Funding Opportunities

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Public Welfare Foundation

Date posted: March 5th, 2015

The Public Welfare Foundation supports efforts to advance justice and opportunity for people in need. The Foundation looks for strategic points where its funds can make a significant difference and improve lives through policy change and system reform. To bolster grantees’ staying power, the Foundation often gives multi-year and general support grants. In its program areas, the Foundation clusters grants under targeted strategies to achieve longer term goals and to create lasting change.

Russell Sage Foundation

Date posted: March 5th, 2015

The Russell Sage Foundation was established by Mrs. Margaret Olivia Sage in 1907 for “the improvement of social and living conditions in the United States.” RSF now carries out that mission by sponsoring rigorous social scientific research as a means of diagnosing social problems and improving social policies. In sponsoring this research, the Foundation is dedicated to strengthening the methods, data, and theoretical core of the social sciences.

Samuel Kress Fellowships: Conservation

Date posted: January 22nd, 2015

Deadline: January 22, 2016

Award: $32,000 for one -year post graduate internships.

Conservation Fellowships are offered for one-year internships in advanced conservation at a museum or conservation facility.

The Kavli Foundation

Date posted: January 15th, 2015

Deadline: No Deadline listed

Award: $1,000,000

The Foundation’s mission is implemented through an international program of research institutes, professorships, symposia and other initiatives in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience, neuroscience and theoretical physics.

Poets and Writers: Writing Contests, Grants and Awards

Date posted: January 15th, 2015

Deadlines: Varies

Award: Varies

The Writing Contests, Grants & Awards database includes details about the creative writing contests—including poetry contests, short story competitions, essay contests, awards for novels, and more—that we’ve published in Poets & Writers Magazine during the past year. We carefully review the practices and policies of each contest before including it. Ours is the most trusted resource for legitimate writing contests available anywhere.

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Poets and Writers: Conferences and Residencies Database

Date posted: January 15th, 2015

Deadline: Varies

Award: Varies

Conferences and Residencies Database

The Conferences & Residencies database includes details about over two hundred writing conferences, writers residencies, and literary festivals. Also includes artist residencies, including performing artists.


Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC)

Date posted: January 15th, 2015

Deadline: January 15, 2016 (tentative)

Award: Up to $50,000 per project for up to one year of support

The CTSC Annual Pilot Program is for researchers to conduct innovative translational research projects focused on the invention, preclinical development and/or first in man studies of novel therapeutic agents, biomedical devices, and diagnostics designed to address unmet clinical needs.

Hartwell Foundation Individual Biomedical Research Award

Date posted: January 15th, 2015

Deadline: Varies

Award: Support for two years at $50,000 direct cost per year to support

Qualifying institutions choose an individual to receive a Hartwell Fellowship, according to the following process. Each year The Hartwell Foundation announces its Top Ten Centers of Biomedical Research. Selected institutions hold an internal competition to nominate four principal investigators for a Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award that are eager to pursue early-stage, innovative, and cutting- edge biomedical research that that has the potential to benefit children but that has not yet qualified for significant funding from outside sources. Institutions that fully participate in the process to select Hartwell Investigators receive funding to support one Hartwell Fellow.

American Chemical Society

Date posted: December 31st, 2014

Deadline: December 31, 2015

Award: Stipend up to $74,800 and Allowances

The ACS Congressional Fellowship Program places two fellows each year as staff members in the office of a Senator, Representative, or Committee. As part of a broader effort administered by AAAS that places more than 30 scientists per year in Congress, the program has two main goals: to provide policy-makers with high quality information on science-related issues and to educate scientists on how government works and how science policy is made.

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