Faculty Funding Opportunities (external)

Faculty Early Career Development Program

Sponsor: NSF

Fund: Faculty Early Career Development Program
Amount of funding: 400,000+ for five years
Eligibility: early career faculty
General deadlines: July
Website: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503214&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund

Funding for:

The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization. Activities pursued by early-career faculty should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research. NSF encourages submission of CAREER proposals from early-career faculty at all CAREER-eligible organizations and especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and persons with disabilities to apply.

 

Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program

Sponsor: NSF

Fund: Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program
Amount of funding: varies- but requires cost share
Eligibility: The PI/Co-PI team must include at least one faculty member from a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics department in an institution of higher education and at least one education faculty member in an institution of higher education.
General deadlines: August
Website: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17541/nsf17541.htm

Funding for:

The National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors and professionals to become K-12 mathematics and science (including engineering and computer science) teachers. The program invites creative and innovative proposals that address the critical need for recruiting and preparing highly effective elementary and secondary science and mathematics teachers in high-need local educational agencies. The program offers four tracks: Track 1: The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarships and Stipends Track, Track 2: The NSF Teaching Fellowships Track, Track 3: The NSF Master Teaching Fellowships Track, and Track 4: Noyce Research Track.  In addition, Capacity Building proposals are accepted from proposers intending to develop a future Track 1, 2, or 3 proposal.

 

Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Sponsor: NSF

Fund: Research Experiences for Undergraduates
Amount of funding: Three years is the typical duration for REU Site awards in most NSF directorates; however, a duration of up to five years may be allowed in some cases. The typical REU Site hosts 8-10 students per year. The typical funding amount is $80,000-$130,000 per year, although NSF does not dictate a firm upper (or lower) limit for the amount, which depends on the number of students hosted and the number of weeks.
Eligibility: An REU activity may be funded as a standard or continuing grant (for REU Sites), as a supplement to an existing award, or as a component of a new or renewal grant or cooperative agreement. REU Sites and Supplements are funded by various disciplinary and education research programs throughout NSF, and the number of awards made varies across the Foundation from year to year, as does the amount of funds invested.
General deadlines: August
Website: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19582/nsf19582.htm#budg_cst_shr_txt

Funding for:

Research experience is one of the most effective avenues for attracting students to and retaining them in science and engineering and for preparing them for careers in these fields. The REU program, through both Sites and Supplements, aims to provide appropriate and valuable educational experiences for undergraduate students through participation in research. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program. REU projects feature high-quality interaction of students with faculty and/or other research mentors and access to appropriate facilities and professional development opportunities.

 

Methodology, Measurement and Statistics

Sponsor: NSF

Fund: Methodology, Measurement and Statistics
Amount of funding: varies
Eligibility: The categories of proposers eligible to submit proposals to the National Science Foundation are identified in the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), Chapter I.E
General deadlines: January
Website: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19575/nsf19575.htm

Funding for:

The Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics (MMS) Program is an interdisciplinary program in the Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences that supports the development of innovative analytical and statistical methods and models for those sciences. MMS seeks proposals that are methodologically innovative, grounded in theory, and have potential utility for multiple fields within the social, behavioral, and economic sciences.  As part of its larger portfolio, the MMS Program partners with a consortium of federal statistical agencies to support research proposals that further the production and use of official statistics.

 

Public Engagement Programs

Sponsor: Whiting Foundation

Fund: Public Engagement Programs
Amount of funding: 10,000-50,000
Eligibility: Please note that these programs are open only to candidates who have been nominated by one of our partner organizations. Nominating partners include universities, scholarly societies, and humanities councils that are able to draw on a wide network of full-time humanities scholars working on publicly-engaged projects.
General deadlines: June
Website: https://www.whiting.org/scholars/public-engagement-programs/about

Funding for:

The programs fund ambitious, often collaborative projects to infuse into public life the richness, profundity, and nuance that give the humanities their lasting value. Over time, we hope the program will also build a community of faculty dedicated to this form of service; underscore just how essential the realm of ideas is in helping us absorb the news of the day, participate as citizens, and live a full life; and ultimately help to restore broader faith in the value of advanced work in the humanities.

 

Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate

Sponsor: NSF

Fund: Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate
Amount of funding: 2000000
Eligibility: The categories of proposers eligible to submit proposals to the National Science Foundation are identified in the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), Chapter I.E.
General deadlines: December
Website: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16552/nsf16552.htm

Funding for:

The Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) program seeks to advance knowledge about models to improve pathways to the professoriate and success for historically underrepresented minority doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty, particularly African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Native Pacific Islanders, in specific STEM disciplines and/or STEM education research fields. New and innovative models are encouraged, as are models that reproduce and/or replicate existing evidence-based alliances in significantly different disciplines, institutions, and participant cohorts.

 

Postsecondary education funds

Sponsor: Charles Koch Foundation

Fund: Postsecondary education
Amount of funding: varies with project needs
Eligibility: educators
General deadlines: rolling
Website: https://www.charleskochfoundation.org/apply-for-grants/requests-for-proposals/post-secondary-education-grants/

Funding for:

The Charles Koch Foundation is committed to supporting projects that remove barriers to education that can unlock the potential of all learners. We are particularly interested in projects that:

Incentivize competency-based learning that considers student fulfillment and improves learning outcomes.

Provide the flexibility necessary to create individualized educational experiences that help students reach their potential and aspirations, at scale.

Identify new technologies and operating models that increase access to a variety of educational opportunities (including alternatives to four-year degree programs) while lowering costs.

Identify and address barriers to innovation within traditional postsecondary education, broadly defined.

Support the ecosystem necessary for continued growth and the creation of diverse educational pathways, such as stackable credentials, apprenticeships, and work-study programs.

 

Scholars Program

Sponsor: William T. Grant Foundation

Fund: Scholars Program
Amount of funding: 350,000 over five years
Eligibility: Applicants must be nomApplicants must be nominated by their institutions. Major divisions (e.g., College of Arts and Sciences, Medical School) of an institution may nominate only one applicant each year. inated by their institutions. Major divisions (e.g., College of Arts and Sciences, Medical School) of an institution may nominate only one applicant each year.
General deadlines: July
Website: http://wtgrantfoundation.org/grants#apply-wtgrant-scholars

Funding for:

The William T. Grant Scholars Program supports career development for promising early-career researchers. The program funds five-year research and mentoring plans that significantly expand researchers’ expertise in new disciplines, methods, and content areas.

Applicants should have a track record of conducting high-quality research and an interest in pursuing a significant shift in their trajectories as researchers. We recognize that early-career researchers are rarely given incentives or support to take measured risks in their work, so this award includes a mentoring component, as well as a supportive academic community.

 

Research Grants on Reducing Inequality

Sponsor: William T. Grant Foundation

Fund: Research Grants on Reducing Inequality
Amount of funding: 600000
Eligibility: Grants are made to organizations, not individuals.
General deadlines: January
Website: http://wtgrantfoundation.org/grants/research-grants-reducing-inequality

Funding for:

We welcome descriptive studies that clarify mechanisms for reducing inequality or elucidate how or why a specific program, policy, or practice operates to reduce inequality. We also welcome intervention studies that examine attempts to reduce inequality. In addition, we seek studies that improve the measurement of inequality in ways that can enhance the work of researchers, practitioners, or policymakers. The common thread across all of this work, however, is a distinct and explicit focus on reducing inequality—one that goes beyond describing the causes or consequences of unequal outcomes and, instead, identifies leverage points for reducing inequality.