Funding Opportunities

Entergy Charitable Foundation

Description: The Entergy Charitable Foundation is dedicated to strengthening communities served by Entergy Corporation through investments in education, poverty solutions and environmental programs. Giving back to the community is an integral part of Entergy's corporate mission. Entergy shareholders annually reinvest more than $16 million in shareholder profits to almost 3,000 nonprofit organizations in communities where Entergy operates.

Cost Sharing or Match: No

Deadline: February 1 and August 1

Website:  Entergy Charitable Foundation 2014 grant application


Young Explorers Grants (YEG)

National Geographic Society (NGS)

Description: Under this program, the sponsor provides seed grants to individuals between the ages of 18 and 25 in the fields we have a rich history of supporting. Young Explorers grants provide the opportunity for many recipients to pursue their first experiences in the field.

Size of Grant: $5,000 Maximum

Cost Sharing or Match: No

Deadline: Open Application Deadline

Website:  Young Explorers Grants (about the program)


Jacke Kent Cooke Foundation

Jacke Kent Cooke Foundation

Subject: Education

Description: The foundation supports youth education by investing in organizations that expand learning opportunities for high-achieving, low- to moderate-income students during their K-12 years. The youth education programs offer direct support to students, as well as grants for schools and out-of school programs, summer enrichment activities, specialized education courses and scholarships.

Size of Grant: Not provided

Cost Sharing or Match: No

Deadline: Unspecified

Website: Hewlett Foundation Environment Grants Program


Department of Defense Child Care Curriculum

National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Subject: Agriculture

Description: USDA/NIFA and the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy seek to implement a DoD CCCD that is high quality, research- and evidence-based, comprehensive, developmentally appropriate and cost-effective for deployment across the DoDs Child Development System. The curriculum will standardize the delivery of child care education across the Military Services for children age birth to five years (center and home-based care) as well as have the potential for enhancing the quality of child care across the nation.

Size of Grant: $4,545,455

Cost Sharing or Match: No

Deadline: TBA

Website: Department of Defense Child Care Curriculum


Higher Education Multicultural Scholars Program

National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Subjects: Agriculture; Education

Description: The purpose of this competitive undergraduate scholarship grant program is to increase the multicultural diversity of the food and agricultural scientific and professional workforce, and advance the educational achievement of all Americans by providing competitive grants to colleges and universities.

Size of Grant: $20,000—$600,000

Cost Sharing or Match: No

Deadline: TBA

Website: Higher Education Multicultural Scholars Program


Enhancing Developmental Biology Research at Undergraduate Institutions Academic Research Enhancement Award (R15)

US Department of Health and Human Services NIH

Subjects: Science; Environmental Science; Biology; Chemistry

Category: Undergraduate Academic Research in Biology

Description: This Funding Opportunity Announcement issued by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development encourages grant applications to strengthen the developmental biology research environment at educational institutions that provide baccalaureate or advanced degrees, but that have not been major recipients of NIH support. In addition, this FOA attempts to foster the development of novel or underutilized experimental model systems, and to motivate students through exposure to and participation in research projects designed to study fundamental processes underlying normal development

Size of Grant: $300,000

Cost Sharing or Match: No

Deadline: TBA

Website: Enhancing Developmental Biology Research at Undergraduate Institutions Academic Research Enhancement Award (R15)


Wildlife Without Borders

Fish and Wildlife Service

Subjects: Education; Environment; Natural Resources

Description: Build human and institutional capacity for biodiversity conservation and management in Mexico through training. Of interest are projects that provide direct and significant training to Mexican personnel in terms of the number of individuals trained, the strategic or innovative nature of the training, and the impact of the training on the conservation of biodiversity.

Size of Grant: $5,000—$50,000

Cost Sharing or Match: Yes

Deadline: TBA

Website: Wildlife Without Boarders - Mexico


Justice Fellowships Program

Soros Foundation; Open Society Foundation

Subjects: Criminal Justice; Journalism

Description: The Justice Fellowships Program is part of the Justice Fund, one of three "core" funds within the Foundations' U.S. Programs. The Justice Fund seeks to promote open society values by reducing the destructive impact of current criminal justice policies on the lives of individuals, families , and communities in the United States.

Size of Grant: $50,000$70,000

Deadline: TBA

Website: Grants - Soros Justice Fellowships - Media Fellowships


American Fellowships

American Association of University Women (AAUW)

Subjects: All fields of study

Description:  These grants provide support to women scholars to prepare research manuscripts for publication, and independent researchers to prepare research for publication. Time must be available for eight consecutive weeks of final manuscript preparation. All applicants must demonstrate that the support will result in a reduction of their ongoing work-related activities. The grants are not for preliminary research. Activities undertaken during the grant period can include drafting, editing, or modifying manuscripts; replicating research components; responding to issues raised through critical review; and other initiatives to increase the likelihood of publication.

Size of Grant: $6,000

Deadline: TBA

Website: 

American Fellowship Applications
Summer/Short-Term Research Publication Grants


Early Career Research Program

Office of Science of the Department of Energy

Subjects: Science and Technology; Research Development

Description:  The Office of Science of the Department of Energy hereby invites grant applications for support under the Early Career Research Program in the following program areas: Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR); Biological and Environmental Research (BER); Basic Energy Sciences (BES), Fusion Energy Sciences (FES); High Energy Physics (HEP), and Nuclear Physics (NP). The purpose of this program is to support the development of individual research programs of outstanding scientists early in their careers and to stimulate research careers in the areas supported by the DOE Office of Science.

Size of Grant: Up to $6,000,000

Deadline: TBA

Cost Sharing or Match: No

Website: FedConnect


National Endowment for the Arts

National Endowment for the Arts

Subjects: Art; Humanities; Language

Description:  Through fellowships to published translators, the Arts Endowment supports projects for the translation of specific works of prose, poetry, or drama from other languages into English. We encourage translations of writers and of work that are not well represented in English translation. All proposed projects must be for creative translations of literary material into English.

Size of Grant: $12,500—$25,000

Deadline: TBA

Cost Sharing or Match: No

Website: NEA Complete Website Announcement


Michael & Susan Dell Foundation Grants

Michael & Susan Dell Foundation

Subject: Community Development

Description:  The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation supports programs that seek to transform the lives of children living in urban poverty by directly serving their needs in the areas of health, education, and family economic stability.

Deadline: Open Deadline

Cost Sharing or Match: No

Website: Online Grant Proposal


The Economic Development Administration's Economic Development Assistance

US Department of Commerce

Subjects: Economic Development; Business

Description:  The Economic Development Administration Department of Commerce has announced general policies and application procedures for grant-based investments under the Public Works, Planning, Local Technical Assistance, and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs. These programs will promote comprehensive, entrepreneurial and innovation-based economic development efforts to enhance the competitiveness of regions, resulting in increased private investment and higher-skill, higher-wage jobs in areas experiencing substantial and persistent economic distress.

Deadline: Open Deadline

Cost Sharing or Match: No

Website: The Economic Development Administration


 Charles Redd Center Awards

Redd (Charles) Center for Western Studies

Subject: Journalism

Description:  The sponsor provides grants of up to $3,000 to assist in the publication of scholarly studies on the Mountain West (defined as including the states of Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico).

Size of Grant: Up to $3,000

Deadline: Open Deadline

Cost Sharing or Match: No

Website: Charles Redd Center Awards Main Page or Publication Grants


Please visit the following links for more information on grant opportunities and upcoming deadlines:

System for Award Management (SAM)

The System for Award Management (SAM) is a free web-site which consolidates Federal procurement systems and the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance. Currently CCR, FedReg, ORCA and EPLS have been migrated into SAM. Over the coming years, additional system migrations will be completed.

National Science Foundation (NSF)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)


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