Funding (for Faculty)

Local

Arizona State University – Pathways to Entrepreneurship Grant (PEG)

The ASU Innovation Challenge seeks undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines who are dedicated to creating positive change in our local and global communities through innovation. Students who have an innovative idea for a project, prototype, venture or community partnership are encouraged to participate.  This funding could be used to grow or enhance entrepreneurship programs/curriculum.

Due: November

http://entrepreneurship.asu.edu

National

American Association of University Women (AAUW)

AAUW has a long and distinguished history of advancing educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States and around the globe. One of the world’s largest sources of funding for graduate women, AAUW provides more than $3 million in funding for more than 200 fellowships and grants to outstanding women and nonprofit organizations each year.

Due: Multiple due dates for varying grants and fellowships

http://www.aauw.org

Crossroads Fund

Crossroads Fund was imagined in 1979, when a group of young people came together with an idea — they envisioned a foundation where community members would have control of the money and of grant making decisions, where the people who were most affected by and experienced at confronting racial, economic, and social injustice would make decisions about where to put resources to have the most significant impact for social change. They dreamed of a partnership of activists and donors — of accountability to community — so that people from all walks of life would be invested in progressive community change.  Since our founding, we have continued our commitment to have community members make the decisions about where money is distributed. Our Board of Directors and grant making committee reflect the diversity of the issues that we fund. Since 1981, we have distributed more than $4 million to hundreds of groups, working across the spectrum of social justice issues.

Due: Rolling

http://www.crossroadsfund.org

Ford Foundation

The Ford Foundation is on the frontlines of social change around the world, working with visionary leaders and organizations to change social structures and institutions—so that everyone has the opportunity to achieve their full potential and have a voice in decisions that affect them.  When they make grants, they look for fresh thinking and for innovative people and organizations. They set benchmarks to measure success and monitor progress to ensure that goals are being met.

Due: Multiple due dates for varying grants and fellowships

http://www.fordfoundation.org

National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA)

With a membership of nearly 200 colleges and universities from all over the United States, the NCIIA engages more than 5,000 student and faculty innovators and entrepreneurs each year, helping them to bring their concepts to commercialization.  The NCIIA ‘pipeline’ provides nascent student start-ups with early stage funding, business strategy development training, mentoring, and investment. The NCIIA provides faculty with funding for courses and programs, opportunities for recognition, and entrepreneurship education training and networking.  They offer a plethora of opportunities in terms of funding and education including: grants, competitions, ventures and networking.

Due: Multiple due dates for varying grants and fellowships

http://nciia.org/grants

Soros Fellowship

The purpose of The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is to provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields.  The Program is established in recognition of the contributions New Americans have made to American life and in gratitude for the opportunities the United States has afforded the donors and their family. Each fellowship supports up to two years of graduate study – in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program – in the United States.  Each award is for up to $25,000 in maintenance grants and up to $20,000 in tuition support for each year of graduate study supported, a total of as much as $90,000.

Due: November

http://www.pdsoros.org/

University of Notre Dame – College of Arts and Letters

The University of Notre Dame, College of Arts and Letters houses the Science of Generosity project.  Current studies of generosity come from many different and often disconnected disciplines and focus on various terms, such as philanthropy, volunteerism and altruism. The Science of Generosity initiative aims to bring together diverse approaches in order to create a field for the study of generosity in all its forms.
To that end, it supports, conducts and shares scientific research on

* Sources, origins and causes of generosity,
* Manifestations and expressions of generosity, and
* Consequences of generosity for both donors and recipients

Due: Annual Awards

http://generosityresearch.nd.edu/

International

Mount Royal College – Institute for Nonprofit Studies

More than two million Canadians work in the nonprofit sector, arguably the most dynamic, challenging and rewarding facet of our nation’s economy — and one that is growing at an exceptional rate.  The Institute for Nonprofit Studies at Mount Royal University is the first in Canada to bring together education, training and research tailored to the nonprofit sector — and supports Canada’s first undergraduate degree dedicated to the sector, the Bachelor of Applied Nonprofit Studies.  In addition, this program accepts applications for research.  The INS draws on revenues from its endowment to support applied research activities relevant to Canada’s nonprofit sector.

To focus these activities, the INS conducts and supports research within three broad streams:
* Governance within the nonprofit and social economy sector
* Sustainability of the nonprofit sector/ nonprofit organizations
* Policy modeling, analysis, design, critique

Research applications for 2010-2011: www.mtroyal.ca/ProgramsCourses/FacultiesSchoolsCentres/InstituteforNonprofitStudies

Institute: http://www.crossroadsfund.org

AAUW has a long and distinguished history of advancing educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States and around the globe. One of the world’s largest sources of funding for graduate women, AAUW provides more than $3 million in funding for more than 200 fellowships and grants to outstanding women and nonprofit organizations each year.
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