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Funding Opportunities

Need support for research or a creative project? Wondering if a new idea might be attractive to funding agencies? Schedule an appointment with the Office of Foundation, Corporate and Government Relations (FCGR) to discuss your area of scholarly interest. Please bring an up-to-date curriculum vitae and a one-page summary of your project.

During this meeting, we will assist you in developing a plan for seeking support, which may begin with a search of our funding databases. Following our discussion, you will receive a report providing an overview of possible funding opportunities.

The University of Richmond subscribes to the Grant Advisor and Sponsored Programs Information Network (SPIN) databases to search for additional funding opportunities. They may be accessed from anywhere on campus. You can also review the programs and guidelines of several major private and public funders by selecting from the categories below.

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Did You Know?

March 2020

Did You Know…

NSF Is Supporting Research to Address Coronavirus Disease
In response to the urgency of COVID-19 and increasing inquiries from the research community, NSF has issued a letter to researchers inviting additional proposals for rapid response grants related to the virus. This letter welcomes research to help understand COVID-19, inform and educate the public about virus transmission and prevention, and develop effective strategies for addressing this challenge at the local, state, and national levels.

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program  - What's New for 2021 - 2022
This year the application will only require two letters of recommendation. There are also more awards that have "professional project" as a possible award activity, as well as more than 20 new awards added to the Catalog. To learn more, click here to view the What's New for 2021-22 Webinar or visit the Catalog of Awards.

Other upcoming deadlines…

Samuel H. Kress Foundation - History of Art Grants Program – due April 1 (also  Oct 1 and Jan 15)
Supports scholarly projects that will enhance the appreciation and understanding of European art and architecture.

National Geographic Society -  Grant Program - due April 2 
Grants for conservation, education, research, storytelling, and technology through its Committee for Research and Exploration. All proposed projects must be novel and exploratory, and be of broad interest.

National Endowment for the Humanities - Fellowships – due April 8 (for Projects Beginning January 2021)
Supports individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both.

Whitehall Foundation - Grant Programs - letter of intent – due April 15 (also Oct 1 and Jan 15)
Supports scholarly research in the life sciences with an emphasis on supporting young scientists at the beginning of their careers and productive senior scientists who wish to move into new fields of interest.

NEH-Mellon - Fellowships for Digital Publication - due April 22 (for Projects Beginning January 2021)
Supports individual scholars pursuing interpretive research projects that require digital expression and digital publication.