Funds research in science and technology, standards of living and economic performance, education and careers in science and technology, and selected national issues.
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.
Offers grants in conservation and science, population, children, families and communities.
Supports programs that strengthen democratic values, reduce poverty and injustice, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement.
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.
Supports programs in education, environment, global development, performing arts, philanthropy, and population.
The Foundation's awards are restricted to support for basic social science research within our announced programs. Our website, biennial reports, and other publications provide descriptions of each of these programs and examples of the research we have supported in the past. We provide support primarily for analyzing data and writing up results, but we occasionally consider larger awards for projects that are highly relevant to the Foundation's program goals.
The Foundation makes grants on a national and international basis and solicits specific organizations to submit proposals for funding.
The INET award is aimed at finding solutions for the world’s most pressing economic problems.
CIFAR brings together these unique individuals to focus on important questions with the potential to improve human health and the environment, transform technology, build strong societies, understand human culture and even chart the universe.