Research Funding Opportunities

Funding & Fellowship Opportunities for Social Scientists

Cornell faculty and staff are asked to work with the Office of University Corporate and Foundation Relations when working with Tier One Foundations. The Office of Sponsored Programs provides grant assistance.

Rolling Award
International Funding Opportunities
Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

Rolling Awards
Engaged Cornell

September 12, 2017
ISS Small Grant Applications Due
Institute for the Social Sciences

September 15, 2017
Cornell University Presidential Postdoctoral Fellows
Cornell Office of the Vice Provost for Research

September 15, 2017
Institutional Grants Program
Tinker Foundation

September 15, 2017
German Chancellor Fellowship for Prospective Leaders
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH)

September 15, 2017
Subsidies for Publication
Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange

September 20, 2017
2Gen Research Proposals
Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research

October 1, 2017
Book Award
Columbia University: Council for European Studies

October 1, 2017
International Affairs Fellowship in Japan
Council on Foreign Relations

October 3, 2017
Center for Global Partnership Regular Grant Program
Japan Foundation

October 31, 2017
International Affairs Fellowship in Japan
Council on Foreign Relations

November 27, 2017
ISS Collaborative Project Proposals
Institute for the Social Sciences


Tier Two Foundations and Councils
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation 
American Council of Learned Societies

Arnold Foundation
Ford Foundation
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
GRAMMY Foundation
W.T. Grant Foundation
Haynes Foundation
Henry Luce Foundation
Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy
National Endowment for Democracy
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Robin Hood Foundation
Russell Sage Foundation
Smith Richardson Foundation
Social Science Research Council
Tinker Foundation
Town Creek Foundation
Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
United States Institute of Peace
United States-Japan Foundation

Federal Agencies
Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences, Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences, NSF. The Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences supports research to develop and advance scientific knowledge about humans spanning areas of inquiry including brain and behavior, language and culture, origins and evolution, and geography and the environment.

Division of Behavioral and Social Research (BSR), National Institute of Aging/NIH. The BSR supports social, behavioral, and economic research and research training on the processes of aging at both the individual and societal level.

Division of Social and Economic Sciences, Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences, NSF. The Division of Social and Economic Sciences seeks to enhance our understanding of human, social and organizational behavior by building social science infrastructure, by developing social disciplinary and interdisciplinary research projects that advance knowledge in the social and economic sciences.

Office of Multidisciplinary Activities, Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences, NSF. This office provides a focal point for programmatic activities that cut across NSF and SBE boundaries and is SBE’s broadest mechanism for contributing to Administration and NSF priorities.

Population Dynamics Branch (PDB), National Institute of Child Health and Human Development/NIH. The PDB supports research and research training in demography, reproductive health, and population health.

Fulbright-Hays Program. The program provides grants to pre-doctoral students, postdoctoral faculty, U.S. institutions, and organizations for overseas research and training efforts focusing on non-Western foreign languages and area studies.