Social Science Funding

American Council of Learned Societies  
Fellowships in the humanities and related social sciences

American Educational Research Association
Research Grants Programs
For education policy and practice related research proposals using national databases to monitor education in the U.S. and other nations to promote and accelerate the improvement of American education

American Institute of Indian Studies 
Fellowships
Assist scholars in their study of all aspects of Indian history, culture, and the contemporary life of India

American Philosophical Society
Franklin Research Grants
Small grants to support the cost of research leading to publication in all areas of knowledge

American Psychological Foundation
Early career funding, seed grants for research and targeted programs
Supporting projects and programs that use psychology to solve social problems. APF grants align with our mission of enhancing psychology to elevate the human condition and advance human potential.

Canadian Studies Grants
Faculty Grant Program
For research in the social sciences and humanities to better understand Canada, its relationship with the U.S., and its international affairs

Chronicle of Higher Education 
International Research and Studies Program 
Grants to conduct research to improve instruction in modern foreign languages, area studies, and other international fields

Department of Education 
International Research and Studies Program 
Grants to conduct research to improve instruction in modern foreign languages, area studies, and other international fields

Five College Women's Studies Research Center 
Research Associateships
Open to feminist scholars, teachers, artists, writers, and activists

IREX - International Research and Exchanges Board
Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program (IARO) 
Fellowships for individual long-term policy-relevant research in Europe and Eurasia

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

National Council for Eurasian & East European Research 
Fellowships for research on Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union

National Humanities Center 
Residential Fellowships
Applicants can be from the natural and social sciences, the arts, the professions, and public life who are engaged in humanistic projects

National Institutes of Health (NIH)  
NIH is the primary federal agency responsible for biomedical and behavioral research to improve the health of the nation.
            Listing of NIH Institutes and Centers 
            Tips on How to prepare an NIH Proposal
            Guidelines for various NIH application forms

Smith Richardson Foundation
Domestic Public Policy Program and Junior Faculty Research Grant
Supports work on American foreign policy, international relations, international security, military policy, and diplomatic and military history

Social Science Research Council 
Abe Fellowship Program 
Grants to encourage international multidisciplinary research on topics of pressing global concern

Spencer Foundation
Research Grants 
Funds research projects that study education in the United States and abroad

United States Institute of Peace
Grant and Fellowship Program 
Supports innovative projects related to conflict management, international peace and security and peacebuilding

Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research
Programs for anthropological research and scholarship

White House Fellowships
Executive Office and Cabinet staff assignments

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