Where can I find a list of private and public institutions that provide funding?

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Private and public institutions

  1. Andrew W. Mellon Foundation was formed in 1969 through the consolidation of the Avalon Foundation and Old Dominion Foundation. The mission of AWM is grantmaking in six core program areas to build, strengthen and sustain institutions and their core capacities. See here for a list of grants for higher education.
  2. Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation sponsors scholarly research on problems of violence, aggression, and dominance. The foundation provides both research grants to established scholars (see here) and dissertation fellowships to graduate students (see here), and publishes both an Annual Report and HFG Review to inform the public of the findings of HFG-sponsored research and to discuss how that knowledge relates to problems of society today.
  3. Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University fosters collaborative works in the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences through providing residential fellowships and creating links between its fellows and Harvard schools and departments. Click here for information on the fellowship program.
  4. RAND is an independent non-profit research institution that is considered the premier "think tank" for providing objective analysis of social, economic, and national security issues. See the RAND page within PsychWiki for more information on how research is conducted at RAND, the similarities and differences between the work environment at RAND versus academia, and obtaining employment at RAND. Also, click here for the list of internships and fellowships offered at RAND.
  5. Russell Sage Foundation is the principal American Foundation devoted exclusively to research in the social sciences. RSF provides funding for individual scholars to pursue their research and writing projects at RSF through the Visiting Scholar Program, provides funding for individual scholars at other institutions to pursue research projects that advance the Foundation's research programs, and provides access to research that the Foundation supports through its own book publishing program. Click here for information on grant funding from RSF.
  6. Solomon Asch Center for the Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict was created in 1998 to advance research, education, practice, and policy-relevant study in ethnic group conflict and political violence, and is an independent center in the University of Pennsylvania's School of Arts and Sciences. Click here for information on the activities of SAC including the Summer Institute and Foreign Graduate Student Exchange Program.
  7. William T. Grant Foundation was founded in 1936 to further the understanding of human behavior through research. The focus of WTG is on improving the lives of youth ages 8 to 25 in the United States through investing in primarily high quality empirical studies. Current research priorities can be found here. You can see a list of funding opportunities here, and you can search through recent grants awarded by WTG here.
  8. Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation has supported more than 21,000 intellectual leaders in the arts and sciences, business, and public service since it was founded in 1945 to promote all levels of education. WW offers a wide range of current programs including fellowships and other higher education initiatives at the undergraduate, masters, doctoral and faculty level, see here.
  9. American Council of Learned Societies is a private non-profit federation of sixty-eight national scholarly organizations. The mission of the ACLS is to advance humanistic studies in all fields of learning in the humanities and the social sciences and to maintain and strengthen relations among the national societies devoted to such studies. As the pre-eminent representative of humanities scholarship in America, the ACLS carries out its mission in a variety of programs across many fields of learning. Awarding peer-reviewed fellowships is at the core of ACLS activity, and see here for a complete list of awards.

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