National Institute of Health (NIH)The NIH funds research that supports the advancement of fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems to meet the NIH mission of extending healthy life and reducing the burdens of illness and disability. Various grant programs available in support of the social and behavioral sciences, including the standard NIH Research Project Grant Program (R01) and the NIH Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA).
William T. Grant FoundationSupports research that builds stronger theory and empirical evidence on strategies for reducing inequality. Funding opportunities include grants for mid-career researchers and career-development awards for promising early-career scholars.
Spencer FoundationProvides funding for education-focused research projects, research training fellowships, and additional field-building initiatives.
The Washington Center for Equitable GrowthThis center is interested in research that explores the ways in which inequality may affect growth, particularly through the channels of macroeconomics, human capital, innovation, and institutions.
Arca FoundationThe Arca Foundation supports organizations and projects that work to advance economic and racial justice, an inclusive democracy, peace and security, human rights, and a clean environment.
Lumina FoundationLumina Foundation believes that education provides the basis for individual opportunity, economic vitality and social stability.
Sociological Initiatives FoundationSupports social change by linking research to social action. It funds research projects that investigate laws, policies, institutions, regulations, and normative practices that may limit equality in the United States and Puerto Rico.
American Economic Association Provides information on funding for economists and the opportunity for organizations, institutions, and agencies to post information on grants available for economic research.
Robert Wood Johnson FoundationThe Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funds a wide array of research and initiatives to help address some of America’s most pressing health challenges.
Ford Foundation Fellowships The awards will be made to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.
The Harry Frank Guggenheim FoundationThe foundation provides both research grants to established scholars and dissertation fellowships to graduate students during the dissertation writing year.
Josephine de Karman Fellowship TrustThe purpose of this fellowship program is to recognize and assist students whose scholastic achievements reflect Professor von Karman’s high standards.
The National Fellowship ProgramSupports outstanding scholars at top institutions across the country who are completing dissertations in American history, politics, public policy and foreign relations.
Society for the Study of Social ProblemsThe SSSP and its sponsors are proud to recognize outstanding scholars, practitioners, advocates, and students who demonstrate active pursuit in the application of critical, scientific, and humanistic perspectives to the study of vital social problems.