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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.

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Council On Governmental Relations: Institutional and Agency Responses to COVID-19 and Additional Resources


Did You Know?

November, 2021

FCGR has open office hours.

Do you have grants related questions, need help with your proposal plans, budget, or just need to chat about an upcoming application? FCGR (aka the Grants Office) is offering ‘Open Office Hours’. Just drop in – no appointment needed.

Every Wednesday from 1:30pm – 4:30pm At the Faculty HUB


If you missed the Fulbright Specialist Virtual Alumni Forum last week, the recording is here. It includes short, recorded presentations from four Fulbright alumni who are making an impact. Learn from their stories, their expertise, and their work to better our world. 

Upcoming Deadlines: 

Air Force Research Lab  - Summer Faculty Fellowship Program - due November 30. Residencies for full-time research in the science, technology, mathematics, and engineering fields.

Schomburg Center - Scholars-in-Residence Program – due December 1. Long-term and short-term fellowships designed to support and encourage top-quality research and writing on the history, politics, literature, and culture of the peoples of Africa and the African diaspora.

American Philosophical Society - Franklin Research Grants  - due December 1. Grants designed to help meet the costs of travel to libraries and archives for research purposes; the purchase of microfilm, photocopies, or equivalent research materials; the costs associated with fieldwork; or laboratory research expenses.

Woodson Institute for African-American & African Studies - Post-Doctoral Residential Research & Teaching Fellowship - due December 1. A two-year residential fellowship for post-doctoral students whose work focuses on Africa and/or the African Diaspora.

[NEW] American Council of Learned Societies  - Sustaining Public Engagement Grant Program – due December 7. Support for programs based at accredited American colleges and universities devoted to the co-creation of knowledge with diverse communities outside academia that have experienced staffing reductions related to pandemic conditions, programming setbacks, and/or loss of institutional capacity for publicly engaged work.

The Ford Foundation - Diversity Fellowships - due December 9. Postdoctoral fellowships that seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

Samuel H. Kress Foundation - History of Art Grants - due December 15. Supports scholarly projects that will enhance the appreciation and understanding of European works of art and architecture from antiquity to the early 19th century.

National Science Foundation - Launching Early-Career Academic Pathways in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences (LEAPS-MPS) - due January 7. Awards for early-career researchers who are members of groups typically underrepresented in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences.

National Endowment for the Humanities - Media Projects - Development Grants - due January 12. Supports the development, production, and distribution of radio, podcast, television, and long-form documentary film projects that engage general audiences with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways.

National Endowment for the Humanities  - Digital Humanities Advancement Grants  due January 14. Supports innovative, experimental, and/or computationally challenging digital projects, leading to work that can scale to enhance scholarly research, teaching, and public programming in the humanities.

National Science Foundation - Building Research Capacity of New Faculty in Biology (BRC-BIO) - due January 31. Awards for early-career researchers who are members of groups typically underrepresented in the biological sciences.