NIH. The following due dates are for standard social science submissions. Other application due dates, along with the submission policies, can be found here.
R01 new: Cycle I February 5; Cycle II June 5; Cycle III October 5
R01 renewal, resubmission, revision: Cycle I March 5; Cycle II July 5; Cycle III November 5
R03 new: Cycle I February 16; Cycle II June 16; Cycle III October 16
R03 renewal, resubmission, revision: Cycle I March 16; Cycle II July 16; Cycle III November 16
Regular Research August 15, 2012 and annually thereafter; and January 15, 2013 and annually thereafter .
The following links will bring you to these foundations' grants and funding opportunities pages:
Faculty Research Grant (FRG)/Healey Endowment Grant ($15,000 limit*). Deadline: March 1, 2013.
*An FRG Enhancement Fund provides up to an additional $10,000 from the College. Spring deadline: TBA.
SBS Research Support Grant ($4,000 limit). Spring deadline: TBA.
Public Service Endowment Grant (PSEG) ($15,000 limit). Collaborative interactions with community (Commonwealth-based) and related scholarship for the mutually beneficial exchange, exploration and application of knowledge, information and resources. See website for 2012-13 deadline.
Samuel F. Conti Faculty Fellowship Award. This is a cash award of $3,000 and a year's leave of absence to enable award recipients to concentrate on research and scholarly or creative activity. See website for 2012-13 deadline.
UMass President's Office Creative Economy Initiatives Fund ($10,000-40,000). The President's Creative Economy Iinitiatives Fund is intended to provide funding to initiatives that support the contributions of the arts, humanities and social sciences to the social and cultural fabric of the Commonwealth. Funding may be used to develop initiatives within the campus, with other campuses or with partners outside the campus; to support the search for larger grants or follow-on awards; or to support research that informs local, state, national or international decision-making. See website for 2012-13 deadline.
Research Asistant Funding Supplement. This supplement substantially subsidizes the cost of employing eligible research assistants for summer research. Students should visit or call Financial Aid Services, 243 Whitmore, 413 577-0555 if they have any questions.
ISSR Social Science Research Scholars Program. Course reduction for year-long proposal preparation seminar. Deadline: January 16, 2013.
The College's Large Grants Support Program provides a course release for faculty who bring in large grants.
Lilly Teaching Fellowship. This award provides a course release to develop teaching skills.
The Family Research Scholars Program provides a course release and other support for up to six faculty to each produce and submit a major grant proposal for family research in collaboration with the Center.
Other Funding Announcements
The Office of Research Development offers early-stage proposal development assistance for interdisciplinary, multi-investigator teams and individual faculty members through its Proposal Development program.
The Research & Engagement website has a number of search
engines that faculty can sign up with. See here.
NSF Dissertation Research. February 15, 2013 and annually thereafter; and October 15, 2013 and annually thereafter.
The Graduate School provides GrantSearch services.
UCLA provides a clearinghouse for graduate funding opportunities.
Graduate Travel Grant. The Graduate Council Travel Grant Committee awards grants provided by the Graduate School to assist graduate students in traveling to conferences for the purpose of presenting the results of research conducted during graduate coursework.
Professional Development Funds. The Department of Sociology provides $500 per student per fiscal year for conference travel, workshops, software, transcription, and many other professional expense categories. Computer and other equipment are excluded. The graduate program sometimes pays centrally for groups of students to attend workshops or other training activities. Application and approval is on a case-by-case basis.
Summer Funding.The Graduate Program Director will announce whether there will be an opportunity for graduate summer funding later in the year.
Deadlines are accurate as of time of posting, January 2013. If anyone discovers that a funding source has revised submission deadlines, please notify Karen Mason. The links provided on this page were accurate as of day of posting. If you find that a link is no longer viable or does not lead to the expected webpage, please notify Karen Mason.