The following is a non-exhaustive list of external funding sponsors, along with a brief description of the types of projects they support...
Supports research to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans.
Supports research that is intended to produce knowledge that will offer solutions to specific development challenges including broad-based economic growth; environment; population, health and nutrition; democracy; and providing humanitarian assistance and aiding post-crisis transitions.
Provides funding to help promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability. Grants assist health-related and research organizations that contribute to CDC's mission through health information dissemination, preparedness, prevention, research, and surveillance.
Supports food and agriculture research, including biotechnology, genomics, pest management, biofuels, and childhood obesity.
Supports projects that foster economic growth and the creation of new American jobs to ensure sustainable economic opportunities.
Department of Defense
Supports basic and applied research related to the mission of each service. In addition to physics, materials, mathematics, computer science, etc., they may fund life science and psychology (e.g., human cognitive and behavioral modeling).
- Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)
- Army Research Laboratory (ARL)
- Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP)
- Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
- Defense Threat Reduction Agency
- Director, Defense Research and Engineering (DDRE)
- Office of Naval Research (ONR)
Supports research on education from pre-school through higher education and adult education.
Supports basic research related to energy, including advanced computing, biological and environmental research, basic energy sciences, high energy physics, nuclear physics, and more.
Supports research to bring advanced technologies to the transportation systems and funds university transportation centers.
Supports projects to create jobs and advance global competitiveness.
Supports research that will improve the scientific basis for national environmental decisions.
Supports research on housing, urban issues and policy analysis.
Invests in high-risk, high-payoff research programs to tackle some of the most difficult challenges of the agencies and disciplines in the Intelligence Community.
Seeks to develop innovative technologies, knowledge, and infrastructures to support decisions for human exploration and to promote international and commercial participation in U.S. exploration efforts.
Supports artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities.
Provides funding to strengthen teaching and learning in schools and colleges, facilitate research and original scholarship, provide opportunities for lifelong learning, preserve and provide access to cultural and educational resources, and strengthen the institutional base of the humanities.
Provides grants for research, development and evaluation projects relating to criminal justice and forensic laboratory enhancement. Also funds research fellowships.
Supports research that increases our fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce the burdens of illness and disability.
Supports research on the structure and behavior of the ocean, atmosphere, and related ecosystems.
Supports fundamental research and education in all the non-medical fields of science and engineering.
Supports education and research on nuclear materials safety and other nuclear-related issues.
Supports academic, cultural and professional exchange and training programs.
Funds research in science and technology, standards of living and economic performance, education and careers in science and technology, and selected national issues.
Supports cancer research.
Offers grants in higher education, scholarly communication, museums and art conservation, performing arts, information technology, and the environment.
Supports research in global development and health, and education in the United States.
The purpose of the Foundation is to advance the science of chemistry, chemical engineering and related sciences as a means of improving human relations and circumstances throughout the world.
Offers grants in conservation and science, population, children, families and communities.
Supports research in aging and global infectious diseases.
Supports programs that strengthen democratic values, reduce poverty and injustice, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement.
Supports research and teaching in the biomedical sciences.
Research grants and fellowships in the Life Sciences.
Supports scientific research in mind/brain/behavior, complex systems, and brain cancer.
Funds research through four programs: global security and sustainability, human and community development, public interest media, and the MacArthur Fellows program.
Programs fund research into the prevention and treatment of birth defects and prematurity, including genetics, development, and social, behavioral, and environmental hazards.
Supports education, training and research aimed at improving health and health care in the United States.
Funds research in agriculture, arts and culture, health, employment, housing, education, and globalization in eastern and southern Africa, southeast Asia, and North America.
Funds research in international security, foreign policy, and domestic public policy.
Funds research that investigates ways in which education, broadly conceived, can be improved around the world.
Supports programs in education, environment, global development, performing arts, philanthropy, and population.
The Foundation focuses on Science and Engineering Research, Medical Research, Undergraduate Education, and Southern California. Each of our grant programs invests in people and programs that are making a difference in the quality of life, now and for the future.