See below for a list of external funding opportunities provided by foundations and councils, federal agencies, rolling awards, and calls available outside of Cornell.
Social Science Research Opportunities
March 15, 2021
Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies
April 1, 2021
Faculty Research Funding, Cornell Center for the Study of Inequality
April 1, 2021
Graduate Research Funding, Cornell Center for the Study of Inequality
April 1, 2021
Seed Funding for Innovative, Interdisciplinary Research, Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability
April 5, 2021
Engaged Curriculum Grants, Cornell Office of Engagement Initiatives
Academic Venture Fund Supplemental Grants, Cornell Office of Engagement Initiatives
Engaged Research Grants, Cornell Office of Engagement Initiatives
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
American Council of Learned Societies
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
W.T. Grant 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
Sociological Initiatives Foundation
Town Creek Foundation
Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
United States Institute of Peace
United States–Japan Foundation
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.
Rapid Response Fund, Atkinson Center
Civil Society Grants (South Africa), Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Environmental Grants: Transforming Development Finance (Asia & Latin America), Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
US–Cuba Relations Grants, Christopher Reynolds Foundation
Engaged Learning Grants, Engaged Cornell
Governance, Norms and Values—Research on the Future Internet, Knight Foundation
International Funding Opportunities, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies
Grants, Scholarships, & Fellowships, Open Society Foundations
Latin America and Caribbean Program Grants, W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC), National Science Foundation
Research Coordination Networks (RCN), National Science Foundation
High-Risk Research in Biological Anthropology and Archeology (HRRBAA), National Science Foundation
Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DEL-DDRIG), National Science Foundation
Latin America Program, Open Society Foundations
New Executives Fund, Open Society Foundations
Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa, Open Society Foundations
Unsolicited Concept Papers and Proposals, United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Grants and Fellowships, United States Environmental Protection Agency