This page offers links to information on educational, arts, and science grants.

Subject Guides

General Information

Encyclopedia of Associations: National organizations of the U.S. [electronic resource], Regular updates.

From Gale Directory Library.
Professional associations often fund research fellowships.

Fellowships, Grants, Awards - From the American Association of University Women (AAUW), for women in all disciplines.

Scholarships, fellowships, and loans [electronic resource] - from Gale Virtual Reference Library.

Ferguson career resource guide to grants, scholarships, and other financial resources. (Ref 378.3 F381) New York: Ferguson, c2007.  2 vols. 

Finding Funding: Grantwriting from Start to Finish, Including Project Management and Internet Use (2nd floor, 379.12 B758a) 3rd ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin, 1998.

Foundation Center of San Francisco - Includes a link to Literature of the Nonprofit Center Online, which provides access to the holdings of the five libraries there (and some full-text).

Foundation Grants to Individuals.  (Ref 378.3 F825) 13th ed. New York: Foundation Center, 2003.

Government Assistance Almanac.  (Ref 361.6 D899) Washington DC: Foggy Bottom, Annual.

  - Grants and Related Resources - From Michigan State, - Find grants from all Federal grant-making agencies.

Grants Register.  (Ref 378.3 G767) Chicago: St. Martin's Biennial.

Guide to Programs - An annual publication from the National Science Foundation.


American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) - offers fellowships and grants in more than a dozen programs for research in the humanities and related social sciences at the doctoral and postdoctoral levels.

American Historical Association -Fellowships and Research Grants for historians.

California Arts Council - Choose Programs to find publications and grants applications from this organization.

National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture (NAMAC) - This organization is committed to furthering the media arts: film, video, audio and digital. This directory of annotated links provides information on funding resources in the media arts.

National Endowment for the Humanities and National Endowment for the Arts - both offer grants information, guidelines, and applications.

National Humanities Center - Offers 40 fellowships annually.

San Francisco Arts Commission: Cultural Equity Grants - Four programs through this commission, that focus on the diversity and variety of cultural traditions in San Francisco.

Social Science

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) - offers fellowships and grants in more than a dozen programs for research in the humanities and related social sciences at the doctoral and postdoctoral levels.

American Psychological Association - Scholarships, grants and awards with the aim of advancing the science and practice of psychology.  Includes Policy Fellowships and Internships.

California Department of Education - Grants, contracts and appointments from the California Department of Education and other agencies

Social Sciences Research Council (SSRC) - Offers fellowships

School Grants - Federal, state, and foundation funding for K-12.


Government agencies  ...funding agencies include NSF, NIH, DOD, DOEnergy, HOHealth/Human Services, DOT, DOI, NASA, EPA

National Science Foundation - '...funds research and education in science and engineering, through grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements...' Also see their Guide to Programs.


Other organizations

GrantsNet-  from AAAS  '...find funds for training in the biomedical sciences and undergraduate science education...'

Sigma Xi - Grants in Aid - Funds travel and equipment for undergraduate and gradute research.


Foundations - a sampling of private foundations funding faculty or undergraduate scientific research

Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation - supports faculty in chemistry

Research Corporation - early career science faculty

Clare Boothe Luce Program - supports women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Grants for Science Education

W.M. Keck Foundation

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation

Groups audience 
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