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

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.

Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation – November 1 deadline  

Grants of up to $25,000. Areas of interest for funding are: studies to develop, refine, evaluate, or disseminate interventions and preventive/intervention to address social, psychological, behavioral or public health problems affecting children, adults, couples, families, and communities with outcomes that have the potential add to the knowledge base for services and program development. Community engaged research is highly valued. 

Russell Sage Foundation – November 10 deadline 

The Russell Sage Foundation supports social science research projects for which the investigators have already fully-developed the research design, the sample framework, access to data, etc. Investigators are encouraged to submit an LOI after they have developed and pre-tested survey instruments, completed preliminary data analyses if the data are publicly-available or conducted some preliminary interviews for qualitative studies.  Funding priorities include: Behavioral Economics, Future of Work, Race, Ethnicity and Immigration, Social, Political and Economic Inequality, Immigration and Immigrant Integration, Improving Education and Reducing Inequality in the US, and Decision Making and Human Behavior Context. 

Franklin Research Grants - December 1 deadline

The Franklin program is particularly designed to help meet the costs of travel to libraries and archives for research purposes; the purchase of microfilm, photocopies, or equivalent research materials; the costs associated with fieldwork; or laboratory research expenses.

NEH Collaborative Research Grant Program  – December 1 deadline  

The Collaborative Research program aims to advance humanistic knowledge through sustained collaboration between two or more scholars. The program encourages projects that propose diverse approaches to topics, incorporate multiple points of view, and explore new avenues of inquiry in the humanities for scholars and general audiences.  The program allows projects that propose research in a single field of study, as well as interdisciplinary work. Projects that include partnerships with researchers from the natural and social sciences are encouraged, but they must remain firmly rooted in the humanities and must employ humanistic methods. Proposed projects must lead to tangible and sustainable outcomes such as co-authored or multi-authored books; born-digital publications; themed issues of peer-reviewed journals; a series of peer-reviewed articles in academic journals or articles in general audience publications or both; and open-access digital resources.  

NEH Public Scholars Program - December 15 deadline

The Public Scholars program supports the creation of well-researched nonfiction books in the humanities written for the broad public.  It does so by offering grants to individual authors for research, writing, travel, and other activities leading to publication. The program is intended to: a) encourage non-academic writers to deepen their engagement with the humanities by strengthening the research underlying their books; and b) encourage academic writers in the humanities to communicate the significance of their research to the broadest possible range of readers.

National Science Foundation, Accountable Institutions and Behavior (AIB) Program - January 15 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. Substantive areas include (but are not limited to) the study of individual and group decision-making, political institutions, attitude and preference formation and expression, electoral processes and voting, public administration, and public policy. The Program also supports research experiences for undergraduate students and infrastructural activities, including methodological innovations.

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.