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For Faculty & Staff

May 24, 2018

The Russell Sage Foundation's Special Initiatives grants provide up to $175,000 over two years, primarily for graduate assistants and research costs. Principal Investigators can get a 1 month summer salary or, for non-faculty researchers, up to $20,000/yr for salary support. The Foundation's Special Initiatives include Computational Social Science and Integrating Biology and Social Science Knowledge, among others.

June 11, 2018

The Vilcek Foundation will award three prizes of $50,000 each to young (born on or after Jan. 1, 1980), foreign-born biomedical scientists who demonstrate outstanding early achievement. Eligible work may be in basic, applied and/or translational biomedical science. The individuals chosen will have demonstrated exceptional independence and creativity by their 38th birthday. In addition, the applicants will also be judged on their ability to communicate the significance of their research to a scientifically literate audience.

July 5, 2018

The Foundation supports research that informs policy affecting the welfare of children and young people, with grant making currently focused on reducing inequality and promoting the use of research in policymaking. The Scholars Program is a career development program that gives young researchers $350,000 over a five-year period.

July 6, 2018

The Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award is designed to provide support for early career faculty with “high-risk/high-reward” ideas that have the potential to significantly impact our understanding of and/or approaches to the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of cancer. The award provides $300,000 over two years.

July 15, 2018

The Open Society Foundation supports individuals seeking innovative and unconventional approaches to fundamental open society challenges. This year, applicants to the Open Society Fellowship are invited to address the proposition: "New and radical forms of ownership, governance, entrepreneurship, and financialization are needed to fight pervasive economic inequality." Applicants are invited to dispute, substantiate, or otherwise engage with the proposition in their submissions. Open Society fellows produce work outputs of their own choosing, such as a book, journalistic or academic articles, art projects, a series of convenings, etc. The fellowship provides between $80,000-$100,000 for one year.

For Students

Provost’s Undergraduate Research Fund

The Provost's Undergraduate Research Fund supports research projects for students during the summer or for an academic semester; it also provides funding to students who are presenting their work at conferences. ALL disciplines are welcome, including all areas of the creative arts and the humanities.

More Information

  • Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. If you have any questions, or would like to meet in person to discuss your application, please email Meredith Monaghan
  • More information available on the Academic Fellowships website

Find more research opportunities for undergraduates at Academic Services. 

Future Opportunities

The U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF)

The U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) promotes scientific relations between the U.S. and Israel by supporting collaborative research projects in a wide area of basic and applied scientific fields, for peaceful and non-profit purposes. Funding for research derives from the annual interest on an endowment contributed in equal parts by the two countries. Explore the BSF website to find out more about upcoming deadlines for opportunities for support in Earth Sciences, Basic Plasma Sciences and Engineering, Materials, Ceramics, Condensed Matter and Materials Theory, Molecular and Cellular Biosciences, and more. View the list of programs supported with specific Calls for Proposals.

November 1, 2018

The Rome Prize supports innovative and cross-disciplinary work in the arts and humanities. Rome Prize Fellowships include a stipend, room and board, and an individual work space at AAR’s eleven-acre campus in Rome.

Fellowships are awarded in the following disciplines:

  • Ancient Studies

  • Architecture

  • Design (includes graphic, industrial, interior, exhibition, set, costume, and fashion design, urban design, city planning, engineering, and other design fields)

  • Historic Preservation and Conservation

  • Landscape Architecture (includes environmental design and planning, landscape/ecological urbanism, landscape history, sustainability and ecological studies, and geography)

  • Literature (includes fiction, literary nonfiction, and poetry)

  • Medieval Studies

  • Modern Italian Studies

  • Musical Composition

  • Renaissance and Early Modern Studies

  • Visual Arts (includes painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, film/video, installation, new media, digital arts, and other visual arts fields)