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MacArthur Foundation Research Grants

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation supports creative people, effective institutions, and influential networks building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. MacArthur is placing a few big bets that truly significant progress is possible on some of the world’s most pressing social challenges, including over-incarceration, global climate change, nuclear risk, and significantly increasing capital for the social sector.

John Templeton Foundation Small Research Grants

The John Templeton Foundation serves as a philanthropic catalyst for discoveries relating to the Big Questions of human purpose and ultimate reality. They support research on subjects ranging from complexity, evolution, and infinity to creativity, forgiveness, love, and free will. They encourage civil, informed dialogue among scientists, philosophers, and theologians and between such experts and the public at large, for the purposes of definitional clarity and new insights.

Deadline: 

Friday, August 16, 2019

International Peace Research Association Foundation Grants

Ever since the Peace Research Grants Fund was created in 2002, IPRAF has awarded grants to help fund peace research projects in places as diverse as Argentina, Bosnia, inner city communities in the United States, the Middle East, the Philippines, the Punjab, and Uganda. The original “Small Peace Research Grants Program” was replaced by the current IPRA Foundation Peace Research Grants Program in 2013 with larger grants available of up to $5,000.

Deadline: 

Saturday, February 29, 2020
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Sunday, February 28, 2021
Thursday, July 1, 2021

Urgent Proposals on Liberia or Sierra Leone

The IGC is currently running a special call for proposals for economic research on urgent or time-sensitive policy issues in Liberia and Sierra Leone, as it is recognised that a faster project commissioning process would be beneficial for time-sensitive projects in these countries during this crucial post-Ebola recovery period. The IGC is also welcoming requests from policymakers and development partners in Liberia and Sierra Leone for the commissioning of research on urgent or time-sensitive policy issues.

Institute for New Economic Thinking Grant Program

The Institute awards individual grants for valuable original research that can’t get sponsored elsewhere and funds a series of research programs focused on critical issues that demand sustained work by many people over time.

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Harry Frank Guggenheim Research Grants

The foundation welcomes proposals from any of the natural and social sciences and the humanities that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence and aggression. Highest priority is given to research that can increase understanding and amelioration of urgent problems of violence and aggression in the modern world. Priority will be given to areas and methodologies not receiving adequate attention and support from other funding sources.

Deadline: 

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Google Faculty Research Awards

Google Faculty Research Awards are one-year awards structured as unrestricted gifts to support the research of world-class permanent faculty members at top universities around the world pursuing cutting-edge research in areas of mutual interest.

Deadline: 

Saturday, September 30, 2017

AccessLex Institute/Association for Institutional Research Grants

This research and dissertation fellows program is a partnership between the AccessLex Institute and the Association for Institutional Research (AIR). The program is a grant competition promoting scholarship on issues related to access, affordability and value of legal education specifically, and graduate and professional education more broadly. Preference is given to proposals that utilize regional, national, or multi-institutional datasets, although research that focuses on a single institution is acceptable.

Deadline: 

Friday, November 30, 2018

Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline (Sociology)

The American Sociological Association invites submissions by PhD sociologists for the Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline (FAD) awards. Supported by the American Sociological Association through a matching grant from the National Science Foundation, the goal of this project is to nurture the development of scientific knowledge by funding small, groundbreaking research initiatives and other important scientific research activities such as conferences.

Deadline: 

Saturday, June 15, 2019
Sunday, December 15, 2019

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American Council of Learned Societies Collaborative Fellowships

The aim of this fellowship program is to offer small teams of two or more scholars the opportunity to collaborate intensively on a single, substantive project. The fellowship supports projects that produce a tangible research product (such as joint print or web publications) for which two or more collaborators will take credit.

Deadline: 

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

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