Office of Grant Support

Multidisciplinary Funding Sources

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
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation  Various (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.

American Association of University Women  Various (800) 326-AAUW

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

American Jewish Committee  Israel/Politics/Advocacy (212) 751-4000

Several fellowships offered. See website for details.

American Museum of Natural History  Science  

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.

Annenberg Foundation  Various (610) 341-9066

Provides support in: education and youth, arts and culture, civic and community, and health.

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. 

Center for Contemplative Mind in Society's Academic Program  Contemplative Practices 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.

Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation  Various (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 Revson Foundation  Various (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.

Council of American Overseas Research Centers  Various (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).

Fetzer Institute  Various (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.

Ford Foundation  Several  

Grants to organizations in three major areas: Assett 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.

Fulbright Scholar Program (Council for International Exchange of Scholars)  Various (202) 686-4000

See website for programs.

Hadassah Foundation  Various (800) 664-5646

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

Hyde and Watson Foundation  Various (973) 966-6024

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

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.

Japan Foundation  Various (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.

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation  Various (212) 687-4470

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

Karma Foundation  Various (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.

Lady Davis Fellowship Fund  Various (972 (04) 829-2560

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

Library of Congress (John W. Kluge Center, David B. Larson Fellowship)  Health and Spirituality (202) 707-3302

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

Nathan Cummings Foundation   Various (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. 

New York Foundation  for the Arts  Arts (212) 366-6900

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

Open Society Institute  Various (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.

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.

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.

Smithsonian Institute  Various (202) 275-0655

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

Sparkplug Foundation  Various (877) 866-8285

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

US Institute of Peace  International Conflict Resolution (202) 457-1700

Welcomes proposals of an interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary nature.

Wolinsky Family Foundation  Various  

All proposals given consideration but generally gives in the areas of education, health and human services, art and culture, social welfare, community development and Jewish-related programs and projects. 

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