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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.

New! we now subscribe to Pivot-RP, a dynamic, comprehensive tool that allows you to search for funding opportunities and potential collaborators around the world. Creating an account is easy - click Pivot-RP and gain access by choosing University of Richmond from the Institution drop-down menu. Once you're logged in, claim your preset profile.

The University of Richmond also subscribes to the Grant Advisor to search for additional funding opportunities. This may be accessed from anywhere on campus.

If you have problems connecting to any of these sites please contact us at


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Did You Know?

May, 2022

This is the last edition of ‘Did You Know’ until the fall semester, but we will be working through the summer and are available for all your funding queries, proposal needs, and post-award questions. Please reach out with any specific grant-related questions you have.

We have a new funding search tool!

UR faculty now have access to Pivot-RP, the most comprehensive funding database used by the world’s top research institutions. Creating a Pivot-RP account is easy - go to and gain access by choosing University of Richmond from the Institution drop-down Single Sign On menu. Once you're logged in, claim your preset profile. You’ll be able to search for funding opportunities and save your detailed searches. You’ll also be able to get tailored funding recommendations and alerts based on your profile. More details coming soon!

Upcoming deadlines…

NHPRC-Mellon - Planning Grants for Collaborative Digital Editions in African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, and Native American History and Ethnic Studies – due June 8.
Supports projects that promote access to America's historical records to encourage understanding of our democracy, history, and culture.

Russell Sage Foundation - Visiting Scholars Program - due June 28.
Provides a unique opportunity for select scholars in the social, economic and behavioral sciences to pursue their research and writing while in residence at the Foundation's New York headquarters.

IMLS/NEH - Digital Humanities Advancement Grants - due June 24.
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. The program also supports research that examines the history, criticism, ethics, and philosophy of digital culture or technology and its impact on society.

NIH - Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) - due date for new, renewal, resubmit is June 25 – please contact us if you are planning a proposal
Provides support for meritorious research, to strengthen the research environment of schools that have not been major recipients of NIH support, and to expose available undergraduate and/or graduate students in such environments to meritorious research.

Spencer Foundation Small Research Grants on Education – due August 9.
Supports education research projects that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived. 

NEH - Media Projects - due August 10.
Supports the development, production, and distribution of radio programs, podcasts, long-form documentary films, and documentary film series that engage general audiences with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways.

NEH - Summer Stipend - due September 22 (for summer 2022)
Supports individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Details for the UR internal competition will be sent out by our office later in the summer. 


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