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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 click "create account." Use your institutional login credentials/SSO to create an account and claim your preset profile to get targeted funding opportunities, so others can find you for collaboration, and for relevant funding alerts by email. 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.

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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Open Funding Opportunities

September 2023


  • American Association of University Women Community Action Grant- (November 15 deadline) The AAUW offers up to $10,000 in support for innovative projects that promote education and equity for women and girls.
  • Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford- (November 3 deadline) The Center offers a residential fellowship program for scholars working in disciplines that contribute to advancing research and thinking in social science. CASB invites applicants from the social sciences as well as the humanities, education, linguistics, communications, and the biological, health, and computer sciences. 
  • Huntington Library Short-Term Fellowships- (November 15 deadline) The Huntington Library offers one- to five-month fellowships for research that makes use of their holdings and art collections which span the 11th to 21st centuries and 14 research areas.
  • M. Keck Research Program- (November 1 deadline) The W. M. Keck Research Program seeks to benefit humanity by supporting Medical Research and Science & Engineering projects that are distinctive and novel in their approach, question the prevailing paradigm, or have the potential to break open new territory in their field. Grants range from $1 million to $5 million. 
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Pioneering Ideas Grant Program- (rolling) RWJF seeks proposals primed to impact health equity in any of these four areas of focus: Future of Evidence; Future of Social Interaction; Future of Food; Future of Work. Average award amount is $300,000 with a project period of up to three years.
  • Meta Data Center Community Action Grant- (October 20 deadline) Meta offers funding in the communities where it has data centers (including Henrico County, VA), with a specific emphasis on putting the power of technology to use for community benefit; connecting people online or off; and improving local STEM education.
  • NASA Citizen Science Seed Funding- (January 24 deadline) Supports projects that engage interested members of the public in basic and applied research in space and earth sciences.
  • National Archives Public Engagement with Historical Records Grant Program- (November 2 deadline) Through the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, the National Archives offers up to $150,000 to support projects that promote access to America’s historical records to encourage understanding of our democracy, history, and culture.
  • NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program- (November 15 deadline) Supports requests for up to $4 million from NSF for the development or acquisition of multi-user research instruments that are critical to the advancement of science and engineering. Interested in this opportunity? Attend a webinar on September 14 or 15 from 2-3:30 pm!
  • NSF Organismal Response to Climate Change- (November 21 deadline) This solicitation calls for proposals that integrate the study of genomic, physiological, structural, developmental, neural, or behavioral mechanisms of organismal response to climate change with eco-evolutionary approaches to better manage the effects of a rapidly changing climate on earth’s living systems.
  • New York Public Library Schomburg Center Scholars-in-Residence Program- (December 1 deadline) The Schomburg Center offers long-term and short-term fellowships to support scholars and writers working on projects that would benefit from access to the Center's extensive resources for the study of African diasporic history, politics, literature, and culture.
  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation- (rolling) The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation funds ambitious science and technology research projects that have a high expected return to society, exhibit a high degree of methodological rigor, and for which funding from the private sector, government, or other foundations is not yet widely available.
  • John Templeton Foundation- (October 13 deadline) Offers up to three years of funding in a wide array of focus areas across the sciences, theology, and philosophy, including Cultivation of Character in the Digital Age; Individual Freedom and Free Markets; Life Sciences; Mathematics and Physical Sciences; Public Engagement; and Religion, Science, and Society.  
  • VMFA Visual Arts Fellowship- (November 3 deadline) The VMFA offers $8,000 awards to professional artists and collaborative artist teams who demonstrate exceptional creative ability in their chosen discipline.