Faculty Development

External Funding Sources

Funding Opportunities Listed by Academic Division

Biblical Studies
Business
Communications
Engineering & Technology
Health Science
Language & Art
Natural Science
Social & Behavioral Studies
Teacher Education

Note: Click on a division, to see funding opportunities for that area.

A. Biblical Studies

1.  The Louisville Institute (Lilly Endowment)

The Louisville Institute seeks to enhance the understanding of American religion. Preference in all grant programs will be given to proposals that in creative ways bring together the wisdom of the academy on behalf of the revitalization of American Christians and their churches.
Deadlines: Vary by program; check site.
www.louisville-institute.org

2.  Foundation for Child Development

The foundation makes grants nationally to nonprofit institutions for research, policy analysis, advocacy and leadership development. Three themes guide FCD's work: linking research on children and families to formation of relevant programs and policies; identifying fresh approaches to crafting sound social strategies for children and families; and nurturing new generations of leaders in child development research and policy.
Deadline: None
www.ffcd.org

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B. Business

1.  The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

The "Business Organizations" program supports research on how corporations and other business organizations function, with special emphasis on how the people in them actually behave, how they are motivated and how they are rewarded. The Foundation has supported work in economics, corporate law and business, as well as sociology, anthropology, political science and business history.
Deadlines: None
www.sloan.org/programs/stndrd_role.shtml

2.  The Hagley Museum and Library

Research grants are awarded for two week to two month projects at the library. The library houses an important collection documenting the history of American business and technology.
Deadlines: March 31, June 30 and October 29
www.hagley.lib.de.us/centgrnt.htm

3.  The Coleman Foundation

The Coleman Foundation is committed to the principles of self-determination, self-reliance, self-respect and individual initiative. The Foundation believes these characteristics are essential to the development of entrepreneurs and their pursuit of self-employment. According to the Foundation, entrepreneurship is defined as: "self-employment through business ownership which has significant elements of risk, control and reward."
Deadlines: None
www.colemanfoundation.org

4.  The Kauffman Foundation

The Kauffman Foundation works to accelerate entrepreneurship in America by reaching individuals through two areas of emphasis: the delivery of entrepreneurship education and development, and the promotion of an entrepreneurial environment. Nowhere is this commitment more important than at the college level. The Kauffman Foundation embraces the ideal that every college student with the dream of becoming an entrepreneur will have access to the educational resources necessary to make that dream a reality.
Deadlines: None
www.kauffman.org/

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C. Communications

1.  International Speech Communication

The ISCA provides grants for students and young scientists to participate in workshops and conferences relevant to speech and language. Applicants must be students or under 35.
Deadline: None
www.isca-speech.org/grants.html

2.  The Society for Technical Communication

The STC funds research grants for basic and applied research on topics that are of concern and interest to the Society's membership. Special Opportunities Grants go to support projects that develop and communicate new information about technical communication.
Deadlines: February and October
www.stc.org/grants_loans.html

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D. Engineering and Technology

1.  The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Funding priorities include Science and Technology, Standard of Living and Economic Performance, Education and Careers in Science and Technology.
Deadlines: None
www.sloan.org/main.shtml

2.  NSF: Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Supports projects that provide opportunities for undergraduates to participate in math, science and engineering research.
Deadline: September 15
www.nsf.gov/pubs/2003/nsf03577/nsf03577.htm

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E. Health Science

1.  Allen Foundation, Inc.

The Allen Foundation makes grants to projects that benefit programs for human nutrition in the areas of education, training and research.
Deadline: December 31
www.allenfoundation.org

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F.  Language and Art

1.  Francis Blakemore Asian Art Grants

The Blakemore Foundation makes grants for exhibitions, programs or publications dealing with the fine arts of Asia. Fellowships are also available for language study.
Deadlines: May 16 and November 1
www.blakemorefoundation.org/art.htm

2.  Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation

The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation supports humanities programs, performing arts programs, research on Venetian history and culture, and research libraries and other institutions that preserve the resources which transmit this cultural heritage.
Deadline: None
www.delmas.org

3.  Graham Foundation for the Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts

Grants support activities that focus on architecture and the built environment and that lead to the public dissemination of ideas through publication, exhibition or educational programming.
Deadline: January 15th and July 15th
www.grahamfoundation.org

4.  J. Paul Getty Trust

The Getty offers residential grants and fellowships through its theme-year scholar programs, library research grants and conservation guest scholars program. Nonresidential grants enable scholars to pursue their research wherever necessary and grantees are welcome to use the Getty library if their projects bring them to Los Angeles.
Deadline: Multiple, various awards
www.getty.edu/grants

5.  Paul G. Allen Family Foundation for Music

The foundation supports the creation and presentation of American popular music. Projects supported include music festivals, and commissions by local, national and international artists. A special interest is the creation and presentation of original, cross-disciplinary work.
www.pgafoundations.com

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G. Natural Science

1.  Alcoholic Beverage Medical Research Foundation

The Alcoholic Beverage Medical Research Foundation (ABMRF) "exists to improve the quality of people's lives" through financial support of innovative biomedical, behavioral and social science research on alcohol consumption and abuse prevention.
Deadline: February 1st and September 1st
www.abmrf.org

2.  The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Funding priorities include Education for Science and Technical Careers program, direct research support and fellowships.
Deadlines: None
www.sloan.org/main.shtml

3.  Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation

Grants promote research in chemistry and the life sciences, particularly to foster the invention of methods, instruments and materials that will open up new avenues of research in science. The Beckman Young Investigators (BYI) Program is intended to provide research support to the most promising young faculty members in the early stages of academic careers in the chemical and life sciences.
Deadline: October 10
www.beckman-foundation.com

4.  Burroughs Wellcome Fund

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund emphasizes career development of biomedical scientists and ... advancing areas in the basic medical sciences that are underfunded or that have a shortage of qualified researchers.
Deadlines: Multiple, various awards
www.bwfund.org

5.  Community of Science Funded Research

Searchable database of funding opportunities available in the sciences. Free membership required.
www.cos.com

6.  GrantsNet

A searchable database of funding opportunities in biomedical research and science education. It contains programs that offer training and research funding for graduate and medical students, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty, as well as programs in science, math, engineering and technology for undergraduate faculty and students. 
www.grantsnet.org

7.  The Lalor Foundation

The Lalor Foundation makes grants to research in reproductive biology, such as the regulation of fertility in mammalian reproduction. The goal of the foundation is to promote intensive research in these areas and to assist and encourage recent postdoctoral investigators in academic positions to follow careers in reproductive physiology. Those who have their doctoral degree for less than five years are preferred.
Deadline: January 15
www.lalorfound.org

8.  NIH: Academic Research Enhancement Awards

AREA grants serve institutions that have not received major NIH support. They fund small-scale new or continuing faculty research in the biomedical and behavioral sciences.
Deadlines: January 25, May 25, and September 25
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/area.htm

9.  The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)

The NHGRI solicits grant applications that relate to its scientific priorities and research interests. ED note to JBU faculty: this includes legal and ethical issues related to the Human Genome Project.
Deadlines: Multiple, check site —Typically late winter

www.genome.gov/Grants

10.  The National Institutes of Health

The NIH conducts and supports basic, applied, and clinical and health services research.
Deadlines: Multiple; check site.
http://grants.nih.gov/grants

11.  The National Research Council

The NRC Postdoctoral Research Associateship Program is affiliated with 30 federal laboratories and NASA Research Centers. Awards are made to Postdoctoral Associates (within five years of the doctorate) and Senior Associates (beyond five years from the doctorate). Each awardee works in collaboration with a Research Adviser, who is a staff member of the laboratory.
www4.nationalacademies.org/pga/rap.nsf

12.  The National Science Foundation

The NSF offers many programs of interest to JBU. The JBU grants office is familiar with most, so please check the NSF website or talk to the JBU grants office to explore possibilities.  
Deadlines: Multiple; check site  
www.nsf.gov/home/grants.htm

13.  PhRMA Foundation

PhRMA supports fundamental research on drugs and programs for training personnel in basic and clinical pharmacology, toxicology, morphology, pharmaceutics, health outcomes and bioinformatics. 
Deadline: varies
www.phrmafoundation.org

14.  Helen Hay Whitney Foundation

Programs support early postdoctoral basic biomedical research.
Deadline: July 15
www.hhwf.org

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H. Humanities & Social Sciences

1.  Alcoholic Beverage Medical Research Foundation

The Alcoholic Beverage Medical Research Foundation (ABMRF) "exists to improve the quality of people's lives" through financial support of innovative biomedical, behavioral and social science research on alcohol consumption and abuse prevention.
Deadline: February 1st and September 1st
www.abmrf.org

2.  American Sociological Association

ASA Teaching Enhancement Fund Small Grants Program supports projects that improve the teaching of sociology. Eligible recipients include individuals, departments, programs or committees of state/regional associations. Individuals applying for the award must be ASA members. Grants are usually made for amounts up to $1000. 
Deadline: February 1
www.asanet.org/student/tef.html

3.  Arca Foundation

The foundation is dedicated to the pursuit of social equity and justice and primarily supports efforts that can affect public policy on domestic and international issues. It funds projects "that address the imbalance of power in society more generally emphasizing issues of economic equity and labor rights at home and abroad."
Deadline: September 1st and March 1st
www.arcafoundation.org

4.  Foundation for Child Development

The foundation makes grants nationally to nonprofit institutions for research, policy analysis, advocacy and leadership development. Three themes guide FCD's work: linking research on children and families to formation of relevant programs and policies; identifying fresh approaches to crafting sound social strategies for children and families; and nurturing new generations of leaders in child development research and policy.
Deadline: None
www.ffcd.org

5.  Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation

The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation supports humanities programs, performing arts programs, research on Venetian history and culture, and research libraries and other institutions that preserve the resources which transmit this cultural heritage.
Deadline: None
www.delmas.org

6.  March of Dimes

Research grants that address social and behavioral studies, especially research that advances our understanding of the cognitive, social and behavioral risks and processes that affect pregnancy outcomes, the prenatal period and subsequent child development.
www.marchofdimes.com/professionals/691.asp

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I.  Teacher Education

1.  NSF: Teacher Professional Continuum

This NSF progam addresses the recruitment, preparation, enhancement and retention of science, technology and math teachers for K-12.
Deadline: May 31
www.nsf.gov/funding

2.  American Educational Research Association

Research grants support educational policy related research using statistics from national databases, including those at the National Center for Education Statistics and the NSF. Dissertation and postdoctoral fellowships are available
www.aera.net/grantsprogram

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