Finding Funding

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Scopus is replacing Web of Science on Aug. 31, 2019

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 (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, 2019

The Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) is pleased to announce the 2019 Bridge to Independence Award request for applications (BTI RFA).

The BTI Award program promotes talented early-career scientists by facilitating their transition to research independence and providing grant funding at the start of their professorships. Awardees will receive a commitment of $495,000 over three years, activated upon assumption of a tenure-track professorship at a U.S. or Canadian research institution. This RFA is aimed at senior postdoctoral fellows who intend to seek tenure-track faculty positions during the 2019–2020 academic year.
  • The Theodore and Jane Norman Awards for Faculty Scholarship supports faculty research, creative projects or course development.
  • The Theodore and Jane Norman Junior Faculty Research Leaves guarantee one semester of paid research leave in either the fourth or fifth year of residence at the University.
  • The Theodore and Jane Norman Salary Replacement Award is available to faculty who receive major, prestigious external grants or fellowships (e.g., Guggenheim; Fulbright; ACLS; NEH; Radcliffe Institute; AAAS Fellows; and grants from "in- residence" centers such as the National Humanities Center).

Funding for tenure-track professors who do not have start up funds have access to $4,000 in research and travel funds. Activities to be supported by this fund include: research travel, travel to conferences, computers/software, Widener card, books, course development materials, and research assistants.

Funding opportunities for unusually creative early stage investigators: part of the High-Risk, High-Reward Research program, this award supports exceptionally creative early career investigators who propose innovative, high-impact projects.

  • Must have Early Stage Investigator status (completed doctoral degree or postgraduate clinical training within last 10 years and never received an NIH R01 or equivalent award)
  • Single PI only
  • No preliminary data required
  • $1.5 million in direct costs disbursed in first year of 5-year project period
  • Minimum of 25% research effort

Library guide to information on funding and grants, scholarships, and fellowships, by division.

Find more research opportunities at the Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences, and opportunities specifically for the Division of Social Sciences.

For Students

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.

Find more research opportunities for undergraduates at Academic Services.