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New RFPs

Agriculture / Food

Arts / Culture

Ransom Center Invites Applications for Research Fellowships

Posted: October 5, 2015
Deadline: January 15, 2016

Grants of up to $3,000 will be awarded to support research in all areas of the humanities, including literature, photography, film, art, the performing arts, music, and cultural history....

ACLS Invites Applications for African Humanities Fellowships

Posted: October 1, 2015
Deadline: November 2, 2015

Fellowship stipends are intended to give recipients an academic year free from teaching and other duties to complete or revise their Ph.D dissertation for publication, or in support of their first major research project after the Ph.D....

Civil / Human Rights




Gerber Foundation Seeks Proposals for Pediatric Research Projects

Posted: October 3, 2015
Deadline: December 1, 2015 (Concept Papers)

Grants of up to $300,000 will be awarded to research projects focused on issues faced by care providers that will improve the health, nutrition, and/or development of infants and young children....

Higher Education

LAPA Seeks Applications for Law-Related Research

Posted: October 2, 2015
Deadline: November 16, 2015

LAPA Fellows devote the major portion of their time to their own research and writing on law-related subjects of empirical, interpretive, doctrinal and/or normative significance....

Medical Research

Epilepsy Foundation Invites Entries for 2016 'Shark Tank’ Competition

Posted: October 2, 2015
Deadline: November 13, 2015 (Letters of Intent)

Selected finalists will receive international recognition and compete for grants totaling $200,000 to support the development and commercialization of important new products, technologies, or therapeutic concepts related to epilepsy....

Philanthropy / Voluntarism

Women / Girls

AAUW Accepting Applications for Career Development Grants

Posted: October 4, 2015
Deadline: December 15, 2015

Grants of up to $12,000 will be awarded in support of coursework toward a degree program other than a doctorate or for specialized training in a technical or professional field….