Finding Funding

For Faculty & Staff

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is inviting proposals for the latest round of Grand Challenges Explorations. Grand Challenges Explorations foster early-stage discovery research to expand the pipeline of ideas for solving our greatest global health and development challenges. Initial grants will be US $100,000 each, and projects showing promise will have the opportunity to receive additional funding of up to US $1 million.

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Growing Convergence Research at NSF

Growing Convergence Research at the National Science Foundation (NSF) is one of 10 Big Ideas for Future NSF Investments. NSF seeks to highlight the value of convergence as a process for catalyzing new research directions and advancing scientific discovery and innovation. This set of opportunities explores Convergence approaches within four of the research-focused NSF Big Ideas:

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Edward N. and Della L. Thome Memorial Foundation Awards Program in Alzheimer’s Disease Drug Discovery Research


The goal of the Thome Memorial Foundation Awards Program in Alzheimer’s Disease Drug Discovery Research is to support innovative drug discovery research that will lead to improved therapies for individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.
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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.

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  • 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 at
  • More information available on the Academic Fellowships website

Additional Funding Opportunities

Provost Research Awards

Provost Research Awards support early stage, innovative scholarly inquiry and creative activities that have the potential for significant, sustained impact.

Provost’s Teaching Innovation Grants

Grants are intended to promote excellence in teaching through the development of innovative instructional methods, new methods of assessing learning or the redesign or courses using technology.

Support in the sciences

A convenient place for Division of Science faculty, postdocs, and grads to find almost everything to do with research support in the sciences.

Brandeis Virtual Incubator

The Virtual Incubator is the focal point for people at Brandeis interested in technology commercialization--the intersection of business and science.

Office of Technology Licensing SPARK program

To encourage and support entrepreneurial activity within the Brandeis community, including students (graduate and undergraduate), postdocs, faculty and staff.

Office of Technology Licensing SPROUT programs

To encourage and support entrepreneurial activity within the Brandeis community for students (graduate and undergraduate), postdocs, faculty and staff in the Division of Science.

Office of Research Administration

The Office of Research Administration also provides links to resources to provide support. Qualified pre-doctoral and post-doctoral students may Apply for Fellowship Opportunities from various funding agencies.

Office of Corporate and Foundation

Brandeis University’s Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) is a resource for Brandeis faculty who are interested in securing support from corporations or foundations to support their research, teaching, and outreach projects. The University subscribes to comprehensive databases of government and non-government funding opportunities in all fields, searchable by discipline, eligibility, funding types, sponsor types, deadline, and keyword.

Fellowship opportunities for undergrads and recent alumni in Arts and Sciences from the Office of Academic Services

Fellowship opportunities are organized so you can search based on your class standing. Remember that "research" really means independent investigation in any field of study!

Research jobs and internships, including in lab sciences and technical writing

The Hiatt Career Center’s platform for events, internships, jobs, and employers. Hiatt also provides support for undergraduate students who pursue unpaid summer internships.