Social Sciences

This website has been developed to assist faculty in the Social Sciences in finding external funding opportunities. This list concentrates on the primary sponsors of social science research, teaching, and service, and exploring the funding opportunities offered by these sponsors should help you become familiar with the funding trends in your field. 


U.S. Department of Education
A complete listing of FY 2009-2010 Discretionary Grant Application Packages

NSF Cultural Anthropology Program
The primary objective of the Cultural Anthropology Program is to support basic scientific research on the causes, consequences, and complexities of human social and cultural variability.

National Institute of Justice
NIJ funds physical and social science research, development, and evaluation projects about criminal justice through competitive solicitations. The focus of the solicitations varies from year to year based on research priorities and available funding.


Social Science Research Council
SSRC fellowship and grants fund research that advances knowledge about non-U.S. cultures and societies and engages themes ranging from global issues facing the U.S. and Japan, to security, drugs, and democracy in Latin America.

American Association of University Women (AAUW)
One of the world's largest sources of funding for graduate women, AAUW fellowship and grant recipients perform research in a wide range of disciplines and work to improve their schools and communities.

Russell Sage Foundation
The Russell 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.

Sociological Initiatives Foundation
This program seeks research and social-action projects that focus on understanding and finding solutions to a broad array of social problems. The primary goal of this program is to encourage research, including community-based research, that supports and promotes social change.

Wallace Global Fund
The Wallace Global Fund supports initiatives related to environmental resource depletion and system collapse; corporate abuses and the concentration of corporate power; planetary carrying capacity; sustainable human population; women’s rights; civic engagement; civil liberties; equal justice; independent media; and media policy.

Fundsnet Services Online
A complete listing of Social Justice & Society Grants from private funding agencies, courtesy of Fundsnet Services.