Funding Sources

Funding Opportunity Alert Services

The following organizations provide free email alert services that will keep you up-to-date on their latest funding opportunities.

(1) Free newsletter from the Foundation Center:

(2) Subscriptions:

(3) In order to receive announcements from the Federal Register, you will need to join their listserv. Send the message:


to the following address: LISTSERV@LISTSERV.ACCESS.GPO.GOV

(4) National Science Foundation updates by email: Choose ‘Get NSF Updates by Email’

(5) Institute of Education Sciences:

(6) Public Education Network (PEN) Weekly Newsblast

(7) Grant Siren:


Becas para estudiantes

Arnold L. Mitchem Dissertation Fellowships: The sponsor provides two one-year fellowships designed to help increase the presence of currently underrepresented racial and cultural groups in the U.S. professoriate by supporting doctoral candidates in completing the final academic requirement, the dissertation. The fellowship carries a stipend of $35,000.

El Banco Santander otorga 40 becas para estudiantes subgraduados de la Unviersidad de Puerto Rico poder estudiar un semestre como estudiante de intercambio en cualquier universidad española.

Fuentes externas de fondos para los estudiantes graduados: Ayuda económica para el año académico 2012-2013

Fondos para Educación Especial

Special Education Grants to States: Number: 84.027;  Agency: Department of Education; Office: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

Rehabilitation Services Vocational Rehabilitation Grants to States: Number: 84.126; Agency: Department of Education; Office: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

Rehabilitation Long-Term Training: Number: 84.129; Agency: Department of Education; Office: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

Training Interpreters for Individuals who are Deaf and Individuals who are Deaf-Blind: Number: 84.160; Agency: Department of Education; Office: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research: Number: 84.133; Agency: Department of Education; Office: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

Federal Funding Proposals

The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) administers 21 grant programs authorized by the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 and subsequent legislation. These programs are designed to develop the nation’s capacity to reduce domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking by strengthening services to victims and holding offenders accountable.

A few programs that may be of particular interest are the following:

  • Children and Youth Exposed to Violence Program: This discretionary grant program funds projects that seek to mitigate the effects of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking on children and youth exposed to violence.
  • Culturally and Linguistically Specific Services for Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking: This discretionary grant program supports the development of innovative culturally and linguistically specific strategies and projects to enhance access to services and resources for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
  • Education, Training, and Enhanced Services to End Violence Against and Abuse of Women with Disabilities Grant Program: This discretionary grant program is designed to provide training, consultation, and information on domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault against individuals with disabilities.
  • Engaging Men and Youth Program: This discretionary grant program will fund projects that develop or enhance new or existing efforts to engage men and youth in preventing crimes of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking with the goal of developing mutually respectful, nonviolent relationships.
  • Grants to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking on Campus Program: This discretionary grant program is designed to strengthen the higher education community’s response to sexual assault, stalking, domestic violence, and dating violence crimes on campuses.

National Science Foundation, STEM Education Resources:

NSF Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST):

U.S. Dept. of Education’s Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools:

Office of Justice Programs’ Funding Resources:

U.S. Dept. of Education’s IES Research and Research Training Grant Programs:

Institute of Education Sciences: FY 2012 Grant Competitions to Support Education Research and Special Education Research

Click the link for the full announcement:

Department of Health and Human Services 2012 NIH Programs

Non-Governmental Funding Proposals

The Amgen Foundation seeks to advance science education and is committed to raising the value of science literacy on a national and local level. The areas given priority consideration within science education are:

  • Teacher quality and professional development in math and science: Comprehensive programs that enhance the quality of math and science teachers entering the classroom and support teachers with meaningful professional development opportunities that have a positive impact on student achievement
  • Pivotal hands-on science experience: Support programs that provide students and teachers with opportunities for hands-on, inquiry-based learning experiences that significantly impact students’ excitement about science and scientific careers

Amgen Foundation Grant Guidelines can be found at the following link:

Lumina Foundation for Education is a private foundation with about $1.4 billion in assets whose mission is to expand student access to and success in education beyond high school. Since its founding in August 2000, Lumina has made grants totaling more than $250 million

Siemens Foundation and Discovery Education Launch Fourth Annual Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge for K-12 Students
Teams of K-12 students and their teachers/mentors in the U.S. are invited to enter their innovative ideas to solve environmental problems and compete for more than $250,000 in total prizes. Deadline: March 15, 2012

Open Society Foundations Announces New Initiative to Support College Debate Programs Around the World
Grants of up to $200,000 will be awarded to colleges, universities, and other not-for-profit institutions around the world working to create or expand debate programs for undergraduate students. Deadline: Rolling

Spencer Foundation:

William T. Grant Foundation:

Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching:

Verizon Foundation:

The National Academy of Education (NAEd)

The National Academy of Education (NAEd) advances the highest quality education research and its use in policy formation and practice. Founded in 1965, the NAEd consists of U.S. members and foreign associates who are elected on the basis of outstanding scholarship related to education. Since its establishment, NAEd has undertaken research studies that address pressing issues in education and which typically include both NAEd members and other scholars with an expertise in a particular area of inquiry. In addition, members are deeply engaged in NAEd’s professional development fellowship programs focused on the rigorous preparation of the next generation of scholars.

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