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.
- To enable the maintenance and expansion of research programs, InfoEd Global has shared this library of COVID-19 funding opportunities and resources. This database contains nearly 40,000 government, foundation, and industry sponsored opportunities.
For Faculty & Staff
NSF has created a new document detailing American Rescue Plan and COVID-19 Response Update. In the document, you’ll find guiding principles for how NSF has invested the allocations, a funding breakdown, and impact stories. Page 3 gives you the breakdown of how NSF has used specific funding streams (ARP, FY21, FY20, CARES).
Since 2014, the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies® (BRAIN) Initiative has aimed to accelerate the development and application of innovative neurotechnologies, enabling researchers to produce a new dynamic picture of the brain that reveals how individual cells and complex neural circuits interact in both time and space. It is expected that these advances will ultimately lead to new ways to treat and prevent brain disorders.
Open Date (Earliest Submission Date)
- September 13, 2021
- October 12, 2023
October 18, 2021
The Theodore and Jane Norman Awards for Faculty Scholarship support faculty research, creative projects or course development. Awards of up to $3,500 per academic year are available for direct project-related expenses. Please note that retroactive applications will not be considered.
November 18, 2021
The NIH invites qualified health professionals who contractually agree to engage in NIH mission-relevant research for an average of at least 20 hours each week for at least two years, initially, to apply for an award in the Extramural LRP. The Extramural LRP repays up to $50,000 annually of a researcher's qualified educational debt in return for a commitment to engage in NIH mission-relevant research at a domestic, nonprofit, or government entity. Research funding from NIH is not required to participate in the Extramural LRP. LRP awards are based on an applicant's potential to build and sustain a research career. The Program serves as an avenue for NIH to engage and promote the development of research and research programs that reflect the variety of issues and problems associated with disparities in health status. This requirement highlights the need for the involvement of a cadre of culturally competent health professionals in minority health disparities and other health disparities research.
- Research opportunities at the Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences, or
- Opportunities specifically for the Division of Social Sciences.
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.