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
In light of the emergence and spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the United States and abroad, the National Science Foundation (NSF) is accepting proposals to conduct non-medical, non-clinical-care research that can be used immediately to explore how to model and understand the spread of COVID-19, to inform and educate about the science of virus transmission and prevention, and to encourage the development of processes and actions to address this global challenge.
NSF encourages the research community to respond to this challenge through existing funding opportunities. In addition, we invite researchers to use the Rapid Response Research (RAPID) funding mechanism, which allows NSF to receive and review proposals having a severe urgency with regard to availability of or access to data, facilities or specialized equipment as well as quick-response research on natural or anthropogenic disasters and similar unanticipated events.
November 9, 2020
Wake Forest University, with the help of a very generous grant from The John Templeton Foundation, welcomes proposals for the “The Honesty Project” funding initiative. We aim to support scholars working on the study of honesty, especially early career-scholars who often have new and interesting ideas but who have not yet benefited from traditional funding sources. However, more senior investigators are also strongly encouraged to apply.
Letters of Intent are due by November 9, 2020. We will review these letters of intent and invite a portion of the applicants to submit a full proposal. We plan to invite full proposals by December 18, 2020. Submission of full proposals are due by March 15, 2021. We plan to make final award decisions by May 28, 2021 for research to begin on August 15, 2021.
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 email@example.com.
- Research opportunities at the Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences, or
- Opportunities specifically for the Division of Social Sciences.
October 15, 2020
The Crown Center invites applications for research grants for Brandeis undergraduate and graduate students for Fall/Winter 2020. The maximum grant award is $3,000. For this award cycle, grants are limited to non-travel-based research and study. Restrictions on traveling using University funding remain in place until further notice.
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.