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Funding Opportunities

This page will serve as a resource for researchers as they seek to identify potential funding opportunities.  Regular updates of newly announced competitions will be posted to this page.  Researchers are also encouraged to contact the OGSP for individual or group consultations.   The primary focus of this office is institutional competitions, but we are happy to assist faculty, as time permits, with fellowship and other individual competitions.

See the Limited Submissions Process for opportunities that have an institutional limit on the number of proposals that may be submitted or that require institutional nomination.

  1. Open RFPs

    Announcements of funding opportunities will be posted regularly, but we encourage you to set alerts for your specific research needs.  No list can be comprehensive across all disciplines and areas of research.  Generally listings will not be repeated so check several postings to have a more complete idea of what is available.

    Spring 2014 Open Rfps

    June 20, 2014 Open RFPs
    May 30, 2014 Open RFPs

    May 1, 2014 Open RFPs

    April 17, 2014 Open RFPs

    April 1, 2014 Open RFPs

    March 18, 2014 Open RFPs
    February 27, 2014 Open RFPs
    February 13, 2014 Open RFPs
    January 30, 2014 Open RFPs
    January 16, 2014 Open RFPs

    Fall 2014 Open RFPs

    October 31, 2013 Open RFPs
    October 17, 2013 Open RFPs
    September 18, 2013 Open RFPs

  2. Search Engines

    Grant Forward (formerly known as IRIS - University of Illinois Researcher Information Service), is a search engine, and useful resource, subscribed to by the University of New Haven.  Access to this resource is meant to assist faculty and staff in discovering federal, foundational, and other funding opportunities.  The website includes strategies and tools for conducting an effective search, online tutorials, and various other educational materials.  To access the site, sign in here with your UNH network login and password

    Grants.gov - A search engine of 26 federal grant-making agencies

    Philanthropy Digest

    FundsNet Services


    • Government Sources

    • Non-Government

      In addition to the non-governmental sources listed below, various professional associations may also serve as funding sources.

      Social Science Research Council  (SSRC) - Social Sciences

      American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) - Humanities & Social Sciences

      Ford Foundation  -  World Peace, Human Welfare, and Environmental Sustainability

      Spencer Foundation  - Education

      John Templeton Foundation  - Science & the Big Questions; Character Development; Freedom & Free Enterprise; Exceptional Cognitive Talent & Genius; Genetics

      Doris Duke Charitable Foundation  - Performing Arts, Environmental Conservation, Medical Research, and the Prevention of Child Abuse

      National Film Preservation Foundation  - Public Access to American Orphan Films

      Henry Luce Foundation  - American ArtEast AsiaLuce ScholarsTheologyHigher Education and the Henry R. Luce Professorships; the Henry R. Luce Initiative on Religion and International AffairsPublic Policy and the Environment; and the Clare Boothe Luce Program for women in science, mathematics and engineering.

      Newberry Awards and Fellowships  - The Newberry Library, open to the public without charge, is an independent research library dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of knowledge, especially in the humanities.

      International Research & Exchanges Board