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Social Sciences Research Support

The following are selected opportunities for research funding in the social and behavioral sciences. Consult each program’s web page for more detailed information and current deadlines. Additional funding opportunities relevant to faculty in the social sciences can be found using the Pivot database or Foundation Directory Online (access FDO from a UT computer).

For questions about any of these funding opportunities, please contact Diana Moyer (dmoyer@utk.edu) in the Office of Research and Engagement.

Awards recognized by the Center for Measuring University Performance are indicated by an asterisk.

Program

Deadline

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation LOIs accepted at any time
*American Council of Learned Societies Fellowships 28-Sep
American Psychological Foundation Visionary Grants 1-Apr
Council of American Overseas Research Centers Deadlines vary
*Fulbright Scholar Program (Council for the International Exchange of Scholars) 1-Aug
Harry Frank Guggenheim Research Award 1-Aug
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Deadlines vary
John Templeton Foundation
Please contact Sally Morris (smorri41@utk.edu), Director of Foundation Engagement, before applying to Templeton.
LOIs accepted at any time
Open Society Foundation Deadlines vary
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation  Deadlines vary
*Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellows
Please contact Sally Morris (smorri41@utk.edu), director of Foundation Engagement, before applying to RWJF.
15-Nov
Russell Sage Foundation Research Grants Deadlines vary
Social Science Research Council  Deadlines vary
Sociological Initiatives Foundations  Concept Proposals due August 15
William T. Grant Foundation LOI deadlines Jan. 11, May 3, and Aug. 2
William T. Grant early-career scholars program
Please contact Sally Morris (smorri41@utk.edu), Director of Foundation Engagement, before applying to the WTGF.
Deadline July 6
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Please contact Sally Morris (smorri41@utk.edu), director of Foundation Engagement, before applying to the Kellogg Foundation.
LOI accepted at any time
Woodrow Wilson Center Deadlines vary
*Woodrow Wilson Center Fellowship 1-Oct

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