External Faculty Research Grants

National Science Foundation

National Science Foundation grants are the largest share of external support for faculty research at HMC. Faculty are encouraged to become familiar with the NSF website and to sign up for their email updates.

AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships

A year-long fellowship for faculty with a federal agency in Washington, DC. The AAAS program creates links between federal decision-makers and scientific professionals.

American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund (ACS PRF)

The ACS PRF only considers proposals for fundamental research topics related to petroleum.

Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation

The Dreyfus Foundation operates programs in support of chemistry, chemical engineering and related sciences.

Fulbright Scholar Program

The Fulbright Scholar Program is administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES). The traditional (“core”) Fulbright Scholar Program issues grants for U.S. faculty to lecture, do research and participate in seminars at universities in foreign countries.

The Haynes Foundation

The John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation supports social science research on topics relevant to the greater Los Angeles area. The foundation’s Faculty Fellowship Program offers grants of up to $12,000.

National Endowment for the Humanities

  • Fellowships Program – fellowships support individual researchers pursuing advanced research of value to scholars and the general public in the humanities. Fellowships support continuous full-time work for a period of six to twelve months.
  • Summer Stipends – summer stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research in the humanities. The stipend is intended to support full-time work for a period of two months.

National Institutes of Health Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) Program

AREA grants support research in the biomedical and behavioral sciences that involves undergraduate students.

Annual deadlines are Feb. 25, June 25 and Oct. 25.

National Research Council – Research Associateship Programs

The National Research Council administers competitive post-doctoral and senior research awards on behalf of a number of U.S. government research agencies with facilities at more than 100 locations throughout the U.S. and abroad. Awards are available for scientists and engineers at all stages of their careers. Applications are reviewed several times throughout the year. Check the website for dates.

Research Corporation

The Research Corporation’s Cottrell Science Awards Program makes grants for both single-investigator and multi-investigator projects.

Grants are aimed at helping early career faculty start active research programs targeting complex scientific problems. The grant amount is $35,000 ($75,000 for two investigators, $100,000 for three investigators). Institutional matching funds (in varying amounts) are required, so it is very important for prospective proposal writers to discuss their plans with the dean of faculty.

Sloan Foundation Research Fellowships

The Sloan Foundation research fellowships support faculty within six years of their PhD in chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer science, economics, neuroscience or computational and evolutionary molecular biology, or a related interdisciplinary field.

Candidates must be nominated by department heads or other senior researchers. The annual deadline is September 15.