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Amazon Catalyst Grant

Amazon Catalyst’s goal is to help people develop solutions to key problems faced in the world today. Problems can be diverse, from computer security, to immigration, to climate change. Because issues like these are complex, solutions will come from many different fields and many different perspectives. Therefore, the grants are open to all disciplines, including the humanities, arts, social...

Bridge Funding Program

The University of Washington Provost’s Office provides bridge funding to support faculty to span the gap in critical research programs. Applications from faculty should be submitted to the applicant’s department chair, who should prioritize requests before forwarding them to the dean of the college/school. In non-departmentalized colleges/schools, applications should be submitted to the dean or his...

EDRA: Michael Brill Award

The goal of this grant program is to encourage innovative research projects that provide a bridge between the fields of communication and environmental design.Named in honor of Michael Brill, architect and long-time EDRA member, for his leadership in work place environments and communication, this grant is funded by the Urban Communication Foundation and administered in conjunction with the Environmental...

EDRA: Student Research Award

Student generated research is integral to EDRA’s mission of advancing and disseminating environmental design research that improves our understanding of the interrelationships between people and their environments and facilitates the creation of environments responsive to human needs. EDRA’s Student Grants are designed to support and foster the next generation of environmental educators, researchers and practitioners.

Ford Foundation

We believe in the inherent dignity of all people. Yet around the world, billions of people are excluded from full participation in the political, economic, and cultural systems that shape their lives.We view this fundamental inequality as the defining challenge of our time, one that limits the potential of all people, everywhere. Addressing inequality is at the center of...

Graham Foundation

Founded in 1956, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts makes project-based grants to individuals and organizations and produces public programs to foster the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society.Architecture and related spatial practices engage a wide range of cultural, social, political, technological, environmental,...

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Each year the Lincoln Institute sponsors a wide variety of research projects that are generally organized around a set of land policy topics. This research furthers the exploration of land and tax policy issues and expands the Institute’s commitment to cutting-edge land and tax policy research. For a list of on-going research projects at the Institute, click the link...

MacArthur Foundation

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation supports creative people and effective institutions committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. In addition to selecting the MacArthur Fellows, the Foundation works to defend human rights, advance global conservation and security, make cities better places, and understand how technology is affecting children and society.

National Science Foundation: Cyberphysical Systems

Cyber-physical systems (CPS) are engineered systems that are built from, and depend upon, the seamless integration of computational algorithms and physical components. Advances in CPS will enable capability, adaptability, scalability, resiliency, safety, security, and usability that will far exceed the simple embedded systems of today. CPS technology will transform the way people interact with engineered systems—just as the Internet...

Royalty Research Fund

The purpose of the Royalty Research Fund (RRF) is to advance new directions in research, particularly: in disciplines for which external funding opportunities are minimal, and/or for faculty who are junior in rank, and/or in cases where funding may provide unique opportunities to increase applicants’ competitiveness for subsequent funding.Proposals must demonstrate a high probability of generating important ...

Social Science Research Council

The SSRC offers 24 different fellowships, grants, and prizes across a range of topics.Since 1923, the SSRC has awarded more than fifteen thousand fellowships to researchers around the globe. Council fellowship programs are strategic—they target specific problems, promote individual and institutional change, and expand networks.The SSRC’s varied fellowships and prizes share a core commitment to improving conditions for...

Urban Innovation Grant Program

The ULI Foundation Annual Fund provides funding for Urban Innovation Grants, which support ULI District Council and National Council projects that recognize or launch innovative public/private partnerships and advance the responsible use of land in building healthy, thriving communities worldwide.Only ULI District Councils and ULI National Councils may apply. In order to be eligible for a grant, projects...

Urban Studies Foundation

USF is dedicated to funding urban research and we are committed to extending its support internationally with our International Fellowship, postdoctoral research fellowships and the Seminar Series competition.

UW Campus Sustainability Fund

The Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF) grew out of a vision of the student body to have a more substantive engagement with the University of Washington’s sustainability efforts.After an unprecedented student campaign, the Services and Activities Fee (SAF) Committee allocated $339, 805 to the office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability (ESS) to help implement the CSF and ensure that the fund...