Grant Funding Opportunities for Liberal Arts & Sciences Faculty


American Council of Learned Societies Fellowships support research 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. $35,000 September
American Philosophical Society An eminent scholarly organization of international reputation, the American Philosophical Society promotes useful knowledge in the sciences and humanities through excellence in scholarly research, professional meetings, publications, library resources, and community outreach. See Website See Website for requirements for multiple programs
Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation The foundation welcomes proposals from any of the natural and social sciences and the humanities that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence and aggression in relation to social change, intergroup conflict, war, terrorism, crime, and family relationships, among other subjects. Highest priority is given to research that can increase understanding and amelioration of urgent problems of violence and aggression in the modern world. $15,000 – $40,000 per year August
Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy The Foundation makes targeted grants for work in major areas of the social sciences, including anthropology, area studies, economics, political science, psychology, sociology, and urban studies, as well as newer areas such as evaluation research. Research grants are open to scholars in all social science disciplines for projects that deal with contemporary issues in the social sciences, particularly issues of policy relevance. Preference is given to scholars in the early stages of their careers. $3,000 to $5,000 December
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation supports a wide range of initiatives to strengthen the humanities, arts, higher education, and cultural heritage.  Organizations in those fields can consult descriptions of the Foundation’s areas of grantmaking to determine whether a project fits within the Foundation’s programmatic interests and priorities. See Website See Website for requirements for multiple programs
National Council for Eurasian and East European Research NCEEER invites proposals for its National Research Competition.  This competition provides funds for both collaborative and individual research projects in the humanities and social sciences in or on any country of Eurasia or East-Central Europe. $40,000 December
Russell Sage Foundation The Russell Sage Foundation currently pursues four principal programs: Behavioral Economics; the Future of Work; Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration; and Social Inequality.  See website for more information. See Website LOI Required
Spencer Foundation The Small Research Grants program is intended to support education research projects with budgets of $50,000 or less. In keeping with the Spencer Foundation’s mission, this program aims to fund academic work that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived.  Historically, the work we have funded through these grants has spanned, a range of topics and disciplines, including education, psychology, sociology, economics, history, and anthropology, and they employ a wide range of research methods. $50,000 November