Funding Opportunities and Deadlines

External funding resources are in the Grants Office Box folder organized for STEM and Arts-Humanities-SocialSciences.

Federal grants website for open funding opportunities is A general list of federal grants can be found here (this site replaced, the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance, on May 25, 2018).

Fellowships - The list can be found on Box

Foundation Search. The Grants office has a subscription to this database of foundations. Contact Lydia Spencer, grants and foundations manager, about searching for funding opportunities from foundations.

Free grant research tools can be found at:


Alliance to Advance Liberal Arts Colleges (AALAC)

Associated Colleges of the South (ACS) has two grant cycles in 2021. Pre-proposals can be submitted by Feb. 17 (with full proposal due April 14) or May 25 (with full proposal due July 15). ACS 2021 Grant Materials are in the Grants Office folder in Box. Full applications require a letter of endorsement from the Rhodes provost.

National Endowment for the Arts

National Endowment for the Humanities

NEH Summer Stipends for 2019 (opportunity closed; link provided for reference)

National Institutes of Health

National Science Foundation

American Philosophical Society’s Franklin Research Grant program provides up to $6,000 of funding for the costs of archival work or field research in almost any field. Deadlines October 1 and December 1, each year. Short application!

About deadlines: It is the policy of Rhodes College to submit grant applications and required reports 24 to 72 hours ahead of published deadlines. This allows the Grants and Foundations Manager time to address any technical glitches that may occur; manage multiple submissions; avoid submissions on weekends, holidays or scheduled vacations; and maintain the college’s reputation for excellence. We will not submit grant applications that are incomplete, last-minute, or lacking the required prior review and institutional approvals.