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AEAWeb: Grant Support for Economists
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 04/04/18)

AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships
The Science & Technology Policy Fellowships are opportunities for professional development and public service. They are operated by the American Association for the Advancement of Science as part of its mandate to "advance science and serve society." The aim is to foster scientifically informed, evidence-based policy and practice by engaging scientists and engineers from a broad range of disciplines, backgrounds and career stages to directly contribute their knowledge and analytical skills to the federal government; to learn first-hand about policymaking and implementation at the federal level; and to build leadership for a strong S&T enterprise that benefits all people.
(Last checked 04/04/18)

American Association of Geographers (AAG)
Grants and Awards
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 04/04/18)

American Council of Learned Societies
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. Check out the web site to review Fellowship & Grant Competitions to be held.
(Last checked 04/04/18)

American Council of Learned Societies
The ACLS Fellowship program invites research applications in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences. The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant. ACLS does not fund creative work (e.g., novels or films), textbooks, straightforward translation, or pedagogical projects. ACLS Fellowships are intended as salary replacement to help scholars devote six to twelve continuous months to full-time research and writing. ACLS Fellowships are portable and are tenable at the fellow's home institution, abroad, or at another appropriate site for research. (1) An ACLS Fellowship may be held concurrently with other fellowships and grants and any sabbatical pay, up to an amount equal to the candidate's current academic year salary. Tenure of the fellowship may begin no earlier than July 1, 2017 and no later than February 1, 2018. The fellowship stipend is set at three levels based on academic rank: up to $35,000 for Assistant Professor and career equivalent, up to $45,000 for Associate Professor and career equivalent; and up to $70,000 for full Professor and career equivalent. ACLS will determine the level based on the candidate's rank or career status as of the application deadline date. Approximately 25 fellowships will be available at the Assistant Professor level, approximately 25 at the Associate Professor level, and approximately 20 at the full Professor level.
(Last checked 07/20/16)

American Council of Learned Societies
Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowships
Each fellowship carries a stipend of $64,000, a fund of $2,500 for research and travel, and an additional 2/9 of the stipend ($14,222) for one summer's support, if justified by a persuasive case. These fellowships support advanced assistant professors and untenured associate professors in the humanities and related social sciences (1) whose scholarly contributions have advanced their fields and who have well-designed and carefully developed plans for new research. The fellowships are intended to provide time and resources to enable these faculty members to conduct their research under optimal conditions. The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant. ACLS does not fund creative work (e.g., novels or films), textbooks, straightforward translation, or pedagogical projects.
(Last checked 04/04/18)

American Council of Learned Societies
Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars
These fellowships support long-term, unusually ambitious projects in the humanities and related social sciences. Amount: $95,000, plus funds for research costs and related scholarly activities of up to $7,500 and for relocation up to $3,000.
(Last checked 04/04/18)

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
A compilation of resources by Francisco Alberto Tomei Torres, Ph.D.
(Last checked 04/04/18)

2018 Data Science Scholarship Guide
Advice on:
(1) How to Qualify for a Data Science Scholarship
(2) Your Best Bets for Finding a Data Science Scholarship
(3) Directory of Scholarships Available at the National and State Level
(Last checked 04/04/18)

German Historical Institute
Fellowships and Programs
Itemizes fellowships and research awards available, including some external opportunities.
(Last checked 04/04/18)

Grants for Geographic Literacy
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).
(Last checked 04/04/18)

Guggenheim Foundation (Harry Frank)
Research Grants
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.
(Last checked 04/04/18)

Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (John Simon)
Fellowships to Assist Research and Artistic Creation
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 04/04/18)

HNet Online: Humanities and Social Sciences Funding Announcements
Current announcements, primarily opportunities for academics.
(Last checked 04/04/18)

Jacob Javits Fellowships Program
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.
(Last checked 04/04/18)

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
Dissertation Fellowships
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.
(Last checked 04/04/18)

Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships
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.
(Last checked 04/04/18)

Michigan State University
University Outreach and Engagement
Funding Opportunities
Administers collaborative seed grants for community-based research partnerships.
(Last checked 04/04/18)

National Council for Social Studies (NCSS)
Awards and Grants
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.
(Last checked 04/04/18)

National Science Foundation
Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences
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.
(Last checked 04/04/18)

National Science Foundation
Dissertation Improvement Scholarships
The National Science Foundation supports DDIGS (Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants) in the following areas:
Biological Anthropology Program
Cultural Anthropology
Geography & Spatial Sciences
Linguistics Program
Political Science
(Last checked 04/04/18)

National Science Foundation
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Opportunity
Full Proposal Deadline Date: November 14, 2016
The Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) offers Postdoctoral Research Fellowships to encourage independence early in the Fellow's career through supporting his or her research and training goals. The research and training plan of each fellowship must address important scientific questions within the scope of the SBE Directorate and the specific guidelines in this fellowship solicitation. The SPRF program offers two tracks: (I) Fundamental Research in the SBE Sciences (SPRF-FR) and (II) Broadening Participation in the SBE Sciences (SPRF-BP). See the full text of the solicitation for a detailed description of these tracks.
(Last checked 04/04/18)

Newton's List : A Gateway to International Research Collaboration
Newton's List seeks to facilitate international science cooperation by providing a forum for grantseekers and funders. The site is a free resource open to individuals searching for international funding and organizations looking to market their grants to an international audience. Established in 2013 and co-sponsored by CRDF Global and the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Newton's List is a user-driven aggregate of current international funding opportunities for students and researchers working in natural and social science fields. Newton's List is open to basic research funding opportunities related to one or more of the following fields: natural sciences, engineering/technology, agricultural sciences or social sciences. Unfortunately, we do not accept opportunities in biomedical sciences, humanities, or applied research.
(Last checked 04/04/18)

Public Affairs RFPs Posted by the Foundation Center PND Digest
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 04/04/18)

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellowships
The Health Policy Fellows program is a minimum of one-year residential experience in Washington, D.C. Exceptional mid-career health professionals and behavioral scientists actively participate in health policy processes at federal level and gain exclusive hands-on policy experience.
(Last checked 04/04/18)

Russell Sage Foundation
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.
(Last checked 04/04/18)

Saludos.com Law, Education, and Social Services Scholarships
(Last checked 04/04/18)

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 04/04/18)

Social Science RFPs Posted by the Foundation Center PND Digest
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 04/04/18)

Social Science Research Council
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.
(Last checked 04/04/18)

Social Science Research Council
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 04/04/18)

Social Science Research Council
Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) Program
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.
(Last checked 04/04/18)

Social Sciences : College Scholarships, Graduate Fellowships, and Postdoctoral Awards for Students
Anthropology, Communication Studies, Criminology, Economics, Geography, History, Law, Political Science, Psychology, Social Studies, Sociologyy
A compilation of resources by Francisco Alberto Tomei Torres, Ph.D.
(Last checked 04/04/18)

Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS)
Student Research Grants
Deadline : March 1st and August 1st
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 04/04/18)

W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
Early Career Awards
(Last checked 04/04/18)

W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
Dissertation Award
Application Deadline : July 6
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.
(Last checked 04/04/18)

William T. Grant Foundation
Scholars Program
Four to six William T. Grant Scholars are selected each year, and each receives $350,000 distributed over a five-year period. The William T. Grant Scholars Program is for early-career researchers in the social, behavioral, and health sciences. We encourage Scholars to tackle important questions that will advance theory, policy, and practice for youth. Applicants identify new methods, disciplines, or content they want to learn, and propose five-year research plans that foster their growth in those areas. We recognize that early-career researchers are rarely given incentives or support to take such risks, so this award includes a mentoring component. Potential Scholars should have a promising track record of conducting high-quality research, but want to pursue a significant shift in their trajectories as researchers.
(Last checked 04/04/18)

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Fellowships in the Social Sciences and Humanities
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. Good opportunity for early career faculty.
(Last checked 05/27/15)

University Recommendations

Duke University
Research Funding Opportunities
(Last checked 07/20/16)

Northeastern University
Research Office
Funding in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
(Last checked 08/16/15)

University of California Berkeley
Sponsored Projects Office
Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Social Sciences
(Last checked 04/04/18)

University of Kansas
Humanities Grants Development Office
Funding Resourcs
(Last checked 05/27/15)

Vanderbilt College of Arts and Science
Fellowship and Grant Opportunities for Faculty
Humanities and Social Sciences
(Last checked 04/04/18)


Foundation Grants to Individuals Online (Main Library Access Only)
Find information about 10,000 foundation profiles at your fingertips, including foundation and public charity programs that have funded individual grantseekers for everything from scholarship opportunities to research needs. Updated weekly.
(Last checked 04/04/18)

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.
(Last checked 04/04/18)

MSU Scholarships
Michigan State University has hundreds of scholarship opportunities available. Opportunities can be a combination of general scholarships (open to all students) and departmental scholarships (restricted to students within a specific major or field of study). Scholarships may be recommended to you at different times throughout the year as applications become available, so we suggest visiting MSU Scholarships often. Please keep in mind this section lists scholarships available regardless if you are eligible or not. Please note that some scholarships utilize an "Auto-Match" feature which will not require you to apply directly for the scholarship to be considered eligible. These scholarships will be indicated by the word "None" in the Action column. For scholarships for which you need to apply, please make a note of the deadline, as late submissions will not be accepted. Admitted students who have paid their deposit and currently enrolled students: Sign in using your MSU NetID and password to begin the scholarship application process. Once logged in, the system will automatically direct you to required applications.
(Last checked 04/04/18)

Cornell University
Graduate School Fellowships Database
(Last checked 04/04/18)

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.
(Last checked 04/04/18)


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.

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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