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Funding Opportunities

Support for research and other projects may be found in a variety of search engines. The most important factor in the selection of appropriate funders is how well your project matches the agency’s funding goals. A project may potentially have several avenues worth pursuing.

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GrantForward is a search engine with an extensive database, covering more than 15,000 verified sponsor sources with over 61,000 funding opportunities. Users can create researcher profiles highlighting their research achievements and interests to receive personalized grant recommendations for grant opportunities that meet their research needs. logo

The federal government provides funding support for research and programs in the sciences, humanities, and education, and the site is a clearinghouse of federal opportunities. Searches can be narrowed by identifying the specific federal agency or topic.

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LMU has a limited number of licenses to access the Foundation Directory Online. The free search available via this link will provide partial information. Faculty members who would like to run a complete foundation search should contact a member of the ORSP staff. The Foundation Center also offers a free e-newsletter.

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The Open Education Database has collected a list of "100+ Places to Find Funding For Your Research" organized by subject area. It combines search engines, private funders, government sites, and other sites.

Fulbright Programs for U.S. Scholars:

Core Fullbright Scholar Program The Core Fulbright Scholar Program offers over 500 teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. In addition to several new program models designed to meet the changing needs of U.S. academics and professionals, Fulbright is offering more opportunities for flexible, multi-country grants. For more information, please click here.
International Education Administrators (IEA) Seminars The International Education Administrators (IEA) seminars help U.S. international education professionals and senior higher education officials create empowering connections with the societal, cultural and higher education systems of other countries. Grantees have the opportunity to learn about the host country’s education system as well as establish networks of U.S. and international colleagues over the course of an intensive two week grant duration. Grantees return with enhanced ability to serve and encourage international students and prospective study-abroad students. For more information, please click here.
Fulbright Distinguished Chair Awards The Fulbright Distinguished Chair Awards comprise approximately forty distinguished lecturing, distinguished research and distinguished lecturing/research awards ranging from three to 12 months. Fulbright Distinguished Chair Awards are viewed as among the most prestigious appointments in the Fulbright Scholar Program. Candidates should be eminent scholars and have a significant publication and teaching record. For more information, please click here.
Fulbright Arctic Initiative At its core, the Fulbright Arctic Initiative will create a network to stimulate international scientific collaboration on Arctic issues while increasing mutual understanding between people of the United States and the people of other countries. Using a collaborative model to translate theory into practice, program participants will address public-policy research questions relevant to Arctic nations’ shared challenges and opportunities. For more information, please click here.
Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholar Awards Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholar Awards are open to U.S. scholars who have recently completed their doctoral degree – typically within the five previous years. Scholars are eligible to apply if they will complete the requirements for their doctoral (or equivalent) degree by February 1, 2018, unless otherwise specified in the award description. Postdoctoral awards are available in STEM fields, the arts, humanities and social sciences. These grants present an excellent opportunity for recently minted scholars to deepen their expertise, to acquire new skills, to work with additional resources and to make connections with others in their fields. For more information, please click here.
Fulbright Global Scholar Award The Fulbright Global Scholar Award allows U.S. academics and professionals to engage in multi-country, trans-regional projects. As a truly worldwide award, U.S. scholars will be able to propose research or combined teaching/research activity in two to three countries with flexible schedule options; trips can be conducted within one academic year or spread over two consecutive years. For more information, please click here.
Fulbright Specialist Program The Fulbright Specialist Program promotes linkages between U.S. scholars and professionals and their counterparts at host institutions overseas. The program awards grants to U.S. faculty and professionals approved to join the Specialist Roster in select disciplines to engage in short-term collaborative projects at eligible institutions worldwide. For more information about the program, including eligibility requirements and application guidance, visit the Fulbright Specialist Program website. For more information, please click here.