Foundations and Other Nonprofit Funding Agencies

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This page lists a selection of foundations, professional organizations, and research institutes that fund grants and fellowships for which SIUC faculty or students are eligible. Links may go to an organization's home page or directly to the organization's grant information page. The listing is grouped roughly by disciplinary areas. To catch everything of interest, you may want to check areas closely related to your own, as well as the "Miscellaneous and Multiple Program Areas" section. For example, a scientist interested in plant genetics or environmental sustainability should check the "Science," "Agriculture," and "Miscellaneous and Multiple Program Areas" sections. If you are interested in international programs funded by nonprofits, see the "Research Abroad" category. Need assistance? 

IMPORTANT: If the foundation you're interested in does not offer specific grant programs but invites letters of inquiry for grants, check first with Kristen Kordecki (453-1038) at the SIU Foundation to see if the University is already working with the foundation. Many foundations prefer to have only one contact at an institution and expect all funding requests to be coordinated through that person; Kristen can assist your efforts. If a foundation makes only gifts, rather than grants, you must work through the SIU Foundation.

AGRICULTURE

ARTS & HUMANITIES (includes media arts)

EDUCATION

MEDICAL RESEARCH & HEALTH CARE

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, CONSERVATION

SOCIAL SCIENCES, COMMUNICATION, PUBLIC POLICY (includes media research)

MISCELLANEOUS & MULTIPLE PROGRAM AREAS

RESEARCH ABROAD