The Contracts & Grants Office compiles this partial list of ongoing funding opportunities. The list is presented alphabetically by sponsor name. GGSE faculty, researchers, and students are encouraged to contact our office when planning to apply for an opportunity listed here or elsewhere.
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AT&T Foundation Grants Program/AT&T Learning Network
Web site: http://www.att.com/gen/press-room?pid=2631
ACTIVITIES SUPPORTED: Provision of Training Programs, Teaching or Curriculum/Program Development. The AT&T Foundation supports education programs that focus on the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning.
Association for Institutional Research/AIR Grant Program
Improving Institutional Research in Postsecondary Educational Institutions
Web site: www.airweb.org/?page=818
AIR, with support from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and the National Science Foundation (NSF), has developed a program titled: Improving Institutional Research in Postsecondary Educational Institutions. The goals of this program are to provide professional development opportunities to doctoral students, institutional researchers, educators and administrators, and to foster the use of federal databases for institutional research in postsecondary education.
Web site: http://www.citifoundation.com/citi/foundation/
ACTIVITIES SUPPORTED: Operating or General Support
Early Childhood Education Grants are made to programs that promote affordable, high-quality, early childhood learning experiences that prepare children to be school-ready. K-12 Education Grants are made to strengthen primary and secondary education in low-income neighborhoods. Higher Education Grants are made to increase access to higher education and representation within the workplace for minorities and women to raise global awareness and understanding of changing economies.
Web site: http://www.thecoca-colacompany.com/citizenship/foundation_coke.html
ACTIVITIES SUPPORTED: Provision of Training Programs, Teaching or Curriculum/Program Development, Operating or General Support, Collaborative Activity The Coca-Cola Foundation aims to provide youth with the educational opportunities and support systems they need to become knowledgeable about the world in which they live and better able to give back to their communities.
Council for International Exchange of Scholars
Fulbright Scholar Program/Fulbright Senior Specialist Program
Web site: www.iie.org/cies/specialists
Fulbright Senior Specialist activities will be designed to provide U.S. faculty and professionals with opportunities to collaborate with professional counterparts on curriculum and faculty development, institutional planning and a variety of other activities.
Davis (The Arthur Vining) Foundations
Web site: http://www.avdf.org/FoundationsPrograms/SecondaryEducation.aspx
Grants are made for innovative professional development programs that strengthen teachers and their teaching in grades 9-12.
Web site: http://www.exxonmobil.com/Corporate/community_foundation.aspx
Education grants in a variety of forms are awarded to elementary, secondary and higher education institutions or networks of institutions.
Knowledge, Creativity, and Freedom Program
Web site: www.fordfound.org/grants
In Education and Scholarship we seek to increase educational access and quality for the disadvantaged, to educate new leaders and thinkers and to foster knowledge and curriculum supportive of inclusion, development and civic life. Grant making supports policy, research and reform programs in both schools and higher education institutions, with particular emphasis on enhancing the performance of educational systems through improving finance, governance, accountability and training.
Foundation for Child Development
Web site: www.fcd-us.org
The Foundation has a special interest in children in low-income working families. FCD has had a particular concern about the availability of, and access to, early childhood education and care programs and health care for children.
Grant (William T.) Foundation
Social Science Research Focused on Youth/Adolescents
Web site: www.wtgrantfoundation.org
The goal of the William T. Grant Foundation is to help create a society that values young people and enables them to reach their full potential. The Foundation pursues this goal primarily by investing in high-quality basic and applied research on youth development, program evaluations, policy analyses, research syntheses, and communications research.
Hewlett (William and Flora) Foundation Education Program
Web site: www.hewlett.org
The Foundation seeks to achieve greater quality and equality of educational opportunity in the United States and throughout the world through grants that support the following goals: 1) Increase student achievement by developing, demonstrating and disseminating approaches to systematically improve classroom instruction in urban school systems and community colleges. 2) Improve access to exemplary educational content for schools, colleges and universities, and individuals throughout the world by using information technology. 3) Achieve educational excellence in California by using policy analyses and public information strategies to help create the conditions and public support for the state's schools and community colleges to provide a high-quality education to all students over the next decade, as they face tight budgets and vast increases in enrollment.
International Education Research Foundation Research Grants
Web site: www.ierf.org
The purpose of International Education Research Foundation (IERF) Research Grants is to encourage and promote research on world educational systems that supports applied comparative education, specifically, the evaluation of foreign educational credentials.
Institute of Education Sciences (US Dept. of ED)
Unsolicited applications for research, evaluation, statistics, and dissemination projects that would make significant contributions to the institute's mission to provide reliable information about the condition, practices, and effectiveness of federal and other education programs will be accepted at any time during the fiscal year. Awards range from $75,000 to $200,000 (total cost) per year for 1 to 3 years.
Kellogg (W.K.) Foundation Grants
Web site: www.wkkf.org
Youth and Education: From 2001 through 2008, key Youth and Education programs will focus on improving learning for young people--especially those most vulnerable to poor achievement--so children can enter school ready to learn, more adolescents are able to achieve, and young adults are prepared for meaningful work or further education.
Lindbergh (Charles A. and Anne Morrow) Foundation: Lindbergh Grants
Web site: www.lindberghfoundation.org/docs/index.php/our-grants
The Lindbergh Grants Programs fund a variety of innovative research and educational projects focusing on the Lindbergh's vision of balance between the advance of technology and preservation of the natural/human environment. Grants are available in agriculture; aviation/aerospace; conservation of natural resources--including animals, plants, water, and general conservation (land, air, energy, etc.); education--including humanities/education, the arts, and intercultural communication; exploration; health--including biomedical research, health and population sciences, and adaptive technology; and waste minimization and management. The Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation provides grants of up to $10,580 (a symbolic amount representing the cost of the "Spirit of St. Louis") annually.
National Council for the Social Studies/FASSE Demonstration
Web site: www.ncss.org/awards
This award will be made once every two to three years, beginning in 2000. The purpose of the Fund for the Advancement of Social Studies Education (FASSE) is to support projects for the improvement of social studies education, where social studies is defined as the integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence.
NEA Foundation for the Improvement of Education (NFIE) Learning
and Leadership Grants
Web site: http://www.neafoundation.org/grants.htm
NFIE's Learning and Leadership Grants underwrite professional development opportunities for teachers, education support personnel, and higher education faculty and staff to prepare them for collegial leadership in teaching and learning.
UCSB Office of Instructional Consultation
Instructional Improvement Program
Web site: http://grants.id.ucsb.edu/
The Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Programs and the Academic Senate Council on Research and Instructional Resources announce the continued availability of grants to improve the quality of undergraduate instruction at UCSB. The purpose of the Instructional Improvement Program is to encourage and support faculty efforts to improve the quality of instruction. The program is supported largely by Undergraduate Instructional Improvement funds. Grants are viewed as seed money to encourage experimentation with new ideas, methods, technologies and content, so that the quality of undergraduate instruction at the University of California, like the quality of research, remains "cutting edge."
Pew Charitable Trusts Education Reform
Web site: www.pewtrusts.com
The goal of Higher Education Reform is to highlight higher education performance in the critical areas of access, affordability, completion, return on investment and student learning. Objectives of Higher Education Reform are 1) to educate the general public about the critical issues that affect higher education performance at the state and national level; and 2) to improve the quality of information available to measure higher education performance.
Grants up to $50,000 are available in the broad areas of education, community, and medicine/health. The foundation's primary interests within education include programs that focus on formal K-12 education (particularly mathematics, science, and reading/literacy), after-school tutoring and enrichment, integrating technology into curriculum, teacher development, and higher education. The foundation is particularly interested in programs that attract female and minority students into the fields of mathematics, science, and technology. Interested applicants may want to discuss potential submissions with Janice Hartoch-Taylor in Development (firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 8406).
Sloan (Alfred P.) Foundation General Program Grants
Web site: www.sloan.org
Education and Careers in Science and Technology: education for scientific and technical careers; increasing PhDs for underrepresented minorities; pre-tenure leave fellowship program; other programs for women and minorities; retention; and public understanding of science and technology.
Smith Richardson Foundation Inc. Domestic Public Policy Program
Web site: www.srf.org
Preference will be given to proposals that address policy issues that have been priority areas for the Foundation's Domestic Public Policy Program during the past three years: child and youth development, including child care policy; family environment; school reform; income support, including research on welfare policy; non-governmental approaches to social policy; values and attitudes, including the impact of entertainment media on children; public finance, including tax and Social Security policies; public management, including crime and urban policy; regulatory policy, including environmental policy; and the political process.
Major Grants Program & Small Grants Program
Web site: www.spencer.org
The Spencer Foundation has as its primary mission, by the intent of its founder, "to investigate ways in which education can be improved around the world." To achieve this goal, the Foundation supports research that gives promise of yielding new knowledge about education, in one or another of its forms, in the United States and abroad.
Web site: www.wallacefoundation.org
In 2003 two separate foundations, the DeWitt Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund and the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund were legally merged and renamed The Wallace Foundation - a unified foundation whose The Wallace Foundation is currently active in three focus areas: building appreciation and demand for the arts, education leadership and out-of-school learning. Unsolicited proposals are rarely funded.
Web site: www.xerox.com/about-xerox/citizenship/xerox-foundation/enus.html
The Xerox Foundation maintains a broad commitment in support of higher education to prepare qualified men and women for careers in business, government and education; advance knowledge in science and technology; enhance learning opportunities for minorities and the disadvantaged.