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Grant Opportunities

Dynamic Language Infrastructure – Documenting Endangered Languages Fellowships

Eligibility: Individual scholar

Amount: 30,000-60,000


TIRF 2019 Doctoral Dissertation Grants competition: apply by April 24!

Eligibility: doctoral candidate

Amount: Up to $5,000 per awardee


Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier: Advancing Cognitive and Physical Capabilities (FW-HTF)

Eligibility: Faculty

  • Small projects: $750,000-1,500,000 for a period of 3 to 5 years; and
  • Large projects: $1,500,001-3,000,000 for a period of 3 to 5 years.

Research Coordination Networks (RCN)

Eligibility: Faculty

Amount: $7,500,000 to $12,500,000

Typical and Atypical Patterns of Language & Literacy in Dual Language Learners (R21)

Eligibility: Faculty

Amount: Two-year period not exceed $275,000

Education Research and Special Education Research Grant Programs

Eligibility: Faculty

Amount: $100,000-760,000, Up to 5 years

International Research and Studies (IRS) program

Eligibility: Faculty

Amount: Maximum $101,761/year

Summer Seminars and Institute

Eligibility: Faculty

Amount: $50,000- $225,000

Social Initiatives Foundation

Eligibility: Faculty

Amount: $10,000-20,000



Cognitive Neuroscience- National Science Foundation

Eligibility: Unrestricted

Amount: $8,000,000, Funding Opportunity Number PD-15-1699


Linguistic Program-Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Awards

Eligibility: Faculty

Amount: $400,000, Funding opportunity number: 14-551


TIRF Doctoral dissertation Grants

Eligibility: PhD Students in ABD status

Amount: $5000

NSF Doctoral dissertation Grants

Eligibility: PhD Students in linguistics or interdisciplinary in ABD status

Amount: $10,000-20,000

TOEFL committee of examiners research program

Eligibility: Faculty and graduate students

Amount: $100,000

Jacqueline Ross TOEFL Dissertation Award

Eligibility: PhD Students in ABD status

Amount: $2500

National professional development program

Eligibility: Faculty in ESL

Amount: $20 million, opportunity NO: ED-GRANTS-022117-001

US Embassy Tokyo Small grant

Eligibility: Faculty focusing on English teaching

Amount: $100,000 opportunity # PAS-TOKYO-FY2017-0001

Spencer Small research grant

Eligibility: Faculty focusing on improvement of education

Amount: $50,000

Spencer Conference grants for advancing education research

Eligibility: Faculty focusing on measuring educational quality and improvement

Amount: $50,000

Spencer Midcareer grant

Eligibility: Faculty in Education, having 7-20 years post doctorate

Amount: $150,000

Spencer Research-Practice Partnership program

Eligibility: PI and Co-PIs with earned doctorate, focusing on strengthening existing research-practice partnerships

Amount: $400,000

Spencer Lyle Spencer research award

Eligibility: PI and Co-PIs with earned doctorate, focusing on advancing understanding of education practice and its improvement

Amount: $100,000- $1,000,000

The Center for Ethics & Education Research grant

Eligibility: PI and Co-PIs with earned doctorate, focusing on educational policy and practice

Amount: $40,000

IELTS joint-funded research programme

Eligibility: Researchers and institutions, IELTS related research projects

Amount: £45,000/AU$70,000

John W. Kluge Center Kluge fellowships

Eligibility: With earned doctorate, Interdisciplinary, cross-cultural or multilingual

Amount: $4,200 per month

NEH Fellowships for advanced social science research on Japan

Eligibility: Faculty and Ph.D candidate graduating in 2017, research on modern Japanese society and political economy, Japan’s international relations, and U.S.-Japan relations

Amount: $50,400 for 12 months