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

March 20, 2017
Academic Venture Fund
Cornell University: Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future

March 22, 2017
Public Fellows Funding Program
American Council of Learned Societies

March 27, 2017
Fulbright U.S. Student Program Info Session for Undergraduates
Einaudi Center

March 29, 2017
Engaged Curriculum Grant
Engaged Cornell

March 30, 2017
Fernand Braudel Senior Fellowship
European University Institute

March 31, 2017
2017-18 Grant Development Program
Cornell Population Center

March 31, 2017
Andrew Kohut Fellowship Program in Public Opinion and Survey Research
Roper Center for Public Opinion Research

April 10, 2017
Engaged Opportunity Grant (Summer 2017)
Engaged Cornell

April 15, 2017
Working Group Grant
Einaudi Center

April 26, 2017
Fellowships for Advanced Social Science Research in Japan
National Endowment for the Humanities

April 30, 2017
Anneliese Maier Research Award
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH)

May 1, 2017
Grants Program
Trust for Mutual Understanding

May 31, 2017
Future of Work Program
Russell Sage Foundation

May 31, 2017
Behavioral Economics Program
Russell Sage Foundation

May 31, 2017
Social Inequality Program
Russell Sage Foundation

May 31, 2017
Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration Program
Russell Sage Foundation

June 15, 2017
The Holberg International Memorial Prize
Ludvig Holberg Memorial Fund

July 1, 2017
Senior Long and Short-Term Fellowships
American Institute of Indian Studies

July 10, 2017
Fellows Program
East Asia Institute

July 15, 2017
Kluge Fellowship
Library of Congress

July 15, 2017
US-Japan Policy Studies
United States-Japan Foundation

August 1, 2017
Fulbright-Schuman 70th Anniversary Migration Research Award
Fulbright Scholar Program

August 15, 2017
Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants
National Science Foundation: Cultural Anthropology Program

September 1, 2017
Abe Fellowship Program
Social Science Research Council

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

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


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.