Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities

For College of Arts and Sciences Faculty

The Office of Sponsored Projects shares opportunities that support Arts and Sciences faculty research.

These are highly competitive and interested faculty are encouraged to contact Sarah Bricknell to ensure your research is a good match for the funder's priorities.

Questions? Contact

Sarah Bricknell, MBA, Sponsored Research Officer
Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP)

Opportunities: Fixed Deadlines

National Science Foundation -  Accountable Institutions and Behavior (AIB) Program  - August 16, 2021  deadline 

Supports basic scientific research that advances knowledge and understanding of issues broadly related to attitudes, behavior, and institutions connected to public policy and the provision of public services. Research proposals are expected to be theoretically motivated, conceptually precise, methodologically rigorous, and empirically oriented. Substantive areas include (but are not limited to) the study of individual and group decision-making, political institutions (appointed or elected), attitude and preference formation and expression, electoral processes and voting, public administration, and public policy. This work can focus on a single case or can be done in a comparative context, either over time or cross-sectionally. The Program also supports research experiences for undergraduate students and infrastructural activities, including methodological innovations. 

Conference on College Composition and Communication - September 1, 2021 deadline

The Emergent Researcher Awards invite proposals for projects that can contribute to or influence discussions about literacy and writing instruction in and out of formal education. The Research Initiative sponsors research that produces knowledge about language, literacy, communication, rhetoric, and the teaching, assessment, and technologies of writing. Proposals are requested to investigate key challenges faced by literacy, communication, rhetoric, and writing instructors and administrators in their classrooms and programs. Amount: up to $10,000.

NEH Humanities Connections Program - September 14, 2021 deadline

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), in order to encourage and develop new integrative learning opportunities for students. Amount: up to $35,000 for Planning; up to $100,000 for Implementation.

Department of Defense, The Minerva Research Initiative - September 29, 2021

The Minerva Research Initiative is a DoD-sponsored, university-based social science research initiative that focuses on areas of strategic importance to the U.S. national security policy. It supports social science research aimed at improving our basic understanding of security, broadly defined. All supported projects are university-based and unclassified, with the intention that all work be shared widely to support thriving stable and safe communities. The goal is to improve DoD’s basic understanding of the social, cultural, behavioral, and political forces that shape regions of the world of strategic importance to the U.S. 2021 Priority topics can be found here. Amount: $150,000-$1MM.

AAUW Short-Term Research Publication Grant Program  - November 1, 2021 deadline

This program provides support to scholars to prepare research manuscripts for publication. Preference will be given to applicants whose work supports the vision of AAUW: to break through educational and economic barriers so that all women have a fair chance. Time must be available for eight consecutive weeks of final writing and editing in response to issues raised in critical reviews. These grants can be awarded to both tenure-track and part-time faculty, and to new and established researchers. Tenured professors are not eligible. Amount: $6,000.

Opportunities: Rolling Deadlines

Though your professional organizations and colleagues, have you learned of a funding opportunity that isn’t listed? If you have a potential funding/sponsorship opportunity to share with our community, please complete the information below. Sarah Bricknell will review the funder and contact you with any questions. Thank you for sharing and helping to build our database of funding opportunities.