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Grants Opportunities for Faculty

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The director of foundation and corporate relations can help you search for grant opportunties. If you desire assistance, send an e-mail to the director who will contact you to make an appointment.

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SPIN provides an online searchable database of funding opportunities for research grants, fellowships, and awards in the HUMANITIES, SCIENCES & SOCIAL SCIENCES. 

As a part of SPIN, you can sign up for email alerts customized to your funding needs using GENIUS. Click on "Create a Profile" to start the process. An email will be sent to the director of foundation and corporate elations to validate your profile. 

Additionally, some possible sources of grant funding for faculty are listed by disciplinary group below, with links to web sites that offer further information.

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Humanities & Social Sciences

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    The federal government is a vast source of grant funds in a wide variety of fields. is a centralized way to search for grant opportunities from multiple federal agencies.
  • American Philosophical Society
    The APS maintains nine major grant or fellowship programs in a wide range of fields. 


  • National Endowment for the Arts
    The NEA provides grants in support of a variety of artistic disciplines. Please note that the NEA funds individual artists only through its Literature Fellowships and the honorary American Jazz Masters Fellowships and National Heritage Awards in the Folk & Traditional Arts. Linked to the NEA home page is an online resource for federal funding available for arts and other cultural initiatives through national, state and local funding programs.

Humanities & Social Sciences

  • National Endowment for the Humanities
    The NEH provides grants in support of research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities.
  • American Council of Learned Societies
    The ACLS is a private non-profit federation of 69 national scholarly organizations. Its mission is "the advancement of humanistic studies in all fields of learning in the humanities and the social sciences." The ACLS offers a wide variety of fellowship programs.
  • American Philosophical Society
    The APS maintains nine major grant or fellowship programs in a wide range of fields. Most Linfield arts and humanities faculty are eligible to apply for Franklin Research Grants ($6,0000 or less), which are open to mid-career faculty of universities and four-year colleges in the United States who have been granted a sabbatical/research year but for whom financial support from the parent institution is available for only part of the year. 


  • American Nurses Foundation
    The ANF Nursing Research Grants program provides funds to nurse researchers, beginner and experienced, to conduct studies that contribute toward the advancement of nursing science and the enhancement of patient care. "Awards are given in all areas of nursing, including healthy patient outcomes, health care policy development, critical care, gerontology, women's health, community and family intervention." In past years awards have ranged from $3,500 to $7,500.
  • National Institute of Nursing Research (NIH)                                                                NINR supports clinical and basic research and research training on health and illness across the lifespan. The research focus encompasses health promotion and disease prevention, quality of life, health disparities, and end-of-life." NINR grants normally go to research institutes and universities. The best chance for research funding for Linfield faculty would be in partnership with faculty at such an institution.


  • National Science Foundation
    NSF has grant programs in the following areas: biology, computer and information sciences, crosscutting, education, engineering, geosciences, international, math, physical sciences, polar research, social sciences, behavioral sciences and economics.
  • GrantsNet
    GrantsNet is a searchable, continuously updated database of funding opportunities in biomedical research and science education. Special tools and resources allow you to customize searches and obtain up-to-date information on research and education funding.
  • Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation
    The foundation's mission is "to advance the science of chemistry, chemical engineering and related sciences as a means of improving human relations and circumstances around the world." The Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program This program provides an unrestricted research grant of $60,000 to faculty members who hold a full-time tenure-track academic appointment, be between the fourth and twelfth years of their independent academic careers, and engage in teaching and research primarily with undergraduates. Individuals are nominated by their institutions. The Faculty Start-up Awards Program This program provides an unrestricted research grant of $30,000 for new faculty members at non-Ph.D.-granting institutions at the start of their research and teaching activities. The grant is awarded in September of the year the new faculty member formally begins the first-year appointment. Individuals are nominated by their institutions.
  • Research Corporation
    Research Corporation is a private operating foundation that aids basic research in the physical sciences (mainly astronomy, chemistry, and physics) at U.S. and Canadian colleges and universities. Its Cottrell College Science Awards Program provides between $25,000 and $45,000 in support of "significant research that contributes to the advancement of science and to the professional and scholarly development of faculty at undergraduate institutions along with their students."


Other federal agencies that make research grants include:

Additional Information

For more information about faculty grant opportunities, please contact Catherine Jarmin Miller, director of corporate and foundation relations, by email or at 503-883-2494.