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Selected Open Funding Opportunities

RDO curates this list of open funding opportunities in the Humanities, Arts, and Interpretive Social Sciences to highlight large, collaborative, and/or strategic funding opportunities that may be of particular interest to the Stanford community. Opportunity descriptions have been compiled from funder announcements, program solicitations, and CFR. This page will be updated regularly to spotlight new opportunities. See RDO's archive (SUNet ID required) for opportunities previously featured on this list. 

Title/SponsorNext DeadlineDescriptionAmount/ Notes
NEA Research Grants in the Arts (2023NEA01ORAGRANTS)4/6/23 (grants.gov form due 3/27)Research Grants in the Arts support research studies that investigate the value and/or impact of the arts, either as individual components of the U.S. arts ecology or as they interact with each other and/or with other domains of American life.$20,000 to $100,00 (requires 1:1 match)
NEA Research Labs (2023NEA01ORALABS)4/6/23 (grants.gov form due 3/27)The NEA Research Labs program funds transdisciplinary research teams grounded in the social and behavioral sciences, yielding empirical insights about the arts for the benefit of arts and non-arts sectors alike.$100,000 to $150,000 (requires 1:1 match)
NEH Digital Humanities Advancement Grants (20230112-HAA)06/15/23DHAG supports innovative, experimental, and/or computationally challenging digital projects, leading to work that can scale to enhance scholarly research, teaching, and public programming in the humanities.$75,000 to $350,000, depending on level
Federal (and some non-federal) opportunities are subject to the university's Facilities & Administration (F&A) cost rates. For many foundation funders, the university has approved lower rates, which can be found in the Pre-Approved IDC Exception List.

For some foundations you must request clearance to apply. Be sure to check CFR's Clearance Restricted Foundations list before submitting a letter of inquiry or proposal.

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Created: 08.31.22
Updated: 03.13.23