Other External Grant Opportunities
- National Science Foundation Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) Program provides funding for:
- Single-investigator and collaborative faculty research projects
- Instrumentation and tools that are shared by multiple faculty members
- Funding for faculty members to pursue research as visiting scientists at other institutions
- M.J. Murdock College Research Program for Natural Sciences is designed to support research in the natural sciences at private, predominantly undergraduate colleges and universities.
Principal investigator must either hold at least a two‐year faculty appointment in a natural science department, such as biology, chemistry, earth science or geology, astronomy, and physics; or be a member of a department of environmental science doing research on biological systems or organisms; or be a member of a psychology department or its equivalent, doing laboratory neuroscience research.
Provides funds for minor equipment and supplies and student and faculty summer stipends
Research Corporation for Science Advancement offers several programs that support research.
The Cottrell College Science Award (CCSA) Program provides “seed” funding for significant research that will enhance the professional and scholarly development of early career scientists. The principal investigator must have a faculty appointment in a department of astronomy, chemistry or physics, or, if from another department, propose research that significantly overlaps with research in one of these three disciplines. At the time of application the applicant must be within the first three years of his/her first tenure-track appointment, and within 12 years of receiving his/her doctoral degree.
The Cottrell Scholar Award Program (CSA) funds early career faculty in the physical sciences and related fields who are committed to excellence in both research and undergraduate teaching at U.S. research universities. Eligible applicants are tenure-track faculty members at U.S. institutions whose primary appointment is in a Bachelor's and Ph.D.-granting department of astronomy, biochemistry, biophysics, chemistry, or physics.
- American Chemical Society (ACS) Find ACS grant, award, scholarship and internship opportunities.
- The Petroleum Research Fund (PRF) is an endowed fund, managed by the American Chemical Society (ACS), that supports fundamental research directly related to petroleum or fossil fuels at nonprofit institutions (generally colleges and universities) in the United States and other countries. Grants are intended as seed money, to enable an investigator to initiate a new research direction.
- The Undergraduate Research (UR) Grants Program is an endowed fund, managed by the American Chemical Society (ACS), that supports the research programs of established scientists and engineers at non-doctoral departments and provides financial support for students at those institutions to become involved in advanced research activities, in preparation for continued study in graduate school or employment.
- The Undergraduate New Investigator Grants Program is an endowed fund, managed by the American Chemical Society (ACS), is intended to initiate the research program of new scientists and engineers who are faculty members at undergraduate research institutions and to provide financial incentives for students at those institutions to become involved in research activities leading to employment or continued study in graduate school.