Funding Opportunities


This page provides information regarding current proposal-specific funding opportunities. For additional ongoing and general funding resources please visit our Pre-Award page.

 

Russel Sage Foundation (RSF) New Pipeline Grants Competition

Russel Sage Foundation (RSF) has launched a new pipeline grants competition for early- and mid-career researchers in collaboration with the Economic Mobility and Opportunity program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The competition seeks to promote diversity in the social sciences broadly, including racial, ethnic, gender, disciplinary, institutional, and geographic diversity. Early and mid-career faculty who have not previously received support from RSF in the form of a Trustee or Presidential research grant or a visiting fellowship from RSF are eligible to apply.

Application Information:

Upcoming deadlines

Eligibility and Guidelines

Submit a proposal

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about applying for a pipeline grant

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Spencer Foundation Invites Applications for Small Education Research Projects

POSTED: SEPTEMBER 12, 2019
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1, 2019

Grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded to education research projects with the potential to contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived.... click here for RFP

 

American Educational Research Association (AERA) 2020–2021 AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research.

This competition is open to graduate students who are from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups in higher education (e.g., African Americans, Alaskan Natives, American Indians, Asian Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, and Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islanders). This program provides mentoring and funding support to develop research skills and conduct studies in education related fields and topics. Information about the program, eligibility requirements, and application instructions are available here. Eligible graduate students for the AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research will be at the writing stage of their dissertation by the beginning of the fellowship. The dissertation study should focus on an education research topic such as high stakes testing; ethnic studies/curriculum; tracking; STEM development; measurement of achievement and opportunity gaps; English language learners; or bullying and restorative justice. Applicants can come from graduate programs and departments in education research, the humanities, or social or behavioral science disciplinary or interdisciplinary fields, such as economics, political science, psychology, or sociology. Fellows are required to provide proof of advancement to candidacy at the beginning of the award period. Applicants must work full-time on their dissertations and course requirements and should be in the writing stage of their dissertation. This program is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are members of racial and ethnic groups historically underrepresented in higher education (e.g., African Americans, Alaskan Natives, American Indians, Asian Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, and Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islanders). The application deadline is Friday, November 1, 2019. An informational webinar will be offered on Thursday, September 26th (3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST) to discuss the Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research program’s goals, the application process, and details about the competition. To register for this live informational webinar go to: Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research Webinar. This webinar will be recorded and will become available through AERA’s Virtual Research Learning Center. You may contact fellowships@aera.net or 202-238-3200 if you have any questions or concerns.

 

NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program in Education Research

Deadline to apply: October 3, 2019

The Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. These $27,500 fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere around the world. Fellows will also attend professional development retreats and receive mentorship from NAEd members and other senior scholars in their field. This highly competitive program aims to identify the most talented emerging researchers conducting dissertation research related to education. The NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship program will fund 35 promising young scholars for the 2020-2021 academic year.  Click here to learn about the current fellows. NAEd hosted a webinar for interested applicants on September 4, and the recording, as well as the fellowship application form, is available on the NAEd website: https://naeducation.org/naedspencer-dissertation-fellowship-program/

 

NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Education Research

Deadline to apply: November 20, 2019

The Postdoctoral Fellowship Program supports early-career scholars working in critical areas of educational scholarship. Fellows will receive $70,000 for one academic year of research, or $35,000 for each of two contiguous years, working half time. Fellows will also attend professional development retreats and receive mentorship from NAEd members and other senior scholars in their field. Applicants must have had their PhD, EdD, or equivalent research degree conferred between January 1, 2014, and December 31, 2018.  This fellowship is non-residential, and applications from all disciplines are encouraged. The NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship program will fund 30 early-career researchers for the 2020-2021 academic year.  Click here to learn about the current fellows. NAEd will host a webinar for interested applicants on Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 at 2:00pm ET. Register for the webinar and find the fellowship application form on the NAEd website: https://naeducation.org/naedspencer-postdoctoral-fellowship-program/

 

National Academy of Education Invites Applications for Dissertation Fellowships

POSTED: AUGUST 18, 2019
DEADLINE: OCTOBER 3, 2019

Fellowship stipends of $27,500 will be awarded to individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, analysis, or practice of formal or informal education.... read more here

 

NIH Proposal Development Training Series

Please join us for a FREE training series in NIH proposal development sponsored by ResearchNet and the integrated Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia (iTHRIV)!

This series is designed to assist faculty and staff to navigate the various components of an NIH grant proposal through a series of online training courses. 

Training is provided via “live” webinars (which participants can access from their own computers or participate in a hosted group session) as well as on-demand enduring training offerings.

See details in the iTHRIV portal: https://portal.ithriv.org/#/resource/726

Sign up now as space is limited!

 

Brady Education Foundation RFP

The Brady Education Foundation seeks to close the achievement/opportunity gap for children at risk for poor school outcomes due to environmental factors associated with living in poverty.

To advance this mission, the foundation is accepting stage-one applications from projects focused on the development and evaluation of programs that are consistent with a strength-based approach and show promise of being feasible, effective, and sustainable.

http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/rfps/rfp9135-brady-education-foundation-seeks-applications-for-program-development-and-evaluation?utm_medium=email&utm_source=PND%20RFP%20Subscribers&utm_campaign=rfp20180831

 

UVA STAR Call for Pilot Proposals

The purpose of the Supporting Transformative Autism Research (STAR) Initiative at the University of Virginia is to facilitate transformative research focused on improving the lives of individuals with autism and their families.  STAR Pilot Awards are intended to support innovative faculty-initiated research projects with strong scientific merit and high potential for extramural support.  These awards will fund small-scale projects or early-stage studies that are intended to gather preliminary data, expand or extend prior work, and lead to competitive applications for external funding.  Investigators new to the field of autism are encouraged to apply, as are transdisciplinary and applied research teams.

Projects should emphasize novel research and lead to specific plans for obtaining extramural funding.  Projects may focus on any aspect of autism research, but those that are aligned with priorities identified in the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) Strategic Plan (https://iacc.hhs.gov/publications/strategic-plan/2017/) will be given preference.  Interdisciplinary collaboration is also strongly encouraged. Please see the linked attachment for additional information.

 

3 Cavaliers Seed Funding

The 3C program provides support for groups of three collaborative faculty members spread across at least two disparate disciplines, located in different units or schools, to self-assemble, formulate and explore creative, high-risk, high-payoff interdisciplinary research ideas that might not be ready for more traditional funding.

Seed Funding for $60K and $15K projects. Three faculty collaborating on a new idea. The goal of this program is to empower faculty creativity and significantly advance our interdisciplinary research culture. Visit the website for additional information. (updated 7/11/18)

 

UVa Seed Funding Opportunities

(updated 3/21/17)