Funding Opportunities and Announcements

Funding Opportunities and Announcements

Funding Opportunities

The National Endowment for the Humanities Enduring Questions Grant Program supports faculty members in the preparation of a new course on a fundamental concern of human life as addressed by the humanities. This question-driven course would encourage undergraduates and teachers to join together in a deep and sustained program of reading in order to encounter influential ideas, works, and thinkers over the centuries.  Up to $38,000 in funding is available.  The deadline for the submission of applications is September 10, 2015.  For additional program information, go to:

The National Endowment for the Humanities Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants Program supports the planning stages of digital projects that promise to benefit the humanities, and may involve:  creating or enhancing experimental, computationally-based methods or techniques for humanities research, teaching, preservation, or public programming; pursuing scholarship that examines the history, criticism, and philosophy of digital culture and its impact on society, or explores the philosophical or practical implications and impact of digital humanities in specific fields or disciplines; or revitalizing and/or recovering existing digital projects that promise to contribute substantively to scholarship, teaching, or public knowledge of the humanities.  The program offers up to $75,000 in funding.  The application deadline is September 16, 2015.  Additional project information can be found at


Faculty Members interested in pursuing these or any other grant opportunity should call (570) 208-5847, or email


Searchable Opportunities
Use the following links to search for detailed funding opportunities in your area of interest. If you see something that is of interest, please call Michelle Giovagnoli in the Institutional and Academic Grants Office (Ext. 5847) to discuss the opportunity and begin the application process.

General Federal Funding Sources

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA)
The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) provides a full listing of all Federal programs available to State and local governments; federally-recognized Indian tribal governments; Territories (and possessions) of the United States; domestic public, quasi-public, and private profit and nonprofit organizations and institutions; specialized groups; and individuals.

Corporation for National and Community Service
The Corporation for National and Community Service provides grants to national and local nonprofits, schools, government agencies, faith-based and other community organizations and other groups committed to strengthening their communities through volunteering.

Federal Register
The Federal Register is a legal newspaper published every business day by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). The Federal Register provides access to the official text of Federal Laws, Presidential Documents and Administrative Regulations and Notices. is a central storehouse for information on over 1,000 Federal grant programs and provides access to approximately $500 billion in annual awards by the Federal Government. All Federal grants are applied for on the system.

Individual Federal Departments and Agencies
Department of Agriculture (USDA)
     Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service (CSREES)

Department of Commerce (DOC)

Department of Defense (DoD)
     Army Research Laboratory
     Office of Naval Research
     Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs

Department of Education
     Discretionary Grant Application Packages
     Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE)
     Education Programs
     Institute of Education Science (IES)

Department of Energy (DoE)
     Office of Science - Grants & Contracts
     National Renewable Energy Laboratory - Education Programs

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
     General Grants and Funding
     Administration on Aging
     Agency for Health Care Policy & Research
     Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
     Health Resources & Services Administration
     Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Department of the Interior
     United States Geological Survey - Contracts & Grants (USGS)

Department of Justice

Department of Labor

Department of Transportation (DoT)
     University Research Grants

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Fulbright Scholar Program (U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs)

National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)
     NASA Education Programs

National Archives and Records Administration

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

National Institutes of Health Office of Extramural Research
     Extramural Research
     John E. Fogarty International Center
     National Cancer Institute
     National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute  
     National Human Genome Research Institute  
     National Institute on Aging  
     National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
     National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
     National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
     National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
     National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
     National Center for Research Resources
     National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
     National Institute on Drug Abuse
     National Institute of Environmental Health Science
     National Institute of General Medical Sciences
     National Institute of Mental Health
     National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
     National Institute of Nursing Research
     National Library of Medicine

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

National Science Foundation (NSF)
        - Biological Sciences (BIO)
        - Crosscutting/Interdisciplinary Programs
        - Education and Human Resources (EHR)
        - International Science and Engineering (OISE)
        - Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS)
        - Geosciences (GEO)
        - Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE)
National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Smithsonian Institution

Pennsylvania Resources

PA Department of Education

PA Department of Community & Economic Development

Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA)

Pennsylvania Foundations Online

PA Historical and Museum Commission

PA Humanities Council

Council on the Arts

Department of Labor and Industry

Department of Public Welfare

Foundation Resources

BIG Online
A comprehensive, keyword and field searchable database with detailed information and profiles on 25,000 foundations, corporate donors, matching gift programs, in kind donations and government grant makers.  Please contact the Institutional and Academic Grants Office for funding searches using this premium subscription service.

A comprehensive site providing nonprofit organizations, colleges and universities with information on financial resources available on the internet.

A one-stop resource to find funds for research and training in the sciences. This service is completely free and contains programs that offer funding for programs in science, math, engineering, and technology for undergraduate faculty and students.

Higher Education for Development
Works in close partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the nation’s six presidential higher education associations to support the involvement of higher education in development issues worldwide.

NYFA Source
The most extensive national directory of awards, services, and publications for artists. Listings include over 4,200 arts organizations, 2,900 award programs, 4,200 service programs, and 900 publications for individual artists across the country.

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