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.


  1. Avatar Sam M. Nimely says

    Dear Sir/Madam

    It is my pleasure to extend my sincere greetings and sentiments to apply for a grant that will enable me participate in a course on Conflict, Rule of Law and Local Security. I work for Rescue Alternatives Liberia, an NGO working in he area of rule of law and conflict resolution. I am interested in this course but do not have the finance.

    Thank you for your understanding and cooperation

  2. this is very important for promotion of education at all levels. keep up.