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New RFPs

Agriculture / Food

Animal Welfare

Arts / Culture

Ransom Center Invites Applications for Research Fellowships

Posted: August 20, 2016
Deadline: November 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....

Children / Youth

Civil / Human Rights




Medical Research

Philanthropy / Voluntarism

Markets for Good Invites Applications for Good Data Grants

Posted: August 18, 2016
Deadline: September 30, 2016

Grants from a pool totaling $200,000 will be awarded in support of projects that explore the role of digital data and infrastructure to improve decision-making in philanthropy (particularly individual giving) and in the broader social sector....

Public Affairs

LAPA Seeks Applications for Law-Related Research

Posted: August 20, 2016
Deadline: November 14, 2016

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....

Science / Technology

Simons Foundation Invites LOIs for Significant Mathematical, Theoretical Studies

Posted: August 19, 2016
Deadline: October 3, 2016 (Letters of Intent)

Grants of up to $2.5 million will be awarded for collaborative projects that address a mathematical or theoretical topic of fundamental scientific importance and where a significant new development creates a novel area for exploration or provides a new direction for progress in an established field....

Social Science

Russell Sage Foundation Issues RFP for Computational Social Science Projects

Posted: August 23, 2016
Deadline: November 30, 2016 (Letters of Inquiry)

Grants of up to $150,000 will be awarded for innovative social science research that brings new data and methods to bear on questions of interest in the foundation's core programs in Behavioral Economics; the Future of Work; Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration; and Social Inequality....

Women / Girls