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Funding Opportunities in the Social and Behavioral Sciences

National Institutes of Health
Deadlines: Program specific

National Science Foundation
Deadlines: Program specific

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
The Foundation supports original research and broad-based education related to science, technology, and economic performance. Program areas supported by the Foundation include Workplace, Workforce and Working Families, Information Technology and Dissemination of Knowledge, and Economic Institutions, Behavior and Performance.
Deadline: Letters of Inquiry accepted at any time

Fulbright Scholar Program
The core Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad each year. Grantees lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. The Fulbright Specialist program funds short-term-term collaborative projects at host institutions overseas. Deadline: Core Program, August 1
Specialist Program accepts applications on a rolling basis

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
In addition to specific calls for proposals, the Foundation accepts unsolicited proposals in the Pioneer Program, which looks beyond the mainstream of health approaches to support potentially transformative innovations.
Deadlines: Varies-check website

Harry Frank Guggenheim Research Award
The foundation welcomes proposals from all disciplines that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence and aggression. Research that can increase understanding and amelioration of urgent problems of violence and aggression in the modern world are particularly encouraged.
Deadline: August 1

Sociological Initiatives Foundations
The Sociological Initiatives Foundation supports social justice projects with awards from $10,000-$20,000.
Deadline: Concept application August 15, Proposal deadline Nov. 15

Russell Sage Foundation Research Grants
The Foundation supports research on the causes and consequences of various social problems, as well as basic research aimed at improving the methods, data, and theoretical foundation of social science. Awards are restricted to support for basic social science research within their announced programs. Grants range between $35,000 and $500,000 and are mainly awarded to provide support for analyzing data and writing up results.
Deadline: Proposals must be approved by the Foundation Board, which meets in June and November. Unless otherwise specified in the request for proposals in a particular research competition, the deadline for submissions to the November funding round is mid-August, and to the June round is mid-March.

Advancing the Humanities
ACLS offers fellowships and grants in more than a dozen programs for research in the humanities and related social sciences at the doctoral and postdoctoral levels.
Deadlines: September and November

Overseas Research

Council of American Overseas Research Centers
The CAORC Multi-Country Fellowship Program supports advanced regional or trans-regional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences for U.S. doctoral candidates and scholars at any career stage who have already earned their Ph.D. Scholars must carry out research in two or more countries outside the United States, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center. Deadline: Jan. 15.

Catalyzing New International Collaborations
This program supports the participation of U.S. researchers and students in activities intended to catalyze new international collaborations. Deadline: Proposals accepted at any time

IREX Projects
IREX works with partners in more than 100 countries in four areas essential to progress: cultivating leaders, empowering youth, strengthening institutions, and increasing access to quality education and information.  Offers opportunities for fellowships, international exchanges, grants, mentorship, and more.