Finding Funding

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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.

The list below is not a complete list of opportunities. For more comprehensive funding opportunity searches the library now provides access to an aid for locating and securing research funding. Pivot™ answers the growing demands on research developers to quickly discover the right funding opportunities and effectively collaborate with their colleagues. Enter search terms or browse by keyword to explore the latest funding opportunities and research trends. Brandeis Researchers can create an account to manage active or tracked funding opportunities, save searches, share opportunities, and save funding records and funding searches.

Here are some additional resources about Pivot:

Quick Start Guides
Pivot's educational YouTube channel
Creating and Updating Your Profile 

For Faculty & Staff

March 29, 2021

The Charles H. Hood Foundation was incorporated in 1942 to improve the health and quality of life for children throughout New England. Today's research projects encompass many disciplines that have contributed to discoveries in pediatric medicine while launching the careers of promising junior faculty. The intent of the Award is to support newly independent faculty, provide the opportunity to demonstrate creativity, and assist in the transition to other sources of funding. Research projects must have direct relevance to child health.

March 31, 2021

The Zuckerman Postdoctoral Scholars Program attracts high-achieving postdoctoral scholars from premier universities in the United States and Canada to do research at one of seven Israeli universities. Five postdoctoral scholarships will be given out per participating university for the 2021-2022 academic year in two tracks.

  • Postdoc at an Israeli University Track: A two-year postdoctoral scholarship where scholars conduct research exclusively at one of 7 participating Israeli universities. If circumstances allow, Zuckerman Postdoctoral scholarship may be renewed on a competitive basis for an additional one or two year.
  • Joint US-Israel Postdoc Track: A two-year joint postdoctoral scholarship where scholars spend half their time at one of 7 participating Israeli universities, and the other half at a US or Canadian university. Scholars in this track can decide how to divide their time.

For Students

March 2, 2021

Call for Applications: The Summer/Fall 2021 application cycle for Brandeis undergraduate and graduate research grants is now open for research related to the Middle East. The maximum grant award is $5,000. Restrictions on traveling using University funding remain in place until further notice from the University. Unsure if your project or idea is eligible? Just ask us! Email us your questions at

Grant funds may be used for the following purposes:

  • Research expenses,
  • Supporting an internship,
  • Study of a Middle Eastern Language,
  • Study of relevant Middle East topics.
Various awards through the Undergraduate Research and Creative Collaborations office

March 2, 2021

Provost's Undergraduate Research Fund (summer funding): Funding open to students from all disciplines with a Brandeis faculty sponsor to oversee their summer research project. A $5,000 stipend is awarded.

Jerome A. Schiff Undergraduate Fellowships: Funding to perform an innovative research or pedagogical project together with a Brandeis faculty member primarily during the upcoming academic year (2021-2022), although projects can start in the summer. Current first-year, sophomore, and junior students can apply.

Jane Kahn '77 Undergraduate Research Fellowship: This fellowship will award up to 2 undergraduates a $5,000 stipend for summer research examining current and emerging issues in criminal justice reform and the rights of individuals with mental illness, disability, and socio-psychological factors frequently associated with incarceration.

Division of Science Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURFs): Brandeis students (classes of ’22, ’23, ’24) who are working in a lab in the Division of Science at the time of application are eligible for a SURF. Each Fellow will receive $5,000 in stipend support to do summer research (housing support is not included).

Links to resources curated to support undergraduate research.

Brandeis University's Hiatt Career Center provides opportunities to support your research. See especially the Internship and Research Grants.

Financial support for research is available at Brandeis. Find targeted information for social scientists about external funding opportunities, and the staff on campus who can assist.

Find out more about opportunities across campus to fund your research and creative work.