Office of Grant Support

Funding ( by source)

For more information, click on source name to go to the agency web site. 

If searching for a specific foundation, you may wish to do a page search (find-Ctrl F)

The list below represents a sampling of all possible sources of funding for scholarly activity. You are encouraged to use InfoEd's SPIN database for a more customized search.

Any questions regarding searches and funding sources should be directed to the Office of Grant Support (718) 430-3642.

Source Funding Interest Phone Additional Info

Academy of American Poets 


(212) 274-0343

See website for grant opportunities.

Academy of Television Arts and Sciences 


(818) 754-2800

Internships. awards for student-produced films and videos, and faculty stipends to attend Academy seminars.

Active Living Research 

Physical Activity Policy

(619) 260-5534

Dissertation and research grants.

Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation 


(212) 226-0581

Supports the serious, fully-committed and mature artist (applicants should be able to demonstrate that they have been working on their art for at least 20 years).

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 

Health Care Policy Research

see specific programs for contact info

See website for grant opportunities.

Air Force Office of Scientific Research 


see specific programs for contact info

See website for grant opportunities.

Albert Ellis Institute for Rational-Emotive Therapy 


(212) 535-0822

 Summer fellowships open to faculty wishing to refine theoretical, clinical, supervisory and research skills in rational-emotive therapy.

Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation 

Greek Studies

0030 210 3713 000

Research grants for faculty who teach Greek as a foreign language and/or Greek literature,  history or culture. Study is to be done in Greece.

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation 


(49) 0228-833-0

For highly qualified scholars 40 years of age or younger to carry out a research project of their own choosing in Germany.

Alexia Foundation for World Peace 


(315) 443-2304

Enables a photographer to have the financial ability to produce a substantial picture story that furthers the foundation's goals of promoting world peace and cultural understanding.

Amateur Chamber Music Players Foundation 

Chamber Music

(212) 645-7424

Small grants for programs that encourage or create opportunities for chamber music activity.

American Academy of Religion 


(404) 727-4707

Collaborative grants to stimulate research in religion.

American Antiquarian Society 


(508) 755-5221

Fellowships, from one to twelve months, on pre-20th century American history. 

American Association of Law Libraries 

Law, Minority Scholarship


Awarded annually to college graduates with meaningful law library experience who are members of a minority group as defined by current U.S. government guidelines, are degree candidates in an accredited library or law school, and who intend to have a career in law librarianship.

American Association of University Women 


(800) 326-AAUW

Fellowships for women in the humanities, social and natural sciences. 

American Astronomical Society 


(202) 328-2010

International travel,  long-term international collaboration, and small grants  to cover costs associated with astronomical research.

American Bar Association  

Child Custody

(312) 988-5805

Mini-grants and directed grants. 2006 topic: Bringing Mental Health and Social Services into Child Advocacy Efforts.

American Council of Learned Societies 


(212) 697-1505

Sabbatical grants for  independent research in any humanities discipline.

American Dietetic Assn Foundation 


(800) 877-1600

Small scholarships  and research grants to further education in nutrition.

American Educational Research Association 


(202) 223-9485

Dissertation, postdoctoral fellowships and research grants.

American Historical Society 


(202) 544-2422

Small grants used for research expenses. 

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies 

German Studies

(202) 332-9312

Short-term in-residence fellowships designed to encourage research and promote study of modern German affairs from an inter- and multidisciplinary perspective.

American Jewish Archives 

Jewish Studies

(513) 221-7444

Month-long fellowships for research and writing at the Center. Applicants must be conducting research relating to the history of North American Jewry.

American Jewish Committee 


(212) 751-4000

Various fellowships and internships. See website for details.

American Jewish Historical Society 

Jewish History

(212) 294-6160

Fellowship for researchers interested in using the collections of the society with preference to those doing research in 17th and 18th Century American Jewish History.

American Mathematical Society 


(401) 455-4000

Offers a variety of prizes and awards. See website for details.

American Museum of Natural History 



Offers competitive grants and fellowships in areas broadly related to its scientific and educational objectives including vertebrate zoology, invertebrate zoology, paleozoology, anthropology, astrophysics and earth and planetary sciences.

American Musicological Society 



Dissertation grants.

American Philosophical Society 

Humanities/Social Sciences

(215) 440-3429

Sabbatical fellowships of up to $40,000 to supplement a sabbatical/research leave. 

American Political Science Association 

Political Science

(202) 483-2512

Congressional fellowships and small grants supporting individual political scientists.

American Printing History Association 

Printing History


Support for research in any area of the history of printing in all its forms, including all the arts and technologies relevant to printing, the book arts, and letter forms.

American Sephardi Federation 

Sephardic Studies

(212) 294-8350

Provides grants to undergraduate and graduate students of Sephardic heritage and students concentrating in Sephardic studies.

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Foundation 


(212) 621-6219

To encourage developing music creators during the earliest stages of their careers.

American Society for 18th Century Studies 

18th Century Studies

(336) 727-4694

Small awards ranging from scholarship to curriculum development.

American Society of International Law 

International Law

(202) 939-6000

Provides micro-grants for law students and young professionals to pursue field work and research on significant issues involving international law, human rights, humanitarian affairs, and related areas. 

American Sociological Association 


(202) 383-9005

Small grants  to enhance the teaching of sociology in America.

American Statistical Association 


(703) 684-1221

Offers a variety of fellowships. See website for details.

Ann and Erlo Van Waveren Foundation

Psychology (Jungian)

(212) 517-0060

Grants  for projects that foster knowledge of Jungian and Jungian-related psychology or areas that  interested Carl Jung – psychology, myth, history, folklore, spirituality and other areas. 

Annenberg Foundation 


(610) 341-9066

Supports projects in: education and youth, arts and culture, civic and community and health.

Annie E. Casey Foundation 


(410) 547-6600

Funds initiatives that have significant potential to demonstrate innovative policy, service delivery, and community supports for children and families.

Archaeological Institute of America 


(617) 353-9361

Publication grants and fellowships.

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation 


(949) 721-2222 

Grants to promote research in chemistry and the life sciences (broadly interpreted) and particularly to foster the invention of methods, instruments, and materials that will open up new avenues of research in science.

A Room of Her Own 

Art, Writing


Grants for women who have a  commitment to their art and are making a substantial effort to be self-sufficient. 

Arthur Vining Davis Foundation 

Education, Patient Care

(904) 359-0670

Accepts proposals for a variety of categories and projects.

Asian Cultural Council 

Scholar Exchange

(212) 812-4299

Supports cultural exchange between Asia and the US in the performing and visual arts by providing individual fellowships to Asian scholars, artists, students and specialists for study, research, travel and creative work in the US. Some fellowships are also offered for US citizens to travel to Asia. 

Association for Computing Machinery 

Computer Science

(212) 626-0500

Recognizes excellence through a series of awards for outstanding technical and professional achievements in computer science and information technology.

Association of Jewish Libraries 

Judaica Librarianship

(215) 576-088

Scholarships and awards to encourage students to train for and enter the field of Judaica librarianship.

Association for Women In Mathematics/National Science Foundation 


(301) 405-7892

Small travel grants, mentor grants and collaborative research grants. 

Axe-Houghton Foundation

English Language

(212) 909-8304

Priority is given to projects for the improvement of speech and its uses in public affairs, education, theater, poetry, debate, and the oral interpretation of literature. 

Bamford-Lahey Children's Fdn

Developmental Language Disorders


Funds projects that have broad implications for the learning and use of spoken language in children with developmental language disorders. 

Ben-Gurion Research Center 

Jewish Studies


Offers support to external researchers who are studying or wish to study a topic that is within the center's mandate.

Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation 

Architecture (Women in)

(212) 577-1200

Supports innovative projects that advance the study and expand the recognition of women in architecture and related professions.

Bibliographical Society of America 



Short-term (1-2 mos) fellowship for research in publishing history and the history of the book trades. Research topics should focus on the book as historical evidence. 

Bradley Foundation 



Aims to encourage projects that focus on cultivating a renewed, healthier, and more vigorous sense of citizenship among the American people and among peoples of other nations.

Calvin K. Kazanjian Economics Foundation 


(570) 675-7074

Support is provided for proposals wit national impact having to do with economic education research.

Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation 

Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering

(212) 753-1760

Start-up funds for new faculty. One nomination per institution annually.

Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics (Iowa State University) 

Women and Politics

(515) 294-3181

Encourage scholars embarking on significant research in the area of women and politics.

Carthage Foundation 

Public Policy Research 

(412) 392-2900

Supports public policy research on questions concerning national and international issues.

Center for Contemplative Mind in Society's Academic Program 

Contemplative Practice in Academics

(413) 582-0071

Supports the study of contemplation, not just as a category of religious and cultural practice, but as a method for developing concentration and deeper understanding - in particular, as a means of intellectual and pedagogic revitalization and change.

Center for Craft, Creativity and Design 

Craft Research

(828) 890-2050

Grants for research on American studio craft that address the sponsor's goals: monographs on individual craft artists or themes; historical research; or cross-disciplinary research involving craft.

Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University 

Documentary Studies

(919) 660-3663

Two awards for documentary filmmaking and one publishing award for a book on photography.

Center for Jewish History 

Jewish Studies

(212) 294-8301

Dissertation awards support original research in the field of Jewish Studies, as it pertains to one or more of the constituent organizations' missions, in which preference may be given to those candidates who will draw on the resources of more than one collection. 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 


see specific programs for contact info

See website for grant opportunities.

Century Foundation 

Economic, Social and Political Issues

(212) 535-4441

Designed to produce book-length manuscripts  containing public policy recommendations.

Charles A. And Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation 


(763) 576-1596

Grants that further the vision of balance between technology and nature in the following disciplines: agriculture; aviation/aerospace; conservation of natural resources; education; the arts; exploration; health; and waste minimization and management.

Charles Evans Hughes Memorial Foundation 

Legal and Human Rights

(212) 836-1352

Seed money, start up, research.

Charles Revson Foundation


(212) 935-3340

Support is given in the following areas: New York City; education, biomedical research policy; and Jewish philanthropy and education. See website for more details.

Children's Literature Association 

Children's Literature

(269) 965-8180

Grants for criticism or original scholarship that will make a significant contribution to the field.

Church and Synagogue Library Association 

Congregational Librarianship

(503) 244-6919

Several awards offered. See website.

Claims Conference  Advanced Shoah Studies     (646) 536-9100 Fellowships for Advanced Shoah Studies.

Commonwealth Fund 

Health Care (Policy)

(212) 606-3800

Supports independent research on health and social issues and makes grants to improve health care practice and policy.

Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs 


(301) 619-7071

See website for grant opportunities.

Coordinating Council for Women in History 


(818) 240-1000

Award  given to a scholar who has not followed a traditional, uninterrupted path to a tenured faculty position. Work should be a study of women in history  (either women in the profession in the present, or in the study of women in the past).

Council of American Overseas Research Centers 


(202) 633-1599

Fellowships (in humanities, social sciences or a related natural science) of regional or trans-regional significance that require study in at two countries (at least one of which has an American Overseas Research Center).

Covenant Foundation 

Jewish Education

(212) 245-3500

Support for creative Jewish educators to develop and implement significant and cost-effective approaches to Jewish education that are potentially replicable in other settings. Grants may also be awarded for projects whose purpose is disseminating existing programs that are especially effective.

Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science and Technology 


(514) 987-7177

In-residence grants intended to further artistic and scientific knowledge. Seeks to nurture a critical awareness of technology's implications for human beings and their natural and cultural environment.

Dean Witter Foundation 


(415) 981-2966

Grants to promote research and higher education in finance.

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency 


see specific programs for contact info

See website for grant opportunities.

Earhart Foundation

Social Science, Humanities

(734) 761-8592

Effort supported should lead to advancement of knowledge through teaching, lecturing and publication. 

Early American Industries Association 

Early American Industries


Grants for research projects for the study of early American industries in homes, shops, farms or at sea.

Edith Glick Shoolman Children's Foundation 



Particularly interested in supporting programs which promote literacy, reading and writing; improve health and fitness of children; introduce children to poetry, gardening, music and other arts, foster feelings of self-worth. 

Edna McConnell Clark Foundation 


(212) 551-9100

Program grants to help organizations serve young people from low-income backgrounds (ages 9 to 24) with quality programs during out-of-school time.

Educational Society for Resource Management 

Resource Management

(703) 354-8851

Supports: research monographs, case studies, training materials, workshop development, educational games or software, journal articles, conference proceedings. 

Elizabeth Foundation

Visual Arts

(212) 956-6633

Grants open to working professional visual artists who demonstrate professional achievement and commitment to career; work primarily in painting, sculpture, drawing and printmaking; and are 30 years or older.

Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation


(505) 898-5600

Funding is available for: publications related to exhibitions, exhibitions and installations, visiting artist programs and other special events.

Endangered Language Fund 


(203) 865-6163

Provides grants for language maintenance and linguistic field work.

Endowment for Biblical Research


(978) 546-5284

Support is provided for scholarly research on the Bible. Types of research sponsored has included translation projects, publication of periodicals and books, preservation of documents and public lectures by scholars on biblical topics. Prefers one-time projects rather than long-term or large-scale endeavors.

Engineering Information Foundation 


(212) 579-7596

Supports developmental projects, instructional projects, and training programs in engineering education and research.

Equal Justice Works 

Access to Justice

(202) 466-3686

Creates partnerships among public interest lawyers, nonprofit organizations, and other donors in order to afford underrepresented populations effective access to the justice system.

Fetzer Institute 


(269) 375-2000

Currently funds research on altruistic love, compassionate love, and forgiveness; recovering the “heart” of various professions, including teaching, philanthropy, law, and medicine; and exploring the nature of forgiveness, compassion, and love.

Fishman Family Foundation 

Jewish Studies


Support is provided for research, education and cultural development of and for the Jewish community. Currently the focus is on Jewish culture, education, and the arts.

Ford Foundation 



Grants to organizations in three major areas: Asset Building and Community Development, Peace and Social Justice and Knowledge, Creativity and Freedom.

Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies 

Mesoamerican Studies


Supports scholarly works with the potential for significant contributions to contemporary knowledge of ancient Mesoamerican cultures. Projects can be in  the disciplines of archaeology, art history, epigraphy, linguistics, ethnohistory, ethnography, and sociology. The Foundation encourages interdisciplinary projects, especially those that combine disciplines in novel and potentially productive ways.

Foundation for Endangered Languages 



Small grants for projects that support, enable or assist the documentation, protection or promotion of one or more endangered language.

Foundation for the Future 

Future of Humanity

(425) 451-1333

Conducts and funds a Research Grants Program to provide financial support to scholars undertaking research at a macro level that is directly related to better understanding the factors affecting the long-term future of humanity.

Friends of Princeton University Library 

Hellenic Studies

(609) 258-3184

Library Research Grants to help defray expenses incurred in traveling to and residing in Princeton during the tenure of the grant. Length of grant will depend on the applicant’s research proposal, but is ordinarily one month.

Fulbright Scholar Program (Council for International Exchange of Scholars) 


(202) 686-4000

See website for programs.

Fund for Astrophysical Research 


(212) 909-6595

Awarded for the acquisition of astronomical equipment, computer time, computer hardware or software that will be used in research.



(518) 828-8900

Publishing grants for nonfiction books about the city; natural and historic resources; art, architecture and design; cultural history, civil liberties and other public issues of the day. Grants are provided for writing, research, editing, design, indexing, photography, illustration, printing and binding.

Gatorade Sports Science Institute 

Sports Nutrition

(800) 616-4774

Graduate-level research projects in the general fields of exercise physiology, energy metabolism or sports nutrition.

General Semantics Foundation


(203) 226-1394

Support for research specifically in, or explicitly related to, general semantics.

George A. and Eliza Howard Foundation 

Arts, Social Sciences

(701) 863-2640

Sabbatical support awards offered yearly for mid-career individuals. Future awards are anticipated in different fields of study. 

George and Helen Segal Foundation 


(732) 951-0950

Awards grants to young artists in order to enable them to pursue their artistic endeavors.

Geriatric Social Work Initiative 

Social Work


Links to various funding opportunities

Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation 

Humanities, Performing Arts, Research Library

(212) 687-0011


Golden Foundation for the Arts 


(607) 847-8158

Offers support to individual artists working in paint and to non-profit cultural organizations which directly support visual artists working in paint.

Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in Fine Arts 


(312) 787-4071

Provides support for activities focused on architecture and the built environment which lead to the public dissemination of ideas through publication, exhibition, or educational programs. Grants for new curricula, enrichment projects and special projects have also been funded.

Grammy Foundation 

Music Research


Supports original research projects related to music such as teaching methodology in early childhood; the impact of music study on human development; and the medical and occupational well-being of music professionals. 

Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation 

Graphic Arts

(703) 264-7200

Supports educational and research projects designed to enhance the future of the graphic communications industry. 

Greenwall Foundation 

Arts & Humanities

(212) 679-7266

Particularly interested in emerging artists and the development of new artistic work.  

Group Psychotherapy Foundation 

Group Psychotherapy

(212) 477-2677

Funds to support group psychotherapy research that focuses on one of five clinical populations: children, the elderly, the chronic mentally ill, substance abusers and significantly ill patients with marked functional impairment. 

Hadassah Foundation 


(800) 664-5646

Funds projects that serve women and girls from diverse cultural groups within Israel and the Jewish community in the United States. Promote fundamental change by addressing the underlying obstacles that impede the full participation of women and girls in society.

Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation 


(212) 644-4907

Welcomes proposals that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence, aggression, and dominance.

Healthcare Convention and Exhibitors Assn 

Healthcare/Pharmaceutical Marketing

(404) 252-3663

Grants for research on healthcare marketing.

Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society 

Jewish Scholarship

(212) 967-4100

Scholarship open to those refugees and asylees who were assisted by HIAS to come to the United States.

Holocaust Educational Foundation 

Holocaust Studies

(847) 676-3700

All academic disciplines are eligible. Proposals may request support for any stage of a research project.

Horace Goldsmith Foundation

Higher Education

(212) 319-8700

Grants given for curriculum development, endowments, research and scholarship.

Hyde and Watson Foundation 


(973) 966-6024

Fields of interest include health, education, religion, social services, arts and humanities.

Institute for Advanced Study/Park City Mathematics Institute 


(800) 766-4427

In-residence summer study program. See website for details.

Institute for Humane Studies 

Individual Liberty

(703) 993-4880

Strategic awards to graduate students and untenured faculty for presentations, travel to interviews/archives/libraries, participation in career enhancing seminars, distribution of published articles, submission of unpublished manuscripts to publishers.

Institute of Museum and Library Services 


(202) 606-8536

Supports all types of museums, libraries and archives.

Institute of Turkish Studies 

Turkish Studies

(202) 687-0295

Offers a variety of awards to individual scholars, colleges, and universities to support research in Turkish studies.

International Foundation for Music Research/NAMM Foundation 

Music Research


Seeks proposals in the fields of music, music education, neuroscience, psychology, education and/or health to explore the benefits of hands-on music-making in various education, health-wellness or therapeutic settings.

International Reading Association 

Reading Research

(800) 336-7323

Various small grants from dissertation to "teacher as researcher" awards.

International Research and Exchanges Board 


(202) 628-8188

Focus areas include: education, independent media, internet development and civil society.

International Society for the Study of Trauma and  Dissociation 


(847) 480-0899

Proposed research must be primarily concerned with dissociation or closely related topics.

J. Paul Getty Trust 

Art/Art History

(310) 440-7374

Non-residential collaborative grants for teams of scholars to pursue interpretive research projects that offer new explanations of art and its history. 

Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation 

Jewish Life


Goal is to keep Judaism meaningful, compelling and responsive to contemporary concerns. Supports policy research, advocacy, education, community organizing, innovative service  provision, professional training and dialogue.

James Marston Fitch Foundation 

Historic Preservation

(212) 252-6809

For mid-career professionals who have experience in historic preservation or related fields, including architecture, environmental planning, archaeology, urban design, architectural history and the decorative arts.

James McKeen Cattell Fund 



Supplementary sabbatical awards to allow an extension of leave-time from one to two semesters.

Japan Foundation 


(212) 489-0299

Offers various grants for study in Japan (2-12 months) : fellowships and dissertation grants in the humanities and social sciences, exhibition grants (Japanese art and culture), and film and television grants in the performing arts.

Jerome Foundation 


(800) 995-3766

Seeks to encourage the potential for innovation and excellence. Welcomes work that embodies a celebration of and respect for diverse cultural perspectives.

Jewish Foundation for the Education of Women 



Various grant opportunities: dissertation awards, scholarships, teacher education.

Jewish Women's Foundation 

Jewish Women and Girls

(212) 836-1478

Specific focus changes annually. See website for details.

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation 


(212) 687-4470

Fellowships for advanced professionals in all fields (natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, creative arts) except performing arts.

Karma Foundation 


(818) 760-6545

Grants are funded in the areas of arts and culture, education and literacy, health and human services, and development and enrichment of Jewish life.

Keats-Shelley Association of America 

British Romanticism

(212) 764-0655

Grants to support research by advanced graduate students, independent scholars and untenured faculty.

Klingenstein Third Generation Fund 

Childhood/Adolescent Depression/ Attention Deficit-Hyperactive Disorder

(212) 492-6179

Grants under the categories of Intervention and Referral, Prevention, Public Education/Training, and Infrastructure.

Kopelman Foundation 

Jewish Studies


Grants may be awarded to further Jewish education or religious values in society or to support organizations that harness faith to address society's problems.

Koret Foundation 


(415) 882-7740

Annually awards one emerging writer (40 and younger) whose work contains Jewish themes a grant and the opportunity to spend three months as writer-in-residence at Stanford University.

Lady Davis Fellowship Trust 


972 (04) 829-2560

Three to nine month fellowships in Israel for professors, postdocs and students in the following fields: Agriculture and food studies, area studies, arts and humanities, business, management and commerce, education, energy sciences, health and medicine, law, natural and physical science, math and technology, social sciences.

Laura B. Vogler Foundation 


(718) 423-3000

Modest sized grants to organizations concerned with the health, well being and education of children, the disadvantaged and the elderly.

Law School Admission Council 


(215) 968-1198

Funds empirical research related to legal education in the US.

Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area 

Civil Rights

no calls

Fellowship will enhance the fellow's understanding of litigation-oriented, transactional, and other non-traditional practices of civil rights law, and prepare her or him for a career of promoting social justice.

Leaky Foundation 

Human Origins

(415) 561-4646

Recent priorities include research into the environments, archeology, and human paleontology of the Miocene, Pliocene, and Pleistocene; the behavior, morphology, and ecology of the great apes and other primates; and the behavioral ecology of contemporary hunter-gatherers.

Leo Baeck Institute 

Jewish Studies

(212) 744-6400

Fellowships for research on social, communal and intellectual history of German-speaking Jewry using the extensive resources of the Institute.

Library Company of Philadelphia 

Colonial and US History

(215) 546-3181

One month, in-residence fellowships.

Library of Congress (John W. Kluge Center, David B. Larson Fellowship) 

Health and Spirituality

(202) 707-3302

In-residence fellowships promoting meaningful, scholarly study of these two important and increasingly interrelated fields.

L'Oreal for Women in Science  



Encourages promising young women scientists in advancing their careers through fellowships.

Lucius N. Littauer Foundation

Medical Ethics/Jewish Studies

(212) 697-2677


Macarthur Foundation 

Juvenile Justice

(312) 726-8000

Supports research,  model programs, policy analysis, and public education related to juvenile justice.

Marijuana Policy Project 

Marijuana Policy

(202) 462-5747

Scientifically rigorous research  that will measurably advance marijuana policy reform.

Marine Biological Laboratory 


(508) 548-3705

In-residence summer research programs. See website for details.

Marketing Science Institute 

Marketing Research

(617) 491-2060

To stimulate, generate, and disseminate high-quality research that has the potential to impact business practice. 

Max and Anna Levinson Foundation 

Jewish Studies

(505) 995-8802

Interested in Jewish culture and spirituality, Yiddish, building Jewish Community in the Diaspora, social change, peace, and environmental issues in Israel.

Max Kade Center for Contemporary German Literature-Washington University 

German Literature

(314) 935-4784

Short-term summer research grants to faculty members planning to work in the field of contemporary German literature. 

Medieval Academy of America 

Medieval Studies

(617) 491-1622

Dissertation and small grants for studies of late-Medieval Britain.

Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture

Jewish Studies

(212) 425-6606

Fellowships and institutional grants for Jewish educational and cultural programs.


Computer Science


Grant for computer research by a new faculty member who shows potential for being a future leader in the field. Limited to 1 application per university.

Music Library Association 

Music Library/Archiving

(970) 351-2281

Grants to support research in archives or libraries on any aspect of American music.

NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund Scholarships 

Law, Minority Scholarships


See website for details.

NASDAQ Stock Market Educational Foundation 

Financial Markets/Entrepreneurship

(800) 842-0356

Promotes learning through innovative educational programs, curriculum development and dissertation fellowships.

Nathan Cummings Foundation 


(212) 787-7300

Core programs include arts and culture; the environment; health; interprogram initiatives for social and economic justice; and the Jewish life and values/contemplative practice programs. 

National Academies 


see specific programs for contact info

See website for grant opportunities from National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 

Space Science

see specific programs for contact info

See website for grant opportunities.

National Art Education Foundation 

Art Education

(703) 860-8000

Various small grants for teaching, curriculum development, scholarship and research in art education.

National Association of Social Workers 

Social Work

(404) 329-7558

Funding available for career development and training.    

National Center for Environmental Research 

Environmental Research

(202) 566-1382

See website for grant opportunities.

National Center on Philanthropy and the Law at NYU 

Nonprofit Law

(212) 998-6168

The Center has established two Fellowship Programs: 1) Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowship in Nonprofit Law 2) NCPL Fellowship in Nonprofit Law at NYU's Office of Legal Counsel. These Fellowship programs provide law school graduates with exposure to an unusually wide variety of legal and organizational issues encountered by nonprofit organizations.

National Consortium on Violence Research 


(412) 268-8010

To help train the next generation of researchers in inter-disciplinary (social, behavioral and economic) theoretical and methodological approaches to understanding violence.

National Council of Teachers of English 


(217) 328-3870

Meeting, scholarship and Teacher/Researcher grants are offered in an effort to increase the opportunities for professional development.

National Endowment for the Arts 

The Arts

(202) 682-5400

See website for grant opportunities.

National Endowment for Democracy 


(202) 293-9072

Interested in nonpartisan programs seeking to strengthen democratic values among all sectors of the democratic political spectrum.

National Endowment for the Humanities 


(800) NEH-1121

See website for grant opportunities.

National Geographic Society 



Grants for scientific field research and exploration. Applications generally limited to the following disciplines: anthropology, archaeology, astronomy, biology, botany, geography, geology, oceanography, paleontology, and zoology. In addition the committee is emphasizing multidisciplinary projects that address environmental issues.

National Humanities Center 


(919) 549-0661

In-residence fellowships. Most are unrestricted but for the upcoming year, designated fellowships have been offered in the following areas: religion, literary studies, art history, French history, Asian studies, theology, and American Art History.

National Institutes of Health 

Medical Research

Contact Charlie Hathaway at the Office of Grant Support 
(718) 430-3642.

National Institute of Justice 

Criminal Justice

see specific programs for contact info

See website for grant opportunities.

National Institute of Standards and Technology 

Physical and Engineering Sciences

see specific programs for contact info

See website for grant opportunities.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 

Marine and Ocean Sciences

see specific programs for contact info

See website for grant opportunities.

National Science Foundation 

Scientific Research

(703) 292-8210

See website for grant opportunities.

National Science Foundation Directorate for Biological Sciences 

Biological Sciences

(703) 292-5111

See website for grant opportunities.

National Science Foundation Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering 

Computer Science

(703) 292-5111

See website for grant opportunities.

National Science Foundation Directorate for Geosciences 


(703) 292-8500

See website for grant opportunities.

National Science Foundation Directorate for Law and Social Science 

Law and Social Science

(703) 292-7280

Supports social scientific studies of law and law-like systems of rules, institutions, processes and behaviors.

National Science Foundation Directorate for Math and Physical Sciences 

Math/Physical Sciences

(703) 292-5111

See website for grant opportunities.

National Science Foundation Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences 

Social/Economic Sciences

(703) 292-8700

See website for grant opportunities.

National Security Education Program (Boren Awards) 

Foreign Relations

see specific programs for contact info

Undergraduate scholarships requiring  a one-year commitment. Designed to develop national capacity to educate US citizens, understand foreign culture, strengthen US economic competitiveness and enhance international cooperation and security.

National Telecommunications and Information Administration 


see specific programs for contact info

See website for grant opportunities.

National Women's Studies Association 

Women's Studies

(301) 403-0524

Various scholarships offered. See website for details.

Newberry Library 


(312) 255-3506

Assistance to researchers who wish to use the collections. Fellowships for scholars outside of Chicago are generally long-term (6-11 months).

New York Council for the Humanities 


(212) 233-1131

Grants offered for projects that bring the humanities to the general public (through lectures, walking tours, conferences, etc).

New York Foundation for the Arts 


(212) 366-6900

Cash awards in 16 artistic disciplines for use in career development.

New York Public Library/Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers 



Fellowships for outstanding scholars whose projects require access to the collections at the Humanities and Social Sciences Library.

New York State Archives 


(518) 474-6926

Grants and awards to support, promote and recognize sound archival and records management practices, as well as to encourage creative and valuable uses of archival records.

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education 


(865) 576-3424

In-residence grants for research on occupational hazards, environmental cleanup, radiation emergencies, national security, emergency preparedness, and scientific education.

Office of Naval Research 


see specific programs for contact info

See website for grant opportunities.

Open Meadows Foundation 


(718) 768-2249

The Patsy Lu Music Fund will consider projects from women who are composers, music educators, musicologists, or performers. 

Open Society Institute 


(212) 548-0600

Offers grants, scholarships and fellowships in a variety of areas including: Children and Youth, Education, Health, Human Rights, Media, Arts and Culture and Women.

Oracle Corporation 

Math, Science


Funding for math, science and technology programs. Additionally, provide resources, training, and curriculum to academic institutions 

Orion Center 

Jewish Studies


Grants for research on the Dead Sea Scrolls and associated literature, in all relevant disciplines. Preference is given to integrative studies involving the Scrolls and other aspects of Second Temple period research, and to scholars whose research can only be carried out in Israel.

Patrina Foundation 

Women and Girls

(516) 627-0172

Promotes academic, artistic, athletic and/or life skills and leadership abilities of girls and women.

Poets and Writers 


(212) 226-3586

Matching grants for writer's fee payments  to present poetry or fiction readings, workshops, or performance pieces. 

Positive Psychology Center 


 (215) 898-7173  

Various grants  offered throughout the year--from short term summer fellowships to collaborations.

Presidential Libraries:

Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum 

George Bush Presidential Library Foundation 

John F. Kennedy Library Fdn 

Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum  

Presidential Studies

FDR: (845) 229-8114

GB: (979) 862-2253

JFK: (617) 514-1600

LBJ: (512) 721-0200

See websites for details on various fellowship/grant opportunities.

Press Ganey Associates (Best Practices Research Program) 

Health Care Delivery Research

(800) 232-8032

Research projects (using existing surveys) that produce either a manuscript or  conference presentation (on one of a variety of health care delivery subjects). 

Price Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies 


(201) 445-9980

Makes grants on both a seed funding and ongoing support basis to scholarships and programs.

Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund Scholarship Program 

Minority Scholarship

(212) 219-3360 

First or  second year students in a JD degree program.

Puffin Foundation 

The Arts

(201) 836-8923

Makes grants that encourage emerging artists in the fields of art, music, theater, dance, photography and literature whose works due to their genre and/or social philosophy might have difficulty being funded.

Reading Recovery Council of North America 

Reading Research

(614) 310-7323

Grants are given to support new research on the impact of Reading Recovery (one-on-one tutoring of children in early grades who fall behind their classmates), and well-designed pilot studies to assess impact on children's learning, teaching, implementation, cost-effectiveness, innovation and re-design, and professional development.

Religious Research Association 


(309) 932-2727

Applied and basic research on religion.

Research Corporation for Science Advancement 

Science (Astronomy, Chemistry or Physics)

(520) 571-1111

Several grants offered: for beginning investigators wishing to pursue teaching and research, for faculty, and for institutions wishing to significantly advance or upgrade their science departments.

Righteous Persons Foundation

Jewish Studies

(310) 314-8393

Priority is given to projects which: create meaningful and compelling experiences for Jewish youth and those who influence them; promote Jewish learning (formal and informal); train leadership that is grounded in Jewish tradition; use the arts and media to explore what it has meant and can mean to be a Jew today; promote tolerance and understanding between Jews and non-Jews; and/or encourage Jews to participate in the work of tikkun olam (social justice).

Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship 

Germany/European Union


Provides young American professionals (23-34) with executive level internships in the federal government and private sectors in Germany. Seminars in Berlin, Frankfurt and Munich as well as visits to Poland, the Czech Republic, Belgium and France provide an in-depth understanding of issues facing the European Union and Germany today. Candidates are competitively chosen from the fields of business.

Robert Schalkenbach Foundation 

Economic Justice

(212) 683-6424

Supports research projects that deepen the understanding of how Henry George's philosophy of economic justice 1-yields practical results in a variety of policy settings or 2-is connected with issues and debates in the social science or humanities disciplines.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 


 (888) 631-9989    

Funding interests include: Alcohol and Drug Addiction Prevention, Childhood Obesity, Health Insurance Coverage, Quality Health Care, Tobacco Use, Building Human Capital, End-of-Life Care, Nursing: Transforming Care at the Bedside, Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care, Vulnerable Populations.

Rockefeller Foundation  


(212) 869-8500

Grantmaking centered on four themes: food security, health equity, creativity and culture and working communities.

Romance Writers of America 


(832) 717-5200

Supports academic research devoted to genre romance novels, writers, and readers. Appropriate fields can include but are not limited to: anthropology, communications, cultural studies, education, English language and literature, gender studies, linguistics, literacy studies, psychology, rhetoric and sociology.

Russell Sage Foundation 

Social Science/ Social Inequality

(212) 750-6000 

Funds grants on specific research interests. Current interests are: the future of work, immigration, and cultural contact.

Ryka/Women's Sports Foundation 

Women's Fitness/Health

(800) 227-3988

Program or curriculum development grants that help increase women's participation in fitness activities.

Samuel H. Kress Foundation 

Art History

(212) 861-4993 

Fellowships and grants with an emphasis on European Art History.

Semiconductor Research Corporation 

Semiconductor Technology

(919) 941-9400

Grants  to further research, equip labs, or support students. Calls for grant applications are made by each SRC Science Area as research needs are identified and funds are available.

Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation 


(212) 780-2035

Primarily interested in supporting the inclusion of art from non-Western European cultures into the mainstream of scholarship and display, and study of the relationship between art, culture and humanity.

Six Points Fellowship 



The Six Points Fellowship supports individual artists in the New York area who want to develop new projects with a Jewish focus, theme or element. We believe that creative expression is essential to Jewish community, identity, and meaning and the Six Points Fellowship was created to support the artists who contribute to that process

Smithsonian Institute 


(202) 275-0655

Fellowships from 10 weeks to 12 months to conduct research at the Smithsonian. See website for details and research areas.

Social Science Research Council 


(212) 377-2700

See website for current fellowship opportunities and research interests.

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics 


(215) 382-9800

Offers prizes, awards  and lectures. See website for details.

Society for the Scientific Study of Religion 


(607) 871-2215

Various awards and grants. See website for details.

Sociological Initiatives Foundation 


(617) 426-7080

Encourages research that supports and promotes necessary social change. Areas of particular interest include: social and political inequalities; poverty and employment issues; social welfare issues; second language learning and use; literacy (first and second language); and topics related to language in its social contexts (attitudes, dialects, gender, law and medication, education, etc.).

Southern Jewish Historical Society 

Jewish History

(417) 328-1742

Grants intended to facilitate the completion of projects relevant to Jewish history in the Southern United States. Such projects might include the publication of books, exhibit catalogs or the preparation of exhibit modules.

Sparkplug Foundation 


(877) 866-8285

Funds in three areas: Music, Education  and Grassroots Organizing.

Speculative Literature Foundation 

Speculative Literature


Current awards are for travel to aid in research, and a grant for older writers(50 and up) starting in speculative literature (science fiction, fantasy, myth).

Spencer Foundation 


(312) 337-7000

Grants for educational research. 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration 

Addiction Research

see specific programs for contact info

See website for grant opportunities.

Support of Mentors and their Students (SOMAS) Program 



Junior faculty receive mentoring and instruction in launching research programs that engage student collaborators; an College students are introduced to discovery in the neurosciences by conducting original research with their professors.

Temple University

Jewish History

(215) 204-9552

The Feinstein Center provides  an annual summer fellowship to support research in American Jewish History. 

Tensor Foundation 

Women in Mathematics

(202) 966-5591

Grants to encourage mathematics faculty to develop projects to increase participation of women in mathematics.

Tesol International Research Foundation


(205) 823-6106

Dissertation and priority research grants (see website for yearly topics) in the field of English language education.

Thomas Jefferson Foundation 

American History

(434) 984-9822

Various fellowships and travel grants. See website for details.

Tremaine Foundation 


(203) 639-5544

Funds strong, thematic exhibitions that put the work of contemporary art or architecture in a new, or unconventional framework.

UCLA Center for Jewish Studies/Maurice Amado Foundation Research Fellowships

Sephardic Studies

(310) 825-5387

Supports innovative and important research in the many diverse areas of Sephardic studies, including religion, philosophy, history, language, literature, anthropology, sociology, and musicology. Grants made to exceptionally promising graduate students, junior faculty (pre-tenure), or senior faculty .

Upjohn Institute 

Labor Force Research


Supports policy-relevant research on issues related to employment and unemployment. 2005 focus: the effects of health care costs on labor demand.

US Army Research Office 


see specific programs for contact info

See website for grant opportunities.

US Department of Agriculture 

Agricultural Research

see specific programs for contact info

See website for grant opportunities.

US Department of Education 


see specific programs for contact info

See website for grant opportunities.

US Department of Energy-Office of Science 

Energy Research

see specific programs for contact info

See website for grant opportunities.

US Geological Survey 


see specific programs for contact info

Website lists current grants, contracts and policies regarding unsolicited grant applications.

US Holocaust Museum-Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies 

Holocaust Studies

(202) 314-7829

Fellowships for dissertation candidates, postdocs and senior scholars.

US Institute of Peace 

International Conflict Resolution

(202) 457-1700

Welcomes proposals of an interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary nature.

US National Archives and Records Administration 

Historical Archiving

(866) 272-6272

See website for grant opportunities.

University of Pennsylvania: McNeil Center for Early American Studies 

American Studies

(215) 898-9251

Offers several pre-doctoral dissertation fellowships for projects focusing on North America and the Caribbean before 1850 and relying on research in Philadelphia-area archives and libraries.

University of Texas-Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center 



Approximately 40 fellowships (dissertation, travel, short term fellowships)  are awarded annually to support scholarly research projects in all areas of the humanities. Priority, however, will be given to those proposals that concentrate on the Center's collections. This year's special topic will be "The Post-War Cultures of Twentieth-Century America."

Viola W. Bernard Foundation 

Community and Social Psychology


Support innovated programs that address the interplay between social conditions and the psychological health of children and families.

Voelker Foundation Native American Scholarship 

Law, Minority Scholarship


To assist Native American students in their pursuit of a legal education.

Wenner-Gren Foundation 


(212) 683-5000


Wilbur Foundation



Concentrates its funding in the field of humanities, especially history, literature, religion and philosophy, for projects that are calculated to enhance or preserve the "permanent things" of society.


Early American Art/Crafts

(800) 448-3883

Residential fellowship for scholars pursuing independent work in their library or museum collections.

Wittner Bynner Foundation for Poetry 


(505) 988-3251

Categories: individual poets, translation and the process of translation, developing the poetry audience and uses of poetry.

Women's Studio Workshop 


(845) 658-9133

Grants of up to $1000 to artists working in their own studios with the publication of smaller scale literary projects.

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship  Foundation 


(609) 452-7007

See website for all fellowships offered.

Yivo Institute for Jewish Research 

Jewish Studies

(212) 246-6080


Offers fellowships, research collaborations and projects that make use of their libraries and archives. See website for details.

Updated 7/22/14

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