External Funding Opportunities

Institution-wide Opportunities

Selected Opportunities by School


School of Liberal Arts

The American Philosophical Society's Franklin Research Program is designed to help cover the costs of travel to libraries and archives; the purchase of microfilm, photocopies, or other similar research materials, costs associated with fieldwork, or laboratory related expenses. The deadlines for applications and two letters of support is October 1, 2020 (for work in February 2021 - January 2022) and December 1, 2020 (for work in April 2021 - January 2022)/.

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. The deadline for completed applications is December 2, 2020.

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 30, 2020.

School of Economics and Business

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.

The Longview Foundation offers grants for Internationalizing Teacher Preparation. Through this grant program the foundation supports efforts to expand teachers' global knowledge and skills. In response to the current covid epidemic and its impact on schools in the U.S., priority will be given to application that support professional development for teachers and access to strong global content. Preference is given to teacher preparation institutions that are connected to state or citywide systemic efforts. Grants range from $10,000 (for single institutions) to $30,000 (for multi-institutions). A short eligibility quiz and letter of inquiry is due by January 15, 2021 and invited full proposals are due by March 12, 2021.

School of Sciences

NSF's Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) program supports a variety of development and implementation activities and research efforts to (1) bring recent advances in STEM disciplinary and interdisciplinary knowledge into undergraduate education, (2) adapt, improve, and incorporate evidence-based practices into STEM teaching and learning, and (3) lay the groundwork for institutional improvement. There are various proposal deadlines depending on the program track and funding level. See the GDO IUSE fact sheet for more details.

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 11, 2020 with invited full proposals due by March 10, 2021.

The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation offers award programs to advance the science of chemistry, chemical engineering, and related sciences as a means of improving human relations and circumstances throughout the world. Award programs include: Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program, deadline February 4, 2021; Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program, deadline August 6, 2020; Jean Dreyfus Lectureship for Undergraduate Institutions, deadline August 6, 2020.

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.

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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