Funding Opportunities

The funding opportunities database below is part of our commitment to supporting the work of our members and IPEC's mission. Each of our five main research areas (1) Social Media and Society, (2) Human Machine Culture, (3) Justice and Security in Energy Transitions, (4) Ethics in STEM, (5) Algorithmic Culture are given targeted recommendations for funding. IPEC members are eligible to join a research area by contacting a research lead. 

Below, our database offers opportunities for a variety of disciplines, degree-levels, and deadlines. To view a more complete listing of each opportunity, view our IPEC Funding Opportunities Google Doc. If you don't see an opportunity that matches your specific interests, please visit GrantForward for more options. 

Funding Opportunities Database

Dialogues on the Experiences of War

The Dialogues on the Experience of War program supports the study and discussion of humanities sources that address the experiences of military service and war from a wide variety of perspectives. In recognition of the importance of the humanities in helping Americans to understand the meaning and experiences of military service and war, Dialogues projects encourage veterans and nonveterans to reflect collectively on such topics as civic engagement, veteran identity, the legacies of war, service, and homecoming. Project teams should include humanities scholars, military veterans, and individuals with relevant experience.

Hearst Foundations Funding Priorities in Culture

The Hearst Foundations fund cultural institutions that offer meaningful programs in the arts and sciences, prioritizing those that enable engagement by young people and create a lasting and measurable impact. The Foundations also fund select programs nurturing and developing artistic talent. Supported organizations include arts schools, ballets, museums, operas, performing arts centers, symphonies and theaters.

The Story of Stuff Project’s Grassroots Grants

We support projects that value local community involvement and organizing, creative interventions, strategic thinking, and both defensive "fight-back" and offensive solutions-focused projects. Grants do not exceed $5,000.

Grassroots Exchange Fund

Common Counsel's Grassroots Exchange Fund (GXF) is a rapid response small grants program designed to support grassroots social change organizations' ability to collaborate, share best practices, and build capacity. GXF prioritizes grants to small-budgeted community-based groups seeking to organize with other grassroots groups, to build collaborative campaigns, and to benefit from learning and training opportunities. 

Pop Culture Collaborative Opportunity Grants

Opportunity Grants are for emergent initiatives, projects, and research; time-sensitive gatherings, retreats, or convenings; and/or critical experiments at the intersection of pop culture and social justice.

NSF Expiditions in Computing Project

In planning Expeditions projects, investigators are strongly encouraged to come together within or across departments or institutions to combine their creative talents in the identification of compelling, transformative research agendas that look ahead by at least a decade and promise disruptive innovations in computer and information science and engineering for many years to come.

Office of Science Financial Assistance Program

The Office of Science (SC) of the Department of Energy (DOE) hereby announces its continuing interest in receiving grant applications for support of work in the following program areas: Advanced Scientific Computing Research, Basic Energy Sciences, Biological and Environmental Research, Fusion Energy Sciences, High Energy Physics, Nuclear Physics, Isotope R&D and Production, and Accelerator R&D and Production.

STS Research Community Development Grants

Science and Technology Studies (STS) is an interdisciplinary field that investigates the conceptual foundations, historical developments and social contexts of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), including medical science. The STS program supports proposals across a broad spectrum of research that uses historical, philosophical and social scientific methods to investigate STEM theory and practice. STS research may be empirical or conceptual; specifically, it may focus on the intellectual, material or social facets of STEM including interdisciplinary studies of ethics, equity, governance and policy issues.

NSF Safe Learning-Enabled Systems

The objective of the Safe Learning-Enabled Systems program, which is a partnership between the National Science Foundation, Open Philanthropy and Good Ventures, is to foster foundational research that leads to the design and implementation of learning-enabled systems in which safety is ensured with high levels of confidence.

NSF Science of Learning and Augmented Intelligence

Science of Learning and Augmented Intelligence (SL) supports potentially transformative research that develops basic theoretical insights and fundamental knowledge about principles, processes and mechanisms of learning, and about augmented intelligence - how human cognitive function can be augmented through interactions with others or with technology, or through variations in context.

Harry Frank Guggenheim Distinguished Scholar Award

The Foundation welcomes proposals from any of the natural and social sciences and aligned disciplines that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence and aggression. Highest priority is given to research that addresses urgent, present-day problems of violence-what produces it, how it operates, and what prevents or reduces it.

Peace Research Grants

The IPRA Foundation is proud that it receives so many superb peace research proposals from scholars around the world and it brings us great sadness that we are only able to fund a very small number of them. Because the quality of many proposals we receive is so very high, and because winning applicants take such care to follow all the instructions below, applications that fall short will not be considered.

Just Tech Fellowship

Fellows receive two-year awards of $100,000 annually, robust supplementary funding to subsidize additional expenses, and separate seed funding to collaborate with other Just Tech Fellows. The fellowship believes that this model of Whole Person support provides the space and time necessary for deep reflection, an engaged community, and opportunities for ambitious cocreation.

Babbitt Center Dissertation Fellowship

The Babbitt Center for Land and Water Policy's Dissertation Fellowship Program invites applications from doctoral students whose project proposals have been approved by their committee and are conducting research in fields that address the Babbitt Center s primary interest areas in improving the integration of land and water management.

NSF Expanding TRIPODS Through Partnerships

The Expanding Transdisciplinary Research in Principles of Data Science through Partnerships (XTRIPODS) program, which leverages the existing TRIPODS program, aims to broaden participation in data science research, education, and workforce development by supporting partnerships between the current TRIPODS Phase II Institutes and Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) that do not traditionally receive significant amounts of NSF funding. 

Data Fluencies Dissertation Grant

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) invites proposals from PhD candidates across the social and behavioral sciences, humanities, data sciences, and related fields to apply to the Data Fluencies Dissertation Grant competition. This competition is part of the Data Fluencies Project and consortium.

ACLS Digital Justice Development Grant

ACLS Digital Justice Development Grants are designed to promote and provide resources for projects that diversify the digital domain, advance justice and equity in digital scholarly practice, and/or contribute to public understanding of racial and social justice issues.

AISES GeoComply Scholarship

GeoComply will be supporting Indigenous students pursuing a degree in a Canadian or United States institution, that supports professional careers in the technology industry, including but not limited to Computer and Information Sciences, Engineering, Software Engineering/Development, Mathematics, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Analytics, Cybersecurity, Data Science, Business, Finance, Economics, Marketing, Human Resources and other related fields.

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Grant The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation makes grants primarily to support original research and education related to science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and economics. The Foundation believes that these fields-and the scholars and practitioners who work in them are chief drivers of the nation's health and prosperity. The Foundation also believes that a reasoned, systematic understanding of the forces of nature and society, when applied inventively and wisely, can lead to a better world for all.    
ACLS Digital Justice Seed Grants

ACLS Digital Justice Seed Grants are designed to promote and provide resources for newly formulated projects that diversify the digital domain, advance justice and equity in digital scholarly practice, and/or contribute to public understanding of racial and social justice issues.

ASA Minority Fellowship

Since the Minority Fellowship Program's (MFP) founding in 1974, the program has supported more than 460 students of color in pursuit of a doctoral degree in sociology. Areas of interest for Fellows include social psychology, gender and sexuality, education, medicine and health, inequalities and stratification, race and ethnicity, and more.

Bass Senior Visiting Fellowship

The Field Museum invites applications for its Bass Senior Visiting Fellowships. Successful applicants receive support for long-term visits, usually between three and six months, to work at the Field Museum to collaborate with Museum faculty on specific research projects.

Berkman Klein Fellowship

The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society welcomes an interdisciplinary and diverse community of academics and practitioners to join the Center as fellows in its mission to engage the challenges and opportunities of cyberspace. 

Blue Mountain Center Grant

Blue Mountain Center offers a unique refuge to artists, activists, organizers and cultural workers who produce transformative work for their times. We trust residents and conference attendees to choose the rhythm they need to counter the pressures of the world, whether through collaboration or solitude, work or rest, in a nurturing environment where they can connect to themselves, local and global movements, the land and story of the Adirondacks, and the growing BMC community.

Charles Koch Foundation Ending Endless Wars in the Middle East

Over the past few decades, the United States has initiated, joined, and intensified conflicts across the Greater Middle East. This exercise of military force has generally failed to make America safer, produce political stability in the region, or enhance other vital American national interests. Instead, it has resulted in destabilization and the proliferation of hardened militants and terrorist groups. Many Americans and prominent politicians on both sides of the aisle have called for an end to "endless wars." As political will mounts to leave foreign conflicts and bring American troops home, policymakers must grapple with exit strategies and the lessons learned from the last few decades of engagement.

Charles Koch Foundation Grand Strategy Research

In recent decades, the United States has pursued an approach to foreign policy known as primacy or liberal hegemony. This foreign policy has required active and aggressive U.S. military engagement around the globe that has undermined our safety and imperiled our prosperity and liberties. CKF supports scholars and research institutions interested in challenging the current approach, providing alternative visions for U.S. foreign policy, and engaging in research that can bridge the gap between ideas and policy. We are especially interested in foreign policy research projects from political science, international relations, history, or economics.

Charles Koch Foundation The Future of America's Alliances

The American-led global alliance system faces increasing stress and criticism. The Russian invasion of the Ukraine has intensified ongoing discussions about the future of NATO. American partners in the Middle East pursue their own priorities, often in opposition to American objectives. Failed attempts to unify disparate spokes of the U.S. alliance system in Asia reveal flawed assumptions in U.S. strategic thinking. Given problems with burden-sharing and conflicting interests, U.S. policymakers should reevaluate the costs and benefits of the U.S.'s security commitments. As a result, we are soliciting proposals for projects.

Comcast Innovation Fund Targeted Research Grants

The Comcast Innovation Fund was created to support technology and public policy research that contributes to the betterment of the Internet, and the continued evolution of connectivity products and services. The fund provides grants to technologists, researchers, and academics to support Internet- and connectivity-focused projects within the fund's areas of interest, which are updated annually.

Consortium for History of Science, Technology, and Medicine Dissertation Fellowship

Dissertation Fellows receive a stipend of $25,000. Fellows are expected to spend the academic year at the Consortium facilities in Philadelphia, participate in our events and conduct research at two or more Consortium member institutions. Dissertation fellowships are available to Ph.D. candidates who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents or students at U.S. institutions.

Cornell Douglas Foundation Grants

Areas of Focus include Environmental Health and Justice, Land Conservation, Mountaintop Removal Mining, Sustainability of Resources, and Watershed Protection.

NEH Cultural and Community Resilience Grants

The Cultural and Community Resilience program supports community-based efforts to mitigate climate change and COVID-19 pandemic impacts, safeguard cultural resources, and foster cultural resilience through identifying, documenting, and/or collecting cultural heritage and community experience. The program prioritizes projects from disadvantaged communities in the United States or its jurisdictions, and NEH encourages applications that employ inclusive methodologies.

AAS David Jaffee Fellowship in Visual and Material Culture

The David Jaffee Fellowship in Visual and Material Culture is named for David Philip Jaffee (1954-2017) who was a wonderful friend and favorite reader at AAS. The fellowship will provide a stipend for the study and use of visual and material culture in the pursuit of research on all aspects of American history before 1900. It is open to both postdoctoral scholars and graduate students at work on doctoral dissertations.

Emily Davie and Joseph S. Kornfeld Foundation Grants

We fund work that challenges threats to our democracy, empowers communities, and promotes activism across a range of issues. We support policy advocacy, community organizing, movement building, and technical assistance.

Fine Arts Work Center Fellowships

Since its creation 50 years ago, the Fine Arts Work Center Fellowship has become one of the leading residency programs in the world. Each year, the Work Center offers 20 seven-month residencies to a juried group of emerging visual artists, fiction writers, and poets. Each Fellow receives an apartment, a studio (for visual artists), and a monthly stipend of $1,250 plus an exit stipend of $1,000. Residencies run from October 1 through April 30. During this time, Fellows have the opportunity to pursue their work independently in a diverse and supportive community of peers. 

Gerald R. Ford Scholar Award

The Gerald R. Ford Scholar Award in Honor of Robert M. Teeter is an annual award of $5000 given to a doctoral student to support dissertation research and writing in any field related to any aspect of the United States political process and public policy during the last half of the 20th century. Of special interest is the role and analysis of public opinion in that process. The Selection Committee encourages applications from doctoral students in a wide range of fields, including Political Science, History, Journalism, Communications, Public Policy, Foreign Relations, and American Studies.

Hambidge Residencies Program

The oldest residency program in the Southeast, Hambidge provides a self-directed program that honors the creative process and trusts individuals to know what they need to cultivate their talent, whether it's to work and produce, to think, to experiment or to rejuvenate.  Residents' time is their own; there are no workshops, critiques, nor required activities. Each resident is given their own private studio which provides work and living space with a bathroom and full kitchen. The studios are designed to protect the time, space and solitude that allows residents to focus on their work. 

NEH Humanities Initiatives at Colleges and Universities

Humanities Initiatives strengthen the teaching and study of the humanities at institutions of higher education by developing new or enhancing existing programs, resources (including those in digital format), or courses that explore, interpret, and preserve the diversity of human cultures, ideas, and practices, past and present. Projects must address a core topic or set of themes drawn from humanities areas such as history, philosophy, religion, literature, or humanities-informed composition and writing skills.

NEH welcomes applications for projects that are modest in scope, duration, and budget, as well as applications for expansive, long-term projects.

IIS: Human Centered Computing Small Grants

Human-Centered Computing (HCC) supports research in human-computer interaction (HCI), taken broadly, integrating knowledge across disciplines-such as the social and behavioral sciences with computer and information sciences in order to design new computing systems to amplify diverse humans' physical, cognitive, and social capabilities to accomplish individual and collective goals; to assess benefits, effects, and risks of computing systems; and to understand how human, technical, and contextual aspects of systems interact to shape those effects.

NEH Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities

The Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities (IATDH) program supports national or regional (multistate) training programs for scholars, humanities professionals, and advanced graduate students to broaden and extend their knowledge of digital humanities. Through this program, NEH seeks to increase the number of humanities scholars and practitioners using digital technology in their research and to broadly disseminate knowledge about advanced technology tools and methodologies relevant to the humanities.  

NEH Institute for Higher Education Faculty

NEH-funded institutes are professional development programs that convene higher education faculty from across the nation to deepen their understanding of significant topics in the humanities and enrich their capacity for effective scholarship and teaching.

Institute for Humane Studies Grant

With research funding from the Institute of Humane Studies (IHS) at George Mason University, we offer you the chance to buy out one or more courses so you can focus more of your time on publishing your work.

Institute for Research on Women and Gender

Faculty members, postdoctoral scholars, and researchers from other institutions around the nation and the world, whose work focuses on women or gender may aqcuire a guest appointment at University of Michigan's Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG) for up to one academic year, without funding. Visiting scholars are generally on sabbatical from their home institutions (that is, the title is not designed for independent scholars or those on the job market). This is intended to be used in conjunction with other awards. 

International Association for Great Lakes Research Scholarship

The IAGLR Scholarship is awarded annually to promising Ph.D. students whose dissertation research is likely to make a significant contribution to the understanding of large lakes. The award consists of a U.S. $2,000 scholarship and a one-year membership in IAGLR.

Joan Shorenstein Fellowship Program

The Joan Shorenstein Fellowship Program is designed to bring journalists, scholars, politicians and policymakers to the Shorenstein Center for a semester to work on a project with a tangible output, and engage with students, faculty, other fellows, and the broader Harvard Kennedy School community. They are expected to be fully-participating members of the Shorenstein Center community while in residence, attending and participating in Center events, social gatherings, and other activities.

Land Conservation and Indigenous Languages Scholarship

The purpose of the Land Conservation and Indigenous Languages Scholarship is to provide financial assistance to eligible American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate and graduate students enrolled full-time at an accredited institution and pursuing degrees with a focus in Indigenous languages, natural resources, land management and conservation or cultural preservation. Applicants must hold a current GPA of 3.0 or higher. This program will award 20 scholarships in the amount of $10,000 per academic year. This opportunity is a need-based award.

Leidos Scholarship for AI/ML Advancement

USGIF awards general scholarships to graduating high school seniors, undergraduates, graduates, and doctoral students. In addition to USGIF's regular scholarship fund, we offer sponsored scholarships in coordination with member organizations. USGIF works with the awarding organization to tailor the scope of the scholarship to meet the goals of the organization and the needs of the GEOINT community. $10,000 annual scholarship awarded to one graduate or Ph.D. student who uses artificial intelligence, advanced analytics, or machine learning for geospatial research.

Measuring Urban Sustainability Using Economic and Ecological Metrics

​​Sustainability and particularly urban sustainability is a multifaceted issue that includes issues encompassing material and energy use, waste generation, economic and social well-being, human health, and ecological health. There is an opportunity to apply economic and ecological metrics to measure sustainability of an urban area and evaluate alternative decision scenarios. The Economist will work with a multidisciplinary team to evaluate sustainability of a chosen urban area. The applicant will work on economic measures of sustainability, and ecological footprint thus integrating economic, environmental, and ecological health. This research is part of a larger project: "Integrated Solutions for Sustainable Communities" under Sustainable and Healthy Communities (SHC) research program.

Mesa Refuge Residency

A Mesa Refuge residency is an opportunity to develop ideas and present them to the public. We give priority to writers focusing on nature, the human economy and social equity. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds and disciplines. The Mesa Refuge offers the true gifts of time, space and support no daily fees are charged for residents, though many make donations.

Meta Elevate Coursera Scholarship

To support underrepresented communities, Meta Elevate is providing scholarships to Black learners working towards certification in digital skills and software engineering. As part of this effort, we’re awarding 100,000 scholarships to Black learners in the United States working towards a digital skills and software engineering certification through our Meta Career Programs.

Midwest Modern Language Association Short Term Fellowship

Researchers with short-term fellowships spend one to two months investigating specific collection items that are essential to their scholarship. These fellowship opportunities are open to scholars at the ABD stage and beyond. Supporting scholars working on projects in literary and cultural criticism.

Oak Spring Garden Foundation Interdisciplinary Residency Program

The goal of this program is to provide individuals with the time and space to pursue their own creative projects alongside other Residents who may be examining plants, landscapes, gardens, and the natural world from different perspectives. Artists, conservation practitioners, researchers, scholars, scientists, and/or writers are encouraged to apply to our Interdisciplinary Residency Program.

Queen-Nellie Evans Scholarship

The APF Queen-Nellie Evans scholarship funds a scholarship to a graduate student from underrepresented groups who has a demonstrated financial need and is committed to improving the disparities in societal structures and issues that negatively impact communities of color, particularly communities of African descent.

Race.ED Archival Research Fellowship

Applications are invited for RACE.ED Archival Research Fellowships from postdoctoral scholars working in any area of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, to examine specific special collections held at the University of Edinburgh which provide evidence for research into decoloniality.

Russell Sage Foundation Social, Political, and Economic Inequality Program

The Russell Sage Foundation's (RSF) program on Social, Political, and Economic Inequality supports innovative research on the factors that contribute to social, political, and economic inequalities in the U.S., and the extent to which those inequalities affect social, political, psychological, and economic outcomes such as educational and labor market access and opportunities, social and economic mobility within and across generations, and civic participation and representation.

SAR Advanced Seminars

Advanced Seminars at the School for Advanced Research (SAR) promote in-depth communication among scholars who are at a critical stage of research on a shared topic and whose interaction has the potential to provide new insights into human evolution, behavior, culture, creativity, or society, including critical contemporary issues. SAR generally funds two or three traditional Advanced Seminars per year.

Scientific Software Research Faculty Award

The Simons Foundation's Mathematics and Physical Sciences (MPS) division invites applications for its Scientific Software Research Faculty Award (SSRF Award) in the MPS program for faculty appointments to start between September 2024-September 2025. The foundation strongly encourages scientists from disadvantaged backgrounds or underrepresented groups to apply.

Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowship

The Dissertation Fellowship program is committed to supporting the research training of promising doctoral students from a wide range of disciplines, taking up research relevant to the improvement of education. Funded by Spencer, but administered through the National Academy of Education, the $27,500 fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and productive perspectives to the history, theory, analysis, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world.

Synchrony Tech Scholarship

The Synchrony Tech Scholarship supports autistic adults interested in obtaining technology-related certifications to pursue or advance their careers in the technology sector. This includes, but is not limited to, the following areas: cybersecurity, game/app development, web development, machine learning, data analytics, cloud computing, ethical hacking, and artificial intelligence. Programs must be completed through an accredited university or program.

NSF Research on Artificial Intelligence in K-12 Education

Proposed projects must include strong data-driven research methods in need of a quick response due to rapidly changing AI. NSF strongly encourages proposals that will sustain and advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM education research. Likewise, NSF is seeking proposals that will have an impact on underserved and underrepresented schools and communities. Requests for RAPID proposals may be for up to $200K and up to one year in duration.


NSF Decision, Risk, and Management Sciences

The Decision, Risk and Management Sciences Program (DRMS) supports scientific research directed at increasing understanding and effectiveness of decision making by individuals, groups, organizations and society. DRMS supports research with solid foundations in theories and methods of the social and behavioral sciences. This social and behavioral science research should advance knowledge, address fundamental scientific and societal issues and have strong broader impacts.