative Inquiry Team (CIT) program supports teams of four to six pastors and professors who propose projects to strengthen the life of North American Christian congregations. Each team will spend three years exploring together a question of vital importance to the church. All funded projects should involve substantial opportunity for learning that will benefit the church by addressing a living question the church faces in each of these areas. 

$45,000 over 3 years

Proposal

2 reference letters

 

April 1

Kresge Foundation

Arts & Culture

Community Development

Detroit

Education

Environment

Health

Human Services

The foundation focuses on improving the life circumstances of poor and low-income children and adults and those living in underserved communities: creating access and opportunity in underserved communities; improving the health of low-income people; promoting arts and culture in community revitalization; increasing college achievement;assisting in the revitalization of Detroit; addressing the consequences and causes of climate change. A number of the foundation's programs invite applications for specific efforts through a "request for proposals" process.

 

 

Various

Longview Foundation

K-12 Education

Global Education

Longview funds proposals on increasing global dimensions within K-12 education in the U.S. submitted using one of the following strategies: state coalitions for international education; internationalizing teacher preparation; innovations in international education.

$15,000-$25,000

Funding inquiry form

January 20, 2016

Lumara Health

Women's Health

Lumara Health supports research to reduce premature birth and improve the health of the neonates and infants in the United States. Consideration will be given to basic or clinical research in maternal health and neonatal/infant health through the first year of life.

$35,000

 

 

National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)

 

 

 

 

 

P&G Fund