Category Archives: Grants & Philanthropy

Government Grants

Carnegie Corporation: National Focus

Carnegie Corporation of New York, which Andrew Carnegie (1835–1919) established in 1911 “to promote the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding,” is one of the oldest and most influential of American grantmaking foundations.

Tinker Foundation: Institutional Grants

The Foundation’s Institutional Grants program has as its goal the creation of effective policy changes to improve the lives of Latin Americans. The Board of Directors has identified three program areas in which focused, expert research and innovation has the potential to make significant positive impact. Democratic Governance, Education, Sustainable Resource Management

The Department of Energy (Grants)

The Department of Energy’s Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs, which the Office of Science manages for the Department; The Workforce Development for Teachers and Students program sponsors programs helping develop the next generation of scientists and engineers to support the DOE mission, administer programs, and conduct research; and The Office of Project Assessment provides independent advice to the SC leadership regarding those activities essential to constructing and operating major research facilities.

Grants.gov

Grants.gov is your place to FIND and APPLY for federal grants. The United States Department of Health and Human Services is proud to be the managing partner for Grants.gov.

The National Science Foundation (NSF)

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 “to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…” With an annual budget of $7.5 billion (FY 2016), we are the funding source for approximately 24 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America’s colleges and universities. In many fields such as mathematics, computer science and the social sciences, NSF is the major source of federal backing.

The Grant Advisor

Since 1983, The Grant Advisor newsletter has been a leading source of information on grant, research, and fellowship opportunities for U.S. institutions of higher education and their faculty.

Ford Foundation, Grant Database.  
We believe that social movements are built upon individual leadership, strong institutions, and innovative, often high-risk ideas. While the specifics of what we work on have evolved over the years, investments in these three areas have remained the touchstones of everything we do and are central to our theory of how change happens in the world. These approaches have long distinguished the Ford Foundation, and they have had a profound cumulative impact.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (Grants Database)  
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation endeavors to strengthen, promote, and, where necessary, defend the contributions of the humanities and the arts to human flourishing and to the well-being of diverse and democratic societies.

US Department Of Education Grant Forms  
The ED Pubs web site is intended to help you identify and order U.S. Department of Education products. All publications are provided at no cost to the general public by the U.S. Department of Education.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services   
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for improving health and achieving health equity through access to quality services, a skilled health workforce and innovative programs. HRSA’s programs provide health care to people who are geographically isolated, economically or medically vulnerable. HRSA makes grants to organizations to improve and expand health care services for underserved people.

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicin(Fellowships Office)  
The Fellowships Office administers predoctoral, postdoctoral, and senior fellowship awards on behalf of government and private/foundation sponsors. These fellowship awards play an important role in the career development of doctoral and postdoctoral researchers and scholars for the academic, federal, industrial and international workforce. Current opportunities are as follows:

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ)  
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) mission is to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable, and to work within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and with other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used. AHRQ priorities are described.

Harry S. Truman Library and Museum  
The spring round of Research Grants includes one John K. Hulston Scholarship of up to $2,500, to be awarded to a researcher who wishes to visit multiple research facilities – including the Truman Library – for their topic. Applicants should indicate their interest in the Hulston Scholarship when submitting their Research Grant applications and include a detailed project budget outlining additional repositories to be consulted and how materials at those repositories fit into the larger project.

Understanding Clinical Information Needs and Health Care Decision Making Processes in the Context of Health Information Technology [IT]  
The Administration for Children & Families (ACF), a division of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), promotes the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals and communities with funding, strategic partnerships, guidance, training and technical assistance.

Conference and Workshop Grants  
Conference and Workshop Grants are for amounts up to $20,000. In accordance with the mission of the Foundation, priority is given to events that foster the creation of an international community of research scholars in anthropology and advance significant and innovative anthropological research.

Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies 
The program promotes a new generation of young North American scholars with specialized knowledge of modern and contemporary Germany and Europe. The program supports scholars in all social science and humanities disciplines, including historians working on the period since the mid-18th century. Fellowships are awarded for doctoral dissertation research as well as postdoctoral research which leads to completion of a monograph.

Galina Starovoitova Fellowship on Human Rights and Conflict Resolution  
The prestigious Starovoitova Fellowship was established following U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright’s 25 January 1999 speech in Moscow in which she announced funding for a memorial fellowship at the Kennan Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in honor of Galina Starovoitova. The Fellowship is funded and administered in cooperation with the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and the Public Affairs office of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow.

Kennan Institute Title VIII-Supported Short-Term Grant  
The Kennan Institute offers Title VIII Short-Term Grants to scholars whose research in the social sciences or humanities focuses on Russia Ukraine, and the countries of Eurasia, and who demonstrate a particular need to utilize the library, archival, and other specialized resources of the Washington, D.C. area. Policy-relevant research is preferred. Academic participants must either possess a doctoral degree or be doctoral candidates who have nearly completed their dissertations. For non-academics, an equivalent degree of professional achievement is expected.

Kennan Institute Title VIII-Supported Summer Research Scholarships  
Scholars who conduct research in the social sciences or humanities focusing on Russia and the other countries of Eurasia, and who demonstrate a particular need to utilize the library, archival, and other specialized resources of the Washington, D.C. area should consider applying for the summer research fellowship. The summer research fellowship must be used for two consecutive months between May-September 2017, and applicants are required to hold an MA degree or higher. The Summer Research Scholarships will provide a stipend of $6,400 for 62 days ($103.22/day), research facilities, computer support, and some research assistance. Travel and accommodation expenses are not directly covered by this fellowship.

APSA Distinguished Teaching Award   
The APSA Distinguished Teaching Award honors the outstanding contribution to undergraduate and graduate teaching of political science at two- and four-year institutions. The contribution may span several years or an entire career, or it may be a single project of exceptional impact. The award carries a $1,000 prize.

Frank J. Goodnow Award  
The Frank J. Goodnow Award is made for distinguished service to the profession and the American Political Science Association, not necessarily a career of scholarship. This service may be by individuals, groups, or public and private organizations who have played a role in the development of the political science profession and the building of the Association.

Hewlett Foundation: Environment Program  
The Environment Program makes grants to conserve the North American West, expand clean energy, and address climate change.

2013 Mark B. Bain Graduate Fellowship   
In 2017, the Foundation will award up to six full-time research fellowships to advanced graduate students conducting research on the Hudson River system. A fellowship awarded to a doctoral student will include a stipend consistent with the policy of the student’s graduate institution, in an amount of up to $15,000 for one year, and an incidentals research budget of up to $1,000. A fellowship awarded to a master’s level student will include a stipend consistent with the policy of the student’s graduate institution, of up to $11,000 for one year, and an incidentals research budget of up to $1,000.

Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society: Grants-in-Aid of Research  
The program awards grants of up to $1,000 to students from all areas of the sciences and engineering. Designated funds from the National Academy of Sciences allow for grants of up to $5,000 for astronomy research and $2,500 for vision related research. Students use the funding to pay for travel expenses to and from a research site, or for purchase of non-standard laboratory equipment necessary to complete a specific research project.

Field Research Grants  
The grants provide graduate students with funds for travel to and within Latin America to conduct pre-dissertation research. These awards allow students to acquire a comprehensive knowledge of language and culture, familiarize themselves with information sources relevant to their studies, conduct pilot studies and preliminary investigations, and develop contacts with scholars and institutions in their respective fields.

Academic Research Enhancement Awards [AREA] – for colleges/universities  
The AREA program will enable qualified scientists to receive support for small-scale research projects. These grants are intended to create a research opportunity for scientists and institutions otherwise unlikely to participate extensively in NIH programs that support the Nation’s biomedical and behavioral research effort. It is anticipated that investigators supported under the AREA program will benefit from the opportunity to conduct independent research; that the grantee institution will benefit from a research environment strengthened through AREA grants and furthered by participation in the diverse extramural programs of the NIH; and that students at recipient institutions will benefit from exposure to and participation in scientific research in the biomedical and behavioral sciences. ELIGIBILITY: There are two levels of eligibility for AREA grants: the eligibility of the institution and the eligibility of the principal investigator (PI). Institutional Eligibility: (a) Only domestic institutions of higher education are eligible. (b) The institution must offer baccalaureate or advanced degrees in the health-related sciences. (c) The institution may not receive more than $6 million per year in NIH support in each of 4 of the last 7 years. Principal Investigator Eligibility: (a) The PI must have a primary faculty appointment at an AREA-eligible institution. (b) The PI may not be the PI of an active NIH grant at the time of an AREA award. (c) The PI may not be awarded more than one AREA grant at a time. FUNDING: Project period is limited to 3 years. Direct costs are limited to $300,000 over the entire project period.

Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program  
The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences. Based on institutional nominations, the program provides discretionary funding to faculty at an early stage in their careers. Criteria for selection include an independent body of scholarship attained in the early years of their appointment (see below), and a demonstrated commitment to education, signaling the promise of continuing outstanding contributions to both research and teaching. The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program provides an unrestricted research grant of $75,000.

VCCA Residency  
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts VCCA is a working retreat for exceptional national and international artists, writers, and composers.

The Carter Manny Award 
The Graham Foundation offers two Carter Manny Awards: a research award for a student at the research stage of the doctoral dissertation and a writing award for a student at the writing stage of the doctoral dissertation. The research award is acknowledged with up to $15,000 and the writing award is acknowledged with up to $20,000.

Museum Grants for African American History and Culture  
Museum Grants for African American History and Culture support projects that improve the operations, care of collections, and development of professional management at African American museums.

ITL Surf Program   
The Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) and the Communications Technology Laboratory (CTL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invite undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors to apply for the 2017 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program at the NIST laboratories in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The program is designed to provide hands-on research experience in applied mathematics, statistics, computer security, information access, software testing, networking, and communications technologies.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships  
The CNST encourages undergraduate science and engineering majors interested in nanotechnology to participate in the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program at NIST. This program offers the opportunity for a student to spend 11 weeks during the summer performing hands-on research under the mentorship of a CNST scientist in CNST’s world-class laboratories, including the NanoFab and its cleanroom. See the CNST SURF Alumni page for information on past participants and their projects.

11-week Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program (SURF).  
The SURF program is designed to provide hands-on research experience in building and fire research technologies. This program builds on the phenomenal success of the three other SURF programs at NIST. NIST is located just outside Washington, DC.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program  
The Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) encourages undergraduate students to apply to its Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program. SURFing the Physics Lab is a NIST-NSF Partnership, which provides an opportunity for the Physical Measurement Laboratory of the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Division of Physics of the National Science Foundation to join in partnership with American colleges and universities

MML/NCNR Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program (SURF) 
The Material Measurement Laboratory (MML) and the NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR) encourage undergraduate STEM majors to participate in the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program at the NIST laboratories in Gaithersburg, MD. The MML/NCNR program is specifically designed to provide hands-on research experience in Chemistry/Biochemistry and Materials Science.

Garden, & Library: Research Fellowship Program  
Winterthur welcomes researchers. Academic, independent, and museum scholars, as well as advanced graduate students are invited to apply for short and long-term residential research fellowships. Research fellows conduct research in many areas of social and cultural history, including material culture, architecture, decorative arts, design, consumer culture, garden and landscape studies, Shaker studies, travel and tourism, the Atlantic World, and objects in literature. Winterthur’s collections are rich and diverse, and we welcome applications that offer fresh approaches to our resources. FUNDING: (1) Post-Doctoral Fellowship – One Four-month, one-semester fellowship for applicants with a Ph.D. The stipend is $16,800. (2) Dissertation Fellowships – One or two semesters for doctoral candidates conducting dissertation research and writing. The stipend is $7,000 per four-month semester. (3) Short-term Fellowships – One- to three-month fellowships for academic, museum, or independent scholars. The stipend is $1,750 per month.—> researchapplication@winterthur.org –> 302/888-4600

Grants for Health Services Research Dissertation Program

The research sponsored and conducted by the Agency develops and presents scientific evidence regarding all aspects of health care in the United States. It addresses issues of organization, delivery, financing, utilization, patient and provider behavior, outcomes, effectiveness and cost. It evaluates both clinical services and the system in which these services are provided. These scientific results improve the evidence base to enable better decisions about health care, including such areas as disease prevention, appropriate use of medical technologies, improving diagnosis and treatment in cost-effective ways, long-term care, and reducing disparities based on race, ethnicity, gender, or socioeconomic status. AHRQ welcomes any area of health services research relevant to AHRQ’s priority areas as a dissertation project topic.