Links to Faculty Funding Opportunities


General Search Engines

NU’s listing of comprehensive funding search engines

Community of Science (CoS) provides funding opportunities in the humanities and arts as well as the sciences.

GrantForward (access through Northwestern Computers)

Grants.gov


Foundation/Nonprofit Search Engines and Directories

NU Foundation Relations:

Alumnae of Northwestern Grant Programs for NU Faculty - requests for proposals are issued around December 1 each year. http://nualumnae.org/

  • Alumnae Academic Enrichment Grants - to bring distinguished scholars and artists to the campus for lectures, master classes and/or performances.
  • Alumnae of Northwestern Grants - for support of projects not included in the University’s budget


Fellowships and Other Support in the Social Sciences and Humanities

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipends

American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship Program

John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowships

Social Science Research Council Fellowships

Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) Residential Fellowships

The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation


Interactive Media/Communication Studies Resources

MacArthur Foundation: Digital Media and Learning Program

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation: Research in Information Technology Program

James S. McDonnell Foundation

HP Labs Innovation Research Program

National Science Foundation (NSF):

Army Research Lab

Comcast Technology Research & Development Fund: Targeted Research Grants

Metaknowledge Network/John Templeton Foundation: Metaknowledge Grants

Google Research Awards: Faculty Research Awards

Heising-Simons Foundation

Retirement Research Foundation—Responsive grants


Visual and Performing Arts Resources

NU Center for Interdisciplinary Research in the Arts

Association of Performing Arts Presenters: The Cultural Exchange Fund

National Endowment for the Arts

Jonathan Larson Grants: for early career musical theatre writers and composers

Tribeca Film Institute

Creative Capital Foundation: for video & performing artists

National Performance Network, Inc.: Programs for performing arts

Independent Television Service, Inc.: Funding for video producers

Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences: Grant resources for film scholars

Academy of Television Arts and Sciences: Faculty seminar program

Liguria Study Center for the Arts and Humanities: Bogliasco Fellowships for theatre, dance, and film/video

PEN/Laura Pels Awards for Drama: $7,500 for a mid-career playwright

Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences:  Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting

Trans Artists:  Your Artist in Residence Guide

Pew Performance Project Grants

Sloan Foundation--film

Cinereach Film Production Grant Program

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Media Projects: Production Grants

MacArthur Foundation, John D. and Catherine T.
Media: Documentary Film Grant

Sundance Institute Documentary Fund

Illinois Arts Council Agency Grants


Communication Sciences and Disorders Resources

American Academy of Audiology

American Hearing Research Foundation

American Speech and Hearing Association Funding

American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) spreadsheet of grants by career stage and size

Brain Research Foundation Seed Grants

Hearing Health Foundation

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars

National Organization for Hearing Research

Oak Foundation: Funds to study students (from pre-school up to college age) who struggle because of learning differences

Action on Hearing Loss: International Research Grants

Defense (Department of) Army Research Office (ARO): Life Sciences Neurophysiology and Cognitive Neuroscience

Defense (Department of) Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR): Mathematics and Life Sciences Directorate

McKnight Scholar Awards

McKnight Technological Innovations in Neuroscience Awards

James S. McDonnell Foundation

Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS)

National Institutes of Health (NIH): Office of Extramural Research Search for Funding Opportunities

NIH RePORTER Database of Federally Funded Biomedical Research

Capita Foundation

Searle Scholars Program

Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences

National Science Foundation (NSF):