Inside Linfield - Resources

Grant opportunities 

Sources of grant funding for faculty are listed by disciplinary group below, with links to websites that offer further information.

All disciplines

  • American Philosophical Society (APS): APS provides 11 funding opportunities including Franklin Research Grants ($6,000 or less), which support the cost of research leading to publication in all areas of knowledge.
  • Duke University Research Funding Opportunities: Duke University provides a free, extensive, online database of faculty research funding opportunities for all disciplines.
  • Fulbright Programs: The Council for International Exchange of Scholars supports a variety of global teaching and research experiences for U.S. scholars. This presentation provides a helpful overview of the Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program.
  • The federal government is a vast source of grant funds in a wide variety of fields. is a centralized way to search for grant opportunities from multiple federal agencies.
  • ProFellowThis site contains a database, updated regularly, of more than 1,000 academic and professional fellowships (short-term, funded opportunities).  

Arts, humanities, & humanities-related social sciences

Natural sciences & social sciences

  • M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust: The Trust provides grants for student-faculty collaborative research through its Program for Natural Sciences, available to faculty from private, primarily undergraduate institutions of higher education in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, and Washington. 
  • National Science Foundation (NSF): The NSF has grant programs in biology, computer and information sciences, education, engineering, geosciences, mathematics, physical sciences, and social and behavioral sciences.
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)The NIH is the world's largest source of medical funding for medical research, comprised of 27 Centers and Institutes, each with a specific research agenda.   


  • American Nurses Foundation: The ANF Nursing Research Grants program provides funds to nurse researchers, beginner and experienced, to conduct studies that contribute toward the advancement of nursing science and the enhancement of patient care. 
  • National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR): NINR supports clinical and basic research and research training on health and illness across the lifespan for faculty primarily at research institutes and universities.