Federal Funding

Common Federal Funding Sources

National Institutes of Health

R01 Research Project Grant Program
Used to support a discrete, specified, circumscribed research project; Utilized by all NIH Institutes and Centers
Deadlines: New – February 5, October 5, June 5  | Renewal or Resubmission – March 5, July 5, November 5


R21 Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Award
Encourages new, exploratory and developmental research projects by providing support for the early stages of project development
Deadlines: New – February 16, June 16, October 16 | Renewal or Resubmission – March 16, July 16, November 16


K NIH Pathway to Independence (PI) Award
Provides up to five years of support consisting of two phases: 1–2 years of mentored support for highly promising, postdoctoral research scientists and up to 3 years of independent support contingent on securing an independent research position
Deadlines: New – February 12, June 12, October 12 | Renewal or Resubmission – March 12, July 12, November 12


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National Endowment for the Humanities

Collaborative Research Grants

Supports humanistic collaborations (including with social scientists); small grants to convene working groups and large grants to produce traditional or digital publications/products

Deadline: November 30, 2022 | Expected notification date: August 31, 2023


Digital Humanities Advancement Grant

Supports digital projects throughout their lifecycles, from early start-up phases through implementation and long-term sustainability

Deadlines: January 12, 2023 (anticipated)| Expected notification date: August 31, 2023


Public Scholars Fellowship

Supports well-researched books in the humanities intended to reach a broad readership
Deadline: November 30, 2022


Summer Seminars and Institutes

Broadens and deepen understanding of the humanities in supporting professional development programs, specifically designed for a national audience of K–12 educators or college and university faculty

Deadline: March 2023


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National Science Foundation

Accountable Institutions and Behavior (AIB): Basic research that advances knowledge and understanding of issues broadly related to attitudes, behaviors, and institutions connected to public policy and the provision of public services
Deadlines: January 15 and August 15
Program Officers: Jan E. Leighley, Mauricia Barnett, and Linh Nguyen


Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER): To support 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
Deadline: July 27 (fourth Wednesday in July)
Program Officers: CAREER Directorate and Division Contacts


Cognitive Neuroscience (CogNeuro): Highly innovative proposals that employ brain-based measurements in order to advance our understanding of the neural systems that mediate cognitive processes
Deadlines: February 11 and August 13
Program Officers: Jonathan Fritz, Dwight Kravitz, and Kenyatta Johnson


Cultural Anthropology: To support fundamental, systematic anthropological research and training to increase understanding of the causes, consequences, and complexities of human social and cultural variability
Deadlines: January 15 and August 15
Program Officers: Jeffrey Mantz, Siobhan M. Mattison, Jeremy Koster, and Angelica T. Brewer


Decision, Risk, and Management Sciences (DRMS): Supports scientific research directed at increasing the understanding and effectiveness of decision making by individuals, groups, organizations, and society
Deadlines: January 17 and August 18
Program Officers: Robert E. O’Connor and Claudia Gonzalez-Vallejo


Developmental Sciences (DS): Basic research that increases our understanding of cognitive, linguistic, social, cultural, and biological processes related to human development across the lifespan
Deadline: January 15 and July 15
Program Officers: Peter M. Vishton and Kenyatta Johnson


Discovery Research Pre-K–12 (DRK 12): To enhance the learning and teaching of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and computer science (STEM) by preK–12 students and teachers, through research and development of STEM education innovations and approaches
Deadline: October 5 (first Wednesday in October)
Inquiries can be made to DRLDRK12@nsf.gov.


Dynamics of Integrated Socio-Environmental Systems (DISES): Interdisciplinary research that examines human and natural system processes and the interactions among human and natural systems at diverse scales
Deadline: November 15
Program Officers: Jeffrey W. Mantz, Richard F. Yuretich, and Elizabeth R. Blood


Economics: Research designed to improve the understanding of the processes and institutions of the U.S. economy and of the world system of which it is a part
Deadlines: January 18 and August 18
Program Officers: Nancy Lutz, Eric Bahel, and Kwabena Gyimah-Brempong


EHR Core Research (ECR:Core): Fundamental research that contributes to the general, explanatory knowledge that underlies STEM education for learners of all groups and ages in formal and informal settings
Deadline: October 6 (first Thursday in October)
Inquiries can be made to ECR@nsf.gov.


Law & Science (LS): Interdisciplinary and multi-methodological research that advances scientific theory and understanding of the connections between law or legal processes and human behavior
Deadline: January 15 and August 1
Program Officers: Reginald Sheehan, Naomi Hall-Byers, and Mauricia Barnett


Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics (MMS): 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
Deadlines: January 26 (last Thursday in January) and August 24 (last Thursday in August)
Program Officer: Cheryl Eavey


Perception, Action, Cognition (PAC): Theoretically motivated research on a wide-range of topic areas related to typical human behavior with particular focus on perceptual, motor, and cognitive processes and their interactions
Application Windows: January 15–February 1 (research); May 15–June 15 (research); July 15–August 1 (conference)
Program Officers: Betty Tuller and Angelica T. Brewer


Science and Technology Studies (STS): Research that uses historical, philosophical, and social scientific methods to investigate the intellectual, material, and social facets of the scientific, technological, engineering and mathematical (STEM) disciplines
Deadline: February 2 and August 3
Program Officers: Frederick Kronz and Wenda Bauchspies


Security and Preparedness (SAP): Basic research that advances knowledge and understanding of issues broadly related to global and national security. Substantive areas include international relations, global and national security, human security, political violence, state stability, conflict processes, regime transition, international and comparative political economy, and peace science
Deadlines: January 15 and August 15
Program Officers: Paul Huth, Lee D. Walker, Mauricia Barnett, and Linh Nguyen


Social Psychology: Basic research on human social behavior, including cultural differences and development over the life span
Deadlines: July 15
Program Officers: Steven Breckler, Ximena Arriaga, and Tanika M. Malloy


Sociology: Basic research on all forms of human social organization – societies, institutions, groups and demography – and processes of individual and institutional change
Deadlines: January 15 and August 15
Program Officers: Joseph Whitmeyer and Melanie Hughes


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