Grants and Resources for Research

A list of current and past grant funding opportunities and useful resources for NGOs for research.

Department of Justice: Seeking Applications for Research and Evaluation on Victims of Crime

Deadline: 3 June 2016

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is inviting applicants for funding for research and evaluation studies that will improve the understanding of victims of crime and/or will improve the programs designed to address their needs.

The program furthers the Department’s mission by sponsoring research to provide objective, independent, evidence-based knowledge and tools to meet the challenges of victims of crime, particularly at the State and local levels.

Priority Areas

  • Victim-Offender Overlap.
  • Secondary Data Analyses that Improve our Understanding of Violent Victimization Experiences of At-Risk Groups.
  • Research on Restorative Justice Practices with Victims of Crime.
  • Financial Costs of Crime Victimization

Funding Information: NIJ estimates that it will make up to two (2) awards per focus area of up to $750,000 per award for a 24-36 month project period, beginning on January 1, 2017.

Eligibility Criteria

  • NIJ is authorized to make grants to, or enter into contracts or cooperative agreements with, States (including territories), units of local government, federally recognized Indian tribal governments that perform law enforcement functions (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior), nonprofit and for-profit organizations (including tribal nonprofit and for profit organizations), institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education), and certain qualified individuals.
  • For-profit organizations must agree to forgo any profit or management fee.
  • Foreign governments, foreign organizations, and foreign institutions of higher education are not eligible to apply.
  • NIJ welcomes applications that involve two or more entities that will carry out the funded federal award activities, however, one eligible entity must be the applicant and the other(s) must be proposed as subrecipient(s).
  • The applicant must be the entity with primary responsibility for conducting and leading the research project.
  • If successful, the applicant will be responsible for monitoring and appropriately managing any subrecipients or, as applicable, for administering any procurement subcontracts that would receive federal program funds from the applicant under the award.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit Research and Evaluation on Victims of Crime.

Indo-U.S. Vaccine Action Program to Support Research Projects

Deadline: 7 May 2019

The Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health (NIH) is inviting organizations/institutions for Vaccine Action Program (VAP) with an aim  to support collaborative vaccine-related research projects that ultimately reduce the burden of infectious diseases of importance in India, the U.S., the South Asian region and globally.

The program will conduct vaccine-related research through U.S.-Indo collaborations on a variety of infectious diseases, including immunologic characterization.


  • Discovery, demonstration of the proof of principle, development of novel manufacturing processes, evaluation of the safety and efficacy and demonstration of the effectiveness of the use of new and improved vaccines to prevent:
    • HIV/AIDS
    • Tuberculosis
    • Pandemic and interpandemic influenza
    • Dengue and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF)
    • Malaria
    • Enteric diseases
  • Discovery and/or development of vaccine adjuvants promoting mucosal or systemic responses; analysis of their mechanism of action; optimization of vaccine adjuvants to increase efficacy while reducing reactogenicity; development of in vitro assays for evaluating adjuvanticity and/or reactogenicity; identification of correlates of adjuvanticity;
  • Characterization of local and/or systemic immune responses and regulatory mechanisms in infants, compared to older children or adults, to vaccines or natural exposure/illness due to infectious diseases;
  • Mechanisms of systemic or mucosal immune response across the lifespan to infection or vaccination, including characterization of mucosal vaccine immune responses, and correlates/surrogates of mucosal immune responses;
  • New manufacturing and vaccine delivery technology;
  • Effectiveness of the introduction of new and improved vaccines into public health immunization programs;
  • Epidemiology of infectious disease in the human population.

Please visit next page for information regarding eligibility criteria and the application procedure.


The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture: Young Arab Women in Agricultural Science

Deadline: 15 June 2016

The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) in collaboration with CRDF Global is seeking applications for a joint research grant competition for young Arab women scientists collaborating with US researchers in agricultural science with an aim to facilitate international research partnerships between American researchers and women Arab scientists that will form the basis of long-term, sustained scientific engagement.

ICBA is an international, non-profit agricultural research center established in 1999 through the visionary leadership. Its mission is to work in partnership to deliver agricultural and water scarcity solutions in marginal environments.

Research Areas

Applications should be focused on innovative research in agriculture in either of the following research areas:

  • Breeding/genomics around important food crops and resiliency for climate change and salinity water;
  • Soil and nutrient management to enhance resilience to climate change and salinity.


  • ICBA will provide direct financial support for Arab teams and CRDF Global will provide direct financial support for all US teams;
  • Each team will be awarded up to USD 100,000 to support their project for the period of 1-3 years;
  • MENA and US team members may visit each other’s laboratory or research sites to exchange ideas, conduct joint research experiments, and/or provide training on cutting-edge techniques
  • A regional workshop will be organized midway through the program to bring together research teams. This will offer networking and knowledge-sharing opportunities for the winning scientists.

Selection Criteria

  • Technical Merit
  • Research Plan
  • Research Impact
  • Personnel Capacity
  • Benefit to Education and Infrastructure

Eligible Countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Yemen, United Arab Emirates, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, USA

Eligibility Criteria

  • Joint research teams of scientists employed in the eligible countries (mentioned above) to participate;
  • Proposals must include one MENA Principal Investigator (PI) and one US PI, each 1) possessing the degree of Ph.D., M.D., or the equivalent research experience, and 2) having at least five scientific publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
  • Each PI will be responsible for the project in their respective countries.
  • Teams from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) must be led by a woman principal investigator who is working as an early-career scientist, defined as a clinician or scientist who has received her highest degree of education within the past five years.
  • Each team should have at least one student/postdoctoral researcher who will make substantive contributions to the research while receiving practical opportunities for professional development in the natural sciences or engineering.

For information regarding the application procedure and more, please visit this link.

Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy: Seeking Applicants for Bassem Sabry Democracy Fellowship Program

Deadline: 4 April 2016

The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) is currently accepting applications for Bassem Sabry Democracy Fellowship program to work on an independent research paper or project of their own design. The fellowship will last for a period of six months, and fellows will be selected based on their credentials and proposed projects or research.

The Bassem Sabry Democracy Fellowship was established in memory of Egyptian political writer and commentator Bassem Sabry. The Fellowship is awarded to a young professional with a background in journalism, international relations, political science, or other relevant fields, who is interested in undertaking research on the Middle East or North Africa.

Applicants must demonstrate their commitment to furthering the principles of democratic and inclusive change, the values that Sabry promoted during his lifetime.


  • Restoration and primacy of the rule of law; equality of all citizens before the law; access to fair and swift justice; respect for human rights, including freedom of expression and of religion; protection of civil and political liberties; expansion of women’s rights; youth empowerment; freedom of the media; balancing power within governments; and elections for public office that are free, fair, and contested openly in an environment of political pluralism.
  • Adoption of economic policies that responsibly harness and develop, rather than stifle or waste, the region’s human, natural and capital resources.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to meticulous analysis, inclusive values, and building a career as a Middle East analyst. Additionally, applicants must be:

  • Proficient in English, with excellent reading, writing, and speaking skills;
  • College degree recipients (preference given to master’s degree recipients);
  • International candidate;
  • 35 years of age or younger;
  • Committed to returning to their home country after the six-month fellowship.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit TIMEP Bassem Sabry Democracy Fellowship.

Alliance for Health Policy and System Research: Inviting Researchers from Low- and Middle-Income Countries!

Deadline: 29 February 2016

The Alliance for Health Policy and System Research (AHPSR) is calling researchers, decision-makers and other stakeholders from low- and middle-income countries for a unique opportunity to engage in Implementation Research and Delivery Science (IRDS) and to highlight their work to the global health community.

The purpose of this call is to solicit case studies that are real examples of projects of Implementation Research and Delivery Science (IRDS). The objectives of these case studies are to demonstrate the benefits of employing this approach on health systems and/or outcomes, as well as to provide insight on how projects are carried out in practice.

Case studies will be published in a compendium by the Collaboration for Implementation Research and Delivery Science between the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research within the World Health Organization, the World Bank, and the United States Agency for International Development.

The compendium will showcase the range of IRDS projects and the potential of this approach for improving health. This compendium may be used for reference by program managers carrying out implementation research in low and middle income countries, teaching by professors or others involved in training and capacity building for research, or to promote IRDS to the greater global health community.

AHPSR Objectives

  • Stimulating the generation and synthesis of policy-relevant health systems knowledge;
  • Promoting the dissemination and use of health policy and systems knowledge; and
  • Strengthening capacity for the generation, dissemination and use of health policy and systems research knowledge among researchers, policy-makers and other stakeholders.

Eligibility Criteria

The case should be a real-world example of an IRDS project that was carried out with the aim of generating knowledge on the implementation and scale up of interventions, including policies, programs, and practices, as a means of contributing to health improvements and/or systems strengthening in low and middle income countries.

 AHPSR is looking for cases that highlight the following factors:

  • Research that generated knowledge on the implementation and scale up of interventions that was applied, resulting in demonstrated improvements in health systems and/or outcomes;
  • Projects that engaged important and diverse stakeholders throughout the research process;
  • Research that used a mixed methods approach to provide an in-depth understanding of implementation and scale up;
  • Research that identified lessons learned (both positive and negative) about implementation, as well as proposed feasible options for action within the context;
  • Projects that contributed to the establishment of mechanisms or a system for continuous learning and adaptation during implementation.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit Alliance for Health Policy and System Research.

Wellcome Trust: Seeking Applications to Secure the Health and Wellbeing of Generations!

Deadline: 29 January 2016

Wellcome Trust is seeking applications for its Our Planet, Our Health funding program to secure the health and wellbeing of present and future generations while responsibly stewarding the planet.  It is a transdisciplinary programme that research the ways complex changes in environment affect the health of people and develop potential solutions to enhance resilience.

The Wellcome Trust is an independent global charitable foundation dedicated to improving health, because good health makes life better. Trust offers a wide variety of funding schemes to support individual researchers, teams, resources, seed ideas and places. It also funds major initiatives in areas which are strategically important, by invitation, but they welcome the opportunity to discuss ideas which might fit with their strategic priorities.


  • Urbanisation and health
  • The global food system and health


  • Applicants may apply for up to £2 million per year for up to 5 years.
  • Support may be requested for all research costs that are attributable to the programme, including:
    • salary costs for research staff
    • consumables and small equipment costs
    • travel, conferences and research meetings
    • office support and communication costs.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Participating organisations may be located in any country, and the lead applicant may be employed in any sector. The trust welcome proposals from a broad range of disciplines and encourage applications that involve cross-sector collaborations.
  • All applications will require clear arrangements for the leadership and management of the programme.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can email their applications at the address given on website.

For more information, please visit Wellcome Trust.

Nasdaq Educational Foundation: Inviting Applicants for Various Grant Programs!

Deadline: 1 February 2016

Nasdaq Educational Foundation is seeking applications for its various grants program. The Foundation was established in 1994 and is supported entirely by contributions from Nasdaq with a mission to promote and provide opportunities through collaborations and initiatives that support and deliver innovative educational programs and charitable activities supportive of Nasdaq’s mission.

Nasdaq provides the infrastructure, tools and strategic insights tailored for the capital-market opportunities of today and the expectations of tomorrow. It strongly believes in the virtues of corporate responsibility and issues that affect local communities, the environment, and education.

Types of Grants

  • Academic Study or Research: Generally awarded to college or university professors.
  • D. Dissertation Fellowships: Awarded to colleges or universities on behalf of the candidate.
  • Curriculum Development: Generally awarded at the university level to develop financial markets curricula.
  • Educational Projects or Programs: Including classroom and extracurricular programs at the high school, college and university level, teacher training, and professional development for adults. May also include the creation of new educational materials.

Target Audiences

  • High School
  • College/University
  • Adults

Amounts and Terms

  • Ph.D. dissertation fellowships are granted in the set amount of $15,000.
  • There is no set minimum or maximum grant amount for grants other than fellowships. The Board will consider whether the amount requested is commensurate with the activities proposed and appropriate for the Foundation’s annual grant making target.
  • Reasonable overhead costs may be included in the grant request, but must be specified.
  • Unless otherwise specified and agreed upon, all grants have one-year terms. Under very limited circumstances, the Foundation will make a multiple-year commitment. It is incumbent upon the grant seeker to demonstrate the necessity or benefit of multiple-year funding in the grant proposal.
  • There is no limit as to the number of proposals a single entity may submit at one time.

Eligibility Criteria

The Foundation will accept proposals from:

  • Educational institutions and organizations designated as tax-exempt according to §501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code.
  • In some cases, entities deemed non-profit or not-for-profit by an equivalent of §501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code .
  • A for-profit business or consultant acting on behalf of a qualified tax-exempt entity. Please note that if the grant is awarded, a representative of the tax-exempt entity must sign the grant agreement and the award check will be paid to the tax-exempt entity.
  • In some limited cases, highly and specifically qualified individuals, only for the purpose of conducting independent academic study or research on financial markets

How to Apply

Interested applicants can email or post their applications at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit Nasdaq Foundation Grants.

Human Rights under Pressure – Ethics, Law and Politics: Seeking Applications for Postdoctoral Fellowship Program!

Deadline: 21 February 2016

Human Rights under Pressure – Ethics, Law and Politics (HR-UP) is seeking applications for its one year fully-funded Post Doctoral Fellowship Program offered together by Freie Universität Berlin and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Einstein Foundation Berlin.

The program has international and interdisciplinary layout and the width of its research program, postdoctoral researchers will make a vital contribution to the research group’s success by conducting research on emerging cross-disciplinary themes and questions.

HR-UP offers young researchers a unique opportunity to conduct cutting-edge research in three sub-fields of the most pressing contemporary challenges for human rights:

  • Human Rights and Crises and Emergencies
  • Human Rights and Diversity
  • Human Rights and Globalisation


  • Postdoctoral researchers will be paid 1416 € per month plus 103 € for material expenses.
  • The Fellow will be actively involved in the full HR-UP program curriculum, including interdisciplinary colloquia and annual summer schools.
  • Postdoctoral researchers will also be given the chance to gain experience in teaching, management and leadership by taking part in HR-UP’s events and lectures.
  • Postdoctoral researchers may apply for stays from a minimum of 12 months to a maximum of 24 months.
  • Within the framework of HR-UP, two Mercator Fellows shall be integrated. They are outstanding and internationally renowned human rights researchers coming from abroad for a longer research stay of up to 6 months, preferably one full semester.
  • HR-UP regularly invites renowned researchers to participate in its events and to provide lectures and workshops.
  • Postdoctoral researchers will also be actively involved in the process of identifying and inviting visiting researchers as well as in helping organize their stay and thus gain hands-on experience in establishing and expanding international (academic and non-academic) networks.
  • HR-UP puts an emphasis on the invitation of human rights experts from non-academic institutions as well (e.g. from politics, economy, NGOs, media, development aid).
  • HR-UP will provide a comprehensive set of specialized courses and seminars

Eligibility Criteria

  • The Fellowship is open to researchers who received their doctorate in any discipline related to human rights.
  • The research plan must deal with the current challenges confronting human rights, relevant to the HR-UP research program.
  • The Fellow will commit to complete a peer-reviewed article or otherwise significant research project during the 2016-2017 academic year, and to present it at academic events.
  • Applicants will be required to commit to the full 2016-2017 academic year in this Post-Doctoral position

How to Apply

Interested applicants can send their applications at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit Human Rights under Pressure.

Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection: Seeking Proposals for Prevention and Preparedness Projects in Civil Protection and Marine Pollution!

Deadline: 14 March 2016

The European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department is currently seeking proposals for prevention and preparedness projects in the field of civil protection and marine pollution. This call for proposals will help to fund activities aimed at closer cooperation in prevention, preparedness and awareness-raising in civil protection and marine pollution. It covers any type of disaster (i.e. floods, earthquakes, fires, pandemics, CBRN, etc).

The objective of the call is to select projects which support and complement the efforts of participating states and eligible third countries in prevention and preparedness in civil protection and marine pollution focusing on areas where a common European approach is more appropriate.


  • Support and complement the efforts of Member States in the field of disaster prevention, focusing on areas where cooperation provides added value.
  • Support the IPA II beneficiaries and the European Neighborhood Policy countries in the field of disaster prevention and improve their cooperation with The Union Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM) and its Participating States.

The Call covers two separate policy areas, prevention and preparedness, each with its specific objectives and budget.

Prevention Project: The objective of the project is to support and complement the efforts of participating states and eligible third countries in actions aimed at achieving a higher level of protection and resilience against disasters by preventing or reducing their effects.

Preparedness Project: The objective of the project is to create better prerequisites for and improve preparedness, as well as enhance awareness of civil protection and/or marine pollution professionals and volunteers.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the award of a grant under this call, the proposed projects and beneficiaries must comply with the following conditions:

  • Projects financed under the internal budget item are designed and implemented by transnational partnerships involving a minimum of three entities from three different Participating States or International Organisations in cooperation with entities from Participating States
  • Projects financed under the external budget item involve a minimum of three entities, including, a minimum of one IPA II beneficiary not participating in the UCPM and/or one European Neighborhood Policy country not participating in the UCPM, as well as an entity from at least one Participating State or an International Organisation as the Coordinator.
  • In order to be eligible for the award of a grant, beneficiaries must be legal persons.
  • Beneficiaries must belong to one of the following categories: private entities, public entities, or international organisations.
  • Beneficiaries must be established in one of the European Civil Protection Mechanism (EUCPM) Participating States.
  • Beneficiaries must be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the project with other beneficiaries, i.e. not acting as an intermediary;
  • Applications must be submitted in one of the official languages of the European Union.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can submit their proposals either by post, by courier or deliver by hand at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection.

INSA JRD- Tata Fellowship Programme: Extending facilities of Scientific Infrastructure and Expertise!

Deadline: 30 April 2016

Indian National Science Academy (INSA) is seeking applications for its INSA JRD- Tata Fellowship Programme with a purpose to extend facilities of scientific infrastructure and expertise of India to scientists and researchers from other developing countries.

INSA, a premier scientific organization in India representing all branches of Science and Technology, has instituted the INSA JRD- Tata Fellowship in honour of the late JRD Tata, visionary and a leading industrialist. The INSA JRD- Tata Fellowship is coordinated by the Centre for International Co-operation in Science (CICS).

The Fellowship has been established from an Endowment received from Sir Dorabji Tata Trust with the aim of providing advanced research training to scientists from other developing countries and to promote south-south co-operation.


  • The Fellowship provides an opportunity for young scientists, teachers and researchers from the developing countries to undertake research studies in India.
  • It covers short-term, participatory research studies in all major disciplines of science and technology including engineering and medical sciences at premier research institutions in India.
  • The Fellowship awardees are provided considerable freedom in availing the opportunity and formulating the contents of their research work in India.


The Fellowship:

  • covers the cost of return airfare from place of work in their home country to place of work in India.
  • maintenance allowance and incidentals for three months.
  • accommodation to be provided by the host institute either free of cost or at nominal charges.
  • contingency grant for purchase of books and stationery.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The Fellowship is intended for researchers (Nationals) from developing countries except India, who have aptitude for research and would be desirous of working in an Indian research laboratory for a maximum period of 3 months.
  • Applicants possessing Doctorate or Master´s Degree in Science or equivalent degree in Engineering/Medicine and allied disciplines.
  • Applicants must below 45 years of age.
  • Applicant must possess a valid passport.
  • Applicant must have acceptance from the Indian Host Institution for his research training in India under INSA JRD-TATA Fellowship (as per the format).
  • Applications should be forwarded by the competent authority.
  • Selected candidates must obtain permission from their parent institutions for undergoing training in India.
  • Selected candidates must obtain Indian Visa for the proposed period of research upon advice from CICS.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can download the application form via given website.

For more information, please visit INSA JRD- Tata Fellowship Programme.