External Funding Opportunites

Funding your work through external sources

There are many tools available to help you locate funding from external sources to support your work.

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Featured external funding opportunities


 Smith Richardson Foundation Strategy and Policy Fellows

 This Foundation sponsors an annual Strategy and Policy Fellows grant competition to support young scholars and policy thinkers on American foreign policy, international relations, international security, military policy, and diplomatic and military history. Please contact the Office of Foundation Relations for further information on this opportunity.

Deadline: June 17, 2019

NSF Program on Fairness in Artificial Intelligence

NSF and Amazon are collaborating to support computational research focused on fairness in AI, with the goal of contributing to trustworthy AI systems that are readily accepted and deployed to tackle grand challenges facing society. 

Deadline: May 10, 2019

U.S. Department of Education Teacher Quality partnership Grant Program

 This program seeks to improve student achievement; improve the quality of prospective and new teachers by improving the preparation of prospective teachers and enhancing professional development activities for new teachers.

Deadline:  NOI May 3, 2019, Application due May 20, 2019

HHS Preventing Maternal Deaths: Supporting Maternal Mortality Review Committees

Supports agencies and organizations that coordinate and manage Maternal Mortality Review Committees to identify and characterize maternal deaths for identifying prevention opportunities.

Deadline:  May 8, 2019

PCORI – Engagement Award: Dissemination Initiative

PCORI works to help patients, caregivers, clinicians, policymakers, and other healthcare system stakeholders make better-informed decisions by advancing evidence about how to prevent, diagnose, treat, monitor, and manage diseases, disorders, and other health conditions.

Deadline:  May 31, 2019

DOJ Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program Training and Technical Assistance Program

Aims to reduce opioid abuse and overdose fatalities and mitigate impacts on crime victims by the implementation, enhancement, and proactive use of prescription drug-monitoring programs to support clinical decision making and prevent the abuse of controlled substances

Deadline:  May 28, 2019

More on finding external funding through Pivot

Pivot is a comprehensive worldwide database that includes funding opportunities and profiles of millions of potential collaborators. You can search for funding by keywords or funding organization's name, track individual opportunities, and receive ongoing alerts. No need to run the same search over and over – you can set up individualized searches, and receive one weekly email that lists all the new opportunities from those searches.

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