Winthrop University: Grants and Sponsored Research Development - Private Sponsors CAS General

Private Sponsors
General List for all College of Arts and Sciences Disciplines


Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

  • Science
  • Economics
  • Higher Education
  • Digital Technology
  • Public Understanding
  • Working Longer
  • Energy & Environment
  • Initiatives
  • Submit a Letter of Inquiry to determine whether a full proposal will be requested


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Ambrose Monell Foundation

  • Scientific, cultural, educational, and other initiatives
  • Submit application online
  • Will be notified in four to six weeks if invited to submit a full proposal


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American Council of Learned Societies

  • Fellowships and grants support scholars in the humanities and related social sciences
  • Humanities and related social sciences include but are not limited to American studies; anthropology; archeology; art history and architectural history; classics; economics; ethnic studies; film; gender studies; geography; history; languages and literatures; legal studies; linguistics; musicology; philosophy; political science; psychology; religious studies; rhetoric, communication, and media studies; science and technology studies; sociology; and theater, dance, and performance studies.


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American Diabetes Association

  • Funds research with novel and innovative hypotheses in any area relevant to the etiology or pathophysiology of diabetes and its complications that hold significant promise for advancing the prevention, cure or treatment of diabetes
  • Basic, clinical, translational and epidemiological or health services research approaches are encouraged


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American Philosophical Society

Franklin Research Grants

  • Small grants to support the cost of research leading to publication in all areas of knowledge

Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research

  • Encourages exploratory field studies for the collection of specimens and data and to provide the imaginative stimulus that accompanies direct observation

Phillips Fund for Native American Research

  • Provides grants for research in Native American linguistics, ethnohistory, and the history of studies of Native Americans, in the continental United States and Canada

Grants are made to individuals. Institutions are not eligible to apply


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American Physiological Society

To foster education, scientific research, and dissemination of information in the physiological sciences


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Anderson-Rogers Foundation

  • Reproductive and abortion rights
  • Access to contraception and sex education, particularly programs aimed at reducing teen pregnancy rates
  • Environmental education and activism, including programs to preserve and restore habitat and protect endangered animals
  • Promotion of environmentally sound agricultural practices and food systems
  • Promotion of humanist values and separation of church and state
  • Submit a two-page Pre-Application Letter to receive invitation to submit full proposal


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Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

  • Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities -- Foundation assists select colleges, universities, and research institutes in the work of training scholars and producing scholarship in the humanities broadly conceived, and thereby contributing to culture and society.
  • Helps institutions and professional organizations respond to the economic, demographic, financial, and technological challenges affecting higher education, supporting initiatives designed to enhance the learning experience of both undergraduate and graduate students in the humanities, and fostering collaborations within and among institutions that support disciplinary innovation, foster practices of diversity and inclusion, and promote the social value of the humanities
  • Diversity Program seeks to help diversify the next generation of college and university faculty


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Association for Asian Studies (AAS)

  • Various grants to support research, education, and curriculum development
  • Page listing grants and fellowships sponsored by organizations other than the AAS


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Brookby Foundation

Promotes community well-being, primarily by supporting endeavors that advance artistic and scientific literacy, with a special interest in those that protect or improve the environment.


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CLIF Bar Family Foundation

  • Applicants must address our funding priorities from a holistic perspective:
  • Protect Earth's beauty and bounty.
  • Create a robust, healthy food system.
  • Increase opportunities for outdoor activity.
  • Reduce environmental health hazards.
  • Build stronger communities.
  • Operate with clearly defined objectives and viable plans to achieve them.
  • Demonstrate strong community ties and operate at the community level.
  • Promote positive change through both the projects and their implementation process.


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Coca-Cola Foundation

  • Water: clean water, water conservation, community recycling
  • Community well-being: education, youth development, community enrichment


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The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

  • Conservation and Science Program invests in action and ideas that conserve and restore ecosystems while enhancing human well-being. We welcome your ideas for funding requests. Please review the Conservation and Science program pages (Climate, Ocean, Land, and Science)
  • Send a short description to the relevant Program Officer and Program Associate who will request a full proposal if interested


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Deupree Family Foundation

Supports education, social services, animal welfare and the environment


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Ford Foundation

  • Civic Engagement and Government
  • Future of Work
  • Gender, Racial, and Ethnic Justice
  • Internet Freedom
  • Just Cities and Regions
  • Natural Resources and Climate Change
  • Submit Idea through on-line form. If interested program officer will contact to discuss.


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Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation

  • Funds projects which address the concerns of the historical studia humanitatis: a humanistic education rooted in the great traditions of the past; the formation of human beings according to cultural, moral, and aesthetic ideals derived from that past; and the ongoing debate over how these ideals may best be conceived and realized.
  • Programs in the following areas are eligible: history; archeology; literature; languages, both classical and modern; philosophy; ethics; comparative religion; the history, criticism, and theory of the arts; and those aspects of the social sciences which share the content and methods of humanistic disciplines.
  • The Foundation welcomes projects that cross the boundaries between humanistic disciplines and explore the connection between the humanities and other areas of scholarship


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Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

  • Science Program: seeks to advance basic science through developing new technologies, supporting imaginative research scientists and creating new collaborations at the frontiers of traditional scientific disciplines.
    • Advance our understanding of the world by asking new questions
    • Enable new science through advances in technology
    • Break down barriers and cultivate collaborations
    • Enhance society's understanding of the joy of science
  • Submit a 100 word grant inquiry e-mail


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Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation

Research Grant ($15,000-$40,000)

  • The foundation welcomes proposals from any of the natural and social sciences and the humanities that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence and aggression.
  • Highest priority is given to research that can increase understanding and amelioration of urgent problems of violence and aggression in the modern world.
  • Violence and aggression in relation to social change, intergroup conflict, war, terrorism, crime, and family relationships, among other subjects.
  • Research with no relevance to understanding human problems will not be supported, nor will proposals to investigate urgent social problems where the foundation cannot be assured that useful, sound research can be done.
  • Priority will also be given to areas and methodologies not receiving adequate attention and support from other funding sources.


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Institute for Humane Studies — Hayek Fund for Scholars

  • Supports any graduate student or faculty at any institution participating in a social science or humanities field of study
  • Funds research and career-advancing activities
  • Ideal candidate is eager to pursue or continue a career in academia and contribute to the tradition of classical liberal scholarship
  • Academics studying the hard sciences are generally not accepted into the program
  • Awards are made on a rolling basis


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John Templeton Foundation

  • Small and Large Grant Program
  • Science and the Big Questions: Natural Sciences, Human Sciences, Philosophy & Theology, Public Engagement
  • Character Virtue Development
  • Genetics
  • Individual Freedom and Free Markets
  • Voluntary Family Planning
  • Exceptional Cognitive Talent and Genius
  • Must submit the Online Funding Inquiry and be invited to apply for the grant


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Russell Sage Foundation

Dedicated to programs of social science research including:

  • Behavioral Economics
  • Future of Work
  • Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration
  • Social Inequality
  • Affordable Care Act
  • Integrating Biology and Social Science Knowledge (BioSS)
  • Computational Social Science
  • Small Grants in Behavioral Economics
  • Immigration and Immigrant Integration
  • Improving Education and Reducing Inequality in the United States
  • Non-Standard Employment
  • Submit a Letter of Inquiry (4-page max) to be invited to apply for grant


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Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Honor Society

  • Sigma Xi awards recognize achievement in science or engineering research and communication
  • Some awards require candidate to be nominated


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Social Science Research Council

  • The SSRC's varied fellowships and prizes share a core commitment to improving conditions for social science knowledge production worldwide.
  • Programs engage themes ranging from global issues facing the United States and Japan to security in Africa and Latin America.


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South Carolina Academy of Science

Governor's Award

  • To honor specifically an individual or team within the state whose achievements and contributions to science in South Carolina merit special recognition and to promote wider awareness of the quality and extent of scientific activity in South Carolina

Chair of the Governor's Award Committee
Dr. William A. Pirkle
Sponsored Research Office
University of South Carolina
Aiken 471
University Parkway
Aiken, SC 29801

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Tomberg Family Philanthropies

  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health


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W.M. Keck Foundation

Funding is awarded to universities and institutions nationwide for projects in research that:

  • Focus on important and emerging areas of research
  • Have the potential to develop breakthrough technologies, instrumentation or methodologies
  • Are innovative, distinctive and interdisciplinary
  • Demonstrate a high level of risk due to unconventional approaches, or by challenging the prevailing paradigm
  • Have the potential for transformative impact, such as the founding of a new field of research, the enabling of observations not previously possible, or the altered perception of a previously intractable problem
  • Does not focus on clinical or translational research, treatment trials or research for the sole purpose of drug development
  • Fall outside the mission of public funding agencies
  • Demonstrate that private philanthropy generally, and the W. M. Keck Foundation in particular, is essential to the project's success


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William T. Grant Foundation

  • Research grants - Support research to identify, build, and test responses to inequality in youth outcomes and opportunities
  • Institutional Challenge grant - encourages university-based research institutes, schools, and centers to build sustained research-practice partnerships with public agencies or nonprofit organizations in order to reduce inequality in youth outcomes


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Last Updated: 1/12/23