Funding Sources

Grants and Funding Organizations:

  • American Council of Learned Societies is devoted to the advancement of humanistic studies in all fields of learning in the humanities and the social sciences and the maintenance and strengthening of relations among the national societies devoted to such studies (description from the ACLS website).
  • The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
  • Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT)
  • The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship to Assist Research and Artistic Creation provides fellowships for advanced professionals in all fields (natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, creative arts).
  • National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF), information specifically for archaeometry grants
  • Project Kaleidoscope PKAL is an organization committed to improving environments for learning in higher education. Through workshops, roundtable discussions and summer institutes, PKAL has proven to be an active center for faculty interested in improving curricula, facilities, assessment techniques and the general educational environment (description from the PKAL web page).
  • Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Society is a non-profit membership society of more than 70,000 scientists and engineers who were elected to the Society because of their research achievements or potential. Sigma Xi has more than 500 chapters at universities and colleges, government laboratories and industry research centers. In addition to publishing American Scientist, Sigma Xi awards grants annually to promising young researchers, holds forums on critical issues at the intersection of science and society and sponsors a variety of programs supporting honor in science and engineering, science education, science policy and the public understanding of science (description from the Sigma Xi web page).
  • Social Science Research Council
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • The Spencer Foundation is dedicated to the belief that research is necessary to the improvement in education. The Foundation is thus committed to supporting high-quality investigation of education through its research programs and to strengthening and renewing the educational research community through its fellowship and training programs and related activities (description from the Spencer Foundation website).
  • The Volkswagen Foundation is committed to the furtherance of the humanities and social sciences as well as science and technology in higher education and research. The Volkswagen Foundation provides financial support to academic institutions in Germany, as well as other countries. An important part of its mission is to provide support for aspiring young academics, promote international exchange and to enhance the structural conditions for research and higher education (description from the Volkswagen website). Various funding opportunities endeavor to provide effective stimuli for research and to establish forward-looking topics.
  • The Wenner-Gren Foundation is a private operating foundation that supports basic research in all branches of anthropology. The foundation’s mission is to advance significant and innovative research about humanity’s cultural and biological origins, development, and variation, and to foster the creation of an international community of research scholars in anthropology (description from the Wenner-Gren web site).

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