The institute offers support to The College’s Division of Humanities at ASU as well as internal funding recipients in developing and crafting humanities-based projects for external funding applications.

Check out the external funding opportunities and resources listed below to help fuel your research. 

Support includes identifying funding sources as well as providing assistance with all aspects of an external application, with no regard to the size, scope, funding level or experience of the researcher(s).

External funding with upcoming deadlines

External funding with rolling deadlines


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External funding opportunities with rolling deadlines

Title Funding Maximum Award Sponsor


#YouAreEssential is a social impact campaign & national relief fund that awards grants to grassroots organizations and mutual aid networks working directly with vulnerable communities disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

A Little HOPE, Inc.

Strong preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate a commitment to the use of community trained volunteers.


Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

The program looks to support research in the following selected topic areas: (1) Energy Markets and Policy Analysis, (2) Net Zero Innovation and Negative Emissions Technologies, (3) Transportation and Mobility, (4) Energy and Distributional Equity, (5) Industrial Decarbon


Arizona Humanities

Mini Grants can be used for capacity-building, program planning, and implementation of programs.

Conservation Labs; Artisanal Mining Grand Challenge. 

A global competition with $1M in prizes for innovative solutions.

Henry Luce Foundation

Responsive Grants provide opportunities to build knowledge and increase understanding of East and Southeast Asia through scholarship and exchange, with an emphasis on strengthening capacity in the United States.


Carnegie Corporation of New York

Carnegie Corporation of New York’s Democracy program supports civic integration of immigrants. The program also supports the protection of voting rights and promotes voter participation of all citizens.

Rising Tide Foundation

Whether you are an academic institution interested in applying for a grant or another not-for-profit organization keen to tackle critical cancer related issues together, we want to hear from you.

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

The problems we seek to solve are complex, requiring long-term commitment to create lasting change. We select our partners thoughtfully, consistently evaluate our progress, and adjust strategies when needed.

Smith Richardson Foundation

The Domestic Public Policy Program supports projects that will help the public and policy makers understand and address critical challenges facing the United States. To that end, the Foundation supports research on and evaluation of existing public policies and programs, as well as projects


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Evidence for Action (E4A), a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), funds research that expands the evidence needed to build a Culture of Health.


Carnegie Corporation of New York

Carnegie Corporation of New York grantmaking aims to ensure that American public education prepares all students with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions they need to fully participate in democracy and thrive in the global economy.

Coca Cola Foundation

The Coca-Cola Company is committed to giving back 1 percent of its prior year’s operating income annually. Priority Areas: (1) Empowering women: economic empowerment and entrepreneurship, (2) Protecting the environment: access to clean water, water conservation and recycling, (3) Enhancing c


Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

The Sloan Foundation’s Energy and Environment program looks to achieve its mission by supporting research, training, networking, and dissemination efforts in this domain that shape the direction of scholarship by investigating under-explored questions that warrant further attention, advance colla


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Pioneering Ideas: Exploring the Future to Build a Culture of Health seeks proposals that are primed to influence health equity in the future.

Charles Koch Foundation

The Charles Koch Foundation requests proposals for research, programmatic support, or education activities related to understanding what drives intolerance and the best ways to cure it.

Rising Tide Foundation

At Rising Tide Foundation, we believe the market economy, in concert with limited government and rule of law, holds the greatest promise of freedom and prosperity for all.

David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Grants are made only for charitable, educational, or scientific purposes, primarily from tax-exempt charitable organizations.


Carnegie Corporation of New York

This program aims to build a more secure, peaceful, and prosperous world through independent analysis and action addressing critical global challenges.

Merancas Foundation

The Merancas Foundation supports organizations that are addressing critical community needs, engaging in strategic planning to meet well-mapped programmatic and financial goals, and seeing positive results through programs.


Mt. Cuba Astronomical Foundation

Grants from the Mt. Cuba Astronomical Foundation will generally be made to colleges, universities, observatories and other non-profit organizations. Preferences will be given to proposals likely to be used by a number of astronomers.

Nathan Cummings Foundation

The Nathan Cummings Foundation is a multigenerational family foundation, rooted in the Jewish tradition of social justice, working to create a more just, vibrant, sustainable and democratic society through our grantmaking in the United States and Israel.


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

What dramatic changes might we see in the next 5 to 15 years? What can we do today to create a better, more equitable tomorrow?

American Express Foundation

American Express supports projects that help communities preserve or rediscover historic landmarks and public spaces, providing sustainable, ongoing access to the public, now and in the future. Their emphasis is on sites that represent diverse cultures and engage the public in unique ways.


 The Reed Foundation

Grants are available to scholars and other professionally qualified individuals of recognized merit for work toward a doctoral dissertation, for postdoctoral work, or for independent scholarship.

SC Johnson

SC Johnson corporate philanthropy targets community development, social services, health, sustainability and other areas of need.


Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Grantmaking in this program provides funds for the creation and operation of regional centers that aim to foster welcoming and supportive environments that cater to the needs of indigenous students.

Charles Koch Foundation

The Charles Koch Foundation is pleased to invite proposals for research and related projects that bridge the gap between theory and practice and contribute to contemporary debates around important trade-policy issues.


"I was appropriately kept apprised of where my grant was at each stage, and once I got the grant I think the follow-up has been fantastic, in just making sure I know what I’m doing as I’m spending money, making sure that I make good choices, every time I’ve asked for help it’s been plentiful, so it’s been a really good experience."

"Funding from the IHR allowed a collaborative project to both take shape as well as to develop in new directions. It connected me with an important figure in my field. It also facilitated several outcomes, which included multiple publications, a conference and a successful fellowship application." 

"I have received wonderful assistance with grant preparation and reporting."

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