Following is a listing of private organizations -- businesses, foundations, societies, and other organizations -- known to offer sponsored project support. You may view the listing alphabetically, or search this list using the "Find in Page" feature of your browser.

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-Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting) 
 Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals
-Agilent Technologies (focus is in areas of education and healthy communities) 
-Alternatives Research and Development Foundation (funds and promotes the development, validation and adoption of non-animal methods in biomedical research, product testing and education) 
-Altria Investing in Communities (primary focus giving areas are hunger, domestic violence prevention and the arts; grants are also made in the areas of AIDS and the environment) 
-Alzheimer's Association  (See also  proposalCENTRAL for electronic proposal processing system for this foundation association)
-American Academy in Rome 
-American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
-American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 
-American Antiquarian Society Visiting Academic Research Fellowships 
-American Association for Cancer Research (Awards and Fellowships) 
-American Association for the Advancement of Science (Fellowships)
-American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
-American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Grant Program (AAFCS)
-American Association of Museums (AAM) (Museum Assessment Program) 
-American Association of University Women (AAUW Educational Foundation Fellowships and Grants) 
-American Astronomical Society
-American Brain Tumor Association (Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships and Translational Research Grants) 
-American Cancer Society (See also proposalCENTRAL for electronic proposal processing system for this organization) 
-American Center of Research (Fellowships) 
-American Chemical Society: Petroleum Research Fund (Please contact Mary Blackwood, 335-3968 prior to submitting an application as there may be intellectual property issues involved)
-American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (Fellowship and Travel Programs)
-American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) 
-American College of Surgeons Research Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards 
-American Council of Learned Societies (humanities research fellowship programs)
-American Council on Education 
-American Diabetes Association 
-American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) 
-American Federation for Medical Research 
-American Foundation for AIDS Research (AmFAR)
-American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
-American Gastroenterological Association
-American Heart Association (AHA) 
-American Historical Association (AHA) (Fellowships and Awards) 
-American Institute of Indian Studies: Fellowship Programs and Competitions (cooperative, non-profit organization that supports the advancement of knowledge and understanding of India) 
-American Kidney Fund 
-American Legion Child Welfare Foundation 
-American Liver Foundation  
-American Lung Association 
-American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) Foundation
-American Mathematical Society Centennial Fellowships
-American Meteorological Society 
-American Museum of Natural History (Grants and Fellowships) 
-American Numismatic Society (study opportunities and fellowships)
-American Nurses Foundation 
-American Oriental Society (Hackney Fellowship for the Study of Chinese Art)
-American Physiological Society 
-American Political Science Association (links to many fellowships within political science and related disciplines) 
-American Psychological Association 
-American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT) (Fellowships) 
-American Society for Information Science (Specialists from various fields who share a common interest in improving the ways society stores, retrieves, analyzes, manages, archives and disseminates information) 
-American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers 
-American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation 

American Statistical Association 

American Stroke Association

-Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association 
-Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation 
-Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) (fellowships and awards) 
-Archstone Foundation (focus is on aging) 
-Arthritis Foundation 
-Asia Foundation 
-Asian Cultural Council (an affiliate of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund) (Fellowships and Projects) 

Aspen Institute: Nonprofit Sector Research Fund 

Association for the Advancement of Blood & Biotherapies

-Association for Asian Studies (grants and fellowships) 
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-Bader (Helen) Foundation (Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia) 
-Beckman (Arnold and Mabel) Foundation 
-Benign Essential Blepharospasm Research Foundation (BEBRF) 
-Best Buy Children's Foundation (Click on Community Relations under Company Information. Supports programs that enhance kids' educational learning experiences through the of use innovative technology. Funding is provided to k-12 technology and youth programs.; applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis)
-Bibliographical Society of America 
-Bradley (Lynde and Harry) Foundation 
-BrightFocus Foundation (supports scientific and medical investigations into Alzheimer's Disease, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Heart Disease, and Stroke)
-Brown (John Carter) Library Fellowship program
-Burroughs Wellcome Fund 
-Bush (Barbara) Foundation for Family Literacy 
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-Cancer Research Institute 
-Carnegie Corporation of New York 
-Carver (Roy J) Charitable Trust 
-Casey (Annie E.) Foundation (mission of the Foundation is to foster public policies, human-service reforms, and community supports that more effectively meet the needs of today's vulnerable children and families)
-Center for Hellenic Studies 
-Center for Retirement Research at Boston College (Sandell Grant Program for Junior Scholars in Retirement Research)
-Children's Literature Association (Fellowships and Scholarships) 
-Children's Tumor Foundation 
-Clark (Edna McConnell) Foundation 
-Clark (Robert Sterling) Foundation (Ensuring Access to Family Planning Services) 
-Coca-Cola Foundation 
-Coleman Foundation (Entrepreneurship awareness education; Cancer research, care and treatment in the Midwest; Housing and Education for the handicapped; and Diverse educational programs) 
-College of William and Mary: Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture" (Institute postdoctoral fellowships)
-Commonwealth Fund 
-Compton Foundation (address community, national and international concerns in the fields of peace & world order, population, and the environment; other concerns of the foundation include equal educational opportunity, community welfare & social justice, and culture & the arts)
-Corporation for Public Broadcasting 

Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) 

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation 

-Culpeper (Charles E.) Foundation 
-Cummings (Nathan) Foundation (arts, environment, health, Jewish life, interprogram, which includes three special initiatives: democratic values, contemplative practice, and the nonprofit sector) 
-Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 
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-Dalhousie University Killam Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship (Click on 'Funding' to locate information on fellowship) 
-Dana (Charles A.) Foundation 
-Delmas (Gladys Krieble) Foundation 
-Dermatology Foundation 
-Dirksen Congressional Center 
-Dreyfus (Camille and Henry) Foundation, Inc 

Duke (Doris) Charitable Foundation

Duke (Doris) Foundation for Islamic Art

-Dystonia Foundation (grants, fellowships) 
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-Early American Industries Association 
-Earthwatch Institute (Supports a diversity of research projects of high scientific merit worldwide, which address critical environmental and social issues at local, national, and international levels. Earthwatch is one of few significant sources of long-term funding for field-based research.)
-Edison (Charles) Fund (medical research projects, science education and historic preservation) 
-Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (International Fellowships in Medical Education) 
-Educational Testing Service (Fellowships and Internships, including Postdoctoral Fellowship Award and Visiting Scholar Award)
-Einstein (Albert) Institution (Fellows Program on nonviolent action)
-Ellison Medical Foundation )
-Energy Foundation 
-Engineering Information Foundation (mission is to improve worldwide engineering education and practice through information technology and the recruitment of women)
-Epilepsy Foundation 
-European Molecular Biology Organization (fellowships) 
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-Fetzer Institute (supports research, education, and service programs exploring the integral relationships among body, mind, and spirit) 
-Folger Shakespeare Library Research Fellowships 
-Ford Foundation
-Fox (Michael J.) Foundation For Parkinson?s Research 
-Francis Families Foundation (Parker B. Francis Fellowship Program in Pulmonary Research)
-Fuld (Helene) Health Trust (Programs through this foundation are handled by the College of Nursing; contact CON to learn more)
-Fund for Investigative Journalism 
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-Gates (Bill and Melinda) Foundation (education, technology, and global health) 
-General Service Foundation (supports organizations that promote advancement in three areas: international peace, reproductive and health rights, and resources) 
-Getty (J. Paul) Trust (areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the environment, the crisis of human reproductive freedom, Native Americans, arts, education, medicine, and human services)
-Glaser (Elizabeth) Pediatric AIDS Foundation 
-Glaucoma Research Foundation 
-Global Fund for Women 
-Gloeckner (Fred C.) Foundation (research and educational projects in floriculture and the supporting and allied fields, such as plant pathology, plant breeding, agricultural engineering, agricultural economics, entomology, and plant physiology related to floriculture and ornamental horticulture)
-Gold (Arnold P.) Foundation (supports innovative medical education programs which emphasize humanism in physician training)
-Graham Foundation (Architecture Grants) 
-Great Lakes Protection Fund (projects that enhance the health of the Great Lakes ecosystem) 
-Greenwall Foundation (Bioethics, Education, and Arts and Humanities)
-Guggenheim (Harry Frank) Foundation (research on problems of violence, aggression, and dominance) 
-Guggenheim (John Simon) Memorial Foundation Fellowships to Assist Research and Artistic Creation
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-H-Net: academic web source for multiple disciplines (H-Net is an international consortium of scholars and teachers that creates and coordinates Internet networks with the common objective of advancing teaching and research in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.)
-Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (Pilot and Demonstration Program Grants) 
-HCR Manor Care Foundation (supports organizations involved in education and research regarding disorders affecting the elderly, as well as organizations that provide community service and outreach support to such individuals)

Health Effects Institute 

Hearing Health Foundation

-Hearst Foundation
-Herb Society of America 
-Hewlett (William and Flora) Foundation (education, performing arts, population, environment, conflict resolution, family and community development, and U.S.-Latin American relations) 
-Hewlett Packard Company Foundation (goals to increase achievement in math and science, and underserved communities) 
-HHMI-NIH (Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the National Institutes of Health) Research Scholars Program (Students in good standing at U.S. medical schools are eligible to apply to the Program.) 
-Howard (George A. and Eliza) Foundation (fellowships to support people in the middle stages of their careers each year for independent projects in fields selected on a rotational basis) 
-Hughes (Howard) Medical Institute 
-Human Frontier Science Program 
-Human Growth Foundation (Small Grants Program) 
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-Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison 

Institute for Research on Unlimited Love (supports scientific research on unlimited love, including its metaphysical aspects)

International Center for Responsible Gaming

-International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (study issues having legal, economic, social or political consequences for the employee benefits field) 
-International Life Sciences Institute: Allergy and Immunology Institute 
-Iowa Energy Center (IEC) 
-Iowa Science Foundation (ISF) (state-supported program administered by the Iowa Academy of Science for the purpose of furthering science in Iowa) 
-Iowa State University: Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture 
-Iowa Women's Foundation (IWF)
-Ittleson Foundation (AIDS, the environment and mental health)
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-Jackson (Henry M.) Foundation (provides grants in four areas: Education and Advanced Research in International Affairs; Environment and Natural Resources Management; Public Service; and Human Rights) 
-Jacobs Research Funds (supporting anthropological research, both sociocultural or linguistic in content, on the indigenous peoples of Canada, Mexico, mainland United States, including Alaska, with a focus on the Pacific Northwest)
-Johnson (Robert Wood) Foundation 
-Juvenile Diabetes 
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-Keck (W. M. ) Foundation ( science, engineering, and medical research) 
-Kellogg (W.K.) Foundation
-Kennedy, Jr. (Joseph P. ) Foundation (mental retardation) 
-Kimmel (Sidney) Foundation for Cancer Research: Kimmel Scholars Program (funds young investigators dedicated to a career in cancer research; goal is to improve the basic understanding of cancer biology and to develop new methods for the prevention and treatment of cancer)
-Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation (areas of interest are: Childhood and Adolescent Depression, and Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder [ADHD]) 
-Komen (Susan G.) Breast Cancer Foundation 
-KPMG Foundation (also known as KPMG Peat Marwick Foundation) 
-Kresge Foundation (Challenge Grants and Science Initiative) 
-Kress (Samuel H.) Foundation Grants
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-L'Oreal USA: Women in Science US Fellowship (awards five grants of $20,000 each to third and fourth year graduate students and postdoctoral researchers who are pursuing studies and research in the Natural Sciences - Biological and Physical - , Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics)
-Lalor Foundation (basic postdoctoral research in reproductive physiology)
-Langeloth Foundation (grant-making program centers on the concept of convalescence) 
-Lannan Foundation (awards grants in the Visual Arts, the Literary Arts, and to Indigenous Communities)
-Leakey  Foundation
-Legacy Foundation
-Leukemia Society of America 
-Lindbergh (Charles A. and Anne Morrow) Foundation 
-Louisville Institute (Summer Stipend Program)
-Luce (Henry) Foundation
-Lupus Foundation of America 
-Lupus Research Institute (The Lupus Research Institute champions only the truly innovative research that will prevent, treat, and cure lupus. In this mission it unites leading scientists and physicians, patients, and their families.)
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-Macy (Josiah Jr.) Foundation (Grants for improvement of medical and other health professional education, educational strategies that are likely to improve and/or increase care for underserved populations; increasing teamwork between and among the multiple health care professions; and grants directed specifically to contribute to the needed increase in the numbers of health professionals from underrepresented groups within the society.) 
-March of Dimes 
-Marketing Science Institute 
-Markle Foundation
-McDonnell (James S.) Foundation 
-Mellon (Andrew W.) Foundation (Population, Conservation and the Environment) 
-Mertz-Gilmore (Joyce) Foundation 


Middle East Studies Association

-Milken Family Foundation (Milken Educator Virtual Workspace) 
-Mitsubishi Electronic America Foundation 
-Mott (Charles Stewart) Foundation (Civil Society, Environment, and Poverty) 
-Muscular Dystrophy Association 
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-NAMM Foundation Research Division 
-National Academies (includes: National Academy of Science; National Academy of Engineering; Institute of Medicine; and the National Research Council - Funding offered through Fellowships: Predoctoral, Dissertation, and Postdoctoral) 
-National Academy of Education (Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program) 
-National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (Young Investigator and Distinguished Investigator Awards) 
-National Ataxia Foundation (promotes and supports research to find the cause, treatment, and cure for the hereditary and sporadic ataxias)
-National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) (medical education) 
-National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) and Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) 
-National Environmental Education & Training Foundation (Competitive challenge Grants)
-National Fish and Wildlife Foundation 
-National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts (NFAA)
-National Gallery of Art (Fellowships) 
-National Geographic Society 
-National Hemophilia Foundation 
-National Humanities Center (residential fellowships for research in history, languages and literature, philosophy, and other fields of the humanities) 
-National Inventors Hall of Fame: Collegiate Inventors Competition
-National Kidney Foundation
-National Multiple Sclerosis Society 
-National Research Council (The National Research Council is part of the National Academies, which also comprise the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering and Institute of Medicine)
-NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) 
-Nature Conservancy (fellowships) 
-Norman Foundation (supports grassroots efforts in a variety of areas) 
-Norton (Laird) Endowment Foundation (funds distinctive programs in conservation and forestry education)
-Noyes (Jessie Smith) Foundation (environment and reproductive rights)
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Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) (science and engineering fellowship and research participation programs )

Open Society Foundations

-Organic Farming Research Foundation
-Organization of American Historians (awards, prizes, fellowships and grants given in recognition of scholarly and professional achievements in the field of American history) 
-Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation 
-Orthopaedic Trauma Association 
-Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation (Funding is available for fellowships for young investigators working to develop expertise in OI research or "seed" grants for either basic or clinical studies with relevance to OI.) 
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-Packard (David and Lucile) Foundation
-Paralyzed Veterans of America
-Parapsychology Foundation 
-Pew Charitable Trusts
-Pfizer: Medical & Academic Partnerships (MAP) grants (information about grants and awards programs which provide financial support for fellows, scholars, and host institutions in a wide range of therapeutic areas, health literacy topics, and public health issues)
-Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Foundation (PhRMA) 
-Ploughshares Fund (supports efforts to build global security in the nuclear age)
-Population Council (fellowships for social and biomedical scientists; includes opportunities related to the Middle East as well as possibilities for foreign nationals from Vietnam, and Ghana) 
-Principal Financial Group Foundation (Health & Human Services, Education, Arts & Culture, Environment, Recreation, & Tourism) 
-Prostate Cancer Foundation 
-Public Welfare Foundation 
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-Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study  
-Reeve (Christopher) Paralysis Foundation (research supports developing effective therapies for paralysis associated with spinal cord injury and other central nervous system (CNS)) disorders) 
-Research Corporation (A Foundation for the Advancement of Science) 
-Retirement Research Foundation 
-Richardson (Smith) Foundation (public policy) 
-Rockefeller Brothers Fund (This program has an internal review deadline for the Charles E. Culpeper Scholarships in Medical Science)
-Rockefeller Foundation 
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-Sage (Russell) Foundation 
-School of American Research (Resident Scholars Program)
-Scleroderma Foundation 
-Searle Scholars Program (Grants supports the independent research of exceptional young faculty in the biomedical sciences and chemistry.)
-Semiconductor Research Corporation
-Sigma Theta Tau International (Honor Society of Nursing) 
-Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society (Grants-in-Aid) 
-Sloan (Alfred P.) Foundation 
-Sloan (Alfred P.) Foundation: Candidates for Sloan Research Fellowships (Fellowships are nominated from chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer science, economics, or neuroscience, or in a related interdisciplinary field.)
-Social Science Research Council 
-Society for Research in Child Development (opportunities for researchers to come to Washington, DC and use their research skills in child development outside of the academic setting to inform and influence public policy)
-Society for Technical Communication 
-Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues
-Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) 
-Society of Manufacturing Engineers 
-Society of Nuclear Medicine Education & Research Foundation 
-Soros (Paul & Daisy) Fellowships for New Americans 
-Sparkplug Foundation (supports projects primarily in three areas of focus: music, education and grassroots organizing) 
-Spencer Foundation
-Stanley Foundation Research Program (part of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill) (research on the causes and treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder) 
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-TAPPI Foundation (research in fundamental sciences and engineering of importance to the paper and related industries) 
-Templeton (John) Foundation (encourages a fresh appreciation of the critical importance---for all peoples and cultures---of the moral and spiritual dimensions of life) 
-The Playwrights' Center (Fellowships and Competitions) 
-Third Wave Foundation (provides grants for specific projects and general operating support for work, organizing and activism that challenges sexism, racism, homophobia, economic injustice and other forms of oppression) 
-Thrasher Research Fund (interest in child health)
-Tinker Foundation  (funds institutional grants geographically focused on Latin America, Iberia or Antarctica; projects should deal with environmental policy, governance or economic policy) 
-Tourette Syndrome Association
-Toyota USA Foundation (committed to improving the quality of K-12 education by supporting programs with an interest in math and science, the arts and culture, and civic and community affairs) 
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-U.S. Poultry & Egg Association Research Grants Program (research projects that benefit the poultry and egg industry)
-United Soybean Board 
-United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Fellowships 
-University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) (Visiting Scientist Program) 
-University of California (President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program)
-University of California, Los Angeles, Institute of American Culture (Postdoctoral/Visiting Scholarship Program in Ethnic Studies)
-University of California, Los Angeles: William Andrews Clark Memorial Library (fellowships related to English literature/history, 1641-1800) 
-University of Iowa: Obermann Center for Advanced Studies 
-University of Utah Tanner Humanities Center (Fellowships in the Humanities) 
-Upjohn Institute for Employment Research 
-US Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CRDF) (Independent States of the Former Soviet Union)
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-Wallace Foundation  (The Foundation usually solicits proposals from grantees identified through a careful screening process. Given this, unsolicited proposals are rarely funded.)
-Warhol (Andy) Foundation for the Visual Arts 

Water Environment Research Foundation 

Water Research Foundation

-Welch Foundation 
-Wenner-Gren Foundation (supports research in all branches of anthropology) 
-Whitehall Foundation (basic research in vertebrate and invertebrate neurobiology in the US)
-Whitney (Helen Hay) Foundation (support for early postdoctoral research training in all basic biomedical sciences)
-Wiesel (Elie) Foundation for Humanity (Prize in Ethics Essay Contest: open to full-time juniors and seniors at accredited US colleges and universities)
-Wilson (Woodrow) International Center for Scholars (Fellowships and Grants in the Humanities and Social Sciences) 
-Wilson (Woodrow) National Fellowship Foundation 
-Winterthur Museum (residential research fellowships in: American Art, Material Culture & Design, and American History)
-Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution 
-World Society Foundation (Stiftung Weltgesellschaft) 
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-Yale Center For British Art (Fellowships in British Art)