Spencer Foundation - Conference Grants
The Spencer Foundation’s Conference Grant program is designed to provide support to scholars for small research conferences and focused symposia. The conference grant program intends to bring together researchers whose substantive knowledge, theoretical insight, and methodological expertise can be assembled in ways that build upon and advance best practices in education research. Through this grant program, the Foundation rotates the area of focus periodically to generate fresh ideas and perspectives on pressing educational challenges. We currently seek proposals from scholars whose interests are related to creating and sustaining equitable educational spaces.
Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum - Research Support Grants
The Roosevelt Institute supports a program of small grants-in-aid in support of research on the "Roosevelt years" or clearly related subjects. The Franklin D. Roosevelt Library maintains over 17 million pages of documents, 150,000 audiovisual items, and 50,000 books. Among these materials are the personal papers of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, as well as those of various individuals and organizations associated with the Roosevelts.
Laura and John Arnold Foundation - Low-Cost Randomized Controlled Trials to Drive Effective Social Spending Grant
Low-cost randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are a powerful new tool for building scientific evidence about "what works" in social spending. Well-conducted RCTs are widely regarded as the most credible method of evaluating whether a social program is effective, but are often assumed to be inherently too expensive and burdensome for practical use in most areas. Recently, however, researchers have shown that, in many instances, high-quality RCTs can be conducted at low cost and minimal burden, addressing a key obstacle to their widespread use.
Surdna Foundation - Sustainable Environments Program
The program is working to overhaul the country's outdated and crumbling infrastructure with a new approach that will foster healthier, sustainable, and just communities. The foundation believes in the potential of what it calls "next generation infrastructure" to improve transit systems, make buildings more energy efficient, better manage water systems and rebuild regional food systems. Focusing on urban areas and their surrounding suburbs, the foundation seeks solutions that connect and improve these infrastructure systems in ways that maximize positive impacts and minimize negative environmental, economic and social consequences.
Russell Sage Foundation - Social Inequality Program
The Russell Sage Foundation's program on Social Inequality supports innovative research on whether rising economic inequality has affected social, political, and economic institutions, and the extent to which increased inequality has affected equality of opportunity, social mobility, and the inter-generational transmission of advantage. We seek investigator-initiated research projects that will broaden our understanding of the causes and consequences of rising economic inequalities in the United States.
L.S.B. Leakey Foundation - General Research Grants
The Leakey Foundation exclusively funds research related specifically to human origins. Priority of funding is commonly given to exploratory phases of promising new research projects that meet the stated purpose of the Foundation. The Leakey Foundation promotes a multidisciplinary approach to exploring human origins. The Foundation gives special encouragement to early career scientists asking new questions and seeking innovative ways to answer these questions about human evolution. Like venture capitalists, the Foundation understands that the greatest rewards come from taking the greatest risks.
Hewlett Foundation - Environment Program
The Environment Program funds organizations working in areas that align with our program strategies and initiatives. The Environment Program accepts letters of inquiry for its western conservation, climate and energy, and serving Bay Area communities grantmaking at any time. The program’s grants are awarded solely for charitable purposes.
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation - Research Travel Grants Program
The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation awards grants in support of research in the holdings of the Gerald R. Ford Library. Library collections focus on Federal policies, U.S. foreign relations, and national politics in the 1960s and 1970s.
Association of American Geographers - Research Grants
The AAG provides small grants to support research and fieldwork. The selection committee will support proposals that in its judgment offer the prospect of obtaining substantial subsequent support from private foundations or federal agencies and that address questions of major import to the discipline. The committee will not approve awards for master's or doctoral dissertation research.
ASIANetwork – Freeman Foundation Student-Faculty Fellows Program for Collaborative Research in Asia
This program provides grants for a team of students and faculty from a member institution to conduct a summer project in East and Southeast Asia.