International Development Research Centre,
IDRC is a public corporation created by the Parliament
of Canada to help developing countries use science and
technology to find practical, long-term solutions to the
social, economic, and environmental problems they face.
IDRC funds research activities that are designed to provide
direct benefits to developing countries and their citizens.
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH) aims at
strengthening regional and interdisciplinary networking
between the scientists and scholars sponsored by the foundation,
at supporting worldwide contacts and at introducing young
scientists to the work of the Humboldt Foundation and
to research in Germany. The program each year enables
500 young highly qualified scholars resident outside Germany
who hold doctorates to carry out research projects of
their own choice in Germany (age limit: 40 years).
Submission Deadline: Anytime
German Academic Exchange Service
Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst supports and
promotes all areas relating to science, research, language,
teaching and very much more. The 200 and more programmes
range from short-term exchanges for research or teaching
purposes through to doctoral scholarships lasting several
years for graduates from developing countries, from information
visits by delegations of foreign university vicechancellors
through to the long-term regional programmes conceived
to establish efficient higher education systems in the
Gottlieb Daimler- and Karl Benz-Foundation
The purpose of Gottlieb Daimler- and Karl Benz-Foundation
is to promote science and research focussed on the interrelationship
between humanity, environment and technology, and particularly
to support interdisciplinary approaches to these issues.
Heinrich Böll Foundation
The Heinrich Böll Foundation, is a legally autonomous
and intellectually open political foundation. Its foremost
task is political education in Germany and abroad with
the aim of promoting informed democratic opinion, socio-political
commitment and mutual understanding.
Rosa Luxemburg Foundation
The Rosa-Luxemburg Foundation is particularly active in
adult and youth political educational in the Federal Republic
of Germany and has developed into a nationwide institution
in this field. The Foundation has, the possiblity to offer
financial assistance to advanced students, post-graduates
and scholars from other countries.
The Volkswagen Foundation provides financial support
for academic research in all fields in Germany as well
as other countries. The main thrust is to stimulate new
interdisciplinary developments, to help create highly
qualified research capacities, and to establish novel
path-breaking fields of research.
Submission Deadline: Anytime
Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit
Foreigners' Fellowship Programme
Annual programme of research grants and educational
scholarships which is addressed to non Greeks, full members
of National Academies, University Professors of all levels
(PhD holders), postdoctoral researchers, post-graduate
students and PhD candidates.
Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities
A major role of the Israel Academy is to promote and coordinate
scholarly contacts between Israel and the international
community, partly on the basis of international agreements
for scientific cooperation, and partly by representing
Israel in international scientific organizations. The
Academy is the signatory to over thirty international
agreements providing for reciprocal visits by Israeli
and foreign scholars and joint scientific workshops.
Submission Deadline: Anytime
The Israel Science Foundation (ISF) is Israel's major
research funding organization. Set up by the Israel Academy
of Sciences and Humanities, the ISF supports academic
research in all fields.
Asahi Glass Foundation
The Asahi Glass Foundation supports research in leading-edge
scientific and technological fields and recognizes individual
and organizational efforts to solve issues of concern
to people around the world. Human and social sciences
research assistance is awarded for projects that endeavour
to find solutions to serious problems that have arisen
as a result of rapid social change.
Canon Foundation in Europe
The Canon Foundation in Europe is a philanthropic, grant-making
institution, active in the promotion of international
cultural and scientific relations between Europe and Japan.
Annually, it grants up to 15 fellowships to young, highly
qualified, Master's or Doctor's degree European and Japanese
researchers, not older than 40 years. The fellowships
are awarded regardless of disciplines and existing employment
Toshiba International Foundation
The Foundation strives to contribute to the development
of international understanding by promoting exchange activities,
including the organization and sponsorship of symposia
and seminars that further worldwide understanding of Japan.
The Foundation also participates in programs designed
to support development of international communities.
The Toyota Foundation is a grant-making organization
dedicated to the goals of realizing greater human fulfilment
and contributing to the development of a human-oriented
society. In general grants are awarded to individuals
or to individuals on behalf of a group, and not to organizations.
Activities supported may include individual or group research
projects, conferences or public seminars, publications,
or other modalities.
International Institute for Asian Studies
The International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS)
is a postdoctoral research centre. Its main objective
is to encourage the study of Asia and to promote national
and international cooperation in this field. The institute
focuses on the humanities and the social sciences and,
where relevant, on their interaction with other sciences.
The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes
The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes
(NFP) are demand-oriented fellowship programmes designed
to foster institutional development. The overall aim of
the NFP is to help alleviate qualitative and quantitative
shortages of skilled manpower and to do so within the
framework of sustainable capacity-building directed towards
reducing poverty in developing countries.
Available to nationals of 57 selected countries.
The NFP offers fellowships for master's degree programmes,
for PhD studies, for short courses, tailor-made training,
Fundação para a Ciência
Financial support for post-doctoral fellowships in
Portugal is available to all citizens of the European
Fundación Caja Madrid
La Fundación Caja Madrid mantiene un amplio Programa
de Becas, para licenciados y titulados superiores en España,
destinadas a la ampliación de estudios de postgrado
en el extranjero en economía, sociología,
ciencias políticas, derecho político y constitucional.
La Fundación Carolina, con sede en la Agencia Española
de Cooperación Internacional, ofrece un programa
de becas dirigidas a jóvenes titulados superiores,
profesionales e investigadores de los países que
integran la Comunidad Iberoamericana de Naciones.
Jaume Bofill Foundation
The Jaume Bofill Foundation is concerned with promoting
initiatives conducive to achieving a better understanding
of society in Catalonia (Spain). Supports research projects
in social sciences falling within its general program.
Fundación La Caixa
It offers post-graduate scholarships for young Spanish
graduate students in universities and research centres
in Europe and USA.
Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores
El Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores y de Cooperación
de España y la Agencia Española de Cooperación
Internacional, ofrecen becas para extranjeros para estudios
de postgrado en universidades y centros superiores públicos
y privados en España.
Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia
1- Programa de becas postdoctorales en España y
extranjero, para la realización de trabajos de
2- Becas predoctorales y postdoctorales en universidades
y centros de investigación de Estados Unidos.
Swiss Foundation for Research in Social Sciences
The Swiss Foundation for Research in Social Sciences FORS was created in accordance to the law on research of the Federal Government. Its purpose is to provide services, to conduct research and to publish and disseminate research findings in the social sciences. The Foundation's activities specifically comprise the following:
preparing, documenting and providing data of all kinds, such as are needed to conduct studies in the social sciences;
advising researchers and other interested parties on the collection and use of data;
- developing methods and procedures for collecting and analysing data;
- promoting the application of the findings obtained.
World Society Foundation
The World Society Foundation is designed to encourage and support research on world society-its structure, historical development, and current transformation. Research proposals eligible for grants should focus on the various processes of social integration within world-wide systems (world culture, world economy, world politics and intergovernmental systems). These processes and their consequences may be studied from different levels of analysis, focusing on units such as individuals, sub-national regions, nations, transnational social networks etc.
Aga Khan Foundation
The mission of the Aga Khan Foundation is to develop
and promote creative solutions to problems that impede
social development, primarily in Asia and East Africa.
It provides a limited number of scholarships each year
for postgraduate studies.
Economic and Social Research Council
The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) is the
UK's leading research funding and training agency addressing
economic and social concerns. It aims to provide high
quality research on issues of importance to business,
the public sector and government. The issues considered
include economic competitiveness, the effectiveness of
public services and policy, and quality of life. The Small
Grants Scheme is part of the ESRC e-Social Science Initiative.
The scheme aims to encourage applications that are particularly
novel or experimental, or based around the theme of social
shaping or the socio?economic impact of e-science. See
the ESRC website for details, guidance notes and an application
The Leverhulme Trust makes awards for the support
of research and education. The Trust emphasises individuals
and encompasses all subject areas; its financial support
is organised into grants and awards which vary in size,
purpose and application procedure.
Newton International Fellowship
Are you at the beginning of your research career - with the potential to be world-class?
Is your research in the natural or social sciences, engineering or humanities?
Do you want to build and maintain links with leading researchers in the UK?
Then apply now for a Newton International Fellowship
Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies
The Center awards fellowships to support significant research and writing about the Holocaust. Awards are granted on a competitive basis. The Center welcomes proposals from scholars in all relevant disciplines including history, political science, literature, Jewish studies, philosophy, religion, psychology, comparative genocide studies, law and others.
Primary support for education including higher education,
science and engineering. Funds organizations outside the
US that promote higher education. Guidelines and application
form are posted on the foundation's web site.
The Fellowship Research Grants Program is open to individuals
who have established themselves professionally and who
are affiliated with educational or research institutions.
Areas of interest include economics, the environment,
social and economic policy. Individuals or organizations
interested in this foundation should submit a letter requesting
the application guidelines.
The Earhart Foundation, David Kennedy, President, 2200
Green Road, Suite H, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105, USA
Asset Building and Community Management Program: Grant
making aims to help low-income people and communities
build the financial, human, social and natural resource
assets they need to overcome poverty and injustice. Categories
are Economic Development and Work-Force Development: Support
given to organizations that help improve the ways low-income
people develop marketable job skills and acquire and retain
reliable employment that provides livable wages
Community & Resource Development Program: Environment
and Development sub-program gives grants helping people
and groups acquire, protect and improve land, water, forests,
wildlife and other natural assets in ways that help reduce
poverty and injustice.
Applications are considered throughout the year.
Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation
The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation places a priority
on the study of urgent problems of violence and aggression
in the modern world and also encourages related research
projects in neuroscience, genetics, animal behaviour,
the social sciences, history, criminology, and the humanities
which illuminate modern human problems. In addition to
the program of support for postdoctoral research, ten
or more dissertation fellowships are awarded each year
to individuals who will complete the writing of the dissertation
within the award year
Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy
Research grants in the social sciences
GrantLink is a comprehensive source of information
on grant support for social science and public policy
researches. GrantLink covers all social science and public
policy disciplines, including but not necessarily limited
to, anthropology, business, economics, demography, geography,
health sciences, history, international affairs, law,
management and decision sciences, political science, psychology,
public administration, public finance, sociology, and
J. Paul Getty Trust
The Getty Research Institute is dedicated to advanced
scholarship in the arts and humanities. It offers public
programs and a residential program for international scholars
and provides non residential grants to support scholars
throughout the world
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
The John Simon Guggenheim Foundation offers Fellowships
to further the development of scholars and artists by
assisting them to engage in research in any field of knowledge
and creation in any of the arts, except the performing
arts, under the freest possible conditions and irrespective
of race, colour, or creed. Fellowships are not available
for students. Fellowships are awarded through two annual
competitions: one open to citizens and permanent residents
of the United States and Canada, and the other open to
citizens and permanent residents of Latin America and
Yearly, the Lindbergh Foundation provides grants to men
and women whose individual initiative and work in a wide
spectrum of disciplines furthers the vision of a balance
between the advance of technology and the preservation
of the natural/human environment. Application guidelines
and procedures are posted on the foundation's website.
National Endowment for Democracy
The National Endowment for Democracy is a private, nonprofit
organization created to strengthen democratic institutions
around the world through nongovernmental efforts. It makes
hundreds of grants each year to support prodemocracy groups
in Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia,
Latin America, and the Middle East.
The foundation commits funding worldwide to support medical
research, educational research and community development.
In these areas, the foundation supports programs and conferences
that promote academic excellence in universities and colleges
that raise literacy levels and that support the health
and well being of children.
Russel Sage Foundation
The Russel Sage Foundation is the principal American Foundation
devoted exclusively to research in the social sciences.
Located in New York City, it is a research center, a funding
source for studies by scholars at other academic and research
institutions, and an active member of the nation's social
science community. The foundation also publishes, under
its own inprint, the books that derive from the work of
its grantees and Visiting Scholars.
Social Science Research Council
Founded in 1923, the Social Science
Research Council (SSRC) is an independent non-profit organization
with ongoing research projects on every continent, most
of which are designed to encourage innovation and to help
social scientists engage broader constituencies. Fellowship
and dissertation funding opportunities available.
The Foundation's research programs provide funding
for investigations that promise to yield new knowledge
about education in the United States or abroad. Research
projects vary widely, ranging from medium-sized studies
that can be completed within a year by an individual researcher
to more extensive collaborative studies that last several
T. Grant Foundation
The William T. Grant Foundation works to improve the lives
of young people by investing in high quality research
on how contexts such as family and programs affect youth,
how these contexts can be improved, and how scientific
evidence affects influential adults. Major grants are
available for research encompassing: evaluations (of systems,
policies, etc ), policy analysis, communication , capacity
Submission Deadline: Anytime
Woodrow Wilson International Center
The Center offers residential Fellowships in the Social
Sciences and Humanities for the entire U.S. academic year
(September through May), or for a minimum of four months
during the academic year, to individuals in the social
sciences and humanities who submit outstanding project
proposals on a broad range of national and/or international
issues. Fellows are selected through a multi-level peer
review process. Proposed topics should intersect with
questions of public policy or provide the historical and/or
cultural framework to illumine policy issues of contemporary