University of Minnesota
CLA Grants, Fellowships & Research Funding

CLA Grants home

Grants, Fellowships & Research Funding

This site is designed to help CLA faculty obtain funding for research and scholarship and develop effective proposals. Grants consultants are available to assist faculty in identifying prospective internal and external grant opportunities, develop proposals, and submit applications. If you would like assistance, contact a grant consultant.

Fulbright Scholar Program, Deadline August 1st

Applications for the Core Fulbright Scholar Program are due on Aug. 1 (this and every year).  Fulbright funds US citizens doing research and/or teaching abroad for periods of time ranging from 2-12 months, depending on the particular award.   All disciplines are eligible.   Particular grants are listed in the Catalog of Awards: index.aspx

Fulbright has expanded its funding to include new global and multi-country program models designed to meet the changing needs of U.S. academics. program-innovations

Please see Alexandra Brown ( for assistance with arts and humanities applications or Anna Brailovsky ( for social science.  


Russel Sage Foundation Funding Opportunities

The Russel Sage Foundation supports social science research related to "the improvement of social and living conditions in the US."

Funding opportunities are currently open in theircore research areasof : The Affordable Care Act, Behavioral Economics, Future of Work, Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration, and Social Inequality.

A 4-page letter of intent for the current cycle is due in June. Please contact Anna Brailovsky ( if you are interested



Research Advancement has posted the internal deadline for

NEH Summer Stipends, due on July 13. A preliminary review by OVPR will result in two applicants being forwarded on to NEH to compete for the award.

The final deadline to NEH is Sept 29.

NEH especially encourages junior faculty to apply for the Summer Stipend, but awards are also made at the senior level.

Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both.Eligible projects usually result in articles, monographs, books, digital materials and publications, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources.Summer Stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two consecutive months. grants/research/summer- stipends

For assistance with applications, contact Alexandra Brown (, Grants Coordinator for Arts and Humanities.






Updates and Resources

New Fiscal Year 2016 fringe rates have been released!

How can I get my required RCR training?

CLA Internal Awards and Funding Sources