Past Funding Announcements

PSC Funding

  • Pension Research Council, Boettner Center, LDI Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics, Population Aging Research Center, Population Studies Center.
    March 31, 2017

    The Pension Research Council and the Boettner Center, LDI Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics, the Population Aging Research Center, and the Population Studies Center invite interested investigators to submit pilot proposals for the annual FY 2017-18 Quartet Pilot Research Project competition. Please share this announcement with researchers who might be interested. The four sponsors promote high quality and innovative research. Proposals focusing on population health and health and aging in the following areas will be given priority: aging and the life course, economics and finances of health and aging, global health and aging, health disparities, human development and behavior, fertility and reproductive health, and biodemography. To apply, please download the Call for ProposalsInstructions for Submissions, and Terms and Conditions

    Date posted: 2/27/2017 | View listing

Penn Funding

  • Fels Policy Research Initiative
    May 1, 2017

    The Fels Policy Research Initiative seeks to increase the visibility and impact of Penn’s policy-relevant research. We are excited to issue a Call for Proposals for two opportunities, Working Groups and Conferences, with funding up to $15,000 for each project. To learn more about past grants awarded, please see the Projects section of our website. Applications can be submitted here before May 1, 2017.

    Date posted: 3/27/2017 | View listing
  • University of Pennsylvania Insitute on Aging (IOA), Alzheimer's Disease Core Center (ADCC)
    February 3, 2017

    The University of Pennsylvania Institute on Aging (IOA) and Alzheimer’s Disease Core Center (ADCC) will fund up to six (6) one-year multidisciplinary pilot grants in the 2017-2018 academic year to support biomedical, epidemiological, behavioral or health services research, as well as basic science, clinical or psychosocial research. Two of the pilots, funded by Penn’s ADCC, will focus on Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and related neurodegenerative disorders as well as healthy brain aging. The remaining pilots, supported by funding from the Perelman School of Medicine at Penn (PSOM) to the IOA, will focus on aging and aging-related diseases as well as healthy aging. Each pilot will be funded at a level of up to $50,000/year for personnel and supply costs, but not tuition costs, student dissertation research, equipment or instruments. The purpose of these one-year, non-renewable grants is to assist faculty in obtaining preliminary data to serve as the basis of a grant application to the NIH or other public or private agencies concerned with aging and aging related neurodegenerative disorders. A committee of IOA and ADCC members will review all proposals. Funding depends on scientific merit, and the likelihood that the pilots will lead to independent funding to continue the research beyond the pilot studies. Study design and a data analysis plan, as well as the rational for both, is essential to include in addition to sample size and power calculations. For more information about the application process and other resources see the full annoucement here.

    Date posted: 1/5/2017 | View listing
  • University of Pennsylvania
    October 28, 2016

    The URF is an intramural program that provides three funding mechanisms: Research and Conference Support, Impact Seminar Grants and Research Opportunity Development Grants.

    URF Research Grants and Conference Support 

    URF Research Grants and Conference Support provides up to $50,000 in project support and up to $3,000 for conference support. Its objectives are to:

     

    1. help junior faculty undertake pilot projects that will enable them to successfully apply for extramural sources of funding and aid in establishing their careers as independent investigators;
    2. help established faculty perform novel, pioneering research to determine project feasibility and develop preliminary data to support extramural grant applications;
    3. provide support in disciplines where extramural support is difficult to obtain and where significant research can be facilitated with internal funding; and
    4. provide limited institutional matching funds that are required as part of a successful external peer-reviewed application.

    URF Impact Seminar Grants 

    URF Impact Seminar Grants will make awards up to $20,000 for support for a cross-school, cross-disciplinary large scale event to be held on Penn’s campus within a year of the award. Funding for this award can be used to augment an already scheduled University event. The event—which can be a symposium, forum or conference—should occur over one to two days and be open to the entire Penn community. It should highlight the scholarship of Penn faculty and bring distinguished scholars to Penn’s campus, with a particular focus on the University’s distinguishing strength in integrating knowledge. Documented school and/or department matching funds are required.

    URF Research Opportunity Development Grants (RODG)

    The Research Opportunity Grant program (Phase 1 and Phase 2) was designed to facilitate the intersection of the forward trajectory of Penn’s research frontiers with the trajectory of the national and global research priorities.  RODG applications should map on to emerging research areas with new opportunities for support. Awards from these programs should be used to develop preliminary information and data for new applications in these emerging research areas. The two programs are as follows.

    Eligibility for all award programs: Eligibility is limited to Penn assistant, associate and full professors, in any track. Instructors and research associates must provide a letter from their department chair establishing that the applicant will receive an appointment as an assistant professor by the time of the award. Assistant professors must submit a letter from their department chair describing their research independence. Adjunct faculty are not eligible to apply. Awards must be expended on University of Pennsylvania facilities, equipment and/or associated University technical staff and undergraduate students.
    Detailed information including application materials can be found here.

    Date posted: 9/20/2016 | View listing
  • Fels Institute of Public Policy
    October 28, 2016

    The Fels Policy Research Initiative seeks to increase the visibility and impact of Penn’s policy-relevant research. Because policy topics characteristically span the disciplinary boundaries of the academy, FPRI’s Collaborative Working Group Grants will support the formation of faculty working groups that gather a variety of perspectives around a topic. The grants will support working groups designed to stimulate deeper discussion on neglected or emerging areas, develop new research ideas and agendas, and heighten awareness of the policy implications of research. We hope to accelerate exploration and early collaboration and to identify potential projects for further development. These grants, for up to $15,000, can be used to support a series of talks, a series of related workshops, or some other new collaboration made possible with funding.

    Date posted: 10/24/2016 | View listing
  • February 5, 2016

    The University of Pennsylvania Institute on Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease Core Center announce a request for applications for pilots for the 2016-2017 academic year. Up to six (6) one-year multidisciplinary pilots will be funded for up to $50,000 each . The Principal Investigator (PI) for each of these pilots must be a member of the University of Pennsylvania fulltime faculty from any of its 12 schools.  For further details please read the RFA.

    Date posted: 11/16/2015 | View listing
  • University of Utah
    Utah, USA
    October 1, 2014

    See postings PRN00897F (Intervention) and PRN00898F (Quantitative).

    Date posted: 9/11/2014 | View listing
  • December 31, 2013

    Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, but no applicant can receive more than one grant in a single year.

    Date posted: 4/1/2013 | View listing
  • Office of the Vice Provost for Research
    March 22, 2013
    Date posted: 3/7/2013 | View listing
  • Penn Arts & Sciences
    March 22, 2013
    Date posted: 3/7/2013 | View listing
  • Penn Arts & Sciences
    March 22, 2013
    Date posted: 3/7/2013 | View listing
  • March 1, 2013
    Date posted: 2/20/2013 | View listing
  • April 16, 2012
    Date posted: 1/18/2012 | View listing
  • April 10, 2012

    The URF provides up to $50,000 in project support to junior faculty undertaking pilot projects to launch their investigative careers and established faculty developing preliminary data on novel or pioneering ideas to support extramural applications. The URF in particular focuses on disciplines where extramural support is difficult to obtain and where significant research can be facilitated with internal funding. In addition, special attention will be paid to project proposals that include mentorship of Penn undergraduates. 

    For Penn faculty interested in convening scholarly meetings on the University’s campus, the URF provides up to $3,000 in conference support, particularly in disciplines where external funding is difficult to obtain.

    Date posted: 3/13/2012 | View listing
  • March 2, 2012
    Date posted: 2/10/2012 | View listing
  • The Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program and the Alice Paul Center for Research on Gender, Sexuality, and Women
    February 15, 2012
    Date posted: 1/3/2012 | View listing
  • The Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program and the Alice Paul Center for Research on Gender, Sexuality, and Women
    February 15, 2012
    Date posted: 1/3/2012 | View listing
  • January 1, 2012

    Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.

    Date posted: 1/20/2011 | View listing
  • Provost's Office, University of Pennsylvania
    October 28, 2011

    The Global Engagement Fund consolidates all existing global funding initiatives of the Provost’s Office, including the Hewlett Award for Innovation in International Offerings, the Global Forum, the Distinguished International Scholars Program, and the Provost’s International Research Award. The Provost’s Office will continue to support the International Internship Program under a separate application process administered through the Office of International Programs.

    Date posted: 9/27/2011 | View listing
  • February 4, 2011
    Date posted: 1/20/2011 | View listing
  • February 1, 2011
    Date posted: 1/20/2011 | View listing
  • November 15, 2010
    Date posted: 11/5/2010 | View listing
  • May 31, 2010
    Date posted: 5/19/2010 | View listing
  • May 31, 2010
    Date posted: 5/19/2010 | View listing

NIH Funding

Other External Funding

  • National Science Foundation
    May 14, 2018
    Date posted: 2/20/2018 | View listing
  • U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs National Institute of Justice
    April 12, 2018
    Date posted: 2/27/2018 | View listing
  • The Washington Center for Equitable Growth
    January 18, 2018 - March 5, 2018
    Washington, DC
    March 5, 2018

    Eligibility and Application Info

    Solicitations are open to researchers affiliated with U.S. universities. Equitable Growth has two funding streams: Academic and Doctoral/Postdoctoral.

    Academic grants are open to researchers affiliated with a U.S. university. The affiliated university must be the fiscal sponsor of the grant.

    Doctoral/Postdoctoral grants are open to graduate students currently enrolled in a doctoral program at a U.S. university, and to recent Ph.D. graduates currently in a postdoctoral position at a U.S. university. If you are currently a graduate student or in a postdoctoral position, you may choose to apply for either an Academic or Doctoral/Postdoctoral grant, depending on the pool in which you’d like to compete.

    Equitable Growth is willing to fund a wide range of activities, including researcher salary and benefits, research assistance, data purchase, and costs associated with conducting experiments or participating in professional conferences. Our grants cannot cover indirect overhead.

    Academic grants are typically in the $25,000 to $100,000 range over 1 to 3 years. Doctoral/Postdoctoral grants are funded at $15,000 over 1 year. We will also consider proposals for larger grants for exceptional projects. We frequently partner with other foundations to support projects jointly or to share proposals that are not a fit for our grant program but which may be of interest to other funders.

    For more information about the level of funding we provide, please see the descriptions of our 201420152016, and 2017 grantees’ project descriptions.

    How to Apply

    Academic grants

    To apply for an Academic grant, submit a letter of inquiry using the online submission form. Letters of inquiry are short descriptions of a research project. They should be approximately two pages (about 1,200 words) in length. Letters of inquiry that are more than 2,000 words will not be considered. While we do not want to be overly prescriptive, the word limit is designed to encourage concision and clarity.

    Letters of inquiry must include the problem addressed by the research, the methodological approach, and a timeline for completion. We encourage applicants to briefly explain how the research contributes to existing literature and/or whether the project will result in a new data source. Policy implications are also of considerable interest.

    If tables, graphs, or other images are helpful in explaining your project, then they can be included. While they will not count against the word limit, we encourage you to limit the use of images to one or two.

    A preliminary budget is also required and should be submitted as a brief narrative (approximately 50 to 150 words, though a strict limit is not enforced). At this stage, we are interested in the total expected cost of the project and a general breakdown of those costs (such as salary, research assistance, costs associated with data collection, travel, or conference fees). If applicable, please include a brief description of other secured or anticipated funding sources for the proposed work. A more detailed project budget will be required for applicants who are invited to submit a full proposal.

    An abbreviated curriculum vitae is also required.

    Academic letters of inquiry are due by 11:59 p.m. EST on January 31, 2018.

    If invited, full proposals will be due by 11:59 p.m. EST on April 30, 2018. Full proposals will be reviewed by our research and policy staff, external peer reviewers, and members of our Steering Committee.

    Funding decisions will be announced in June. We anticipate that funds will be distributed in early Fall 2018, though the timing of disbursement depends in part on the particulars of the project and the researcher’s home institution.

    Doctoral/Postdoctoral grants

    To apply for a Doctoral/Postdoctoral grantonline submission form. Doctoral/Postdoctoral applicants do not need to submit a letter of inquiry. Professional references are also not required if only applying for a Doctoral/Postdoctoral grant, though we do request a curriculum vitae.

    Doctoral/Postdoctoral proposals should be approximately six single-spaced pages with standard font and margins (not including bibliography). Proposals should address the following: the problem or question your research seeks to address and how it relates to Equitable Growth’s mission, anticipated contribution to existing scholarship, detailed methodological approach, potential policy implications, and timeline for completion.

    Doctoral submissions are due by 11:59 p.m. EST on March 5, 2018. Equitable Growth research staff will review all proposals, and the most promising proposals will be sent out for external review and reviewed by policy staff.

    A preliminary budget is also required and should be submitted as a narrative. If direct costs such as data purchase or research assistance are anticipated, they should be listed. If funding will be used for support only, simply state that.

    Funding decisions will be announced in June. We anticipate that funds will be distributed by the start of the 2018–19 academic year, though the timing of disbursement depends in part on the particulars of the project and whether it will be administered as an individual or institutional grant. The majority of Doctoral/Postdoctoral grants are administered as individual grants and are awarded directly to the individual. Institutional grants are typically awarded when the grantee is not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, or when funding will be used to purchase data or hire research assistance. Recipients must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to receive funding directly. Otherwise, funding is administered through the university. A decision on funding type is not needed until after awards are announced, although non-U.S. persons are advised to communicate their intention to apply with their institution to ensure adherence to institutional protocol if funded.

    Junior Fellows Program

    Equitable Growth has launched an in-residence Junior Fellows Program. The position is open to pre-dissertation and postdoctoral scholars who are currently affiliated with a U.S. university and whose research aligns with Equitable Growth’s funding priorities. Junior fellows are given office space, a full-time salary, and professional support, and are expected to support Equitable Growth’s grant program. Scheduling is flexible to permit for travel to home institutions, as well as academic conferences. Tenure is at least one academic year, with the possibility of extension into a second year.

    To apply to the Junior Fellows Program, submit a proposal for a Doctoral/Postdoctoral grant. Application to the program also requires two academic letters of reference, preferably from your chair and an advisor, and a statement of purpose.

    References should submit letters via email to grants@equitablegrowth.org with the applicant’s name in the subject line. Letters of reference must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. EST on March 5, 2018. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that letters of reference are submitted by the deadline.

    The statement of purpose should be about two pages and should describe your motivating research questions, the direction you anticipate your research agenda taking and how that relates to Equitable Growth’s mission, as well as how you hope to spend your time in Washington and how that will help further your career/research. Statements of purpose and proposals should be uploaded as part of the application.

    Junior fellow applicants will automatically be considered for a Doctoral/Postdoctoral grant.

    Applicants selected to move forward in the Junior Fellows process will be asked to interview with Equitable Growth staff in person in May 2018. Selection decisions will be announced in June 2018.

    Submit your Proposal

    Submit your proposal by filling out the online submission form and uploading requested documents. If you have questions or are having trouble with the online form, please email grants@equitablegrowth.org or call (202) 545-3343. If you are having trouble with the online form and it is nearing the deadline, you may email your letter of inquiry/proposal as an attachment to grants@equitablegrowth.org.

    Date posted: 1/18/2018 | View listing
  • ABMRF The Foundation for Alcohol Research
    February 15, 2018

    The foundation encourages basic and clinical research, including epidemiology. Examples of valid topics include factors influencing underage drinking, the mechanisms of alcohol-related organ injury, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, and the effects of alcohol on general health. Areas of particular interest include studies on how particular patterns of consumption (quantity of alcohol consumed, types of alcoholic beverages consumed, frequency of consumption, and context) are related to health and behavioral outcomes; and interdisciplinary, bioinformatics, and other approaches to genetic and environmental factors that influence the patterns of consumption of alcoholic beverages and related consequences. The foundation does not support research on treatment of complications related to advanced alcoholism. However, research involving treatment paradigms intended to elucidate the pathogenesis of alcohol-related problems will be considered. Grants are made to academic and research institutions in the United States, Canada, and South Africa, not individuals. Priority is given to projects led by young investigators, but the foundation does not support students or trainees in pre- or postdoctoral programs. Grants of up to $75,000 a year will be awarded for either one or two years. See the AMBRF/Foundation for Alcohol Research website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

    Date posted: 5/16/2017 | View listing
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
    December 21, 2017

    At the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), we believe that everyone in America—no matter who that person is, how much money they have, or where they live—should have as much opportunity as possible to pursue a healthier life. We call that vision a Culture of Health and we work with people across the country to build a Culture of Health. Across the globe, countries are taking steps to improve health and well-being in their communities. RWJF is eager to learn from those countries. We are collaborating with people and organizations around the world to uncover insights that can inspire us all to imagine new possibilities and to surface practical solutions that can be adapted here in the United States. With this call for proposals (CFP), RWJF is looking for the best ideas from around the world that address social isolation and promote positive, healthy social connections, and well-being. For more information about eligibility, criteria, and who to contact click here.

    Date posted: 11/28/2017 | View listing
  • Russell Sage Foundation
    December 1, 2017

    The Russell Sage Foundation offers small awards to support high quality research in behavioral economics and to encourage young investigators (Ph.D. students and recent graduates) to enter this developing field. There are no limitations on the disciplinary background of the principal investigator, and the proposed research may address any topic in behavioral economics. However, projects must contribute to the Foundation's mission to improve the social and living conditions in the U.S. Appropriate projects will demonstrate explicit use of psychological concepts in the motivation of the research design and the preparation of the results. Experimental projects which do not have substantial behavioral content (such as market experiments testing neoclassical ideas) or substantial economic content (such as psychology experiments with no economic choices or strategic or market implications) will not be funded. For more information click here.

    Date posted: 3/16/2017 | View listing
  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
    November 7, 2017
    The International Dissertation Research Fellowship Program (IDRF) of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) supports the next generation of scholars in the humanities and humanistic social sciences pursuing research that advances knowledge about non-US cultures and societies. The program is open to a range of methodologies, including research in archives and manuscript collections, fieldwork and surveys, and quantitative data collection. The program is open to graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences--regardless of citizenship--enrolled in PhD programs in the United States. Applicants must complete all PhD requirements except on-site research by the time the fellowship begins. Proposals that identify the United States as a case for comparative inquiry are welcome; however, proposals which focus predominantly or exclusively on the United States are not eligible. The IDRF program provides support for nine to twelve months of dissertation research. Applicants from select humanities disciplines are eligible to apply for a shorter international component within the nine to twelve months of support. Fellowship amounts vary depending on the research plan, with a per-fellowship average of $21,000. Click here for more details.
    Date posted: 10/24/2017 | View listing
  • November 1, 2017
    The Vanderbilt-Emory-Cornell-Duke Fogarty Global Health Fellows and Scholars Program provides supportive mentorship, research opportunities and a collaborative research environment for early stage investigators to enhance their global health research expertise and their careers. The 12-month program provides 11-month in-country experience, stipend/salary support, health insurance, modest research project funding, travel costs to and from the international site, and a five-day orientation on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Fellows have the opportunity to train overseas at Emory VECD partner sites in India, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Zambia, and Guatemala. This program is open to doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows. For additional information on the program, sites, eligibility and the application process, go to www.vecd.org. Examples of Research Topics: Diabetes and metabolic diseases Diseases of the heart, vessels, lungs, and blood, including blood resources Mental disorders, including basic, clinical, and translational research to advance understanding of causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. Ophthalmology and eye-related research Infectious Diseases including HIV/AIDS, STDs, tuberculosis, opportunistic infections, opportunistic malignancies Cancer, including oncology, radiation therapy, pathophysiology, and other cancer-related issues, including but not limited to HIV-related cancers Behavioral research including substance (drug and/or alcohol) use
    Date posted: 9/26/2017 | View listing
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
    March 29, 2017

    The goal of Health Policy Research Scholars is to create a large cadre of diverse doctoral students from a wide variety of research focused disciplines—students whose research, connections, and leadership will inform and influence policy toward a Culture of Health. Specifically, we aim to recruit doctoral students from a variety of field/disciplines (e.g., urban planning, political science, economics, ethnography, education, social work, sociology) who are training to be researchers. For the 2017 cohort, the Health Policy Research Scholars program will enroll up to 50 scholars interested in learning to translate their research into health policy and who are from underrepresented populations and/or disadvantaged backgrounds. Examples of eligible individuals include, but are not limited to, first-generation college graduates, individuals from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, individuals from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in doctoral programs, and individuals with disabilities. Scholars in this program which is designed to enhance and enrich the doctoral program—will complete the Health Policy Research Scholars program concurrently with their doctoral program.

    Over the course of the four- to five-year program, scholars will:

    • Receive an annual stipend of $30,000 for up to four years
    • Establish and strengthen professional ties to leaders in
    • public health, policy, equity, and many other fields and professions
    • Continue working from their home institution and applying new
    • learnings in real time
    • Receive dissertation support and mentoring
    • Be eligible for an additional dissertation grant of up to $10,000

    For more information about criteria and deadlines visit the 2017 Call for Applications website.

     

     

     

    Date posted: 1/9/2017 | View listing
  • American Federation for Aging Research
    December 15, 2016

    The major goal of this program is to assist in the development of the careers of junior investigators committed to pursuing careers in the field of aging research. AFAR supports research projects concerned with understanding the basic mechanisms of aging. Projects investigating age-related diseases are also supported, especially if approached from the point of view of how basic aging processes may lead to these outcomes. Projects concerning mechanisms underlying common geriatric functional disorders are also encouraged, as long as these include connections to fundamental problems in the biology of aging. Projects that deal strictly with clinical problems such as the diagnosis and treatment of disease, health outcomes, or the social context of aging are not eligible. For more information about the eligibility, guidelines, and application procedures click here.

    Date posted: 10/13/2016 | View listing
  • Russel Sage Foundation
    November 30, 2016

    Social science research on many topics has often been hampered by the limitations associated with survey data. However, the digital age has rapidly increased access to large and comprehensive data sources such as public and private administrative databases, and unique new sources of information from online transactions, social-media interactions, and internet searches. New computational tools also allow for the extraction, coding, and analysis of large volumes of text. Advances in analytical methods for exploiting and analyzing data have accompanied the rise of these data. The emergence of these new data also raises questions about access, privacy and confidentiality.

    The Russell Sage Foundation’s initiative on Computational Social Science (CSS) supports innovative social science research that brings new data and methods to bear on questions of interest in its core programs in Behavioral Economics, Future of Work, Race, Ethnicity and Immigration, and Social Inequality. Limited consideration will be given to questions that pertain to core methodologies, such as causal inference and innovations in data collection. Examples of research (some recently funded by RSF) that are of interest include, but are not restricted to, the following:

    • Linked Administrative Data
    • Private Administrative Data
    • Machine-Learning
    • Online Surveys and Experiments
    • Text Analysis
    • Social Media

    For more information about RSF funding click here.

    Date posted: 9/20/2016 | View listing
  • Panel Study of Income Dynamics
    November 1, 2016

    The Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID), with support from the National Institute on Aging, announces a small grant competition. The competition will fund 4-6 scholars in the range of $15,000-$20,000 each to use PSID to conduct research on life course influences on later life health and wellbeing. Funded projects will generate papers that will be presented, along with other invited posters and presentations, at a conference to be held June 23, 2017 in Ann Arbor, MI. Proposals that request support to analyze PSID’s 2016 Wellbeing and Daily Life Study, the 2014 Childhood Retrospective Circumstances Study, and/or the 2013 Disability and Use of Time study are especially encouraged. Applications are due November 1, 2016. For details see the full announcement here . Questions may be directed to Vicki Freedman (vfreedma@umich.edu). Find more information here.

    Date posted: 9/20/2016 | View listing
  • April 14, 2016
    Date posted: 1/26/2016 | View listing
  • February 2, 2016

    The Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID), with support from the National Institute on Aging, announces a small grant competition. The competition will fund 4-8 scholars in the range of $15,000-$20,000 each to use PSID to conduct research on life course influences on later life health and wellbeing. Funded projects will generate papers that will be presented, along with other invited posters and presentations, at a conference to be held June 2017 in Ann Arbor, MI. Proposals that request support to analyze PSID's 2014 Childhood Retrospective Circumstances Study, which is described here, are especially encouraged. Applications are due February 2, 2016. For details see the full announcement here. Questions may be directed to Bob Schoeni bschoeni@umich.edu.

    Date posted: 12/3/2015 | View listing
  • March 2, 2015

    The Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID), with support from the National Institute on Aging, announces a small grant competition.  The competition will fund 4-8 scholars in the range of $10,000-$20,000 each to use PSID to conduct research using new data on intergenerational transfers, extended family connections, and time use.  Funded projects will generate papers that will be presented, along with other invited posters and presentations, at a two-day conference to be held June 9-10, 2016.  Proposals may request support to analyze either PSID’s 2013 Family Roster and Transfer Module or the 2009 / 2013 Disability and Use of Time (DUST) supplements or both.  Applications are due March 2, 2015.  For details see the full announcement here. Questions may be directed to Bob Schoeni bschoeni@umich.edu.

    Date posted: 2/13/2015 | View listing
  • February 2, 2015

    The Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID), with support from the National Institute on Aging, announces a small grant competition.  The competition will fund 4-8 scholars in the range of $10,000-$20,000 each to use PSID to conduct research using new data on intergenerational transfers, extended family connections, and time use.  Funded projects will generate papers that will be presented, along with other invited posters and presentations, at a two-day conference to be held June 9-10, 2016.  Proposals may request support to analyze either PSID’s 2013 Family Roster and Transfer Module or the 2009 / 2013 Disability and Use of Time (DUST) supplements or both.  Applications are due March 2, 2015.  For details see the full announcement here. Questions may be directed to Bob Schoeni bschoeni@umich.edu.

    Date posted: 1/21/2015 | View listing
  • April 2, 2014

    Proposal deadline: April 02, 2014, (6 p.m. ET)—The Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts, promotes the use of Health Impact Assessments (HIAs) and related approaches to help policy-makers in a wide range of fields incorporate health considerations into new policies, programs, plans, and projects, and make decisions that reduce unnecessary health risks, improve health, and decrease costs.

    This call for proposals will fund:

    • up to six Demonstration Project grants for up to $100,000 each completed within 18 months; and
    • up to five Program Grants for up to $250,000 each completed within 24 months. Program Grants must include $100,000 in matching funds or in-kind support from the grantee or partner organizations.
    Date posted: 2/12/2014 | View listing
  • Woodrow Wilson
    November 15, 2013

    For questions when filling out the application or for technical difficulties:

    tech-help@woodrow.org

    Date posted: 9/25/2013 | View listing
  • May 20, 2013
    Date posted: 5/10/2013 | View listing
  • IREX
    February 6, 2013
    Date posted: 9/10/2012 | View listing
  • January 31, 2013
    Date posted: 11/8/2012 | View listing
  • January 31, 2013
    Date posted: 12/13/2012 | View listing
  • January 7, 2013

    Applicants may be at any stage in their careers—from doctoral students to senior investigators. Doctoral students must have completed course work and be at the dissertation phase of their program. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the statement of interest form prior to submitting their applications. 

    Date posted: 10/9/2012 | View listing
  • The Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality (CPI)
    December 15, 2012
    Date posted: 10/18/2012 | View listing
  • Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies
    November 15, 2012
    Date posted: 10/8/2012 | View listing
  • IREX
    November 14, 2012
    Date posted: 9/10/2012 | View listing
  • The National Center for Border Security and Immigration (BORDERS), a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Center of Excellence (COE) led by The University of Arizona
    November 9, 2012

    This peer-reviewed competition is open to U.S.-citizen researchers in any social science-related discipline. Awards will be given based on the innovativeness and quality of the proposed research for faculty ($30,000/project) and young researchers – postdoctoral fellows or doctoral students ($12,000/project). Teams are encouraged to apply, however, one person must serve as PI and only they will receive funding from BORDERS.  Note that recipients of the 2012 award are NOT eligible for funding in the 2013 round.

    Date posted: 10/9/2012 | View listing
  • IFPRI
    July 31, 2012
    Date posted: 5/10/2012 | View listing
  • Institut national d’études démographiques (INED)
    June 15, 2012
    Date posted: 5/10/2012 | View listing
  • May 22, 2012

    Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). The program supports research on environmental and policy strategies with strong potential to promote healthy eating among children to prevent childhood obesity, especially among lower-income and racial and ethnic populations at highest risk for obesity. Findings are expected to advance RWJF’s efforts to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic by 2015.

    This call for proposals (CFP) is for two types of awards aimed at providing key decision- and policy-makers with evidence to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic by 2015. The award types are: Round 7 grants and RWJF New Connections grants awarded through the Healthy Eating Research program.

    There are various deadlines, please see the Call for Proposals.

    Date posted: 3/14/2012 | View listing
  • March 1, 2012

    The research programme is intended for researchers from abroad only. The programme gives priority to junior researchers from abroad, who attended their PhD less than 5 years ago. However, several grants will be awarded to senior researchers from abroad (a third maximum), who attended their Phd over 5 years ago. Applicants should hold a PhD and be affiliated with a research body in their country, where they must be resident and work.

    Date posted: 1/25/2012 | View listing
  • February 1, 2012

    A Fulbright representative is coming to Penn on November 22 at noon to speak more to students and alumni about the program and its application.  The infosession will be held in the Fireside Room in the ARCH, 3601 Locust Walk.

    Date posted: 11/16/2011 | View listing
  • The Stanford Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality (CPI)
    January 10, 2012
    Date posted: 11/9/2011 | View listing
  • IREX
    November 16, 2011

    Eligibility: Master’s students, predoctoral students, postdoctoral scholars, and professionals with advanced degrees are eligible. Applicants must be US citizens.

    Date posted: 9/27/2011 | View listing
  • September 1, 2011
    Date posted: 8/8/2011 | View listing
  • May 2, 2011
    Date posted: 3/17/2011 | View listing
  • April 22, 2011
    Date posted: 3/17/2011 | View listing
  • The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    November 2, 2010
    Date posted: 9/15/2010 | View listing
  • May 31, 2010
    Date posted: 5/19/2010 | View listing

Student Only Funding

  • National Science Foundation
    May 4, 2018

    The Division of Graduate Education announces the continuation of the Graduate Research Internship Program (GRIP). GRIP provides professional development to NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellows (referred to as "Fellows") through internships developed in partnership with federal agencies (see https://www.nsf.gov/grip for a current list of partner agencies). Through GRIP, Fellows participate in mission-related, collaborative research under the guidance of host research mentors at federal facilities and national laboratories. GRIP enhances the Fellows' professional skills, professional networks, and preparation for a wide array of career options. The sponsor agencies benefit by engaging Fellows in applied projects, helping to develop a highly skilled U.S. workforce in areas of national need.

    Through GRIP, Fellows benefit from partnerships developed by NSF and other federal agencies to provide internship opportunities. Internship details for each partner agency differ and are available through links to agency websites. As additional agencies develop internship partnerships with NSF, updates will be made to the GRIP website (https://www.nsf.gov/grip).

    Date posted: 4/27/2018 | View listing
  • Society for Research in Child Development
    May 1, 2018

    The Student and Early Career Committee (SECC) of the Society for Research in Child Development is pleased to announce the ninth annual competition for student funding for dissertation research. Up to ten non-renewable awards in the amount of $2,000 (maximum) are given for research proposals that merit special recognition and display the strong potential to contribute to the field of child development. Submissions should be in the proposal stage (i.e. not completed), and money is to be used for research costs (e.g., participant incentives, standardized measures, research equipment) and/or methodological training (e.g., fees for a statistical workshop) needed to complete the dissertation. All expenses must be justified as needed for the completion of the dissertation. Award recipients will be recognized at the SRCD Biennial Meeting.

    Date posted: 3/14/2018 | View listing
  • Society for Research in Child Development
    April 30, 2018

    The Patrice L. Engle Dissertation Grant provides support for students interested in a career in global early child development who are from or doing research in low- or middle-income countries. The Grant includes US $5,000 to support dissertation research and a 2-year student membership to SRCD.

    Date posted: 3/14/2018 | View listing
  • Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Chapin Hall, University of Chicago
    December 1, 2017

    Thanks to the generous support of the Doris Duke Charitable FoundationChapin Hall at the University of Chicago is pleased to offer the Doris Duke Fellowships for the Promotion of Child Well-Being (formerly called the Doris Duke Fellowships for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect). These fellowships are designed to identify and develop a new generation of leaders interested in and capable of creating practice and policy initiatives that will enhance child development and improve the nation's ability to prevent all forms of child maltreatment.
    Doris Duke fellows receive an annual stipend of $30,000 for up to two years to support the completion of their dissertation and related research at their academic institution. Up to 15 fellowships are awarded annually. Fellows are guided by an academic mentor whom they select; fellows also identify a policy or practice mentor to assist them in better understanding how to frame their research questions with an eye toward maximizing policy and practice relevance.
    Because the promotion of child well-being and the prevention of child maltreatment require knowledge and collaboration from diverse fields, the program is multidisciplinary in scope and approach. Fellows are selected from a range of academic disciplines, including—-but not limited to—-social work, child development, public health, medicine, public policy, education, economics, psychology, and epidemiology. In order to maximize the opportunities for interdisciplinary learning, Chapin Hall is building a sustainable peer learning network among the fellows and mentors through a series of in-person meetings, webinars, conference calls, and social networking opportunities.

    Date posted: 8/15/2017 | View listing
  • November 12, 2015
    Date posted: 9/15/2015 | View listing
  • January 31, 2013
    Date posted: 12/13/2012 | View listing
  • National Bureau of Economic Research
    December 14, 2012
    Date posted: 10/18/2012 | View listing
  • Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies
    November 15, 2012
    Date posted: 10/8/2012 | View listing
  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
    November 7, 2012
    Date posted: 9/17/2012 | View listing
  • October 14, 2012
    Date posted: 9/26/2012 | View listing
  • March 5, 2012
    Date posted: 12/20/2011 | View listing
  • The Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program and the Alice Paul Center for Research on Gender, Sexuality, and Women
    February 15, 2012
    Date posted: 1/3/2012 | View listing
  • The Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program and the Alice Paul Center for Research on Gender, Sexuality, and Women
    February 15, 2012
    Date posted: 1/3/2012 | View listing
  • February 3, 2012
    Date posted: 10/17/2011 | View listing
  • Population Reference Bureau
    February 2, 2012

    The participants selected will be from developing countries that are supported by USAID.

    Click here to find out if your country is supported by USAID.

    Date posted: 12/16/2011 | View listing
  • December 15, 2011

    As a result of a generous grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the NBER will be able to provide three dissertation support grants for the 2012-13 academic year for Ph.D. students whose research focuses on the "Economics of an Aging Workforce." The topic area encompasses research on, but not limited to, issues such as the determinants of work and retirement behavior by older workers; the roles of public policies, private policies, and workplace attributes in facilitating or discouraging work at older ages; age discrimination in labor markets; and the effects of an aging workforce on firm-level and aggregate productivity.

    Each dissertation grant will provide a stipend of $25,000, as well as up to $12,000 in tuition support. The grants will be for one-year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. To be eligible for fellowship support, a student must be working toward a Ph.D. at a North American university during the 2012-13 academic year. A complete description of the fellowship program and the selection process is attached. I hope that you will forward this message to students who might be interested in applying for fellowship support. Please note that a nomination process requires a letter of recommendation, and that the closing date for fellowship applications is *December 15, 2011.* Fellowship applications, as well as questions about the fellowship program, may be sent to Ms. Gerri Johnson at gjohnson@nber.org

    Date posted: 10/5/2011 | View listing
  • December 15, 2011

    The competition is open to US citizens. Renewable for up to three years, it pays full tuition and an $18,000 stipend. More than a dozen Penn Ph.D. students have won Liebmann Fellowships since 2001. The program of study being pursued by the candidate may include any recognized field of study in the humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences (including law, medicine, engineering, architecture or other formal professional training).

    Note: The sponsors are firm about the requirement that all study be carried out entirely in the US and require that the nominee confirm “he or she does not support, advocate or uphold the principles and doctrines of Communism.”

    Penn can nominate three candidates and the internal selection will be done by the Provost’s Office. For the purposes of the internal competition, tax returns and financial aid documentation are not needed; the deadline is 12 noon on December 15, 2011. The application package (including letters of recommendation, transcripts, CV, personal statement, and GREs) should be sent as a single pdf or in hard copy to Karen Lawrence, Associate Director for Education, 122 College Hall/6303. “Originals” are not required for the internal competition.

    Date posted: 11/3/2011 | View listing
  • November 1, 2011
    Date posted: 10/6/2011 | View listing
  • April 22, 2011

    This is the deadline for Summer 2011 travel.

    Date posted: 1/20/2011 | View listing
  • University of Pennsylvania, CWiC
    April 11, 2011
    Date posted: 3/17/2011 | View listing
  • March 4, 2011
    Date posted: 1/20/2011 | View listing
  • February 28, 2011
    Date posted: 11/5/2010 | View listing
  • February 4, 2011
    Date posted: 11/5/2010 | View listing