- AAR promotes ongoing reflection upon and understanding of religious traditions, issues, questions and values. AAR's Research Grants include funding for individual and collaborative projects. Support will fund travel, field work, release time, and some research conferences. Deadline: August 1.
- AAUW is a national organization that promotes education and equity for all women and girls. Its Fellowships and Grants include:
- The American Fellowships Program, which is supported through the AAUW Educational Foundation. American Fellowships include one-year research fellowships in the arts and humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, as well as summer fellowships in any field. AAUW provides statistics on recipients of American Fellowships in its Directory of Fellowship Grant and Award Recipients. Deadline: September.
- Community Action Grants provide funds to individual women for projects that promote education and equity for women and girls. One year and two year grants are available. Two-year funding supports projects that enhance K-12 girls' interest and participation in math, science and technology. Deadline: January.
- ACS is the world's largest scientific society. It promotes scientific education and research, as well as public understanding of science. ACS's Petroleum Research Fund program supports basic research in chemistry, the earth sciences, chemical engineering, and in related fields such as polymers and materials science. Some ACS Awards are administered by Research Corporation (see our description of Research Corp. funding). Deadlines: August and January. The PRF Grants Programs include:
- ACLS promotes scholarship in the humanities and related social sciences. ACLS provides lists of recent recipients of its fellowships and grants.ACLS Fellowships. This program funds 6-12 months of full-time research in the humanities and humanities-related social sciences. Awards are only available to faculty who received their Ph.D. at least two years before the application deadline and who have not received supported research leave in the past two years. Deadline: October.
- AERA's Grants Program supports policy-related education research that uses national data sets.
- The Research Grants Program. Grants provide funds for one-year projects, and two-year projects. Project topics may cover a wide range of policy-related education issues. Deadlines: January, March and August.
American Nurses Foundation (ANF)
- The American Nurses Foundation, affiliated with the American Nurses Association, awards Nursing Research Grants annually. The grants support the research career development of nurses, and are available for either beginning or experienced nurse researchers. Deadline: May 1.
- The American Philological Association is the primary learned society for classical studies in North America. APA sponsors the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae Fellowship, which enables an American faculty member to participate for a year, from July through June, at the TLL in Munich. The fellowship provides a stipend. Deadline: Mid-November.
- The American Philosophical Society, the first learned society in America, supports research in the sciences and humanities. APS's Research Grants Program includes Franklin Research Grants, which fund scholarly inquiry leading to publication. The grants will fund living costs away from home, some travel expenses, and other costs associated with conducting research. The grants do not fund faculty salary. APS also administers the Library Resident Research Fellowships program, which supports research conducted while in residence at the APS Library in Philadelphia. The library is a leading center for research on the history of American science and technology and on early American history and culture. The fellowship term is between one month and three months; fellowships provide a stipend. Deadlines for Franklin Research Grants: October 1, December 1. Deadline for Library Resident Research Fellowships: March 1.
- The American Political Science Association sponsors several grant programs for its members. Its Research & Training Support page also lists political science funding opportunities offered by other organizations. APSA programs include:
- Small Research Grant Program. This funds research on a significant problem in political science. Deadline: February 1.
- The American Psychological Association funds a Congressional Fellowship Program, which sponsors one-year appointments for psychologists. Fellows will work as special legislative assistants on the staff of a member of Congress or Congressional Committee. Applicants should have a minimum of two years postdoctoral experience. Fellowships provide a stipend, relocation and travel expenses. Deadline: January.
- The American Sociological Association promotes sociology as a scientific discipline and profession serving the public good. ASA Funding Opportunities include:
- Community Action Research Initiative. This program provides support for community action projects that use social science knowledge and methods to address community-identified concerns. Deadline: February 1.
- ALISE sponsors Research Grant Awards, which fund research related broadly to education for library and information science. ALISE annually awards one or more research grants totaling $5,000. ALISE also sponsors awards for papers, service, teaching, and professional contribution. Deadline: July 15.
- The NCIIA awards grants to its member institutions to support and strengthen invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship education through curricular development and the work of Advanced E-Teams. There are three award categories: Course and Program Grants, Advanced E-Team Grants, and Sustainable Vision Grants. Institutions must be members of the NCIIA in order to apply. Deadlines: May 15, October 15 and December 15 annually.
- The National Foundation for the Improvement of Education funds Leadership Grants, which support professional development opportunities that prepare teachers and higher education faculty and staff for collegial leadership. Grants can be made for private university faculty only when they are in full partnership with public institutions. Deadline: June.
- The Ohio Campus Compact administers several grant programs to support the development of campus-wide student and institutional participation in community and public service. Several of the grants focus on faculty members integrating community engagement or service learning into at least one aspect of their professional development, including academic courses, research projects, or professional service activities. Current grant opportunities include: The College Student Philanthropy Project and Citizen-Scholars Fellowship Program. Deadlines: Typically April
- Sigma Theta Tau International is a nursing honor society. It funds or co-sponsors several Research Grants, including Small Grants, Clinical Research Grants, and grants co-sponsored by other organizations. Funding amounts and deadlines vary according to the programs.
- SSRC is an international organization that promotes interdisciplinary research in the social sciences. Funding opportunities for faculty members include various fellowships. SSRC offers proposal writing advice entitled, "The Art of Writing Proposals: Some Candid Suggestions for Applicants to Social Science Research Council Competitions."
- The Abe Fellowship Program supports professional research on contemporary policy-relevant issues. The program is funded by the Japan Foundation for Global Partnership. Deadline: May.
- The Eurasia Program includes fellowships for the study of the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union and the New States of Eurasia. The Eurasia Program also offers institutional awards to support summer language training programs in Russian and the other languages of the former Soviet Union. Deadline: November.
- SHRM's Foundation supports human resource management research projects, including experimental research, field study, survey research, and literary reviews. The research must show promise of having useful applications for SHRM members and the profession in general. Deadlines: April, August, and December.
- SPSSI's research support includes its Grants-In-Aid Program. This program provides small funding for scientific research in social problem areas related to the society's basic interests. Priorities include projects not likely to receive support from traditional sources, timely research projects, new investigators, and the study of racism and sexism. These grants do not typically fund travel or living expenses, or the stipends of principal investigators. Deadlines: October 15 and May 1.