Science Funding

American Academy for the Advancement of Science 
Programs to advance science and serve society through policy; diplomacy; education and career support; public engagement with science; and more

American Cancer Society 
Research Grants and Fellowships
Early-career scientists with unique hypotheses for cancer prevention and study, fostering the next generation of cancer research and creating a strong foundation of preliminary evidence to make scientific advancements

American Chemical Society 
Research Grants, Fellows, Fellowships, Scholarships and Study Abroad Programs
A wide variety of funding for scientists and engineers with established programs of research.

American Heart Association 
Research Grants

American Mathematical Society 
Centennial Fellowships
One-year fellowships for research in mathematics awarded to scholars who have held a doctoral degree for at least three years and not more than twelve years at the inception of the award

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation
Beckman Young Investigators Program
Provides research support to the most promising young faculty members in the early stages of academic careers in the chemical and life sciences

Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation 
Various Scholar Awards
Supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences (must be nominated by institution). 

James McKeen Cattell Fund 
Cattell Sabbatical Awards
Support for the science and the application of psychology

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) – Unsolicited Proposals Guidelines

National Geographic Society  
Research and Exploration Grants 
For scientific field research in anthropology, archaeology, astronomy, biology, botany, geography, geology, oceanography, paleontology, and zoology

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation 
Research and Exploration Grants 
Projects that sustain, restore, and enhance our nation's fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats. 

National Research Council
Research Associateships
Opportunities in government labs - NIH/NIST/NRL

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)
Science Education Programs
Fellowships, research experiences, and sabbaticals funded by government agencies

Research Corporation for Science Advancement
Cottrell College Science Awards
Summer support in astronomy, physics, or chemistry, with emphasis on early career faculty (pre-proposals are due 60 days before the deadline). Also encourage multiple investigator awards.

Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF)
U.S. Faculty Scholar Grants Program
Dedicated to building capacity in science and technology in Vietnam, to help Vietnamese institutions address specific educational challenges, and to build positive relationships between U.S. and Vietnamese institutions of higher education and their faculty. Supported fields for this teaching program include science, engineering, mathematics, public health, medicine, and technology.  

U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA)

U.S. Dept. of Defense (DOD) 
            Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)
            U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR)
            U.S. Army Research Office (ARO)
            Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - Office of Science
            Funding opportunities in other departments

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

American Academy for the Advancement of Science 
Programs to advance science and serve society through policy; diplomacy; education and career support; public engagement with science; and more

American Cancer Society 
Research Grants and Fellowships
Early-career scientists with unique hypotheses for cancer prevention and study, fostering the next generation of cancer research and creating a strong foundation of preliminary evidence to make scientific advancements

American Chemical Society 
Research Grants, Fellows, Fellowships, Scholarships and Study Abroad Programs
A wide variety of funding for scientists and engineers with established programs of research.

American Heart Association 
Research Grants

American Mathematical Society 
Centennial Fellowships
One-year fellowships for research in mathematics awarded to scholars who have held a doctoral degree for at least three years and not more than twelve years at the inception of the award

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation
Beckman Young Investigators Program
Provides research support to the most promising young faculty members in the early stages of academic careers in the chemical and life sciences

Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation 
Various Scholar Awards
Supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences (must be nominated by institution). 

James McKeen Cattell Fund 
Cattell Sabbatical Awards
Support for the science and the application of psychology

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) – Unsolicited Proposals Guidelines

National Geographic Society  
Research and Exploration Grants 
For scientific field research in anthropology, archaeology, astronomy, biology, botany, geography, geology, oceanography, paleontology, and zoology

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation 
Research and Exploration Grants 
Projects that sustain, restore, and enhance our nation's fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats. 

National Research Council
Research Associateships
Opportunities in government labs - NIH/NIST/NRL

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)
Science Education Programs
Fellowships, research experiences, and sabbaticals funded by government agencies

Research Corporation for Science Advancement
Cottrell College Science Awards
Summer support in astronomy, physics, or chemistry, with emphasis on early career faculty (pre-proposals are due 60 days before the deadline). Also encourage multiple investigator awards.

Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF)
U.S. Faculty Scholar Grants Program
Dedicated to building capacity in science and technology in Vietnam, to help Vietnamese institutions address specific educational challenges, and to build positive relationships between U.S. and Vietnamese institutions of higher education and their faculty. Supported fields for this teaching program include science, engineering, mathematics, public health, medicine, and technology.  

U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA)

U.S. Dept. of Defense (DOD) 
            Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)
            U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR)
            U.S. Army Research Office (ARO)
            Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - Office of Science
            Funding opportunities in other departments

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

For more information on a sponsor, including deadlines and requirements, contact:

Lyla Kaplan
Director of Grant Development
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
SAC 190
Email: lyla.kaplan@villanova.edu
Phone: (610) 519-8411