Finding Funding

Faculty and Staff  |  Students  |  Additional Opportunities and Resources

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 

The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) also maintains a comprehensive list of additional funding opportunity databases available to Brandeis faculty and staff, and a calendar of recurring foundation RFPs in all fields.


For Faculty & Staff

May 7, 2020

This travel trants program is open to Ph.D. students doing research that requires facilities or expertise not available in their home country. The trips will be only to a higher education, or a research facility in the U.S.A. (for Israelis) or Israel (for U.S. students).

November 18, 2020

The multi-agency Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases program supports research on the ecological, evolutionary, and social drivers that influence the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases. The central theme of submitted projects must be the quantitative or computational understanding of pathogen transmission dynamics. The intent is discovery of principles of infectious disease transmission and testing mathematical or computational models that elucidate infectious disease systems.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) seeks independent researchers and physician-scientists who are pursuing discoveries in basic biology and biomedicine nationwide. HHMI provides Investigators with unusually generous and flexible support for renewable seven-year terms. We currently support nearly 300 Investigators, who maintain their academic appointments and labs at their home institutions across the U.S.

Eligible scientists apply directly, without institutional nomination or limits to the number of applicants from any of more than 200 eligible institutions. All questions should be directed to sciencecomp@hhmi.org.

For Students

April 17, 2020

In order to cover certain dissertation-related expenses, especially travel, Brandeis' Office of the Provost is accepting proposals for support from doctoral students with an approved dissertation proposal.

Acceptable Reimbursable Expenses include:

  • Research-related travel expenses (airfare, train fare, etc.).
  • Archive/library (digital or in-person) access fees.
  • Special equipment and software.
  • For music composition and theory students, travel for/work with ensemble or performer who is executing composition.

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.