External Funding Opportunities

Institution-wide Opportunities

Selected Opportunities by School


School of Liberal Arts

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Applications are due September 25, 2019 for projects beginning May 2020. Per NEH guidelines, full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty must be nominated by their institution and only two faculty may be nominated by any given institution. Faculty interested in applying must submit a one page project description to their college dean by Thursday, August 15, 2019. Notification will be made to the selected nominees by Friday, August 23, 2019.

The Humanities Connections Implementation and Planning Grants seek to expand the role of the humanities in undergraduate education. Awards support innovative curricular approaches that foster productive partnerships among humanities faculty and their counterparts in the social and natural sciences and in pre-service or professional programs (such as business, engineering, health sciences, law, computer science and other technology driven fields). Planning grants are up to $35,000 for a 12 month project period and Implementation Grants are for up to $100,000 for a grant period of 18-36 months. The deadline for both Planning and Implementation proposals is September 19, 2019.

The National Endowment for the Humanities/ National Foundation on the Liberal Arts' Scholarly Editions and Translations Grants support the preparation of editions and translations of pre-existing texts of value to the humanities that are currently inaccessible or available in inadequate editions. These grants support full or part-time activities for periods of one to three years. Draft proposals may be submitted no later than October 15, 2019. The deadline for completed applications is December 4, 2019.

American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship program includes a joint fellowship with the New York Public Library as well as named awards from generous donors. ACLS invites research applications from scholars in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences. The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work. (Note the ACLS Fellowship program does not fund creative work, textbooks, translations, or pedagogical projects.) Fellowships are intended to be salary replacement to help scholars devote 6-12 months to research and writing. Applications are due by September 25, 2019.

The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication's (AEJMC) Emerging Scholars Program awards $3,500 for research and teaching grants to up to four emerging scholar to encourage innovative and timely projects in journalism and mass communications. Past deadline for submission of proposals was Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. Questions about the AEJMC Senior Scholars Program should be directed to Jennifer McGill at AEJMCHQ@aol.com or 803-798-0271.

The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication's (AEJMC) Senior Scholars Program awards up to $5,000 grants to senior scholars to fund innovative and timely research projects in journalism and mass communication. Past deadline for proposal submission was Friday, October 5, 2018. Questions about the AEJMC Senior Scholars Program should be directed to Jennifer McGill at AEJMCHQ@aol.com or 803-798-0271.

School of Economics and Business

Marketing Science Institute (MSI) supports research with the potential application by managers as well as more basic or exploratory work. Academic researchers can apply for grants for research projects generally in the range of $3,000 -$20,000. Proposals may be submitted at any time.

School of Education, Human Ecology, and Sports Studies

Spencer Foundation Research Grants on Education: Small supports education research projects that contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived. Up to $50,000 available for projects of 1 - 5 years. Applications accepted 3 times per year.

American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT)- Venture Fund is a resource for AAPT members to promote the development and marketing of innovative teaching products and services for physics and other sciences.

NEA Foundation Learning & Leadership Grants support funding for National Education Association members who are public school teachers, public education support professionals, and/or faculty and staff in public institutions of higher education to participate in professional development experiences and collegial study, including study groups, action research, lesson plan development, or mentoring experiences for faculty or staff. Applications are due at any time and are reviewed three times per year. See program link for more details.

School of Sciences

NSF's Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program seeks to advance new approaches to and evidence-based understanding of the design and development of STEM learning opportunities for the public in informal environments; provide multiple pathways for broadening access to and engagement in STEM learning experiences; advance innovative research on and assessment of STEM learning in informal environments; and engage the public of all ages in learning STEM in informal environments. The AISL program supports six types of projects: Pilots and Feasibility Studies; Research in Service to Practice; Innovations in Development; Broad Implementation; Literature Reviews, Syntheses, or Meta-Analyses, and; Conferences. Proposal deadline date is November 6, 2019.

American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT)- Venture Fund is a resource for AAPT members to promote the development and marketing of innovative teaching products and services for physics and other sciences.

Roosevelt (Franklin D.) Presidential Library and Museum: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute Grants-in-Aid supports a program of small grants-in-aid, not to exceed $2,500, in support of research on the “Roosevelt years” or clearly related subjects. Funds are awarded for the sole purpose of helping to defray living, travel, and related expenses incurred while conducting research at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library Presidential Library. The grants program is particularly designed to encourage younger scholars to expand our knowledge and understanding of the Roosevelt period. Deadline for grant submission is November 15.

Russell Sage Foundation: Social Political and Economic Inequality Grants support innovative research that broadens the understanding of the causes and consequences of rising economic inequalities in the U.S. Research grants are available for up to $175,000 (including overhead) for two years and presidential awards of up to $35,000 with no overhead. A letter of inquiry (LOI) is required. If the Foundation determines that the project aligns with its priorities and available funding, the applicant will be invited to submit a full proposal. The next LOI deadline is November 26, 2019 with invited full proposals due by March 12, 2020.

Sociological Initiatives Foundation supports research that furthers social change, including language learning and behavior and its intersection with social and policy questions. Grants range from $10,000 - $20,000. Short concept proposals are due on August 16 each year. A limited number of applicants are then invited to submit full proposals in November.

American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship program includes a joint fellowship with the New York Public Library as well as named awards from generous donors. ACLS invites research applications from scholars in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences. The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work. (Note the ACLS Fellowship program does not fund creative work, textbooks, translations, or pedagogical projects.) Fellowships are intended to be salary replacement to help scholars devote 6-12 months to research and writing. Applications are due by September 25, 2019.

American Council of Learned Societies invites proposals in the humanities and social sciences that adopt an explicitly cross-cultural or comparative perspective on Chinese culture and society. Up to $25,000 is available for conferences; $10,000- $15,000 for workshops and seminars; and up to $6,000 for planning meetings. Applications are due by November 6, 2019 for events held between June 2020 and December 2021.

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