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Natural Science and Engineering Opportunities, by Date

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Funding Program Deadline
Council of American Overseas Research Centers
Fellowships for Advanced Multi-Country Research
Awards for research overseas in the Near and Middle East and South Asia, on issues of multinational significance in the social sciences, humanities, and related natural sciences.
January
Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation
Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards
Supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences (must be nominated by institution).  Criteria for selection include an independent body of scholarship attained within the first five years of their appointment as independent researchers and a demonstrated commitment to education.
February
American Chemical Society
Petroleum Research Fund - Undergraduate Research (UR)
Provides funding for scientists and engineers with established programs of research at non-doctoral departments. Grants are intended as seed money to initiate a new research direction. The following research areas are supported: Synthetic Organic Chemistry; Geochemistry; Inorganic Chemistry; Physical Organic Chemistry; Surface Science; Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry; Polymer Science; Geology and Geophysics; Chemical and Petroleum Engineering; and Materials Science.
March
American Chemical Society
Petroleum Research Fund - Undergraduate New Investigator Grants (UNI)
Provide funding for scientists and engineers who are beginning their independent careers in academia and have limited or no preliminary results for a research project they wish to pursue. Grants are intended to initiate a new research program. The following research areas are supported: Synthetic Organic Chemistry; Geochemistry; Inorganic Chemistry; Physical Organic Chemistry; Surface Science; Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry; Polymer Science; Geology and Geophysics; Chemical and Petroleum Engineering; and Materials Science.
March
John Templeton Foundation
Supports bold ideas that engage the "big questions" and draw in multiple disciplines, including natural and human sciences, philosophy, and theology. The foundation’s core funding areas are: Science and the Big Questions; Character Virtue Development; Freedom and Free Enterprise; Exceptional Cognitive Talent and Genius; and Genetics.
April
Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation
Various grant programs in chemistry and biochemistry.
May
Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation
Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards
Supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences (must be nominated by institution). Awards based on accomplishment in scholarly research with undergraduates, as well as a compelling commitment to teaching.
May
Research Corporation for Science Advancement
Cottrell College Science Awards - Single Investigator Awards
Summer support in astronomy, physics, or chemistry, with emphasis on early career faculty (pre-proposals are due 60 days before the deadline). The Cottrell College Science Awards also encourage multiple investigator awards.
May
Council for International Exchange of Scholars
Traditional Fulbright Scholar Program
Grants for U.S. faculty and professionals to lecture and conduct research abroad in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. Please see Sponsored Programs’ Fulbright web page for helpful resources.
August
Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation
One- to two-year awards for research in the natural and social sciences and the humanities to increase understanding of violence and aggression.
August
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Sloan Research Fellowships
Two-year research fellowships for early-career faculty in chemistry, computational or evolutionary molecular biology, computer science, economics, mathematics, neuroscience, ocean sciences, physics, or a related field.
September
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation
Beckman Young Investigators Program
Provides research support to the most promising young faculty members in the early stages of academic careers in the chemical and life sciences.
September
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
Fellowships in all fields for advanced professionals. Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for individuals who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.
September
American Academy of Arts & Sciences
Visiting Scholars Program
One-year research fellowships in the areas of science, scholarship, business, public affairs, and the arts, for postdoctoral scholars and junior faculty.
October
American Philosophical Society
Franklin Research Grants
Small grants to support the cost of research leading to publication in all areas of knowledge.
October
John Templeton Foundation
Supports bold ideas that engage the "big questions" and draw in multiple disciplines, including natural and human sciences, philosophy, and theology. The foundation’s core funding areas are: Science and the Big Questions; Character Virtue Development; Freedom and Free Enterprise; Exceptional Cognitive Talent and Genius; and Genetics.
October
National Humanities Center
Residential Fellowships
The National Humanities Center offers residential fellowships for advanced study in the humanities. Mid-career and senior scholars are encouraged to apply. Emerging scholars with a strong record of peer-reviewed work may also apply. In addition to scholars from all fields of the humanities, the Center accepts individuals from the natural and social sciences, the arts, the professions, and public life who are engaged in humanistic projects.
October
American Association of University Women
American Fellowships
Postdoctoral research leave for women in all fields.
November
Ford Foundation (via the National Research Council)
Ford Postdoctoral Fellowships
Fellowships to increase the diversity of the nation's college and university faculties and to maximize the educational benefits of diversity.
November
Huntington Library
Short-Term and Long-Term Awards
Short- and long-term fellowships for research in a field appropriate to The Huntington's collections, including but not limited to: British and American history, literature, art history, Roman Catholic history, history of science and medicine, and history of the Asian American Experience in the U.S.
November
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Fellowships
Residential fellowships for scholars, scientists, and artists to work on individual projects, or in clusters, to generate new research, publications, art, and more. Fellows—women and men—are at the forefront of the arts, journalism, humanities, sciences, and social sciences.
November
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
Career Enhancement Fellowships for Junior Faculty
Program seeks to increase the presence of underrepresented junior faculty and other junior faculty committed to eradicating racial disparities in core fields in the arts and sciences.
November
American Mathematical Society
Centennial Fellowships
One-year fellowships for research in mathematics awarded to scholars who have held a doctoral degree for at least three years and not more than twelve years at the inception of the award.
December
American Philosophical Society
Franklin Research Grants
Small grants to support the cost of research leading to publication in all areas of knowledge.
December
James McKeen Cattell Fund
Cattell Sabbatical Awards
The Fund provides support for the science and the application of psychology. These awards supplement the regular sabbatical allowance provided by the recipients' home institutions, to allow an extension of leave-time from one to two semesters.
December
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Fellowships
Promote academic cooperation between excellent scientists and scholars from abroad and in Germany.
Rolling
Council for International Exchange of Scholars
Fulbright Specialists Program
Short-term academic opportunities (two to six weeks) for U.S. faculty and professionals to serve as expert consultants on curriculum, faculty development, institutional planning, and related subjects at academic institutions abroad.
Rolling
National Geographic Society
Grants Opportunities
The National Geographic Society currently offers three types of grant opportunities—Early Career, Exploration, and Requests for Proposals. Projects must align with one of three focus areas: Wildlife, Human Journey, and Changing Planet.
Rolling
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
NRC Research Associateship Programs
NRC Research Associateship awards support outstanding postdoctoral and senior scientists and engineers to serve as guest researchers in residence at participating federal laboratories and other research organizations.
Various
National Institutes of Health
NIH is the primary federal agency responsible for biomedical and behavioral research to improve the health of the nation. Academic Research Enhancement Awards (R15) support projects proposed by faculty members at institutions that provide baccalaureate or advanced degrees, but have not been major recipients of NIH support. Other mechanisms to explore include R03 (small grant program) and R21 (exploratory/developmental research).
Various
National Science Foundation
NSF funds research and education in most fields of the natural sciences and engineering. Most grants are funded through program solicitations or program announcements (unsolicited applications with no deadlines). NSF also supports cross-cutting initiatives that cut across organizational and programmatic boundaries as well as interdisciplinary research.
Various
Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)
Faculty Research Opportunities
Fellowships, research experiences, and sabbaticals funded by government agencies.
Various
Smithsonian Institution
Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program
Residential fellowships for independent research projects in association with Smithsonian staff.
Various
U.S. DOE Office of Science
The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science is the lead federal agency supporting fundamental scientific research for energy and the Nation’s largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences. The research portfolio is comprised of six interdisciplinary areas: Advanced Scientific Computing Research, Basic Energy Sciences, Biological and Environmental Research, Fusion Energy Sciences, High Energy Physics and Nuclear Physics. The Office also funds science education initiatives, an early career program, and a visiting faculty program.
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