Social Science Funding Opportunities
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Alex's Lemonade Stand FoundationvariesGrantsGrants distributed from Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation are designed to fill critical voids in current pediatric cancer research.
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
nominations accepted year-roundSponsorships/FellowshipsOffers research fellowships and research awards for PIs to work on a research project with a host and collaborative partner in Germanyhumanities, science, engineeringfellowship
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
September 15, annuallySloan Research FellowshipsTwo-year research fellowships of $50,000 for early-career faculty in chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer science, economics, neuroscience, relevant fields in the biological sciences, or in a related interdisciplinary fieldsciences, mathematics, computer science, economicsfellowship
American Academy of Arts and SciencesApplications available Fall 2017Visiting Scholars ProgramOne-year research fellowships in the areas of science, scholarship, business, public affairs, and the arts, for postdoctoral scholars and junior faculty; stipends of up to $65,000science, business, public affairs, and the artsfellowship
American Association of Physical AnthropologistsJanuary 15, annuallyProfessional Development GrantsAAPA offers up to eight Professional Development Grants annually to qualified recipients, each in the amount of $5,000.anthropologygrant
American Association of University WomenNovember 15, annuallyAmerican FellowshipsAmerican Fellowships support women scholars who are completing dissertations, planning research leave from accredited institutions, or preparing research for publication. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of scholarly excellence; quality and originality of project design; and active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research. Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowship ($30,000) and Summer/Short-Term Publication Grant ($6,000) are for non-tenured faculty members ONLY. range; for research and writingfellowship, grant
American Council of Learned Societies September 27, 2017FellowshipsThe 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.humanities and related social sciencesfellowship
American Educational Research AssociationVariesResearch Grants ProgramsOne- to two-year awards ($20,000 to $35,000) for education policy- and practice-related research proposals using NCES, NSF, and other national databases to monitor education in the U.S. and other nations to promote and accelerate the improvement of American education. Proposals reviewed three times a yeareducation policy and practicegrant
American Philosophical SocietyVariesFellowships, GrantsMultiple research grants and the APS/British Academy Fellowship for Research in London offered, including the Franklin Research Grant Program, designed to help meet the costs of travel to libraries and archives for research purposes, the purchase of research materials, fieldwork costs, or laboratory expenses ($6,000).range of disciplinesgrant, fellowship
American Psychological FoundationVariesFoundation GrantsAPF is seeking to seed innovation through supporting projects and programs that use psychology to solve social problems. APF grants align with our mission of enhancing psychology to elevate the human condition and advance human potential. We offer grants for early career funding and seed grants for research and for targeted programs.Psychologygrant
American Sociological AssociationVariesGrants and FellowshipsAs the national organization for sociologists, the American Sociological Association, through its Executive Office, is well positioned to provide a unique set of services to its members and to promote the vitality, visibility, and diversity of the discipline. Working at the national and international levels, the Association aims to articulate policy and implement programs likely to have the broadest possible impact for sociology now and in the future.Sociologyfellowship, grant
Association for Asian StudiesPlease note that the award of CIAC small grants for Spring 2018 is dependent on the AAS/CIAC receiving continued funding for this program. The results of an AAS/CIAC grant application for outside funding are still pending, and will not be known until late December 2017/early January 2018. Please revisit this webpage at the end of the year for an update.Small Grants ProgramSmall grants ($2,000) for collaborative projects, conferences & seminars, research trips.Chinese and Inner Asian studiesgrant
Bush FoundationvariesFellowships, GrantsThe Bush Foundation invests in great ideas and the people who power them. Established in 1953 by 3M executive Archibald Bush and his wife, Edyth, the Foundation encourages individuals and organizations to think bigger and think differently about what is possible in communities across Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and the 23 Native nations that share the same geographic area. Through our grants programs we invest in organizations working on issues that are important to their community and key to advancing work in our focus innovation, leadership, education, Native Nation rebuildingfellowship, grant
Calvin K. Kazanjian Economics FoundationFebruary 15, September 15 annuallyGrant ProgramProvides grants for projects on economic education and literacy. The Foundation will look most favorably at programs that match grants of support with funds from other organizations, learned institutions, universities, colleges, and government sources.Economics, economic educationgrant
Camargo FoundationOctober 17, 2017FellowshipsThe Camargo Foundation maintains a study center in Cassis, France, for the benefit of scholars who wish to pursue projects in the humanities and social sciences related to French and francophone cultures. The Foundation also sponsors creative projects by writers, visual artists, photographers, video artists, filmmakers, media artists and composers.French and francophone culturesresidential fellowship
Canadian Studies GrantsvariesFaculty Grant ProgramFor research in the social sciences and humanities to better understand Canada, its relationship with the U.S., and its international affairsCanadagrant
Cattell FundJanuary 15, annuallyGrantThe James McKeen Cattell Fund Fellowships for psychologists provide funds to supplement the regular sabbatical allowance provided by the recipients' home institutions. The maximum award is limited to 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. Eligibility Requirements:Psychology, sabbaticalgrant
Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral SciencesNovember 3, 2017FellowshipsThe Center offers a residential postdoctoral fellowship program for scientists and scholars from this country and abroad. Since 1954, CASBS Fellowships have been awarded to scholars working in a diverse range of disciplines. These include the five core social and behavioral disciplines of anthropology, economics, political science, psychology and sociology as well as scholars from a wide range of humanistic disciplines, education, linguistics and the biological sciences.

We expect Fellows to ask challenging questions of themselves and others. We also expect Fellows to work hard on their scholarly pursuits. Individuals who have been here often describe their center experience as productive, transformative and the best year of their entire career. In addition, we expect members of group projects to define metrics for "success," and periodically to evaluate their progress according to those metrics.
Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (CRASSH)variesHumanitas Visiting ProfessorshipsHumanitas is a series of Visiting Professorships at Oxford and Cambridge designed to bring leading academics, practitioners and scholars to both universities to address major themes in the arts, social sciences and humanities. Created by Lord Weidenfeld, the programme is managed and funded by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue and co-ordinated in Cambridge by the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) and in Oxford by the Humanities Division. Humanitas will welcome some twenty Visiting Professors, who will be appointed for a given academic year and invited to deliver a series of lectures, followed by a related symposium, workshop or masterclass for graduate students. A diverse variety of fields will be represented, which have included media, war studies, women's rights and chamber music.arts, social sciences, humanitiesresidential fellowship
Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (CRASSH)variesFellowshipsThe Centre offers a number of programmes to bring scholars from all over the world to CRASSH - from postdoctoral and early career researchers to more established visiting fellows - to interact at the heart of a vibrant interdisciplinary research environment. As the fellowship group grows, it becomes clearer than ever not only what our visitors gain from access to Cambridge research resources, but also how much they bring to Cambridge: the lively intellectual traffic that energises an international university. arts, social sciences, humanitiesvisiting professorship
Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly ExchangeOctober 15 (annually)Fellowships, GrantsFellowships, grants for research and workshop, publication subsidies. Priority is given to collaborative projects with counterparts in, cultural, economic or political development of Taiwanfellowship, grant
Council of American Overseas Research CentersJanuary 31, 2018FellowshipsThe Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) is a private not-for-profit federation of independent overseas research centers that promote advanced research, particularly in the humanities and social sciences, with focus on the conservation and recording of cultural heritage and the understanding and interpretation of modern societies. Research fellowships for scholars addressing broad questions of multi-country significance in the fields of humanities, social sciences, and related natural sicences and humanitiesfellowship
Cullman Center for Scholars and WritersSeptember 29, 2017FellowshipsThe Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers offers fellowships to people whose work will benefit directly from access to the research collections at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street (formerly the Humanities and Social Sciences Library). Renowned for the extraordinary comprehensiveness of its collections, the Library is one of the world's preeminent resources for study in anthropology, art, geography, history, languages and literature, philosophy, politics, popular culture, psychology, religion, sociology, and in anthropology, art, geography, history, languages and literature, philosophy, politics, popular culture, psychology, religion, sociology, and sportsfellowship
DAAD - German Academic Exchange ServiceJanuary 1, annually
Scholarships & GrantsVarious funding opportunities for faculty members to build ties with institutions in Germany and/or to complete your own research. Includes support to lead students to Germany for a short stay, conference funding, or bringing a German professor to the U.S. for a visiting professorship.residential artist fellowships in Berlingrant, fellowship
Department of EducationAugust 4, 2016Establish, Operate American Overseas Research Center to AORC to Promote Research, Area Studies, ExchangesThe American Overseas Research Centers (AORC) Program provides grants to consortia of institutions of higher education (IHEs) to establish or operate an AORC that promotes
postgraduate research, exchanges, and area studies.
Department of EducationAugust 1, 2016Fulbright -Hays Group Projects Abroad-Develop Modern Foreign Languages, area Studies. Short-Term and Long-Term ProjectsThe purpose of the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA) Program is to promote, improve, and develop modern foreign languages and area studies at varying levels of
education. The program provides opportunities for faculty, teachers, and undergraduate and graduate students to conduct individual and group projects overseas to carry out research and study in the fields of modern foreign languages and area studies.
Department of StateJune 3, 2016Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe & the Independent States of the Former Soviet UnionThe U.S. State Department, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Office of Outreach, invites organizations with substantial and wide-reaching experience in administration of research and training programs to apply for funding to conduct nationwide competitive programs supporting U.S. scholars, students, and institutions in advanced research and language training on the countries of Eastern Europe and Eurasia. U.S.-based nonprofit organizations and educational institutions may submit proposals for the Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (Title VIII) that: 1) support and sustain American expertise on the countries of Eastern Europe and Eurasia; 2) bring American expertise to the service of the U.S. government; and 3) further U.S. foreign assistance and policy goals. All proposals must make an explicit connection to U.S. foreign or national security policy, and demonstrate how the proposed program will contribute to U.S. knowledge, expertise, and national capability. The program also aims to support outreach and build relationships with the academic and nonprofit communities. Intelligence Community analysts and State Department policy makers benefit from engagement with outside elements to explore new ideas and perspectives and create new knowledge and research.history, europegrant
Department of StateJuly 22, 2016Quality Infotrainment in EurasiaThe U.S. Department of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) announces an open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications for projects that expand the reach of objective information available through local and regional media in Eurasia and help fill the gap in quality entertaining, yet informative programming.informationgrant
Department of StateAugust 26, 2016
Department of State Internet Freedom Core Support for Anti-Censorship Technology
The U.S. Department of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) announces an open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications for long-term, core support for proven anti-censorship technologies. In support of the U.S. International Strategy for Cyberspace, our goal is to promote fundamental freedoms, human rights, and the free flow of information online by supporting civil society actors to achieve open, reliable, secure access to the global Internet through support for anti-censorship technologies. DRL invites organizations interested in potential funding to submit proposals outlining program concepts that reflect this goal.
human rights, cyberspace
Department of StateJuly 25, 2016Department of State: Entrepreneurship Education Exchange with AustriaThe Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Vienna invites proposals for a cooperative agreement to design and implement a two-to-three week exchange program that will provide at least 18 Austrian university students with intensive, hands-on entrepreneurship education and leadership development training. Public and private non-profit organizations and institutions of higher education meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3) may submit proposals to create an exchange program to foster entrepreneurship, leadership, and professional skills of young Austrians with a demonstrated interest in an entrepreneurial future while exposing them to American culture and, leadershipGrant
Dirksen CenterApril 1, annuallyCongressional Research AwardThe Dirksen Congressional Center invites applications for grants to fund research on congressional leadership and the U.S. Congress. The Center, named for the late Senate Minority Leader Everett M. Dirksen, is a private, nonpartisan, nonprofit research and educational organization devoted to the study of Congress. Topics could include external factors shaping the exercise of congressional leadership, institutional conditions affecting it, resources and techniques used by leaders, or the prospects for change or continuity in the patterns of leadership. In addition, The Center invites proposals about congressional procedures, such as committee operation or mechanisms for institutional change, and Congress and the electoral process.political science, researchgrant
Dr. Scholl FoundationCan be submitted between October 1 and March 1, annuallyGrantsThe Dr. Scholl Foundation was established by William M. Scholl, M.D., in 1947. It is a private, independent grant-making foundation for charitable purposes. Applications for grants are considered in the following areas: Education, Social Service, Healthcare, Civic and Cultural, Environmental.The categories above are not intended to limit the interest of the Foundation from considering other worthwhile, social servicegrant
Educational Testing ServiceProgram appears suspendedSylvia Taylor Johnson Fellowship in Educational MeasurementSelected fellows work on ETS research projects and conduct their proposed independent research that is relevant to ETS’s goals under the mentorship of ETS researchers and psychometricians in Princeton, N.J. Candidates must have received their Ph.D. or Ed.D. within the past 10 years. Research proposals focused on issues concerning the education of minority students are especially encouraged.educational studies, researchfellowship
Environmental Protection AgencyvariesGrants and Other OpportunitiesVarious funding opportunities including researching air quality, engaging the public, pollution prevention, researching water qualityEnvironmental education, environmental justice, grant
F. R. Bigelow FoundationvariesGrantsThe F. R. Bigelow Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life and opportunities for all in the Saint Paul area. Primary geographic focus: the Greater Saint Paul area, which includes Dakota, Ramsey and Washington counties, with a particular emphasis on serving people who live or work in the City of Saint Paul. Primary areas of interest include: human services, community and economic development, education, health care, and arts.human services, community and economic development, education, health care, and artsgrant
Ford FoundationDecember 7, 2017Postdoctoral FellowshipsFellowships to increase the diversity of the nation's college and university faculties and to maximize the educational benefits of diversity. Postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Research Council (NRC) on behalf of the Ford Foundation. The awards will be made to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.rangefellowship
Fulbright FellowshipAugust 1, 2017Core Program for U.S. ScholarsThe Fubright Core Program of U.S. Scholars offers nearly 500 teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries. Search the awards (opportunities) catalog by region, country, and/or discipline.All disciplinesTeaching and/or Research Grants
Fulbright SpecialistsSix deadlines per year during odd-numbered monthsFulbright Specialist ProgramThe Specialist program awards grants to U.S. faculty and professionals approved to join the Specialist Roster in select disciplines to engage in short-term collaborative projects at eligible institutions in over 140 countries worldwide. All disciplinesShort-term visiting appointments
Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary EducationLast known deadline was June 30, 2015First in the WorldThe FITW program is designed to support the development, replication, and dissemination of innovative solutions and evidence for what works in addressing persistent and widespread challenges in postsecondary education for students who are at risk for not persisting in and completing postsecondary programs, including, but not limited to, adult learners, working students, part-time students, students from low-income backgrounds, students of color, students with disabilities, and first-generation students.Educationgrant
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library & MuseumMarch 15, September 15, annuallyResearch Travel GrantsThe Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation awards grants of up to $2,000 each in support of research in the holdings of the Gerald R. Ford Library. A grant defrays travel and living expenses of a research trip to the Ford Library. Library collections focus on Federal policies, U.S. foreign relations, and national politics in the 1960s and 1970s. There are earlier and later materials depending upon your topic.political science, researchgrant
Graham FoundationOrganizations:
Feb 25, annually
Sep 15, annually
Carter Manny:
Nov 15, annually
Grants in Architecture and Related ArtsArchitecture and related spatial practices engage a wide range of cultural, social, political, technological, environmental, and aesthetic issues. We are interested in projects that investigate the contemporary condition, expand historical perspectives, or explore the future of architecture and the designed environment.

We support innovative, thought-provoking investigations in architecture; architectural history, theory, and criticism; design; engineering; landscape architecture; urban planning; urban studies; visual arts; and related fields of inquiry. Our interest also extends to work being done in the fine arts, humanities, and sciences that expands the boundaries of thinking about architecture and space. In an effort to bridge communities and different fields of knowledge, we support a wide range of practitioners (such as architects, scholars, critics, writers, artists, curators, and educators) and organizations (such as non-profit galleries, colleges and universities, publishers, and museums).
architecture, history, theory, design, urban planning/studies, visual artsgrant
Hagley Museum and LibraryvariesHenry Belin du Pont FellowshipsHenry Belin du Pont Fellowships support access to, and use of, Hagley’s research collections. Hagley’s collections document the interaction between business and the cultural, social, and political dimensions of our society from the late 18th century to the present. Grant lengths range from 1-8 weeks to 4 months.interaction between business and the cultural, social, and political dimensions of our society from late-18th century to presentfellowship
Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation August 1, annuallyResearch GrantsThe 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.research on understanding violence and aggressiongrant
Horowitz Foundation for Social PolicyDecember 1, 2017GrantsThe Foundation makes targeted grants for work in major areas of the social sciences, including anthropology, area studies, economics, political science, psychology, sociology, and urban studies, as well as newer areas such as evaluation research. Preference will be given to projects that deal with contemporary issues in the social sciences and issues of policy relevance. Awards are not allocated so as to ensure a representative base of disciplines, but are approved solely on merit. Awards are $7500 per grant - $5000 initially and an additional $2500 upon reciept of a final report or a copy of the product of the research.anthropology, area studies, economics, political science, psychology, sociology, urban studiesgrant
Huntington LibraryNov. 15, 2016 at midnight PSTFellowshipsThe Huntington is an independent research center with holdings in British and American history, literature, art history, and the history of science and medicine. The Huntington will award to scholars over 150 fellowships for the academic year 2015-2016. These fellowships derive from a variety of funding sources and have different terms. Recipients of all fellowships are expected to be in continuous residence at the Huntington and to participate in and make a contribution to its intellectual life.British and American history, literature, art history, and the history of science and medicineresidential fellowship
Institute for Advanced StudyNovember 1, annuallyFellowship/MembershipThe Institute for Advanced Study is an independent private institution founded in 1930 to create a community of scholars focused on intellectual inquiry, free from teaching and other university obligations. Each year scholars from around the world apply to come to the Institute to pursue their own research. Those who are chosen are offered a membership for a set period. Members receive access to the extensive resources of the Institute, including offices, access to libraries, subsidized restaurant and housing facilities, and some secretarial services. Members apply to one of the four schools (Historical Studies, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences) or one of the special programs.historical studies, mathematics, natural sciences, and social sciencesresidential fellowship
Institute for Advanced StudyNovember 1, annuallySchool of Historical Studies PostdoctoralsThe School of Historical Studies was established in 1949 with the merging of the School of Economics and Politics and the School of Humanistic Studies. It bears no resemblance to a traditional academic history department, but rather supports all learning for which historical methods are appropriate. The School embraces a historical approach to research throughout the humanistic disciplines, from socioeconomic developments, political theory, and modern international relations, to the history of art, science, philosophy, music, and literature. In geographical terms, the School concentrates primarily on the history of Western, Near Eastern, and Far Eastern civilizations, with emphasis on Greek and Roman civilization, the history of Europe (medieval, early modern, and modern), the Islamic world, and East Asia. Support has been extended to the history of other regions, including Central Asia, India, and Africa
Institute of Current World AffairsLOI due March 1, 2017Fellowship ProgramAn ICWA Fellowship represents a generous investment in the future of a Fellow. The ultimate aim of the ICWA Fellowship program is to cultivate deep expertise in foreign countries and cultures. We achieve this is by supporting a Fellow over a two year period, during which she or he carries out an immersive program of self-designed, independent study studiesfellowship
International Research and Exchanges Boardcurrently not availableIndividual Advanced Research Opportunities ProgramThe Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program (IARO) provides scholars and professionals with long-term support to perform policy-relevant field research in the countries of Eastern Europe and Eurasia. IARO fellowships provide scholars with the opportunity to impact the formation of U.S. foreign policy by conducting open-source research on current regional issues of importance to the United StatesEastern Europe and Eurasia studiesresearch opportunity
James McKeen Cattell FundJanuary 15, 2017Cattell Sabbatical AwardsSupport for the science and the application of psychology. Fellowships for psychologists provide funds to supplement the regular sabbatical allowance provided by the recipients' home institutions.Psychologyfellowship
James S. McDonnell FoundationanytimeCollaborative Activity AwardsThe Foundation offers Collaborative Activity Awards to initiate interdisciplinary discussions on problems or issues, to help launch interdisciplinary research networks, or to fund communities of researchers/practitioners dedicated to developing new methods, tools, and applications of basic research to applied problems. In each case the focus of the collaborative activity must meet the program guidelines for one of the following program areas:
◦Studying Complex Systems
◦Understanding Human Cognition
◦Mathematical & Complex Systems Approaches for Brain Cancer
Japan Foundation Center for Global PartnershipvariesGrantsThe Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP) is dedicated to strengthening the global U.S. - Japan partnership and cultivating the next generation of public intellectuals necessary to sustain this partnership. CGP supports a wide range of policy-oriented projects conducted by U.S. and Japanese institutions including universities, think tanks, and non-profit organizations. These policy-oriented projects explore contemporary issues of global concern and issues common to the U.S. and Japan, which involve cooperation among academics, practitioners, civil servants, and civil society organizations. Successful projects have domestic and international policy impact. Funding: Maximum $100,000 per year for up to 3 years.policy-oriented topics on U.S.-Japan relationsgrant
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial FoundationSeptember 19, annuallyFellowships to Assist Research and Artistic CreationOften characterized as "midcareer" awards, Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for those who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.rangefellowship
Kellogg Institute for International StudiesNovember 1, annuallyVisiting Fellowship ProgramSince 1983, the Kellogg Institute for International Studies has offered visiting fellowships to promote interdisciplinary international research in a supportive community of scholars. This widely respected residential program offers you time to pursue scholarly inquiry where it takes you, advance your personal research, and collaborate with other scholars and practitioners from across the US and around the globe. As a visiting fellow, you pursue research related to Kellogg Institute themes of democracy and human development, share your research with the Notre Dame scholarly community, and have the opportunity to publish in Kellogg’s peer-reviewed Working Paper Series.democracy and human developmentfellowship
Labor DOL Bureau of International Labor AffairsLast known deadline was August 23, 2016Increasing Economic, Social Empowerment for Adolescent Girls, Vulnerable Women in ZambiaThe Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL, or the Department, or we), announces the availability of approximately $5,000,000 total costs for one or more cooperative agreements to fund a technical assistance project(s) to reduce the prevalence of child labor in targeted rural areas in Zambia. The key project outcomes include: • Adolescent girls engaged in or at high risk of entering child labor have increased access to acceptable work and quality training opportunities, including but not limited to, apprenticeships, vocational and technical training, educational services, and/or establishing their own businesses; • Vulnerable women whose households have children engaged in or at high risk of entering child labor have increased livelihood opportunities, including establishing or expanding their own businesses; • Public awareness on child labor and gender equality is increased; and • Collaboration by Government and the private sector on the promotion of acceptable work for adolescent girls and vulnerable women is increased.
Law School Admission CouncilAugust 15, annuallyResearch Grant ProgramThe Law School Admission Council (LSAC) Research Grant Program funds research on a wide variety of topics related to the mission of LSAC. Specifically included in the program's scope are projects investigating precursors to legal training, selection into law schools, legal education, and the legal profession. To be eligible for funding, a research project must inform either the process of selecting law students or legal education itself in a demonstrable way. Projects will be funded for amounts up to $200,000. Applicants may use methodologies derived from many disciplines, including anthropology, criminology, demography, economics, history, political science, psychology, and sociology. Projects may be qualitative or quantitative, cross-sectional or longitudinal. They may involve any of a variety of research techniques such as surveys, experiments, correlational methods, systematic observations, and ethnography. Eligible investigators need not be members of law school faculties. Proposals from interdisciplinary teams of law faculty and researchers from outside law schools are strongly, legal training & educationgrant
Leo Beck InstituteanytimeLBI/DAAD FellowshipsLeo Baeck Institute supports new research on German-Jewish culture and history through the following fellowships. Ph.D. candidates and academics working on topics related to the German-Jewish community in a variety of disciplines are encouraged to apply. history, jewishfellowship
Library of Congress, The John W. Kluge CenterJuly 15, annuallyKluge FellowshipVarious fellowship programs for post-doctoral scholars pursuing resident research for periods of six to 12 months. Kluge Fellowship (deadline July 15) supports research in the humanities and social sciences, especially interdisciplinary, cross-cultural or sciences and humanitiesresidential fellowship
Mardag FoundationJuly 15, annuallyGrantsThe Mardag Foundation makes grants to nonprofit organizations that improve the quality of life in Minnesota for children, seniors and other at-risk populations, and for programs in education and arts. Our primary geographic focus is the East Metro, which includes Dakota, Ramsey and Washington counties, as well as Greater Minnesota. arts and humanities (local)grant
McKnight FoundationVariesGrantsMcKnight assists nonprofit organizations and public agencies to improve the quality of life for all people, particularly those in need. Through grantmaking, collaboration, and encouragement of strategic policy reform, we aim to build and maintain vibrant communities; enrich people's lives through the arts; encourage protection of the natural environment; and promote research in selected fields.arts, education, midwest climate and energy, neursciences, communitiesgrant
Michigan Society of FellowsSeptember 26, 2017Postdoctoral FellowshipsEach Fellow has a three-year appointment as Assistant Professor in an affiliated department of the University and a three-year appointment as a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Society of Fellows. This appointment is not tenure-track. The current annual stipend is $55,000. Fellows are eligible for participation in the University health, dental, and life insurance programs. Each fellow is expected to teach the equivalent of one academic year, i.e., a total of two terms during the period of the fellowship. Any subsequent appointment of a Fellow to a position at the University of Michigan would be subject to the rules governing new appointments.Social, physical, and life sciencesFellowship
National Council for Eurasian and East European ResearchVariesFellowships, GrantsFellowships for research on Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Unionarts, education, midwest climate and energy, neursciences, communitiesfellowship, grant
National Endowment for the HumanitiesvariesGrantsOne of the largest funders of humanities programs in the United States. NEH grants: strengthen teaching and learning in schools and colleges; facilitate research and original scholarship; provide opportunities for lifelong learning; preserve and provide access to cultural and educational resources; and strengthen the institutional base of the humanities.humanities and related social sciencesgrant
National Endowment for the HumanitiesAugust 9, 2017Fellowship Programs at Independent Research InstitutesGrants for Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions (FPIRI) support fellowships at institutions devoted to advanced study and research in the humanities. Recognizing that at times scholars need to work away from their homes and institutions, the FPIRI program sponsors fellowships that provide scholars with research time, a stimulating intellectual environment, and access to resources that might otherwise not be available to them.variesfellowship
National Endowment for the HumanitiesApril 25, 2018Fellowships for Advanced Social Science Research on JapanResearch on Modern Japanese society and political economyJapanfellowship
National GeographicvariesCommittee for Research and ExplorationThe National Geographic Society awards grants for scientific field research and exploration through its Committee for Research and Exploration. All proposed projects must have both a geographical dimension and relevance to other scientific fields and be of broad scientific interest. In addition the committee is emphasizing multidisciplinary projects that address environmental issues (e.g., loss of biodiversity and habitat, effects of human-population pressures).anthropology, archaeology, astronomy, biology, geography, geology, oceanography, paleontologyResearch Grant
National Institute of JusticevariesGrantsNIJ — the research, development and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice — is dedicated to improving knowledge and understanding of crime and justice issues through science. NIJ provides objective and independent knowledge and tools to reduce crime and promote justice, particularly at the state and local levels.Education, law enforcement, psychologyProject
National Institutes of Health (NIH)February 25, June 25, October 25, annuallyAcademic Research Enhancement Award (AREA)AREA awards support biomedical and behavioral research projects proposed by faculty members at institutions that provide baccalaureate or advanced degrees, but have not been major recipients of NIH support.biomedical and behavioral sciencesaward
National Science Foundation (NSF)VariesFellowships, GrantsThe NSF funds research and education in some areas of the social and behavioral sciences. Most grants are funded through program solicitations or program announcements (unsolicited applications with no deadlines).Education & human resources; social, behavioral, and economic sciencesfellowship, grant
National Science Foundation (NSF)January 17, 2017Resource Implementations for Data Intensive Research in the Social Behavioral and Economic Sciences (RIDIR) Program seeks to develop user-friendly large-scale next-generation data resources and relevant analytic techniques to advance fundamental research in SBE areas of study. Successful proposals will, within the financial resources provided by the award, construct such databases and/or relevant analytic techniques and produce a finished product that will enable new types of data-intensive research. The databases or techniques should have significant impacts, either across multiple fields or within broad disciplinary areas, by enabling new types of data-intensive research in the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) sciences.Data analysisGrant
Notre Dame Institute for Advanced StudyOctober 16, 2017FellowshipsFellowships are available to foster and support integrative scholarship addressing major issues and questions of value in ways that transcend disciplinary boundariesinterdisciplinaryfellowship
NSFMarch 15, 2017Building Community and Capacity for Data Intensive Research in EducationAs part of NSF's Cyberinfrastructure Framework for 21st Century Science and Engineering (CIF21) activity, the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) seeks to enable research communities to develop visions, teams, and capabilities dedicated to creating new, large-scale, next-generation data resources and relevant analytic techniques to advance fundamental research for EHR areas of research. Successful proposals will outline activities that will have significant impacts across multiple fields by enabling new types of data-intensive research. Investigators should think broadly and create a vision that extends intellectually across multiple disciplines and that includes—but is not necessarily limited to—EHR areas of research.Computer Science, Social ScienceGrant
NSFSeptember 15, annuallyNSF/NEH: Documenting Endangered LanguaguesThe National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL) program awarded more than $4 million in 2014 for 27 projects to preserve and protect endangered languages.language Grant
NSFAugust 1, annuallyLaw and Social ScienceThe Law & Social Sciences Program considers proposals that address social scientific studies of law and law-like systems of rules. The Program is inherently interdisciplinary and multi-methodological. Successful proposals describe research that advances scientific theory and understanding of the connections between law or legal processes and human behavior. Social scientific studies of law often approach law as dynamic, made in multiple arenas, with the participation of multiple actors. Fields of study include many disciplines, and often address problems including though not limited to:

Crime, Violence and Punishment
Economic Issues
Legal Decision Making
Legal Mobilization and Conceptions of Justice
Litigation and the Legal Profession
Law, Social ScienceGrant
Open Society FoundationsCheck back in January 2018Fellowship for Human Rights ResearchThe Open Society Fellowship was founded in 2008 to support individuals pursuing innovative and unconventional approaches to fundamental open society challenges. The fellowship funds work that will enrich public understanding of those challenges and stimulate far-reaching and probing conversations within the Open Society Foundations and in the world.
Princeton University Center for Human ValuesNovember 6, 2017Laurence S. Rockefeller Visiting FellowshipsFellows devote an academic year in residence at Princeton to research and writing about topics involving human values in public and private life. The program is open to scholars in all disciplines provided their research plans qualify. In recent years fellows have been drawn from fields including philosophy, political theory, literature, history, classics, economics and law, but this list is not meant to be exhaustive.human values in public and private liferesidential fellowship
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced StudySeptember 14, 2017Fellowships in creative arts, humanities, and social sciencesThrough the Fellowship Program, women and men at the forefront of the sciences, humanities, social sciences, arts, and professions—all of whom have exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishments—convene at the Radcliffe Institute for a full year. Fellows focus on individual projects and research while benefiting from a multidisciplinary community in the enriching University setting.sciences, humanities, social sciences, artsresidential fellowship
Retirement Research FoundationVariesResponsive GrantsThe Retirement Research Foundation is one of the first private foundations in the nation devoted exclusively to aging and retirement issues. RRF’s Responsive Grants program supports projects in the following four major areas: Advocacy, Direct Service, Research, and Professional Education and Trainingadvocacy, humanitiesgrant
Russell Sage FoundationVariesVisiting Scholars ProgramThe Russell Sage Foundation’s Visiting Scholar Program provides a unique opportunity for select scholars in the social, economic and behavioral sciences to pursue their research and writing while in residence at the Foundation’s New York headquarters. Research carried out by Visiting Scholars constitutes an important part of the Foundation’s ongoing effort to analyze and understand the complex and shifting nature of social and economic life in the United States. While Visiting Scholars typically work on projects related to the Foundation’s current programs, a few scholars whose research falls outside the Foundation’s active programs are also invited each, economic, and behavioral sciencesvisiting scholar
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Russell Sage Foundation Visiting Scholar Program
The Russell Sage Foundation has established a center where Visiting Scholars can pursue their writing and research. Each year, the Russell Sage Foundation invites a number of scholars to its New York headquarters to investigate topics in social and behavioral sciences. The Foundation particularly welcomes groups of scholars who wish to collaborate on a specific project during their residence at Russell Sage. While Visiting Scholars typically work on projects related to the Foundation's current programs, a number of scholars whose research falls outside the Foundation's active programs also participate.
Saint Paul FoundationRound 1 open on Mid-NovemberGrantsThe St. Paul Foundation envisions vibrant communities where all people can find hope and opportunity. They make grants in six issue areas: Economic opportunity and security, Education and training, Excellent quality of life, Housing and mobility choices, Quality affordable health care, Strong human services and family support.economic opportunity, eduction, housing, quality of life, health care, family supportgrant
School for Advanced ResearchFirst Monday in November, annuallyResident Scholar FellowshipsThe School for Advanced Research provides a dynamic environment for the advanced study and communication of knowledge about human culture, evolution, history, and creative expression. Nine-month resident scholar fellowships (Santa Fe, NM) are available for scholars who have completed their research and analysis in the social sciences, humanities, and Native arts and who need time to think and write. Two-month summer scholar fellowships are awarded to scholars in the social sciences, humanities, and Native arts to pursue research or writing projects.anthropology, history, sociology, art, philosophyresidential fellowship
School for Advanced ResearchFirst Monday in January, annuallySummer ScholarsThe School for Advanced Research (SAR) presents the J. I. Staley Prize to a living author for a book that exemplifies outstanding scholarship and writing in anthropology. The award recognizes innovative works that go beyond traditional frontiers and dominant schools of thought in anthropology and add new dimensions to our understanding of the human species. It honors books that cross subdisciplinary boundaries within anthropology and reach out in new and expanded interdisciplinary directions.anthropologyprize
School of American ResearchFirst Monday in January, annuallyResident Scholar FellowshipsResident scholar fellowships are awarded annually by the School for Advanced Research (SAR) to four or five scholars who have completed their research and who need time to prepare manuscripts or dissertations on topics important to the understanding of humankind. Resident scholars may approach their research from the perspective of anthropology or from related fields such as history, sociology, art, and philosophy. Scholars from the humanities and social sciences are encouraged to apply.
School of American ResearchOctober 1, annuallyJJ Staley Prize The School for Advanced Research (SAR) presents the J. I. Staley Prize to a living author for a book that exemplifies outstanding scholarship and writing in anthropology. The award recognizes innovative works that go beyond traditional frontiers and dominant schools of thought in anthropology and add new dimensions to our understanding of the human species. It honors books that cross subdisciplinary boundaries within anthropology and reach out in new and expanded interdisciplinary directions.
Smithsonian InstitutionvariesFellowshipsFellowships at the Smithsonian Institution provide students and scholars with opportunities to pursue independent research projects in association with members of the Smithsonian professional research staff. Postdoctoral Fellowships of three to twelve months are available for scholars who have held the doctoral degree or equivalent for fewer than seven years as of the application deadline. Senior Fellowships of three to twelve months are available for scholars who have held the doctoral degree or equivalent for more than seven years as of the application deadline.rangeresidential fellowship
Social Science Research CouncilSeptember 1 annuallyAbe Fellowship ProgramThe Abe Fellowship Program encourages international multidisciplinary research on topics of pressing global concern. The program fosters the development of a new generation of researchers interested in policy-relevant topics and willing to become key members of a bilateral and global research network.US- and Japan-based researchers focusing on contemporary issuesfellowship
Society for Cinema and Media StudiesAugust 1, annuallyCinema and Media Studies AwardsSince 1971, SCMS has annually honored the year’s best in cinema and media studies scholarship, teaching, and professional service. Follow the links below to read more about each award, including its history, application or nomination procedures, and deadlines.
Spencer FoundationvariesResearch GrantsFunds research projects that study education in the United States and abroad. Various research grants available.Educationgrant
Spencer FoundationAugust 1, November 1, February 1, May 1, annually
Small Research Grants
The Small Research Grants program is intended to support education research projects with budgets of $50,000 or less. In keeping with the Spencer Foundation’s mission, this program aims to fund academic work that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived.
Historically, the work we have funded through these grants has spanned, a range of topics and disciplines, including education, psychology, sociology, economics, history, and anthropology, and they employ a wide range of research methods.
psychology, sociology, economic, history, anthropologygrant
Stanford Humanities CenterApplication process opens in August annuallyFellowshipsExternal faculty residential research fellowships in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. Applicants must have held a PhD for at least three years by the start of the fellowship term.humanities and humanitistic social sciencesfellowship
Templeton FoundationAugust 31, annuallyFellowshipJohn Templeton Foundation supports bold ideas that engage the "big questions" and draw in multiple disciplines, including natural and human sciences, philosophy, and theology. The foundation’s core funding areas are: Science and the Big Questions; Character Virtue Development; Freedom and Free Enterprise; Exceptional Cognitive Talent and Genius; and Genetics.natural and human sciences, philosophy, and theologygrant
The Leakey FoundationvariesGrantOur General Research Grant program funds research related specifically to human origins and evolution, including paleoanthropology, genetics, primate behavior, ecology and morphology, and studies of modern hunter-gatherer groups. The maximum award for PhDs is $25,000 per year.anthropology, human originsresearch grant
Tinker FoundationMarch 1, September 15, annuallyGrantsThe mission of the Tinker Foundation is to promote the development of an equitable, sustainable and productive society in Latin America and to enhance understanding in the U.S. of Latin America and how U.S. policies may impact the region. Various grants including: Institutional grants to promote effective policy changes to improve the lives of Latin Americans, Field Research Grants in Latin America, and FellowshipsLatin American Studies, political science, educational studies, environmental studiesgrant
UIHC Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center September 1, 2017Grants
United States Institute of PeaceVariesFellowships, GrantsSupports innovative projects, involving academic and applied research, the identification of promising models and effective practices, and the development of practitioner resources, tools, and training programs related to conflict management, international peace and security and peacebuildinginternational peace and securityfellowship, grant
Wenner-Gren FoundationVariesFellowships, GrantsThe Foundation has a variety of grant programs for anthropological research and scholarship that are open to applicants irrespective of nationality or country of residence. Grants that are available to scholars with a doctorate include individual research grants, a limited number of writing fellowships, training for scholars from countries where academic training in anthropology is limited and awards to encourage collaborative research between international scholars.anthropologyfellowship, grant
Wenner-Gren FoundationanytimeHistorical Archives ProgramThe objective of the Historical Archives Program is to encourage the preservation of unpublished personal research materials of established anthropologists considered of value for research on the history of anthropology.anthropologygrant
William T. Grant FoundationvariesGrantsThis grants program supports theory-building and empirical research projects on reducing inequality or improving the use of research evidence.research, policy, and practice relevant to youth ages 5 to 25fellowship
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