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Faculty Funding Opportunities

General Search Engines

NU’s listing of comprehensive funding search engines

Community of Science (CoS) provides funding opportunities in the humanities and arts as well as the sciences.

GrantForward (access through Northwestern Computers)

Foundation/Nonprofit Search Engines and Directories

NU Foundation Relations:

Internal Northwestern Grants:

Faculty Research Grants

Alumnae of Northwestern Grant Programs for NU Faculty – requests for proposals are issued around December 1 each year.

    Fellowships and Other Support in the Social Sciences and Humanities

    National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships

    National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipends

    American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship Program

    John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowships

    Social Science Research Council Fellowships

    Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) Residential Fellowships

    The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation

    Interactive Media/Communication Studies Resources

    MacArthur Foundation: Digital Media and Learning Program

    James S. McDonnell Foundation

    Comcast Technology Research & Development Fund: Targeted Research Grants

    Google Research Awards: Faculty Research Awards

    Retirement Research Foundation—Responsive grants

    Alfred P. Sloan Foundation: Digital Information Technology

    Alfred P. Sloan Foundation: Public Understanding of Science, Technology, & Economics

    Russell Sage Foundation

    National Science Foundation (NSF):

    Army Research Lab

    Visual and Performing Arts Resources

    NU Center for Interdisciplinary Research in the Arts

    Association of Performing Arts Presenters: The Cultural Exchange Fund

    National Endowment for the Arts

    Jonathan Larson Grants: for early career musical theatre writers and composers

    Tribeca Film Institute

    Creative Capital Foundation: for video & performing artists

    National Performance Network, Inc.: Programs for performing arts

    Independent Television Service, Inc.: Funding for video producers

    Documentary Film Funding

    Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences: Grant resources for film scholars

    Academy of Television Arts and Sciences: Faculty seminar program

    Liguria Study Center for the Arts and Humanities: Bogliasco Fellowships for theatre, dance, and film/video

    PEN/Laura Pels Awards for Playwrights: $7,500 for a mid-career playwright

    Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences:  Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting

    Trans Artists:  Your Artist in Residence Guide

    TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund

    Cinereach Film Production Grant Program

    National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
    Media Projects: Production Grants

    MacArthur Foundation, John D. and Catherine T.
    Media: Documentary Film Grant

    Sundance Institute Documentary Program and Fund

    Illinois Arts Council Agency Grants

    Communication Sciences and Disorders Resources

    American Academy of Audiology

    American Hearing Research Foundation

    American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) spreadsheet of grants by career stage and size

    Brain Research Foundation Seed Grants

    Hearing Health Foundation

    National Organization for Hearing Research

    Action on Hearing Loss: International Research Grants

    Autism Speaks

    Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative

    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

    Defense (Department of) Army Research Office (ARO): Life Sciences Neurophysiology and Cognitive Neuroscience

    Defense (Department of) Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR): Mathematics and Life Sciences Directorate

    McKnight Scholar Awards

    McKnight Technological Innovations in Neuroscience Awards

    James S. McDonnell Foundation

    Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS)

    National Institutes of Health (NIH): Office of Extramural Research Search for Funding Opportunities

    NIH RePORTER Database of Federally Funded Biomedical Research

    Capita Foundation

    Searle Scholars Program

    Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences

    National Science Foundation (NSF):