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AEAWeb: Grant Support for Economists
http://www.aeaweb.org/funding.html
The AEAweb provides information on funding for economists and the opportunity for organizations, institutions, and agencies to post information on grants available for economic research. Courtesy of the American Economic Association. Still available thanks to the Internet Archive.
(Last checked 06/25/14 )

American Association of Geographers (AAG)
Grants and Awards
http://www.aag.org/cs/grantsawards
The AAG has a long history of supporting and recognizing geographers around the globe through its many prestigious grants and awards programs. AAG sponsored grants and awards are organized into the following categories: For students and undergraduates, for graduate students, and grants for scholars and professionals.
(Last checked 06/25/14 )

American Council of Learned Societies
Fellowships and Grants Programs
http://www.acls.org/grants/default.aspx?id=354
The American Council of Learned Societies draws together learned societies and affiliates for consideration of shared concerns, particularly those relating to maintaining and improving conditions for scholarship, education, and communication among scholars in the humanities and social sciences. It also directly supports humanistic scholarship through sponsorship of fellowship competitions, international exchange programs, and the creation of scholarly reference works and resources.
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American Council of Learned Societies
Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars
http://www.acls.org/grants/Default.aspx?id=480
Application deadline: September 28
Burkhardt Fellowships are intended to support an academic year (normally nine months) of residence at any one of the national residential research centers participating in the program. Such an environment, beyond providing free time, encourages exchanges across disciplinary lines that can be especially helpful to deepening and expanding the significance of projects in the humanities and related social sciences. This year's successful applicants may take up the fellowship in either of the succeeding two academic years, but candidates must commit themselves firmly to their preferred year and residential center on their completed applications. Candidates must also commit themselves to relocating as needed in order to be in residence for the tenure of the fellowship. ACLS will award up to nine Burkhardt Fellowships, depending on the availability of funds, in this competition year. Each fellowship carries a stipend of $75,000.
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College Scholarships, Graduate Fellowships, and Postdoctoral Awards for Students : Social Sciences
Anthropology, Communication Studies, Criminology, Economics, Geography, History, Law, Political Science, Psychology, Social Studies, Sociologyy
http://scholarships.fatomei.com/social.html
A compilation of resources by Francisco Alberto Tomei Torres, Ph.D.
(Last checked 06/25/14 )

German Historical Institute
Fellowships and Programs
http://www.ghi-dc.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=77&Itemid=61
Itemizes fellowships and research awards available, including some external opportunities.
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Grants for Geographic Literacy
http://www.socialstudies.org/awards/geographiclit
Deadline : March 21st
An annual grant of $2,500 made available by the National Council for Social Studies (NCSS). These funds are meant to promote geography education in the schools; to enhance the geographic literacy of students at the classroom, district, or statewide level; and to encourage the integration of geography into the social studies curriculum/classroom.
Also listed under National Council for Social Studies (NCSS).
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Guggenheim Foundation (Harry Frank)
Research Grants
http://www.hfg.org/rg/guidelines.htm
The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation sponsors scholarly research on problems of violence, aggression, and dominance. The foundation provides both research grants to established scholars and dissertation fellowships to graduate students during the dissertation-writing year. The foundation awards research grants to individuals for individual projects and does not award grants to institutions for institutional programs. Typically, the range for research grants is $15,000 to $30,000 a year, for a period of one to two years. The foundation welcomes proposals from any of the natural and social sciences and the humanities that promise to increase the understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence, aggression, and dominance. Applications must be received by August 1 for a decision in December. Ten or more dissertation fellowships of $10,000 each are awarded annually to individuals who plan to complete their dissertations by the end of the year. The fellowships are designed to contribute to the support of doctoral candidates in the final year of Ph.D. work so that they can complete their theses in a timely manner. Applications must be received by February 1 for a decision in June. For more information, contact : Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, 557 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022; Tel: (212) 644-4907; Fax: (212) 644-5110.
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Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (John Simon)
Fellowships to Assist Research and Artistic Creation
http://www.gf.org/
The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation provides fellowships for advanced professionals in all fields (natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, creative arts) except the performing arts. Fellows are selected on the basis of two separate competitions, one for the United States and Canada, the other for Latin America and the Caribbean. The Foundation does not make grants to institutions, organizations, or students.
(Last checked 06/25/14 )

HNet Online: Humanities and Social Sciences Funding Announcements
http://www.h-net.msu.edu/announce/group.cgi?type=Funding
Current announcements, primarily opportunities for academics.
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Jacob Javits Fellowships Program
http://www.ed.gov/programs/jacobjavits/index.html
The program provides financial assistance to students of superior ability, as demonstrated by their achievements and exceptional promise, to undertake study at the doctoral and Master of Fine Arts (MFA) level in selected fields of the arts, humanities, and social sciences.
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Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
Dissertation Fellowships
http://www.lincolninst.edu/education/fellowships.asp
The Lincoln Institute offers annual dissertation fellowships which provide financial support to students of land policy at different stages of their academic careers. As recipients of a Lincoln Institute fellowship, students contribute to the tax and land policy knowledge base and develop ideas that guide policy makers throughout the world. The fellowship program provides an important link between the Institute's educational mission and its research objectives by supporting scholars early in their careers. Fellowships are open to Ph.D. students completing their dissertations whose research focuses on some aspects of land and tax policy. Dissertation fellowship awards are generally $10,000 each.
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Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships
http://www.acls.org/grants/Default.aspx?id=512
Application deadline : November 12
These fellowships are to assist graduate students in the humanities and related social sciences in the last year of Ph.D. dissertation writing. This program aims to encourage timely completion of the Ph.D. Applicants must be prepared to complete their dissertations within the period of their fellowship tenure or shortly thereafter. ACLS will award 65 Fellowships in this competition for a one-year term beginning between June and September 2009 for the 2009-2010 academic year. The Fellowship tenure may be carried out in residence at the Fellow's home institution, abroad, or at another appropriate site for the research. The total award of up to $33,000 includes a stipend plus additional funds for university fees and research support. These Fellowships may not be held concurrently with any other major fellowship or grant.
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Michigan State University
Families and Communities Together (FACT) Coalition
Innovations in University-Community Collaborations
http://www.fact.msu.edu/
About $500,000 in research grants will be available to university researchers and their community partners as part of the 2005-06 Innovations in University-Community Research Collaborations grant program. The program supports MSU faculty members' collaborative research on children, youth, family, and community issues. The Innovations program is designed to prepare MSU researchers to be more competitive as they seek federal and foundation research grants. It does this by helping researchers develop proposals and projects that address issues related to the health and well-being of children, youth, and families, and community vitality. The program's sponsors seek to support multidisciplinary and collaborative research that links MSU with Michigan communities. MSU faculty and researchers and Extension staff are eligible to apply for Innovations funding. All projects must be collaborative efforts and must include:
(1) MSU faculty from more than one department or unit.
(2) Off-campus MSU Extension staff or representatives of community organizations (community partners). The UOE—MSU Extension grant requires an MSU Extension partner.
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Michigan State University
University Outreach and Engagement
Funding Opportunities
http://outreach.msu.edu/funding.aspx
Administers collaborative seed grants for community-based research partnerships.
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National Council for Social Studies (NCSS)
Awards and Grants
http://www.socialstudies.org/awards/
Describes the Grant for the Enhancement of Geographic Literacy, Fund for the Advancement of Social Studies Education Demonstration Project, and Christa McAuliffe Reach for the Stars Award.
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National Science Foundation
Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/
The National Science Foundation makes grants and awards for social, behavioral, and economic research that builds fundamental knowledge of human behavior, interaction, and social and economic systems, organizations and institutions.
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Norman Kagan Endowed Scholarship in Graduate and Professional Studies
http://scholendow.ais.msu.edu/student/ScholDetail.asp?Schol_ID=444
The $2000 award is intended to honor and encourage MSU graduate and professional students in research and studies of interpersonal relations, particularly therapeutic relationships such as health provider/patient and counselor/client relationships. Students enrolled in the following colleges are eligible: College of Education, College of Human Medicine, College of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Nursing, and College of Social Science.
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Public Affairs RFPs Posted by the Foundation Center PND Digest
http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_public_affairs.jhtml
Each RFP listing provides a brief overview of a current funding opportunity offered by a foundation or other grantmaking organization. Interested applicants should read the full RFP at the grantmaker's Web site or contact the grantmaker directly for complete program guidelines and eligibility requirements before submitting a proposal to that grantmaker.
Also listed under Grants for Individuals - Social Sciences
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Russell Sage Foundation
http://www.russellsage.org/
The Russell Sage Foundation is the principal American foundation devoted exclusively to research in the social sciences. Located in New York City, the Foundation is a research center, a funding source for studies by scholars at other academic and research institutions, and an active member of the nation's social science community. The Foundation's grants are restricted to support for basic social science research within its announced programs. These currently include research on the future of work, immigration, and cultural contact. FUNDING: The Foundation's major awards range between $50,000 and $500,000. Support is provided for analyzing data and writing up results, but occasionally larger awards are considered for data acquisition projects highly relevant to the Foundation's program goals.
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Saludos.com Law, Education, and Social Services Scholarships
http://www.saludos.com/educationpavilion/scholarships/lawschol.htm
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Sloan Research Fellowships
http://www.sloan.org/sloan-research-fellowships/
These awards are intended to enhance the careers of the very best young faculty members in specified fields of science. Currently a total of 112 fellowships are awarded annually in seven fields: chemistry, computational and evolutionary molecular biology, computer science, economics, mathematics, neuroscience, and physics.
(Last checked 06/25/14 )

Social Science RFPs Posted by the Foundation Center PND Digest
http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_social_science.jhtml
Each RFP listing provides a brief overview of a current funding opportunity offered by a foundation or other grantmaking organization. Interested applicants should read the full RFP at the grantmaker's Web site or contact the grantmaker directly for complete program guidelines and eligibility requirements before submitting a proposal to that grantmaker.
(Last checked 06/25/14 )

Social Science Research Council
Abe Fellowship
http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/abe-fellowship/
The Abe Fellowship is designed to encourage international multidisciplinary research on topics of pressing global concern. The program seeks to foster the development of a new generation of researchers who are interested in policy-relevant topics of long-range importance and who are willing to become key members of a bilateral and global research network built around such topics. It strives especially to promote a new level of intellectual cooperation between the Japanese and American academic and professional communities committed to and trained for advancing global understanding and problem solving.
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Social Science Research Council
Fellowships
http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/
SSRC fellowship programs are widely known in social science communities in the U.S. and abroad. These prestigious and highly competitive awards cover graduate training, dissertation work, postdoctoral training and research, professional foreign travel, and institutional support. While eligibility requirements vary, many awards are open to non U.S. citizens.
(Last checked 06/25/14 )

Social Science Research Council
Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) Program
http://www.ssrc.org/programs/dpdf/
Deadline : February 1
Supports mid-stage graduate students in the humanities and social sciences. This year’s program contains the following research fields, led by senior faculty spanning a variety of disciplines: (1) Governing Global Production; (2) Ecological History; (3) Gender Justice in the Era of Human Rights; (4) Mediated Futures: Globalization and Historical Territories; and (5) New Approaches to Transnationalism and Circulatory Migration.
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Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS)
Student Research Grants
http://www.sexscience.org/student_research_grants
Deadline : Feb. 1 and June 1
Each year The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS) awards two grants of $1,000 each to student memberss who are doing human sexuality research. The purpose of the research can be a master's thesis or doctoral dissertation, but this is not a requirement. Applicants must be enrolled in a degree-granting program and a member (student) of SSSS. Student research grant awards are funded by the Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality
(Last checked 06/25/14 )

University of California Berkeley
Sponsored Projects Office
Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Social Sciences
http://www.spo.berkeley.edu/Fund/socpostdoc.html
(Last checked 06/25/14 )

W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
Grant Programs
http://www.upjohninst.org/grantsawards.html
The Upjohn Institute invites submission of proposals on a variety of issues related to employment policy and economic development. The Institute awards both Research Grants and Mini-Grants. For Policy Research Grants, the maximum funding amount is $15,000. For Mini-Grants, the maximum funding amount is $5,000.
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W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
Dissertation Award
http://www.upjohn.org/GrantsandAwards
Application Deadline : July 5
The W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research invites submissions for its annual prize for the best Ph.D. dissertation on employment-related issues. The Institute supports and conducts policy-relevant research on employment- and unemployment-related issues. The dissertation award further pursues this mission. The dissertation may come from any academic discipline, but it must have a substantial policy thrust. Dissertations will be evaluated by a panel of economists using the following criteria: Policy relevance; Technical quality of the research; Presentation. A first prize of $2,500 is being offered. Up to two honorable mention awards of $1000 may also be given.
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Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Fellowships in the Social Sciences and Humanities
http://www.wilsoncenter.org/fellowships
Application deadline : Oct. 1
The Center offers residential fellowships for the entire U.S. academic year (September through May), or for a minimum of four months during the academic year, to individuals in the social sciences and humanities who submit outstanding project proposals on a broad range of national and/or international issues. Fellows are selected through a multi-level peer review process. Proposed topics should relate to key public policy challenges or provide the historical and/or cultural framework to illumine policy issues of contemporary importance. Fellows are provided with a stipend (includes a round-trip transportation allowance), part-time research assistance, and, through the assistance of professional librarians, access to the Library of Congress. Fellows work from private offices at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC. Eligibility: For academic applicants, eligibility is limited to the postdoctoral level and, normally, to applicants with publications beyond the Ph.D. dissertation. For other applicants, an equivalent level of professional achievement is expected. Applications from any country are welcome. All applicants should have a very good command of spoken English. The Center seeks a diverse group of Fellows and encourages applications from women and minorities. For additional information and for application materials, please visit our website or write to: Scholar Selection and Services Office, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004-3027; e-mail: fellowships@wwic.si.edu; telephone: 202/691-4170; fax: 202/691-4001.
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Databases

SciVal Funding
http://www.funding.scival.com.proxy2.cl.msu.edu/home
http://www.funding.scival.com.proxy2.cl.msu.edu/search?preSearch
Provides access to a searchable database of more than 12,000 active opportunities, 2.25M awards (back to 2004), and 4500 funding bodies. Geographic coverage is strongest for the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, European Commission, Australia, Ireland, Singapore, India, South Africa, and New Zealand. At present academic discipline coverage is strongest in the sciences and business; hopefully it will beef up funding information in the arts, humanities, and social sciences as time goes by.
For more information see Frequently Asked Questions: MSU Scholars (SciVal Experts/SciVal Funding)
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Foundation Grants to Individuals Online (Main Library Access Only)
http://gtionline.fdncenter.org/ipl.php
Includes descriptions of more than 6,000 foundations and public charities that fund individual grantseekers, and is searchable by nine different criteria. Records provide contact information, financial data, application information, and program descriptions, with links to more than 500 foundation Web sites. Updated quarterly.
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GrantSelect
http://ezproxy.msu.edu:2047/login?url=http://www.grantselect.com/access
An extensive online grants database owned and operated by Schoolhouse Partners, and it contains more than 16,000 funding opportunities provided by more than 5,100 unique sponsoring organizations. Also provides a selection of funding news.
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MSU Scholarship Search
http://scholendow2.ais.msu.edu/Student/ScholSearch.asp
MSU offers a wide variety of scholarships, some of which have criteria which severely limit the number of students who might be eligible for the scholarship, while others have much broader criteria. This facility should help you find those MSU scholarships for which you might be eligible. You can search either by unit (College/Department) within the University or by criteria such as major/specialization, Michigan county of permanent residence, high school, or study abroad.
(Last checked 06/25/14 )

Cornell University
Graduate School Fellowships Database
http://www.gradschool.cornell.edu/fellowships
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FastWeb
http://www.fastweb.com/.
If you have access to the world wide web and are willing to fill in the online forms, this service promises a free customized list of financial aid sources. FastWeb is actually a searchable database of more than 400,000 private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans from more than 3,000 sources for all levels of higher education. First-time visitors have to register (first and last name and a user ID), then complete a profile, including background and fields of study. Registrants then receive a list of all currently relevant funding sources. The registration information is stored and can be used on subsequent visits. The entire sign-up process, and delivery of available funding sources, can be a bit tedious: about five to twenty minutes, depending on the connection speed. Approximately 500 new scholarships are added to the database daily, so registrants can stay current. Provided courtesy of Financial Aid Information Page and Student Services, Inc. created by Mark Kantrowitz and sponsored by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
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Books

The books mentioned on this page are available for public use in the Michigan State University Libraries. If you are unable to visit our library, consider visiting a Foundation Center Cooperating Collection in your home state or a local public library in your home town. If the books are not available there, ask about interlibrary loan or visit a local bookstore to find out whether they can be purchased.

Guide to Federal Funding for Social Scientists. Susan D. Quarles, ed. Consortium of Social Science Associations. New York, N.Y. : Russell Sage Foundation, 1986. 382pp. Main Library Reference (1 East) Funding Center H62.5 .U5 G85 1986
Describes over 300 federal programs of interest to new and experienced researches in the social and behavioral sciences and related areas of the humanities. Listings include funding priorities, application guidelines, and examples of funded research. Introductory essays provide important contextual information about the organization of social science funding, federal funding practices, and contract research.

Money for Graduate Students in the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2010-2012. Gail Ann Schlachter and R. David Weber. San Carlos, Ca. : Reference Service Press. Biennial. Main Library Reference (1 East) Funding Center LB2337.2 .M667
A list of fellowships, grants, awards, loans, traineeships, and other funding programs set aside to support graduate study, training, research and creative activities in the sciences; state sources of educational benefits; recommended financial aid resources; and a set of six indexes: title, sponsor, residency, tenability, subject, and deadline. Describes nearly 1000 funding opportunities for research and study in accounting, advertising, anthropology, business, criminology, demography, economics, education, geography, international relations, law, librarianship, marketing, political science, psychology, sociology, and the rest of the social sciences.

Annual Register of Grant Support
Wilmette, Ill. : National Register Publishing Co., annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2336 .A7
Includes information on programs sponsored by government agencies, public and private foundations, educational and professional associations, special interest organizations and corporations. Covers a broad range of interests including academic and scientific research, publication support, equipment and construction support, in-service training, competitions and prizes, and travel and exchange programs. Organized by broad subject areas with four indexes: subject, organization and program, geographic and personnel.

Directory of Research Grants
Phoenix, Ariz. : The Oryx Press, annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2338 .D5
An annual print version of the Grants Database. Contains information about grants and fellowships available for research projects from federal and state governments, private foundations, professional organizations, and corporations. List grants programs by specific funding areas; indexed by sponsoring organization and grant name.

Foundation Grants to Individuals
New York, N.Y. : Foundation Center, biennial. Funding Center (1 East) LB2336 .F6
The most comprehensive listing available of private foundations which provide financial assistance to individuals. The foundations described have made grants to students, artists, scholars, foreign individuals, minorities, musicians, scientists and writers for scholarships, fellowships, student loans, internships, residencies, arts and cultural projects, medical and emergency assistance, residencies and travel programs.

The Grants Register
New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2338 .G7
The complete guide to postgraduate funding worldwide.

 

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