Check out the upcoming external funding opportunities for humanities research and projects. For assistance with your application, reach out to Sarah Moser, our Research Advancement Admin. 

External funding opportunities - Defined deadlines

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The Modern Language Association is offering $1,000 grants to part-time faculty members to help them pay for expenses associated with their professional development.

$100000 is looking to fund people fighting injustice. The goal is to partner with the best ideas, make them a reality, and bring more justice to the world. Anyone can propose an idea by identifying a problem caused by injustice and suggesting a solution below.


J.M. Kaplan Fund

The Prize seeks out visionary non-profit and mission-driven for-profit organizations that work within, across, or in a manner related to one or more of the Fund’s three program areas: 1) Social Justice; 2) The Environment; and 3) Heritage Conversation.


Russell Sage Foundation

RSF will accept letters of inquiry (LOIs) under these core programs and special initiatives: Behavioral Economics; Decision Making & Human Behavior in Context; Future of Work; Social, Political and Economic Inequality; in addition, RSF will also accept LOIs relevant t


WT Grant Foundation

We seek studies that identify, build, and test strategies to enhance the use of research evidence in ways that benefit youth. We are particularly interested in research on improving the use of research evidence by state and local decision makers, mid-level managers, and intermediaries.


WT Grant Foundation

We seek studies that aim to build, test, or increase understanding of programs, policies, or practices to reduce inequality in the academic, social, behavioral, or economic outcomes of young people.


Spencer Foundation

The Conference Grant Program provides support to scholars to organize small research conferences, focused symposia, or other forms of convenings around important issues in education.

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)

The American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to announce the third competition of the Leading Edge Fellowship program, which demonstrates the potential of humanistic knowledge and methods to solve problems, build capacity, and advance justice and equity in society.


The Spencer Foundation

The Conference Grant Program provides support to scholars to organize small research conferences, focused symposia, or other forms of convenings around important issues in education.


Foundation for Improvement of Justice

The Foundation encourages improvement by recognizing and rewarding accomplishment in the following categories: legal reform, crime prevention, child protection, speeding the process, crime victims' rights, alternative sentencing, lowering the cost, effecting restitution, other significant efforts

External funding opportunities - Rolling deadlines

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#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.


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

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