At the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, we encourage researchers to apply for funding, participate in workshops, and engage in the research process at every stage.
This is not a complete list of opportunities. For more comprehensive funding opportunity searches visit grants.gov (for government funding agencies), or GrantForward (database available through the library's Funding & Grants: Information Resources page). And the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) maintains a comprehensive list of funding opportunity databases available to Brandeis faculty and staff, and a calendar of recurring foundation RFPs in all fields.
For Faculty & Staff
August 8, 2018
Young Faculty Award (YFA) Proposers Day
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office (DSO) is sponsoring a Proposers Day to provide information to potential proposers on the objectives of an anticipated Research Announcement (RA) for the Young Faculty Award (YFA) program. The Proposers Day will be held on August 8, 2018 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM. The event will be held via a webcast only. Advance registration is required for viewing the webcast.
August 31, 2018
IBM is funding an annual contest called “Call for Code” in which developers can win up to $200,000 for creating tools that solve problems involving humanitarian crises. This inaugural year, the competition seeks new software that can help people respond to, or prepare for, environmental catastrophes.
The winner of the Call for Code Global Award will receive:
- The Call for Code Global Award presented by a jury of eminent technologists at the Call for Code Award Event.
- $200,000 USD cash prize.
- Long-term open source project support from The Linux Foundation.
- Venture capitalist introduction and pitch to turn your idea into a funded company.
- The opportunity to deploy your solution with an IBM Corporate Service Corps team.
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.
Find more research opportunities for undergraduates at Academic Services.
September 12, 2018
Since 1976, the Rita Allen Foundation has awarded millions of dollars in grants to early-career biomedical scholars. These grants allow them to establish labs and pursue research directions with above-average risk and promise.
The Rita Allen Foundation currently makes grants for charitable purposes in two primary domains:
- Investing in young leaders in science and social innovation, and
- Promoting civic literacy and engagement.
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:
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)
Modern Italian Studies
Renaissance and Early Modern Studies
Visual Arts (includes painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, film/video, installation, new media, digital arts, and other visual arts fields)