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Grant Opportunities and Deadlines

Contact the Corporate and Foundation Relations team if you are interested in applying for any of the following grants. Have an idea for a project? We want to hear about it and can assist with proposal development!

*Please note that all submissions must go through CFR for institutional authorization prior to submission.

External Grants

Environmental Research & Education Foundation
Sustainable Solid Waste Management Practices
Recycling, waste conservation to energy, diversion.
Grant Range: $15,000-$500,000
Deadline(s): January 6, 2018
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Whitehall Foundation
Basic research in neurobiology, defined as follows: Invertebrate and vertebrate (excluding clinical) neurobiology, specifically investigations of neural mechanisms involved in sensory, motor, and other complex functions of the whole organism as these relate to behavior. The overall goal should be to better understand behavioral output or brain mechanisms of behavior. The Foundation does not support research focused primarily on disease(s) unless it will also provide insights into normal functioning.
Grant Range: $30,000-$75,000
Deadline(s): January 15, April 15, October 1
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Human Animal Bond Research Institute
Addressing Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Human-Animal Interaction
Research proposals to investigate the health outcomes of pet ownership and/or animal-assisted activity or therapy, both for the people and the animals involved (e.g. small animals, dogs, cats, fish, and horses) within the following broad categories: child health and development, healthy aging, mental health and wellness.
Grant Range: $45,000
Deadline(s):January 18, 2018
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Simons Foundation
Collaboration Grants for Mathematicians
Grant Range: $8,400/year for five years
Deadline(s): January 31, 2018
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International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE)
Support for optics and photonics related education outreach activities. Applications are judged on their potential to impact students and increase optics and photonics awareness.
Grant Range: ~$5,000
Deadline(s): January 31, 2018, May 31, 2018
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PADI Foundation
Research and education related to aquatic environments: enrich mankind's understanding of aquatic environments and encourage sensitivity to and protection of ecosystems; increase understanding of sport diving physics and physiology that will benefit the general diving public and add to the scientific understanding of man's relationship and ability to survive in the underwater environment; or improve understanding of, and response to, hazards to humans and ecosystems related to climate change in coastal and ocean environments.
Grant Range: $5,000-$10,000
Deadline(s): February 1, 2018
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Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Collaboration Biomedical Research Travel Grant
Learn new techniques/collaborate. Must be cross-disciplinary: physical, math, engineering with bio. scientist or vice versa.
Grant Range: Up to $15,000
Deadline(s): February 1, 2018
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American Honda Foundation
Youth education – STEM, environment, job training, literacy.
Grant Range: $20,000-$75,000
Deadline(s): February 1, 2018
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Health Effects Institute
New Investigator
Active research on the health effects of air pollution.
Grant Range: $150,000-$450,000
Deadline(s): February 7, 2018
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Water Quality Research Foundation
Research that will benefit the water treatment industry, specifically: emerging contaminants and regulatory affairs.
Grant Range: Up to $50,000
Deadline(s): February 16, 2018
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Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research
Support research and outreach in response to emerging or unanticipated threats to the nation's food supply or agricultural systems: 1) responding to a pest or pathogen outbreak; or 2) preparing for a pest or pathogen outbreak.
Grant Range: Up to $150,000
Deadline(s): February 17
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Global Probiotics Council
Young Investigator Grant
Advancement of probiotics and gastrointestinal microbiota research in the U.S. Proposals on dietary and nutritional approaches to improve physiological function and health status are preferred over proposals on disease pathogenesis, drugs and therapies.
Grant Range: $50,000
Deadline(s): February 20, 2018
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Engineering Information Foundation
Enhancing engineering communication and use of information; projects directed by engineering educators; improve access to engineering info in the developing world.
Grant Range: $5,000-$25,000
Deadline(s): February 28, 2018
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Anthem Foundation
Healthy Generations Program
Public health–related issues that positively affect key health conditions: cardiac mortality; cancer prevention and smoking cessation; maternal and newborn health; diabetes prevention and management; and childhood and elderly obesity. Also behavioral health efforts and programs that benefit people with disabilities.
Deadline: Expected February 2018
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Bayer Global
Grants4Targets Crop Science
Molecular targets towards the development of innovative new crop protection solutions for weed, pest and disease control; based on defined molecular targets; and modulated by a compound.
Grant Range: € 2,000-€ 50,000
Deadline(s): March 31, 2018
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Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE)
Special Project Grants
Grants to help SIGCSE members investigate and introduce new ideas in the learning and teaching of computing.
Grant Range: $3,000-$5,000
Deadline: May 15, November 15
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Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc.
Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program
Research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences. Nominees must hold a full-time tenure-track academic appointment, be after the fourth and not after the twelfth years of their independent academic careers.
Grant Range: $60,000
Deadline(s): May 17, 2018
Jean Dreyfus Lectureship for Undergraduate Institutions
To bring a leading researcher to a primarily undergraduate institution to give at least two lectures in the chemical sciences. One of the lectures should be accessible and promoted to a wide audience that includes the general public. The remaining lecture(s) may be more technical.
Grant Range: $18,500
Deadline(s): May 17, 2018
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Health Effects Institute
New Investigator
Research on novel and important aspects of the health effects of air pollutants, particularly those derived from motor vehicle emissions.
Grant Range: Up to $400,000
Deadline(s): Expected June 2018
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American Chemical Society - Petroleum Research Fund
Fundamental research in the petroleum field, and development of the next generation of engineers and scientists through advanced scientific education. Research areas supported include chemistry, the earth sciences, chemical and petroleum engineering, and related fields such as polymers and materials science. ACS membership is not a requirement or factor.

Undergraduate Research
Grants for undergraduate faculty from non-doctoral departments.
Grant Range:$70,000 over 2 years
Deadline(s): October 20

Undergraduate New Investigator
Starter grants for new faculty from non-doctoral departments within the first 3 years of their first academic appointment.
Grant Range:$55,000 over 2 years
Deadline(s): October 20
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Institute for Research on Innovation and Science (IRIS)
Fund researchers who will use the IRIS data to address questions about the social and economic returns to investments in research. IRIS seeks to enable fundamental research on the results of public and private investments that support discovery, innovation, and education on the campuses of U.S. universities.
Grant Range: Up to $30,000
Deadline(s): November 1
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The Greenwall Foundation
Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics
Career development award to enable junior faculty members to carry out innovative bioethics research.
Grant Range: 50% salary over 3 years
Deadline(s): November 1
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Simons Foundation
Early Career Investigator in Marine Microbial Ecology and Evolution Awards
Marine microbial ecology and evolution through experiments, modeling or theory. (Projects focusing on the microbiomes of invertebrates or vertebrates or on paleontological records will not be considered this year.)
Grant Range: $180,000 per year (3 years)
Deadline(s): November 6
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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Health Policy Fellows
Comprehensive learning experience at the nexus of health, science, and policy in Washington, D.C. for midcareer health professionals and behavioral and social scientists with an interest in health and health care policy. Fellows participate in the policy process at the federal level and use that leadership experience to improve health, health care, and health policy.
Grant Range: Up to $165,000
Deadline: November 15
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Simons Foundation
Autism Research Initiative (SFARI)
Bold, creative and rigorous research into the underlying biology, causes and treatment of autism spectrum disorders.
Grant Range: Pilot Awards - up to $330,000 (over 2 years); Research Awards - Up to $975,000 (over 3 years)
Deadline(s): December 1
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Organic Farming Research Foundation
Research on organic farming and food systems (soil health, innovative weed control, management of emerging insect and disease issues, livestock health) and the dissemination of these research results to organic farmers and the greater agricultural and research communities. Proposals must involve farmers or ranchers in project design and implementation and must take place on certified organic land, ideally on working organic farms or ranches.
Grant Range: Up to $20,000
Deadline(s): December 15
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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health
Research that expands the evidence base needed to build a Culture of Health.  Supports rigorously designed quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research that yields convincing findings regarding the population health, well-being, and equity impacts of specific policies, programs and partnerships.
Grant Range: No explicit range (up to 36 months)
Deadline: Rolling
Pioneering Ideas
Anticipate the future and consider new and unconventional perspectives and approaches to building a Culture of Health; design for changes in how we live, learn, work and play; to wade into uncharted territory in order to better understand what new trends, opportunities and breakthrough ideas can enable everyone in America to live the healthiest life possible.
Deadline: Rolling
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G. Unger Vetlesen Foundation
Scientific projects and research resulting in a clearer understanding of the Earth, its history, and its relation to the universe.
Grant Range: $25,000+
Deadline: Rolling
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Shell Oil Company
Education
University programs that aid engineering and geoscience students and departments, especially educational outreach in math, science and technology to women/minority students and academic institutions with ethnically diverse enrollments.
Environment
Biodiversity initiatives with support to programs that restore critical eco systems, address water, air quality research, preserve wetlands and sponsor wetlands initiatives. In addition, research projects for threatened wildlife and/or habitats.
Deadline: Rolling
James McKeen Cattell Fund
Supplementary sabbatical awards for the sciecne and application of psychology. Awards supplement regular institutional sabbatical allowance provided to allow an extension of leave-time from one to two semesters.
Grant Range: Maximum award the lesser of (1) half the recipient's salary for the academic year, (2) an amount less than half salary that will bring the total of the university allowance plus the award up to the individual's normal academic-year salary, or (3) a ceiling of $40,000.
Deadline(s): January 15, 2018 (for 2018-2019 award)
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Whitehall Foundation
Basic research in neurobiology, defined as follows: Invertebrate and vertebrate (excluding clinical) neurobiology, specifically investigations of neural mechanisms involved in sensory, motor, and other complex functions of the whole organism as these relate to behavior. The overall goal should be to better understand behavioral output or brain mechanisms of behavior. The Foundation does not support research focused primarily on disease(s) unless it will also provide insights into normal functioning.
Grant Range: $30,000-$75,000
Deadline(s): January 15, April 15, October 1
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Human Animal Bond Research Institute
Addressing Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Human-Animal Interaction
Research proposals to investigate the health outcomes of pet ownership and/or animal-assisted activity or therapy, both for the people and the animals involved (e.g. small animals, dogs, cats, fish, and horses) within the following broad categories: child health and development, healthy aging, mental health and wellness.
Grant Range: $45,000
Deadline(s): January 18, 2018
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Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood
Promising research and development projects that may ultimately enhance the development, health, safety, education or quality of life of children from infancy through seven years of age across the country.  Early childhood welfare, early childhood education and play, parenting education.
Grant Range: $25,000-$100,000
Deadline(s): January 31, 2018
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Brain and Behavior Research Foundation
Young Investigator Grant
Neurobiological research to either extend research fellowship training or begin careers as independent research faculty. Basic and/or clinical investigators are supported, but research must be relevant to serious brain and behavior disorders such as schizophrenia, mood disorders, anxiety disorders or child and adolescent mental illnesses.
Grant Range: $35,000-$70,000
Deadline(s): January-February
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Russell Sage Foundation
Visiting Scholars Program 2019-2020 (New York)
Social and behavioral science research and writing.
Grant Range: Supplemental salary (max. $125,000)
Deadline(s): January 15-June 28, 2018

Social, Economic, and Political Research
Race, ethnicity & immigration; behavioral economics – social and living conditions; immigration and immigrant integration; integrating biology and social science knowledge; computational social science.
Grant Range: $35,000-$150,000
Deadline(s): May 24, 2018
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EMDR Research Foundation
Advancing evidence based practice, addressing the global burden of trauma, building clinical evidence of EMDR research.
Grant Range: Up to $25,000
Deadline(s): February 1, July 1
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International Communication Association
The James W. Carey Urban Communication Grant
Communication research that enhances urban social interaction and civic engagement in an age of global communication. It encourages applied research on the role of human communication in urban environments at a time when media technologies alter the parameters of community of all kinds.
Grant Range: Up to $2,500
Deadline(s): Expected February 2018
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AccessLex Institute
Unsolicited Grants Program
Improve directly, or, in the case of research-oriented proposals, develop data, facts or conclusions that further the understanding of: improving access to legal education for students from diverse backgrounds;increasing the affordability and financing options for students pursuing legal education; and enhancing the value and relevance of legal education.
Grant Range: $10,000-$125,000
Deadline(s): January 31
Legal Education Diversity Pipeline Program
Improve directly access to legal education for historically underrepresented minority students and students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.
Grant Range: $25,000-$125,000
Deadline(s): April 10
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Tinker Foundation
Creation of effective policy changes to improve the lives of Latin Americans: democratic governance, education, sustainable resource management. Projects should have a strong public policy component, offer innovative solutions to problems facing these regions, and incorporate new mechanisms for addressing these programmatic areas.
Grant Range: $30,000-$100,000+
Deadline(s): March 1, September 15
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The Federalist Society
Junior Faculty Workshops
Six or so faculty members from different law schools can gather to spend a day workshopping each others' papers, followed by a group meal. Participants should consist primarily of junior tenure-track faculty (defined as people who have been in tenure-track positions no more than seven years), but may include fellowship recipients, VAPs, and/or doctoral candidates.
Grant Range: $1,000-$3,000
Deadline(s): March 2, 2018
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National Endowment for Democracy
NED encourages applications from organizations working in diverse environments including newly established democracies, semi-authoritarian countries, highly repressive societies and countries undergoing democratic transitions. Promote and defend human rights and the rule of law; support freedom of information and independent media; strengthen democratic ideas and values; promote accountability and transparency; strengthen civil society organizations; strengthen democratic political processes and institutions; promote civic education; support democratic conflict resolution; promote freedom of association; strengthen a broad-based market economy.
Grant Range: $50,000
Deadline(s): March 16, 2018, June 22, 2018
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Wenner-Gren Foundation
Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships
Scholars in the earlier stages of their careers (Ph.D. in hand for no more than ten years) to support the writing-up of already completed research for publication. The foundation supports basic research in anthropology and to ensure that the discipline continues to be a source of vibrant and significant work that furthers our understanding of humanity's cultural and biological origins, development, and variation.
Grant Range: $40,000
Deadline(s): May 1
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Herb Block Foundation
Encouraging Citizen Involvement
Seeks to help ensure a responsible, responsive democratic government through citizen involvement. Proposals may focus on citizen education and greater voter participation in the electoral process.
Deadline(s): June 5, 2018
Defending Basic Freedoms
Safeguard the basic freedoms guaranteed in our Bill of Rights, to help eliminate all forms of prejudice and discrimination, and to assist government agencies to be more accountable to the public. The Herb Block Foundation will also consider contemporary societal issues that may arise.
Deadline(s): Expected October 2018
Grant Range: $5,000-$25,000
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Sociological Initiatives Foundation
Research projects that investigate laws, policies, institutions, regulations, and normative practices that may limit equality in the United States. It gives priority to projects that seek to address racism, xenophobia, classism, gender bias, exploitation, or the violation of human rights and freedoms. It also supports research that furthers language learning and behavior and its intersection with social and policy questions.
Grant Range: $10,000-$20,000
Deadline(s): August 15
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Borchard Foundation Center
Law & Aging
Further scholarship about new or improved public policies, laws and/or programs that will enhance the quality of life for the elderly.
Grant Range: $30,000
Deadline(s): October 15
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Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation
Faculty/Post-Doctoral Grant Program
Major social, psychological, behavioral or public health problems. Researchers must be affiliated with a non-profit human service organization.
Grant Range: Up to $20,000
Deadline(s): November 1
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Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health Research
Research that demonstrates the effectiveness of group psychotherapy.
Grant Range: $2,500-$15,000
Deadline(s): November 1
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Association for Social Economics
Research in social economics and the social economy. Possible topics include, but are not limited to: the role of social values in economic life, economic policy and social wellbeing, social capital, social norms, social networks, human capabilities, workplace policies and social justice, corporate social responsibility, socially responsible investment, microfinance, ethics and economics, poverty, inequality, and policies related to health, education, and welfare. Must be below the rank of Associate Professor.
Grant Range: Up to $5,000
Deadline(s): November 1
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Society for Personality and Social Psychology
Small Research Grants
Research for those who do not have the same amount of institutional resources (e.g., time free from teaching, access to graduate student support, internal funding mechanisms, grant writing resources) to support a sustained record of external funding.
Grant Range: $1,500-$30,000
Deadline(s): November 15, April 15, August 1
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Simons Foundation
Autism Research Initiative (SFARI)
Bold, creative and rigorous research into the underlying biology, causes and treatment of autism spectrum disorders.
Grant Range: Pilot Awards - up to $330,000 (over 2 years); Research Awards - Up to $975,000 (over 3 years)
Deadline(s): December 1
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American Association of Law Libraries
Grants to library professionals who seek to conduct research that is critical to the profession.
Grant Range: Up to $5,000
Deadline(s): December 1, April 1
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Open Society Foundations
Advocacy Fellowships
Fellowships fund lawyers, advocates, grassroots organizers, researchers, and others with unique perspectives to undertake full-time criminal justice reform projects at the local, state, and national levels. Projects may range from litigation to public education to coalition building to grassroots mobilization to policy-driven research.
Grant Range: $87,000-$120,000
Deadline(s): December 6
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Association of Legal Writing Directors
Legal Communication & Rhetoric Visiting Scholars
Law schools must use the grant to bring in a visiting scholar for a one- to two-day visit that includes one or more presentations to students, faculty, alumni, or local practitioners. The presentation should draw on the visiting scholar's research, and its focus should be helping law students or practicing lawyers become more rhetorically effective and persuasive.
Grant Range: Up to $2,500
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The Federalist Society
Support Funds for Presentation of Junior Scholarship
Defray travel costs for junior scholars (defined as law faculty who have been in tenure-track positions no more than ten years, or certain other categories of aspiring academics, see below) to help enable them to present their work at workshops or conferences outside their home institution.
Grant Range: Up to $750
Deadline(s): Rolling
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Marketing Science Institute
Quantitative models to understand causality, levers, and influence in a complex world; delivering integrated, real-time, relevant experiences in context; making sense of changing decision process(es); new data, new methods, and new skills—how to bring it all together?  Innovation, design, and strategy in an age of disruption.
Grant Range: $3,000-$10,000
Deadline(s): Rolling
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Baxter International Foundation
Programs that increase access to healthcare (e.g., an additional counselor to increase the number of patients served in a health clinic); targeting a diverse population of underserved, underprivileged individuals.
Grant Range: ~$72,000
Deadline(s): TBD
American Council of Learned Societies
Digital Extension Grants
Digitally based research projects in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences.
Grant Range: Up to $150,000
Deadline(s): January 10, 2018
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J. S. Lee Memorial Fellowship Programme
Supports curators, museum professionals and Chinese art history research academics taking part in (4-12 month) fellowships in the Programme Participating Institutions to realize the goal of promoting international exchange and cooperation in the field of Chinese art.
Grant Range: International round-trip airfare, accommodation and living expenses
Deadline(s): Expected January 2018
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Kress Foundation
History of Art
Scholarly projects that will enhance the understanding and appreciation of European art and architecture.
Digital Resources
Efforts to integrate new technologies into the practice of art history and the creation of important online resources in art history, including both textual and visual resources.  (Does not typically support the digitization of museum object collections.)
Grant Range: $15,000-$50,000
Deadline(s): January 15, April 1, October 1
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Bonnie Wheeler Fellowship Fund of The Dallas Foundation
Research Fellowship
Research of women medievalists below the rank of full professor.
Grant Range: $10,000
Deadline(s): January 31
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Creative Capital
Funds artist projects in all disciplines. These include works in film, literature, performing arts, visual arts, and a number of other media.
Grant Range: Up to $50,000
Deadline(s): February 1-28, 2018
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Corning Museum of Glass
Rakow Grant for Glass Research
To foster scholarly research in the history of glass and glassmaking from antiquity until the mid-20th century, from anywhere in the world. Disciplines intersecting with glass research may include (and are not limited to) archaeology and anthropology, art history, conservation, and the history of science and technology.
Grant Range: Up to $25,000
Deadline(s): February 1
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Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education
Nuckolls Fund Grant
Project to develop and deliver an innovative new or expanded lighting course at your institution.
Grant Range: $20,000
Deadline(s): February 9, 2018
Edison Price Fellowship Grant
The Fellowship enables a lighting educator to further his or her own education by spending a significant portion of a semester in the lighting industry working with a manufacturing or design firm, or at a college or university with a thriving lighting program working with an established professor.
Grant Range: $10,000
Deadline(s): February 9, 2018
New Grant Option
If you have an idea for funding that would further the cause of quality lighting education but it does not fall into one of the listed grant categories, please feel free to submit it as a proposal.
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Folger Shakespeare Library (Washington, D.C.)
Folger Shakespeare Library is the world's largest Shakespeare collection, the ultimate resource for exploring Shakespeare and his world. In addition to being the world's largest Shakespeare collection, the Folger is home to major collections of other rare Renaissance books, manuscripts, and works of art.

Short-term Fellowships
Short-term fellowships support scholars in residence for one to three months. Short-term fellowships are open to members of the performing arts community, as well as scholars working at archives, museums, and libraries. We welcome applications from archivists, creative artists, curators, librarians, performers, and playwrights whose research will benefit from focused engagement with the Folger collections.
Grant Range: $2,500 monthly stipend
Deadline(s): March 1, 2018
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Terra Foundation
Academic Program Workshops, Symposia, and Colloquia
Advance scholarship in American art (circa 1500–1980) outside the U.S. or in the U.S. within an int'l context.
Grant Range: Up to $25,000
Deadline(s): March 15, 2018
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Conference on College Composition & Communication (CCCC)
Research Initiative
Research projects that can contribute to or affect discussions about literacy and writing instruction in and out of formal education.
Emergent Researcher Awards
Research projects that can contribute to or affect discussions about literacy and writing instruction in and out of formal education. Rewarding and supporting one or more of the following: early career researchers,writing faculty/instructors who have not had the opportunity to engage in funded research,writing faculty/instructors who do not have support for research within their institutions.
Grant Range: Up to $10,000
Deadline(s): Expected September 2018
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International Society for the History of Rhetoric
Research in theory and practice of rhetoric in all periods and languages and its relationship to poetics, literary theory, philosophy, politics, religion, law, and socio-cultural context.
Grant Range: $5,000
Deadline(s): October 25
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Folger Shakespeare Library (Washington, D.C.)
Folger Shakespeare Library is the world's largest Shakespeare collection, the ultimate resource for exploring Shakespeare and his world. In addition to being the world's largest Shakespeare collection, the Folger is home to major collections of other rare Renaissance books, manuscripts, and works of art.
Long-term Fellowships
Long-term fellowships support scholars in residence for six to nine months. Each year, the Folger Institute awards approximately seven long-term fellowships.
Grant Range: $5,555 monthly stipend (up to $50,000 total)
Deadline(s): November 1, 2017
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Japan Foundation
Performing Arts Japan for North America
Support for performances or co-productions in North America that aim to introduce Japanese performing arts to local audiences.
Grant Range: Partial support for travel costs, performance fee, and other.
Deadline(s): October 31

Dispatching Artists and Cultural Specialists
Support for artists and Japanese cultural specialists who participate in cultural events (e.g., performances, demonstrations, lectures and workshops) overseas with the aim of introducing Japanese arts and culture or of contributing to international society through arts and cultural projects.
Grant Range: Partial support for travel costs and freight costs.
Deadline(s): December 1

Exhibitions Abroad
Support for museums and art institutions overseas that organize exhibitions introducing Japanese art and culture to audiences overseas. In addition, this program is designed to support overseas international exhibitions such as biennials/triennials introducing Japanese artists and their works.
Grant Range: Partial support for travel costs, packing and shipping, and catalogue production.
Deadline(s): December 1
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George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation
History of art and architecture fellowships (early mid-career).
Grant Range: $33,000
Deadline(s): November 1
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Kurt Weill Foundation
Financial support for performances of musical works by Kurt Weill and Marc Blitzstein, to individuals and not-for-profit organizations for scholarly research pertaining to Kurt Weill, Lotte Lenya, and Marc Blitzstein, and to not-for-profit organizations for relevant educational or scholarly initiatives.
Grant Range: $1,000-$20,000
Deadline(s): November 1, June 1
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Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Academy Film Scholars Grant
Awarded to scholars (both academically affiliated and non-affiliated) to support significant new works of film scholarship. Proposed works may be books, multimedia presentations, curatorial projects, interactive DVDs or Internet sites.
Deadline(s): End of November
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USArtists International
Committed to the presence of U.S. based artists on world stages, USArtists International provides grants to ensembles and individual performers in dance, music and theatre invited to perform at significant international festivals and performing arts markets.
Grant Range: Up to $15,000 towards support of artist fees, travel, accommodations, per diem, shipping and visa preparation
Deadline(s): December 1, 2017 and April 5, 2018
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Burning Man
Global Arts Grants
Highly interactive, community-driven, collaborative works of art that are accessible to the public and civic in scope.
Grant Range: $3,000-$6,000
Deadline(s): Expected December 1
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Terra Foundation for American Art
Academic Workshop & Symposium Grants
Academic program funding is available for in-person exchanges such as workshops, symposia, and colloquia that advance scholarship in the field of American art (circa 1500–1980) that take place outside the U.S. or in the U.S. and examine American art within an international context and include a significant number of international participants. Additionally, the foundation welcomes applications for international research groups.
Grant Range: Up to $25,000
Deadline(s): December 9, 2017, March 15, 2018
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Puffin Foundation West, Ltd.
Art projects that educate the public on topical issues that seek to enrich and inform the public on important subjects such as the environment, social justice, civil rights and other contemporary issues facing the country (and the planet), that other organizations might hesitate to fund.
Grant Range: $250-$10,000
Deadline(s): December 9
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American Bach Society
William H. Scheide Research Grants
Research projects on Bach or figures in his circle. Funds may be used to defray travel costs, acquire reproductions of primary sources, or for similar purposes.
Grant Range: $500-$2,000
Deadline(s): December 31
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Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry
Translation and the Process of Translation
Translation of poetry from languages not currently available to English readers and poetry which has not been translated or merits a new translation.
Developing the Poetry Audience
Organizations should indicate who the target audience will be and describe previous programming the organization has successfully completed. Past programming has included documentary film production, dramatic presentations, school poetry programs, reading series, conferences, and seminars.
Uses of Poetry
Programs that use poetry for the greater public good. Past programs have focused on youth-at-risk, hospital and therapeutic programs, minorities, people with disabilities, prison programs, curriculum development, and documentary films.
Grant Range: $1,000-$10,000
Deadline(s): December 31
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Voice Foundation
Educational Projects
Publications, symposia, workshops and training programs which are directed to informing the scientific community and the public about research and care of the voice.
Research Projects
All aspects of the voice, such as the investigation of physiology, biochemistry, genetics, as well as anatomy, pathology, psychology, and neurolarngology.
Grant Range: Under $10,000
Deadline(s): Rolling
International Literacy Association
Research that addresses significant questions for the discipline of reading/literacy research and practice.
Grant Range: $5,000
Deadline(s): January 15, 2018
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Longview Foundation
Internationalizing Teacher Prep & Innovations
K-12 education in the U.S. that directly supports building global perspectives in teachers and students. Proposals funded will advance the field or impact significant numbers of students.
Grant Range: $10,000-$30,000
Deadline(s): January 18, 2018
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Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood
Promising research and development projects that may ultimately enhance the development, health, safety, education or quality of life of children from infancy through seven years of age across the country. Early childhood welfare, early childhood education and play, parenting education.
Grant Range: $25,000-$100,000
Deadline(s): January 31, 2018
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McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation
Enhance student learning and educational quality, paying particular attention to those that best serve the at-risk and under-funded, including: curriculum that excites and challenges; inquiry projects that promote reflection and growth; after-school programs that enrich and inspire.
Grant Range: $10,000-$30,000 over 3 years
Deadline(s): January 15-April 15
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Spencer Foundation
Education research, e.g. education and social opportunity; teaching, learning, and instructional resources; civic education/action; org. learning; purposes and values.
Grant Range: Up to $50,000
Deadline(s): February 1, 2018
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Braitmayer Foundation
Innovative practices in K-12 education throughout the U.S., particularly curricular and school reform initiatives; and preparation of and professional development opportunities for teachers, particularly those which encourage people of high ability and diverse background to enter and remain in K-12 teaching.
Grant Range: Up to $35,000
Deadline(s): February 15
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International Education Research Foundation
International education and their commitment to research and publications on world educational systems: 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 U.S.; facilitating the publication and dissemination of the results of the research; encouraging the exchange of information about the structure of educational systems and their corresponding credentials.
Grant Range: Up to $1,000
Deadline(s): February 15, August 15
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Brady Education Foundation
Existing Program Evaluation
What works: Evaluate the effectiveness of programs designed to promote positive cognitive and/or achievement outcomes for children (birth through 18 years) from underserved groups and/or low-resourced communities (minority ethnic groups, low-income families).
Grant Range: $25,000-$100,000+
Deadline(s): April 1, 2018, August 1, 2018
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Mara W. Breech Foundation
Innovative, creative teaching methods. Especially interested in teacher development, mentor programs for existing and prospective teachers, and recruitment and retainment of quality educators.
Grant Range: $5,000-$15,000
Deadline(s): October 31
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Institute for Research on Innovation and Science (IRIS)
Fund researchers who will use the IRIS data to address questions about the social and economic returns to investments in research. IRIS seeks to enable fundamental research on the results of public and private investments that support discovery, innovation, and education on the campuses of U.S. universities.
Grant Range: Up to $30,000
Deadline(s): November 1
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National Academy of Education
NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship
Supports up to 30 early career scholars working in critical areas of education research. Supports non-residential postdoctoral proposals that make significant scholarly contributions to the field of education.
Grant Range: $70,000
Deadline(s): November 2
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Center for Ethics and Education
Research in philosophy related to educational policy and practice, including K-12 and higher education, and children's growth and development.
Grant Range: Up to $40,000
Deadline(s): November 7
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Spencer Foundation
Conference Grants for Advancing Education Research
Small research conferences and focused symposia on creating and sustaining equitable educational spaces. The program intends to bring together researchers whose substantive knowledge, theoretical insight, and methodological expertise can be assembled in ways that build upon and advance best practices in education research.
Grant Range: Up to $50,000
Deadline(s): December 1
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ECMC Foundation
Teacher and Leader Development
Deeper learning practices that prepare students for college and career by integrating the mastery of academic content with the development of key competencies, such as critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration and effective communication, in real-world contexts.
College Success
Aim to increase the number of students from traditionally underserved backgrounds who persist through and graduate from an institution of higher education with a four-year degree.
Grant Range: $25,000-$300,000
Deadline(s): Rolling
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Lumina Foundation
Close gaps in attainment for groups not historically well-served by higher education. Current funding is directed to: mobilize employers, metro areas/regions to increase attainment; mobilize higher education to increase student success;advance state/federal policy for increased attainment; create new models of student financial support; design new higher education business and finance models;create new systems of quality credentials.
Grant Range: $15,000-$100,000+
Deadline(s): Rolling

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Junior Faculty Fellowship in Entrepreneurship Research
Regional dynamics, local ecosystems, demographics, market gaps, economic growth, declining business dynamism, design of policy interventions and programmatic research.
Grant Range: $35,000
Deadline(s): January 16, 2018
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W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
Early Career Research Award
Junior faculty (untenured and within 6 years of earned PhD) to carry out policy-related research on labor market issues.
Grant Range: $5,000
Deadline(s): January 26, 2018
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Real Estate Research Institute
Real estate pricing, risk-adjusted performance, and investment strategy: Pricing, risk, globalization of capital flows, semographic shifts, sustainability.
Grant Range: $15,000
Deadline(s): January 26, 2018
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Center for Retirement Research
Retirement income: Social Security, macroeconomic analyses, program interactions, int'l research, demographic research.
Grant Range: Up to $45,000
Deadline(s): January 31, 2018
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Calvin K. Kazanjian Economics Foundation
Economic education and literacy; measuring economic understanding; new strategies for teaching economics.
Grant Range: ~$22,000
Deadline(s): February 15, 2018
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Foundation for Financial Planning
Help people in need of financial guidance or in a financial crisis who couldn't ordinarily access quality, ethical advice.
Grant Range: $5,000-$40,000
Deadline(s): January 15-April 30
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National Association of State Boards of Accountancy
Research on educational issues impacting the CPA, the public accounting profession, and state boards.
Grant Range: Up to $25,000
Deadline(s): April 1, 2018
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Project Management Institute
Research funding on any topic related to project, program or portfolio management.
Grant Range: Up to $50,000
Deadline(s): April 25, 2018
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National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation
Investigator-initiated research with high potential to inform improvements to the U.S. health care system. Projects must advance the existing knowledge base in the areas of health care financing, delivery, management and/or policy.
Deadline(s): Expected Summer 2018
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Institute for Research on Innovation and Science (IRIS)
Fund researchers who will use the IRIS data to address questions about the social and economic returns to investments in research. IRIS seeks to enable fundamental research on the results of public and private investments that support discovery, innovation, and education on the campuses of U.S. universities.
Grant Range: Up to $30,000
Deadline(s): November 1
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Association for Social Economics
Research in social economics and the social economy. Possible topics include, but are not limited to: the role of social values in economic life, economic policy and social wellbeing, social capital, social norms, social networks, human capabilities, workplace policies and social justice, corporate social responsibility, socially responsible investment, microfinance, ethics and economics, poverty, inequality, and policies related to health, education, and welfare. Must be below the rank of Associate Professor.
Grant Range: Up to $5,000
Deadline(s): November 1
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National Center for the Middle Market
Research designed to generate data and insight that can accelerate growth, increase competitiveness, or create jobs for the middle market.
Grant Range: Up to $30,000
Deadline(s): November 28
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National Endowment for Financial Education
Research that can make a profound contribution to the field of financial literacy. Inquiries are encouraged from all disciplines. Project outcomes should be actionable in the field of financial literacy, directly relevant to the financial well-being of the public, and able to be applied broadly.
Grant Range: $100,000-$185,000
Deadline(s): December 5
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Institute of Management Accountants Research Foundation
Primary management accounting research, such as decision support, planning, and control.
Grant Range: $5,000-$25,000
Deadline(s): December 31
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American Bankruptcy Institute
Projects that are designed to:further a better understanding of bankruptcy law and of the bankruptcy system; enhance or improve the efficacy, efficiency or fairness of the bankruptcy system;better educate decision-makers and policy-makers in the performance of their duties with respect to the bankruptcy system.
Deadline(s): Rolling
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FINRA Investor Education Foundation
Advance understanding of the relationships among financial literacy, financial capability and financial well-being. Priority will be given to projects that use data from the National Financial Capability Study (see www.usfinancialcapability.org) and other existing data sets.
Grant Range: $50,000-$100,000
Deadline(s): Rolling
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Institute for New Economic Thinking
Advance sound economic ideas to better serve humanity. Critical areas in economic thinking and research to target some of the most challenging areas in economics.
Grant Range: $25,000-$250,000
Deadline(s): TBD

John Randolph Haynes Foundation
Archival Grants
Archival and cataloging projects are available for libraries and other institutions that preserve historic Los Angeles materials.
Grant Range: ~$30,000
Deadline(s): January 10, 2018
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William T. Grant Foundation
1) Programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequality in youth outcomes, and 2) strategies to improve the use of research evidence in ways that benefit youth.
Grant Range: $100,000-$1M+
Deadline(s): January 10, May 2, August 1
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Louisville Institute
First Book Grant for Minority Scholars
Assists junior, non-tenured religion scholars of color to complete research on an issue in North American Christianity.
Grant Range: Up to $40,000
Deadline(s): January 15, 2018
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Kessler Foundation
Signature Employment Grants
New pilot initiatives, demonstration projects, or social ventures that lead to the generation of new ideas to solve the high unemployment and underemployment of individuals with disabilities. Preference is given for interventions that overcome specific employment barriers related to long-term dependence on public assistance or advance competitive employment in a cost-effective manner.
Grant Range: $100,000-$250,000
Deadline(s): February 18, 2018
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Tinker Foundation
Policy Changes to Improve Lives of Latin Americans
Equitable economic growth; access to education; sustainable management of habitat and resources.
Grant Range: $30,000-$100,000
Deadline(s): March 1, 2018
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Wabash Center
Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion
Improving teaching/learning practices; research and study of pedagogical issues; supportive teaching environments.
Grant Range: Up to $30,000
Deadline(s): February 15
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Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA Foundation)
Large Grant
Research grants that support the discovery of new knowledge, new applications of theory to practice and innovation in the field of student affairs.
Grant Range: Up to $35,000
Deadline(s): Expected January 2018
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Arthur Vining Davis Foundations
Interfaith Leadership & Religious Literacy
Higher education programs in interfaith leadership and religious literacy; interfaith curriculum development in theological schools, private colleges and universities and programs with national impact; interfaith issues in palliative care and end of life; interfaith issues embedded in environmental engagement, stewardship and solution.
Private Higher Education
Leadership development for faculty, students, and senior leaders; interfaith literacy and leadership for curriculum, student, and faculty research; environmental stewardship and sustainability in research, curriculum, and experience; student and faculty intellectual inquiry, including faculty development and support for student – faculty undergraduate research; diversity, inclusion, and support for underserved education constituencies
Grant Range: $25,000-$300,000
Deadline(s): February 15, 2018
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Council for Christian Colleges & Universities
Networking Grants for Christian Scholars
Encourage collaborative scholarship among faculty serving at CCCU member institutions and to connect with broader networks. The goal of the program is to create and disseminate high quality scholarship that brings Christian voices into contemporary academic conversations.
Grant Range: $1,500-$18,000
Deadlines(s): February 15, 2018
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Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology
Enhance teaching and learning in the fields of religious and theological studies as taught in colleges, universities, and theological schools.  Funding for projects in: improving teaching and learning practices; encouraging research and study of pedagogical issues; nurturing supportive teaching environments.
Project Grants
Grant Range: Up to $30,000
Deadline(s): February 15, 2018
Small Project Grants
Grant Range: Up to $5,000
Deadline: Rolling
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El-Hibri Foundation
Supports building a more inclusive America: implementing initiatives and programs to advance inclusion of American Muslim communities and promote inclusive societal norms; equipping leaders and organizations with the training, skills, and approaches needed to maximize their organizational impact and reach high performance; catalyzing collaboration and collective action, and building coalitions and inclusive partnerships that strengthen civil society.
Grant Range: $10,000-$30,000
Deadline(s): Expected April 2018
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John Randolph Haynes Foundation
Major Research Grants
Solutions-oriented social science research applicable to pressing policy issues of the Los Angeles region; research projects concerning the history of Southern California will also be considered.
Grant Range: $50,000-$100,000+
Deadline(s): March 1, 2018, May 9, 2018
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Tinker Foundation
Creation of effective policy changes to improve the lives of Latin Americans: democratic governance, education, sustainable resource management. Projects should have a strong public policy component, offer innovative solutions to problems facing these regions, and incorporate new mechanisms for addressing these programmatic areas.
Grant Range: $30,000-$100,000+
Deadline(s): March 1, September 15
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The National Association for Campus Activities (NACA)
Advancing Research In Campus Activities Grants
Advance the field of campus activities by encouraging the development and dissemination of knowledge that has potential to improve the experiences of college students through their involvement in campus activities. Must be a member.
Grant Range: $500-$2,500
Deadline(s): Expected June 2018
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Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA Foundation)
Innovation Grants Program
Scaffolding for NASPA members to implement innovative ideas that lead to student learning and success. Supports innovation, exploration, and development for NASPA members, regardless of campus membership affiliation.
Grant Range: $1,000-$5,000
Deadline(s): October 1
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Asian Cultural Council
Support international travel and cultural exchange between Asia and the U.S. Majority of grants are awarded directly to individual artists, scholars, and arts specialists. Organizations that will facilitate a cultural exchange opportunity for artists, scholars, or arts specialists may also apply on behalf of the individual project participants.
Grant Range: Up to $10,000
Deadline(s): Expected Fall 2018
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Borchard Foundation Center of International Education
Scholar-in-Residence
Affords Southern California professors residency in France for a semester. Candidates may be from any discipline.
Grant Range: $30,000
Deadline(s): October 15

International Colloquium in France Grant Program
Organize a 3-day international colloquia at the Château de la Bretesche in the summer.
Grant Range: $35,000
Deadline(s): October 15
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AARP Foundation
Scaling Evidence-Based Solutions for Vulnerable Older Adults
Scale interventions, with independent evaluations demonstrating evidence of effectiveness, which serve vulnerable older adults, to increase economic opportunity and social connectedness.
Deadline(s): October 24
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Louisville Institute
Sabbatical Grant for Researchers
Research that contributes to the vitality of Christianity and addresses Christian faith and life, the practice of ministry, and/or adaptive challenges confronting religious institutions.
Grant Range: Up to $40,000
Deadline(s): November 1
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Institute for Research on Innovation and Science (IRIS)
Fund researchers who will use the IRIS data to address questions about the social and economic returns to investments in research. IRIS seeks to enable fundamental research on the results of public and private investments that support discovery, innovation, and education on the campuses of U.S. universities.
Grant Range: Up to $30,000
Deadline(s): November 1
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Association for Social Economics
Research in social economics and the social economy. Possible topics include, but are not limited to: the role of social values in economic life, economic policy and social wellbeing, social capital, social norms, social networks, human capabilities, workplace policies and social justice, corporate social responsibility, socially responsible investment, microfinance, ethics and economics, poverty, inequality, and policies related to health, education, and welfare. Must be below the rank of Associate Professor.
Grant Range: Up to $5,000
Deadline(s): November 1
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The Global Community for Academic Advising (NACADA)
Research Grants
NACADA research support is intended to facilitate research related to academic advising. Quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methodologies are welcome, as is research from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Program assessment is not funded.
Grant Range: $500-$5,000
Deadline(s): November 1, 2017 and March 15, 2018
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American Council of Learned Societies
Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies
Collaborative Reading-Workshop Grants
For scholars of different disciplines to investigate texts of essential points of entry to Chinese periods in contemporary or historical times. Research in Hong Kong, Tibet, and Taiwan is eligible.
Grant Range: $15,000
Deadline(s): November 8

Comparative Perspectives on Chinese Culture and Society
Studies in humanities and related social sciences that adopt cross-cultural or comparative perspectives with other nations and civilizations or within populations of China.
Grant Range: $6,000-$25,000
Deadline(s): November 8

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Research Fellowships in Buddhist Studies
Expand understanding and interpretation of Buddhist thought in scholarship and society.
Grant Range: Up to $70,000
Deadline(s): November 15
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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Health Policy Fellows
Comprehensive learning experience at the nexus of health, science, and policy in Washington, D.C. for midcareer health professionals and behavioral and social scientists with an interest in health and health care policy. Fellows participate in the policy process at the federal level and use that leadership experience to improve health, health care, and health policy.
Grant Range: Up to $165,000
Deadline: November 15
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Association for Institutional Research
Scholarship on issues related to access, affordability and value of legal education specifically, and graduate and professional education more broadly. Preference is given to proposals that utilize regional, national, or multi-institutional datasets, although research that focuses on a single institution is acceptable.
Grant Range: Up to $50,000
Deadline(s): November 30
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John Randolph Haynes Foundation
Faculty Fellowships
Solutions-oriented social science research applicable to pressing policy issues of the Los Angeles region; research projects concerning the history of Southern California will also be considered. Social science faculty at four-year colleges and universities in the five-county (Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, San Bernardino and Riverside) Southern California region.
Grant Range: $12,000
Deadline(s): December 12
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United States-Japan Foundation
US-Japan Policy Studies
Issues of significant mutual concern to the United States and Japan: national interest/foreign policy, nationalism(s)/national identities, energy and the environment, managing globalization, understanding institutions, US-Japan trade and economic relations.
Communication and Public Opinion
Enhance communication and mutual understanding between the American and Japanese people: print media, broadcast media, internet, NGO/NPO links, documentary film/video, opinion polling/public opinion research, exhibitions.
Deadline(s): December 15
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Sasakawa Peace Foundation
Efforts to Ensure Peace and Security in the International Community: Peace Building and Security Issues; and Non-Traditional Security Issues.
Addressing Positive and Negative Aspects of Globalization: Market and Disparities Issues; Issues Involving Demographic Changes and Population Movement; Interface Issues between Science and Technology and Society.
Promotion of Mutual Understanding between Priority Regions and Japan: Exchange Program between Japan and the United States.
Grant Range: $20,000-$100,000
Deadline(s): Rolling