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Aug 02 2017

The Spencer Foundation Accepting Application for Small Education Research Projects

The Spencer Foundation is committed to supporting high-quality investigation through its research programs and to strengthening and renewing the educational research community through its fellowship and training programs and related activities.

As part of this mission, the foundation is accepting applications for its Small Research Grants Program, which supports education research projects with budges of $50,000 or less. Grants through the programs have supported research projects on a range of topics and disciplines, including education, psychology, sociology, economics, history, and anthropology; they also employ a wide range of research methods.

Grant Amount: Grants of up to $50,000 are available.

Eligibility:  Eligible applicants include:

•Nonprofit research facility or nonprofit cultural institution

•Principle investigator (PI) must have an earned doctorate

•PI also must be affiliated with a college, university, school district

Due Date: August 1, 2017

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Aug 21 2017

Russell Sage Foundation Issues RFP for Research on Affordable Care Act.

The Russell Sage Foundation is accepting applications for its Social, Economic and Political Effects of the Affordable Care Act program. The program supports innovative social science research on the social, economic, and political effects of the Affordable Care Act. The foundation is especially interested in funding analyses that address important questions about the effects of the reform on outcomes such as financial security and family economic well-being, labor supply and demand, participation in other public programs, family and children’s outcomes, and differential effects by age, race, ethnicity, nativity, or disability status. The foundation also is interested in research that examines the political effects of the implementation of the new law, including changes in views about government, support for future government policy changes, or the impact on policy development outside of health care.

Funding is available for secondary analysis of data or for original data collection. Projects that propose novel uses of existing data and projects that propose to analyze newly available or underutilized data are welcome. The foundation will not fund research on the ACA on healthcare delivery or health outcomes (e.g., barriers to implementation, changes in the quality of care and health status, or trends in enrollment and affordability), as other funders already do that.

Grant Amount: Grant requests are limited to no more than a two-year period, with a maximum of $150,000 (including overhead) per project.

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must be considered a nonprofit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Review Code.

Due Date: Letters of Intent must be received no later than August 21, 2017. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application that must be returned no later than November 15, 2017.

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Aug 21 2017

The Russell Sage Foundation Invites LOIs for Immigration Research

The Russell Sage Foundation is accepting letters of inquiry for its Russell Sage Foundation/Carnegie Corporation Initiative on Immigration and Immigrant Integration program. Grants will be awarded for innovative research on the effects of race, citizenship, legal status, politics and political culture, and public policy on outcomes for immigrants and the native-born of different racial and ethnic groups and generations.

The initiative falls under RSF’s Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration Program and represents a special area of interest within that program, which continues to encourage proposals on a broader set of issues.

Grant Amount: Grants of up to $150,000 are available.

Eligibility: All applicants must have a Ph.D. or comparable terminal degree, or a strong career background that establishes their ability to conduct high-level, peer-reviewed scholarly research.

Due Date: Letters of inquiry must be received no later than August 21, 2017. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by November 15, 2017.

For more information, visit: immigrant-integration


Aug 31 2017

The Pardee Foundation Seeks Proposal for Cancer Research

The Pardee Foundation provides support to investigators at nonprofit institutions in the United States proposing research focused on identifying new treatments or cures for cancer. The foundation encourages grant applications for a one-year period that build the capabilities of new cancer researchers or identify new approaches to cancer treatments or cures by established researchers. It is anticipated that this early-stage funding may lead to subsequent and expanded support from government agencies.

Grant Amount: Grant amounts not specified.

Eligibility: Applications requesting more than 15 percent overhead usually are not considered. Papers verifying nonprofit status and relevant human subject and experimental animal treatment approva ls from the recipient institution will be requested prior to project initiation. A final report summarizing financial expenditure and research achievement is required.

Due Date: August 31, 2017

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Sep 16 2017

The Institutes of Education Sciences Announces Funding for Research of School Readiness and Early Childhood Education’s Long-Term Outcomes

The Institute of Education Science's purpose in awarding these grants is to provide national leadership in expanding fundamental knowledge and understanding of (1) developmental and school readiness outcomes for infants and toddlers with or at risk for a disability, and (2) education outcomes for all students from early childhood education through postsecondary and adult education.

The Institute's research grant programs are designed to provide interested individuals and the general public with reliable and valid information about education practices that support learning and improve academic achievement and access to education opportunities for all students. These interested individuals include parents, educators, students, researchers, and policymakers. In carrying out its grant programs, the Institute provides support for programs of research in areas of demonstrated national need.

Competitions in This Notice: The Institute will conduct 10 research competitions in FY 2018 through two of its centers: The Institute's National Center for Education Research (NCER) will hold five competitions: One competition for education research; one competition for education resear ch and development centers; one competition for partnerships and collaborations focused on problems of practice or policy; and two competitions for low-cost, short-duration evaluation of education interventions. The Institute's National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER) will hold five competitions: One competition for special education research; one competition for research training programs in special education; two competitions for low-cost, short-duration evaluation of special education interventions; and one competition for research networks focused on critical problems of policy and practice in special education.

Grant Amount: Grant amounts range from $100,000 to $760,000.

Eligibility:  Eligible applicants include:


  • County governments
  • State governments
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • For profit organizations other than small businesses
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • City or township governments
  • Special district governments
  • Independent school districts
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Others 


Due Date: September 16, 2017

For more information, visit: opportunity.html?oppId=294175


Sep 19 2017

The Thrasher Research Fund Invites Concepts Papers for Pediatric Research Projects

The Thrasher Research Fund provides grants for clinical, hypothesis-driven research that offers substantial promise for meaningful advances in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of children’s diseases, particularly research that offers broad-based applications. The fund is inviting concept papers for is Early Career Awards Grants program. Through the program the fund awards grants to new researchers to help them gain a foothold in the area of pediatric research. Although, the program will consider a variety of research topics important to children’s health, priority will be given to applicants who show great potential to impact the field of children’s health through research. Both an applicant’s aptitude and inclination toward research will be considered.

Grant Amount: Grants of up to $25,000 are available. 

Eligibility: Eligible applicants are physicians who are in a residency/fellowship training program, or who have completed such a program no more than one year before the date of submission of the concept paper, as well as postdoctoral researchers who received their doctoral-level degree no more than three years prior to the date of submission of the concept paper.

Due Date: September 19, 2017. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by November 3, 2017.

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Sep 30 2017

The BBVA Compass Foundation Announces the Availability of Funds to Support Arts and Culture, Community Development, Diversity and Inclusion, Education, and Health and Human Services

The BBVA Compass Foundation supports organizations involved with the arts and culture, education, the environment, health, housing, human services, diversity and inclusion, community development, minorities and economically disadvantaged people.

BBVA Compass Foundation has identified the following area(s) of interest:

1.Arts and Culture. The foundation supports programs designed to facilitate access to and participation in cultural experiences for persons with low- to moderate-income levels; and ensure the availability of artistic opportunities and venues that reflect the diversity of the community

2.Community Development. The foundation supports programs designed to create and sustain affordable housing; provide alternative financial services and products to low- to moderate- income communities; revitalize low- to moderate-income neighborhoods and facilitate job creation; deliver financial education and financial literacy to children, adolescents, and adults; and promote entrepreneurship and economic development for minority and underserved groups and/or low- to moderate-income areas.

3.Diversity and Inclusion. The foundation provides capacity building to organizations serving minority segments with emphasis on low-income populations; and supports programs designed to provide leadership development of underrepresented groups; and promote tolerance and understanding among mainstream and minority populations.

4.Education. The foundation supports programs designed to address needs in PreK-12 education through public school-sponsored or facilitated curriculum-based initiatives; advance PreK-12 student performance through professional development and retention of teachers; facilitate merit-based access to higher education for underrepresented groups; and promote research and special initiatives at higher education institutions.

5.Environment and Natural Resources. The foundation supports programs designed to enable and sustain access to green technology and sustainable sources of energy to low- to moderate- income communities; promote projects with significant impact on the protection of the environment and sustainable practices; and promote public education about the environment and sustainability.

6.Health and Human Services. The foundation supports programs designed to enable and sustain independence for individuals and families; promote access to health education; and ensure access to quality healthcare.

Grant Amount: Grant amounts not specified.

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) IRS designations interested in applying for a charitable grant from the BBVA Compass Foundation are invited to join one of the monthly Charitable Contributions Process Conference Calls/Webinar Presentations. We request that you participate in one of these calls before submitting your grant request online.

Due Date:  January 20, 2017, and September 30, 2017.

For more information, visit: responsibility/foundations.jsp


Oct 01 2017

The Fund for Wild Nature Provides Small Grants for Campaigns to Save Native Species and Wild Ecosystems

The Fund for Wild Nature provides small grants for North American campaigns to save native species and wild ecosystems, with particular emphasis on actions designed to defend threatened wilderness and biological diversity. The Fund funds advocacy, litigation, public policy work, development of citizen science, and similar endeavors. It does not fund basic scientific research, private land acquisition, for-profit enterprises, individual action or study, conferences, or organizations which receive any government funding or support. The Fund will only support media projects that have a clear, significant strategic value to biodiversity and a concrete plan for dissemination of the final product. The Fund supports biocentric goals that are premised on effective and intelligible strategies, giving special attention to ecological issues not currently receiving sufficient public attention and funding. The Fund seeks proposals with visionary and yet realistic goals to create tangible change. All proposals must be highly cost effective.

Grant Amount: Grant awards are up to $3,000.

Eligibility: All eligible organizations must be tax exempt non-profits under the federal tax laws of Canada or the United States (I.R.S. 501(c)(3) or the Canadian equivalent). The Fund will only consider proposals from organizations with annual budgets less than $250,000.

Due Date: October 1, 2017

For more information, visit: guidelines.html


Oct 01 2017

The Louisville Institute Accepting Applications for Research Projects

The Louisville Institute supports research, reflection, and writing by academics and pastors concerning Christian faith and life, the practice of ministry, and/or religious institutions. Grants will be awarded to support a diverse range of projects involving independent study, consultations, or collaborative projects by pastors and academics. Of interest to the institute are projects that show potential to benefit the church in North America. 

Projects may employ a variety of methodological perspective, including but not limited to historical, systematic, and practical theology; the social sciences; history; ethics; or biblical studies. They may also be interdisciplinary in nature.

Grant Amount: Grants in the amount of $25,000 are available.

Eligibility: Eligibility is open to both academic and pastoral leaders in the United States or Canada. Applicants must have earned the terminal degree in their chosen vocation. For pastors, this is typically the Master of Divinity degree; for academics, is usually the Ph.D. or Th.D.

Due Date: October 1, 2017

For more information, visit: fellowships/grants/project-grant-for-researchers/


Oct 03 2017

The Autism Science Foundation Invites Applications for Accelerator Grants

The Autism Science Foundation (ASF) is inviting application for its Research Accelerator Grants program. These grants are designed to expand the scope, speed the progress, increase the efficiency, and/or improve final product dissemination of active autism research grants. Through the program, the foundation will award grants to enhance, expand, and enrich grants currently funded by other recourses (including ASF). Staff salary may be covered by the award, but no portion of the funds can be applied to indirect university costs. All projects must have prior IRB approval.

Grant Amount: Grants in the amount of $5,000.

Eligibility: College or Universities faculty. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details.

Due Date: October 3, 2017

For more information, visit: research-accelerator-grant/

Oct 11 2017

The National Institutes of Health Announces Funding Research in Reduction of Health Disparities Related to Tobacco Use

The National Institutes of Health seeks proposals for research focused on how to improve the effectiveness of existing tobacco control policy strategies to reduce health disparities in tobacco use. This funding opportunity also may focus on studying new policy approaches to reducing health disparities in tobacco use. Research topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Comprehensive smoke-free polices (e.g. how to increase adoption and implementation of comprehensive smoke-free policies in workplaces, homes, vehicles etc.);
  • Policies related to coverage for tobacco dependence treatment (e.g. state, local and/or federal policies affect access to, affordability, and use of cessation services among vulnerable populations, and the impact of surcharges on tobacco users);
  • Overarching policy environment (e.g. studies that examine the dynamic interplay of different tobacco control policies on tobacco use, how tobacco control policies may work together to reduce tobacco use among both youth and adults, focusing on how to accelerate progress in communities that have experienced slower declines in tobacco use, etc.); and
  • Dissemination and implementation of research findings.

Grant Amount: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

Eligibility:  Eligible applicants include:

  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS
  • Small businesses
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • County Governments
  • Independent school districts
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Others

Due Date: October 11, 2017

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Oct 27 2017

California Wildlands Grassroots Fund Accepting Applications for Conservationists Advocating for Wildland Protection

The California Wildlands Grassroots Fund (Cal Wildlands) supports conservationists advocating for the permanent protection, including restoration and stewardship, of intact wildlands on both public and private lands to help preserve California’s wilderness and native biological diversity. Cal Wildlands defines “wildlands” as natural habitats, privately or publicly owned, that are (or have the potential to be) permanently preserved through legislation or deed restrictions, and are on a scale necessary to support significant native plant and animal life. Though many grantees’ projects are in rural areas, Cal Wildlands may also support projects near urban or suburban settings, provided they feature connectivity to larger protected areas and/or are located along critical wildlife corridors.

Efforts to advance wildlands and open space protection through county general plans and other local planning mechanisms may be eligible for funding. Cal Wildlands also supports policy advocacy, litigation and regulatory watchdogging at the local, state and federal levels if the project objective is to protect wildlands.

Grant Amount: Grant amounts range between $1,000 and $3,500 and will not exceed $5,000.

Eligibility:  Eligible applicants must be 501(c)(3) organizations with annual expenses and income of $100,000 or less.

Due Date: Applications are accepted at any time. Funding decisions are made on a quarterly basis:

•February 15 for the spring review

•May 15 for the summer review

•August 15 for the fall review

•October 28 for the winter review

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Oct 31 2017

The Doris Day Animal Foundation Accepting Applications that Assist Senior Companion Animals

The Doris Day Animal Foundation accepts applications for programs that benefit animals and may also demonstrate a significant human element. Grants are focused on helping animals and the people who love them, usually in a manner that helps the animals as directly as possible. Currently, many of


the grants provided by the Doris Day Animal Foundation are focused on assisting senior companion animals, whether it be assisting with their food, care, veterinary costs, or need for adoption.

Grant Amount: Grant amounts do not exceed $5,000.

Eligibility: Applicants must be incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization.

Due Date: Letters of Introduction are accepted the first month of each quarter: January, April, July and October.

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Nov 01 2017

Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health Seeks Applications for Group Therapy Research Projects

The Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health supports therapeutic group work by advancing the most effective and innovative approaches to group therapy education, training, research, and community outreach. To that end, the foundation is seeking applications from researchers focused on the effectiveness of group psychotherapy. Grants will be awarded based on the importance of the research to the field, the seniority of the investigator’s), and the number of research applications received.

Funding could be used to support the basic costs of research (e.g., supplies, research equipment, photocopying, postage, computer services, statistical consultation and research assistant salaries); investigator salaries and travel expenses are not funded. (Equipment purchase for use on a research project is to be donated to an institution at the completion of the project.)

Grant Amount: Grants range from $2,500 to $15,000.

Eligibility: Mental Health Providers are eligible to apply for funding.

Due Date: November 1, 2017

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