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Funding Opportunities for Faculty in the Mathematical & Natural Sciences

American Association of University Women
American Fellowships include Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowship ($30,000) and Summer/Short-Term Publication Grant ($6,000) - for non-tenured faculty members ONLY. Deadline is November 15, annually.

American Cancer Society
The ACS is the nation’s largest private, not-for-profit source of funds for scientists studying cancer. Funding opportunities include Research Grants, Mentored Training and Career Development Grants, Professorships, International Programs, and Special Initiatives.

American Philosophical Society
Multiple research grants and the APS/British Academy Fellowship for Research in London offered, including the Franklin Research Grant Program, designed to help meet the costs of travel to libraries and archives for research purposes, the purchase of research materials, fieldwork costs, or laboratory expenses ($6,000), Deadlines October 1 and December 1

Council of American Overseas Research Centers
Research fellowship for scholars addressing broad questions of multi-country significance in the fields of humanities, social sciences, and related natural sciences. Deadline January 15.

Department of Defense

Department of Education

Department of Energy

The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc.
The Foundation supports faculty research in environmental chemistry, the science of chemistry, chemical engineering, and the related sciences. Several grant programs are offered.

Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA offers grants and fellowships in science and technology.

Fulbright Scholar Program (Council for the International Exchange of Scholars)
This core program sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad each year; grantees lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. Deadline August 1, annually.

M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust
The Trust has five formal grant programs in the sciences.

The National Academies

National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASA solicits research in science and technology through various research announcements in a wide range of disciplines.

National Fish & Wildlife Foundation
The NFWF provides funding on a competitive basis to projects that sustain, restore, and enhance our Nation’s fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats. Key focal areas of conservation include birds, fish, marine and coastal areas, and wildlife and habitat.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The NIH funds research that supports the advancement of fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems to meet the NIH mission of extending healthy life and reducing the burdens of illness and disability. Various grant programs available in support of the sciences, including the standard NIH Research Project Grant Program (R01) and the NIH Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA), which support small research projects in the biomedical and behavioral sciences conducted by students and faculty in academic components that have not been major recipients of NIH research grant funds. Deadlines February, June, October. Subscribe to NIH’s RSS Feed:

National Science Foundation (NSF)
NSF offers a wide range of grant opportunities and programs in the mathematical and natural sciences. Multiple deadlines.
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Research Corporation for Science Advancement
Cottrell College Science Awards support research that contributes to scientific advancement (Deadline November 15, pre-proposal due September 15); Cottrell Scholar Awards are for early career faculty members committed to excellence in teaching and research (Deadline April)

Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities at Vanderbilt University
William S. Vaughn Visiting Fellowship; The Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities promotes interdisciplinary research and study in the humanities and social sciences and, when appropriate, the natural sciences. Deadline January 15.

Simons Foundation
Collaboration grants for mathematicians provide $7,000 per year for five years in support of collaboration, travel, and research expenses. Deadline late January.

U.S. Department of Agriculture
The USDA supports research in a variety of areas.

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