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Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities Calendar

The funding opportunities listed below are a small sampling of current funding opportunities available. Opportunities are listed in chronological order corresponding to their application deadline. The list provided is not comprehensive. For more information on how to find funding sources relevant to your project idea, visit the STEP 2: Find Your Funding page of our website. Contact if you are aware of a funding opportunity that should be added to this list.


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5/9, 2017 through 6/5/2017 KEEN Inc.  $2,500 - $10,000

The purpose of this program is to support innovative and creative projects that seek to preserve and protect outdoor places where we all live, work, and play. Projects must have clear goals and measurable objectives. Projects that introduce new audiences to the outdoors through responsible outdoor participation will receive special consideration. Project leads must be able to share project successes through social media, interact with the funding agency’s social networks, share high-resolution photos of projects, and create an impact report.

6/8/2017 National Endowment for the Humanities: Research & Development
  • Planning and basic research (tier 1): awards of up to $75,000 for up to a two-year project period
  • Advanced implementation (tier 2): awards of up to $350,000 for up to a three-year project period
Supports projects that address major challenges in preserving or providing access to humanities collections and resources. All projects must demonstrate how advances in preservation and access would benefit the cultural heritage community in supporting humanities research, teaching, or public programming. 
 6/15/2017 American Political Science Association: Centennial Center Research Grants  Up to $10k The Centennial Center for Political Science and Public Affairs assists APSA members with the costs of research, including travel, interviews, access to archives, or costs for a research assistant. Funds can also be used to assist scholars in publishing their research.


(multiple deadlines based on content area)

National Science Foundation



5 year grant period


The purpose of this program is to provide awards to early career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education, and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization. Funding is intended to stimulate the discovery process in which the excitement of research is enhanced by inspired teaching, enthusiastic learning, and disseminating new knowledge. Ultimately, this program supports the integration of research and education so that findings and methods can be communicated broadly to a large audience.
9/1/2017 Robert Lehman Foundation An unspecified amount of funding is available to support awards through this program. No match required The purpose of this program is to enhance the role of visual arts within American and world culture. The funding agency is open to a wide range of projects, including art education projects, museum exhibitions, and outreach to art history lectureships and scholarly publications. The ultimate goal of this program is to enhance the appreciation, knowledge, and enjoyment of the visual arts.
9/13/2017 Theatre Communications Group Up to $5000

The purpose of this program is to support projects that will build bridges between U.S. theater professionals and their counterparts abroad, and create opportunities for the U.S. theater field to engage in international interaction. This program encourages reciprocity and cultural exchange throughout the world. Funding may be used to pursue activity abroad or host international colleagues within the United States. Cross-sector, cross-disciplinary, and hybrid projects such as dance theater and music theater may be supported, but must involve a theatrical component. Funding will be provided for the following program components:

  • (Part A): On the Road- New international relationships
  • (Part B): In the Lab- Pre-existing international relationships
9/27/2017 NEH: Summer Stipends The number of applications to an NEH grant program can vary widely from year to year, as can the funding ratio. Support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Projects usually result in articles, monographs, books, digital materials and publications, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources. Support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for two consecutive months. 
10/5/2017 NEH: Humanities Connection  up to $100,000 To expand the role of the humanities in the undergraduate curriculum, offering students in all academic fields new opportunities to develop the intellectual skills and habits of mind that the humanities cultivate. Focus on connecting the resources and perspectives of the humanities to students’ broader educational and professional goals, regardless of their path of study. 


Estimated Date

WSGC: Aerospace Outreach Program

Up to $3k; Requires 1:1 Match


To provide planning grants and supplemental grants for new or ongoing projects which have space-related content.

11/1/2017 HRSA: Nursing Workforce Diversity

Up to $500k for 4yrs

The overall purpose of the NWD program is to increase nursing education opportunities for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, including ethnic and racial minorities who are underrepresented among registered nurses.

12/1/2017 DHHS-SAMHSA: GLS Campus Suicide Prevention Grant

Up to $100k for 3yrs

Assists colleges and universities in preventing suicide attempts and deaths by suicide. It also enhances services for students with mental and behavioral health problems, such as depression and substance use/abuse that put them at risk for suicide and suicide attempts. 


The Allen Foundation


 $1500 - $75K

The purpose of this program is to support projects that primarily benefit programs for human nutrition in the areas of health, education, training, and research. This program also supports initiatives that develop and advance the understanding of nutrition and health, including those that:

  • Encourage the inclusion of mandatory nutrition courses in medical schools
  • Bring fields such as nutrigenomics or nutritional genomics to realization
  • Promote environmentally sound, economically viable, socially responsive, and sustainable food and agricultural systems

All projects must demonstrate the potential for project sustainability after the project period is completed.

Examples of eligible activities supported through this program include:

  • Relevant nutritional research
  • Education and training of mothers during pregnancy and after childbirth
  • Training of educators and demonstrators of good nutritional practices
  • Dissemination of information regarding healthful nutritional practices

On a limited basis, this program also supports efforts to help solve immediate emergency hunger and malnutrition problems. Lower priority is given to such projects.

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