Grant Opportunities for CHPA Disciplines

This list contains examples of grant opportunities available in the various disciplines in our College. Faculty are encouraged to explore this list and to send additions to Victor Matthews,

A web page dedicated to the Federal Recovery Act funds has been created on the OSRP website to point to the various federal agencies as well as the Missouri Recovery website that provide information on possible funding opportunities coming from the Recovery Act. Click here to view the Research Administration site.

As the information will be constantly changing we encourage persons to use the federal website links to find current information and updates. The website also has Funding Opportunities provided by the Grants Resource Center, a not-for-profit service of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. View the Grants Resource Center.

Grants for Individuals: Economics

Grant sponsored by Nasdaq and that provides funding for financial market literacy educational projects including curriculum development. Special interest to Economics/Finance faculty.

Grants sponsored by the EPA

List of grant opportunities and agencies

Grants for Individuals: History

Homepage for the National Endowment for the Humanities, listing its divisions, deadlines, and guidelines for application.

Teaching American History grants is a discretionary grant program funded under Title II-C, Subpart 4 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The goal of the program is to support programs that raise student achievement by improving teachers' knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of American history.

General index of on-line grant opportunities in the humanities and social sciences.

The AHA will award six prizes in 2004. Each prize will consist of a $20,000 fellowship to be used by the author for converting the dissertation into an electronic monograph of the highest quality to be published by Columbia University Press. For the 2004 competition (the sixth in the series), submissions will be accepted for dissertations in all fields of history.

Grants for Individuals: Philosophy

American Philosophical Assocation Grants and Fellowships Opportunities of Interest to Philosophers Prizes and Awards. 

University of Minnesota, Morris Grants Development Office Granting Opportunities: Philosophy. Identifies funding opportunities gleaned from SPIN and COS.

Grants for Individuals: Political Science

Offers various funding for both graduate students and faculty members in political science area.

Federal grants and contract: This site lists a series of grants given by Department of Education. It offers grant opportunities for the whole college, including political science Department.

American Political Science Association has compiled this site to assist individuals searching for materials on funding opportunities within political science and related areas.

Grants for Individuals: Religious Studies

Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology: The sponsor offers grants up to $20,000 for individual and group projects that focus on teaching and learning in theology and religion. All grants are made to institutions in North America (United States and Canada). These grants are intended for shorter term projects with more limited scope that will, nonetheless, permit creative initiatives to enhance teaching and learning.

Louisville Institute: The sponsor provides grants to faculty members engaged in summer research projects in areas of interest to the sponsor. Eligible applicants should have completed a Ph.D. or Th.D. and be currently employed by an accredited academic institution. Each award will provide a stipend of $8,000. The sponsor will consider applications dealing with various aspects of American religious life, including American Protestantism, American Catholicism, the historic African-American churches, and the Hispanic religious experience.

The Pluralism Project (Harvard University) is interested in research that will develop and enhance our understanding of contemporary American religious communities, especially those of post-1965 immigrants: Ordinarily, larger mapping projects are funded at around $5,000 and case studies at around $1,000. Successful proposals will indicate an awareness of prior Pluralism Project research and indicate specifically the contributions to be made.

 The American Schools of Oriental Research supports and encourages the study of the peoples and cultures of the Near East, from the earliest times to the present. Our independent overseas institutes in Cyprus, Israel, and Jordan facilitate research in the field by students and scholars. Fellowship programs are available to provide funds for work at these institutes as well as for Mesopotamian studies and student travel to the Annual Meeting.

Grants for Individuals: Sociology/CAS/Anthropology

Database of Grant Opportunities

American Sociological Association Funding Opportunities

National Science Foundation Social, and Economic Sciences/Sociology Program: The Sociology Program supports research on problems of human social organization, demography, and processes of individual and institutional change. The Program encourages theoretically focused empirical investigations aimed at improving the explanation of fundamental social processes. Included is research on organizations and organizational behavior, population dynamics, social movements, social groups, labor force participation, stratification and mobility, family, social networks, socialization, gender roles, and the sociology of science and technology.

Scholarships, Fellowships, and Postdoctoral Awards for the Social Sciences: Covers anthropology, economics, geography, law, political science, psychology, sociology.

American Anthropological Association Minority Dissertation Fellowship: The American Anthropological Association invites minority doctoral candidates in anthropology to apply for a full-year dissertation fellowship of $10,000. This program is designed to demonstrate the Association's support for promising minority graduate students in anthropology and to demonstrate its commitment to the long-range goal of increasing diversity in the discipline.

American Museum of Natural History Grants and Fellowships:The American Museum of Natural History offers competitive grants and fellowships in areas broadly related to its scientific and educational objectives. These areas include the fields of vertebrate zoology, invertebrate zoology, paleozoology, anthropology, and earth and planetary sciences. This site describes the programs that provide the support, and gives instructions to individuals who wish to apply. Four major programs are involved: Grants, Research Fellowships, Graduate Student Fellowships (including International Graduate Student Fellowships), and Research Experiences for Undergraduates. More information about each program is available on the web site.

Anthropologist's Fund for Urgent Anthropological Research: The Fund supports research on disappearing indigenous cultures, languages, and ecologies to document them for the benefit of the indigenous peoples themselves in their struggle to control their own destinies and to bring an appreciation of their knowledge and aesthetics to the world at large.

Earthwatch Research Program Formerly called Center for Field Research:The fundamental purpose of Earthwatch Institute is to foster postdoctoral level research by scientists and to channel their findings and discoveries to broader audiences. CFR is the program development wing of Earthwatch that receives, reviews, and recommends research proposals for Earthwatch support. Earthwatch supports labor intensive research that spans many of the social sciences and humanities, including (but not limited to) cultural, economic, medical and physical anthropology, archaeology, architecture, ethnomusicology, textiles and costume, folklore and oral history, public health, sustainable development, agriculture, and alternative energy.

Correctional Education Association:Offers a scholarship to cover the cost for conference attendance, both on the national and regional level. The money may also be used to pay for professional development classes or degree work or for research in issues related to correctional education. Must be a CEA member. The scholarship amounts are limited to $500 award per year with a $5,000 lifetime limit. The deadline for applying is three months prior to the funded activity. The scholarship application can be found under "awards" on the web page or you can call (800) 783-1232 or via email at