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American Association for Cancer Research

The mission of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is to prevent and cure cancer through research, education, communication and collaboration. Through its programs and services, the AACR fosters research in cancer and related biomedical science.

American Association of University Women (AAUW)

AAUW conducts research on issues related to gender equity in education and the workplace.

American Cancer Society International Fellowships for Beginning Investigators (ACSBI)

The ACSBI fellowship offers the opportunity to be mentored by experts in the chosen field, receive hands on experience in clinical, behavioural or basic research, intellectual stimulation, research guidance, narrative transfer and many other opportunities to evolve scientifically and academically.

American Chemical Society – Petroleum Research Fund (ACS PRF)

Research grant programs support fundamental research in the petroleum field. Research areas supported include chemistry, the earth sciences, chemical and petroleum engineering, and related fields such as polymers and materials science.

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)

The ACLS is a private non-profit federation of national scholarly organizations dedicated to the advancement of humanities.

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

“Most of the grants from this Foundation are only made to US organizations. It does accept letters of inquiry (LOI) for grants in their Global Health initiatives. These include Enteric and Diarrheal Diseases, HIV, Malaria, Neglected Infectious Diseases, Pneumonia, and Tuberculosis.


The Boeing Company provides grants in the areas of Arts and Culture, Civic Engagement, Education (Early Learning and Primary/Secondary), Environment, Health and Human Services.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Unrestricted Biomedical Research Grants and Awards

The Bristol-Myers Squibb Freedom to Discover program is aimed at enhancing health outcomes around the world. The seven areas of research include cancer, neuroscience, infectious diseases, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, nutrition and synthetic organic chemistry.

Fogarty International Center (National Institutes of Health)

Fogarty’s global health research and research training programs offer a variety of funding opportunities. For upcoming application deadlines, announcements from the Office of Extramural Research please refer to the website.

The Franklin Institute Awards

Through the Franklin Institute Awards, the Franklin Institute seeks to broaden public awareness and encourage an understanding of the world of science and technology. Work is evaluated on the basis of uncommon insight, skill and creativity, as well as its ability to impact the future or have some public benefit.

Google – Faculty Research Awards

Supports cutting-edge research in computer science, engineering, and related fields.

Grass Fellowship Program

Grass Fellowships at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Massachusetts supports investigator-designed, independent research projects by scientists early in their career. Supported approaches include neurophysiology, biophysics, integrative neurobiology, neuroethology, neuroanatomy, neuropharmacology, systems neuroscience, cellular and developmental neurobiology, and computational approaches to neural systems. The Foundation also has a longstanding interest in epilepsy-related research.

Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation

The foundation welcomes proposals from any of the natural and social sciences and the humanities that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence and aggression. Highest priority is given to research that can increase understanding and amelioration of urgent problems of violence and aggression in the modern world.

The Geological Society of America

The mission of the Society is to advance geoscience research and discovery, service to society, stewardship of Earth, and the geosciences profession. It provides access to elements that are essential to the professional growth of earth scientists at all levels of expertise and from all sectors:  academic, government, business, and industry.

Health Effects Institute

HEI is a non-profit corporation chartered in 1980 as an independent research organization to provide high-quality, impartial, and relevant science on the health effects of air pollution.


Offers grant opportunities focused on type 1 diabetes research, including fellowships, research grants, and conferences.

The L.S.B. Leakey Foundation

The Foundation funds research related specifically to human origins.

Louisville Institute

The Louisville Institute offers grants to support both research and inquiry by scholar/pastors and scholar/educators that strengthen the religious life of North American Christians and their institutions while simultaneously advancing American religious and theological scholarship.

MacArthur Foundation

The Foundation makes grants and loans in its commitment to defending human rights, advancing global conservation and security, making cities better places, and understanding how technology is affecting children in society.

March of Dimes

Supports a number of research grants aimed at improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

Muscular Dystrophy Association – Research Grants Program

MDA is pursuing the full spectrum of research approaches toward combating neuromuscular and related diseases.

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

NIST provides Post-Doctoral researchers and Visiting Scientists with collaboration opportunities in the Materials Science and Engineering Division.

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Supports research in fields of science and engineering.

Rockefeller Foundation

The Rockefeller Foundation works to spread benefits of globalization to more people in more places around the world.

Rolex Awards for Enterprise

Rolex Awards celebrate enterprising individuals who take on major challenges to improve lives or protect the planet. The award is given for a new or ongoing project anywhere in the world. They support work in five areas:  applied technology, cultural heritage, environment, exploration and discovery, and science and health.

Safari Club International Foundation – Wildlife Management Research Fund (SCI)

SCI Foundation funds and directs worldwide programs dedicated to wildlife conservation and outdoor education.

Sloan Research Fellowships

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is interested in projects that will result in a strong benefit to society in the areas of science, technology and economic performance. The Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise.

Thrasher Research Fund

Medical Research grants to improve the lives of children.

Tyler Prize for Environment Achievement

The John and Alice Tyler Prize is awarded for environmental science, environmental health and energy conferring great benefit upon mankind.

US Federal Government Grants

The site lists all federal government grants.  Grants can be viewed by newest opportunities, categories, agencies, and eligibilities.

Wenner-Gren Foundation

The Foundation supports worldwide research in all branches of anthropology.