Institute for Research & Scholarship

Searching for External Funding

The Butler Institute for Research and Scholarship provides several avenues to identifying external grant opportunities.  Faculty and Staff are encouraged to use the SPIN database, grants.gov searches, and the table and links provided below to identify potential funding sources.  For more information on how to use SPIN or for assistance with external grant searches, please contact Dana Ohren, Manager, Pre-Award Services.

Grants Resource Center (AASCU)

Grants Resource Center (Main Page)

Grant Search Database

Federal Grants

Grants.gov
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
Department of Education (DoEd)
       G5 (replaces eGrants)       
The National Science Foundation (NSF)
      NSF Proposal Guidelines
      NSF fastlane
The National Institutes of Health (NIH)
       NIH Proposal Guidelines
       eRA Commons
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS
)
Department of Justice
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Links to Funding Opportunity websites

Michigan State University, Grants for Individuals 
(table categorized by discipline)

Purdue University Table of Upcoming Deadlines
(mostly science and health related federal grant opportunities)

Duke University Funding Opportunities Website
(comprehensive website with search functions)

External Grant Opportunties for Humanities, Creative Arts, Social Sciences and Education

 

Printable Version of Table of External Grant Opportunties for Arts, Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
[last updated 8/2011]

Note:  Deadlines may have changed.  Please check the funding agency's website for the most up-to-date information regarding each opportunity.

Links to Funding Announcements for Arts, Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
Creative Arts Artist in Residence Opportunities Trans Artists
Visual Arts Links to Opportunities College Art Association
Social Sciences and Humanities Links to Funding Announcements Humanities and Social Sciences Online Funding Announcements
Annual Deadlines Discipline(s) Program Name Granting Agency

January

1-4 Humanities and Social Sciences Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship Wesleyan University Center for the Humanities
1-5 Humanities and Social Sciences Center for the Cultural Analysis of Contemporary Culture Rutgers University
1-10 Humanities Long-Term Fellowships Newberry Library
1-15 Humanities Short-Term Visiting Academic Research Fellowships American Antiquarian Society
1-15 Humanities Long-Term Visiting Academic Research Fellowships American Antiquarian Society
1-15 Any Discipline Fellowship Program Smithsonian Institute
1-15 Humanities Faculty Residential Fellowships University of Connecticut Humanities Institute
1-15 Humanities (Related to Research on Greece) Multiple Fellowships and Grants American School of Classical Studies at Athens
1-16 Humanities (Topic must be Related to Annual Theme Visiting Faculty Fellowship Robert Penn Warren
Center for the Humanities
Vanderbilt University
1-31 Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Visiting Fellowships School of Advanced Study,
University of London

February

2-1 Any Discipline American Fellowships American Association of University Women
2-1 Any Discipline (Work must be related to Science, Technology and Society Science, Technology and Society (STS) National Science Foundation
2-1 Humanities Research Fellowship Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
2-10 Humanities Short-Term Fellowships Newberry Library
2-15 History Research Grants The American Historical Association

March

3-1 Creative Arts Grants Creative Capital
3-1 Creative Arts Residential Fellowships Edward F. Albee Foundation
3-2 Humanities Summer Seminars and Institutes National Endowment for the Humanities
3-3 Social Sciences Residential Fellowships Center for the Advanced Study of Behavioral Sciences
3-4 Literature-Writing Creative Writing Fellowships National Endowment for the Arts
3-7 Social Sciences Peace & Security, Environment & Sustainability, and Population & Reproductive Health Compton Foundation, Inc.

April

4-30 Social Sciences Residential Fellowship Program The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University (CASBS)

May

5-1 Humanities Fellowships National Endowment for the Humanities
5-2 Theater (for members of the TCG) METLIFE/TCG A-ha! Program: Think It, Do It Theatre Communications Group
5-6 History Scholarly Fellowships Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

June

6-10 Any related to Science, Technology and Society Grants (related to the balance between the advance of technology and the natural/human environment) Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation

July

7-15 Humanities and Social Sciences Kluge Center Fellowships Library of Congress

August

8-1 Any Discipline (Work must be related to Science, Technology, and Society Science, Technology and Society Grants National Science Foundation
8-1 Any Discipline Core Fulbright Grants Fulbright (Council of the International Exchange of Scholars)
8-1 Humanities and Social Sciences Research Grants Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation

September

9-7 Social Sciences Grants related to Peace & Security, Environment & Sustainability, and Population & Reproductive Health Compton Foundation, Inc
9-15 All Disciplines (work related to architecture and space) Grants Graham Foundation
9-15 Creative Arts Fellowships to Assist Research and Artistic Creation John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
9-15 Economics Grants to Increase Economic Literacy Calvin K. Kazanjian Foundation
9-29 Humanities and Social Sciences Fellowships American Council of Learned Societies
9-29 Humanities and Social Sciences ACLS Fellowships American Council of Learned Societies
9-29 Humanities and Social Sciences Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship for Recently Tenured Scholars American Council of Learned Societies
9-29 Humanities and Social Sciences Collaborative Research Fellowships American Council of Learned Societies,
9-30 Humanities Summer Stipends (Butler Internal Deadline August 15.) National Endowment for the Humanities
9-30 Humanities, Social Sciences, Writers Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers Fellowships New York Public Library
9-30 Social Sciences Visiting Scholar Russel Sage Foundation

October

10-1 Philosophy Franklin Research Grants American Philosophical Society
10-1 Creative Writing Grants for Fiction Writers Christopher Isherwood Foundation,
10-1 Humanities External Faculty Fellowships Stanford Humanities Center
10-1 Humanities and Social Sciences Residential Fellowships Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
10-3 Humanities Research Fellowships (External Faculty) The Stanford Humanities Center
10-5 Creative Arts Fellowships for Creative and Performing Artists and Writers American Antiquarian Society
10-7 Multiple Disciplines Residential Fellowships American Academy in Berlin
10-15 Humanities and Social Sciences Research Grants and Fellowships Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation
10-15 Humanities Fellowships National Humanities Center
10-15 Humanities Solmsen Fellowships Institute for Research in the Humanities (University of Wisconsin)
10-16 Humanities, Sciences, Technology & Global Security, Social Policy & American Institutions, and Education Visiting Fellowships American Academy of Arts and Sciences
10-29 Humanities Collaborative Research Grant National Endowment for the Humanities
10-29 Humanities Scholarly Editions and Translations Grant National Endowment for the Humanities

November

11-1 Humanities and Creative Arts Rome Prize American Academy in Rome
11-1 Social Sciences Residential Fellowships Institute for Advanced Study, School of Social Sciences
11-1 Humanities and Social Sciences ARIT Fellowships (and others) American Research Institute in Turkey
11-1 History Residential Fellowships Institute for Advanced Study, School of Historical Studies
11-1 Humanities Pre-and Post-Doctoral Fellowships (for scholars who have earned their doctorates after 2005.) The Getty
11-1 Creative Arts and Humanities Getty Scholar Grants (for established artists and scholars) The Getty
11-1 Creative Arts Howard Fellowships (Rotation of Grants Areas) The Howard Foundation
11-1 Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Resident Scholar The School for Advanced Research
11-5 Education Postdoctoral Fellowship National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation,
11-15 Any American Fellowships American Association of University Women

December

12-1 Any Faculty Fellowships Department of Education Fulbright-Hays
12-1 Humanities Fellowships Tanner Humanities Center (University of Utah)
12-1 Humanities Resident Fellows Program Virginia Foundation for the Humanities
12-9  Arts and Humanities  Visiting Scholar Fellowships Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University 
12-15 Social Sciences  Summer Scholars School for Advanced Research 
    Residential Fellowships Center for the Advanced Study of Behavioral Sciences

Rolling Deadlines

  Any Discipline Fellowships (Multiple Available) Alexander von Humboldt Foundation 
    Grants (Multiple Available) Ford Foundation
  Education Focused Grants and Fellowships (Multiple Available) Spencer Foundation 
Rolling, with mid-March and mid-August deadlines Social Sciences Project Awards Russell Sage Foundation