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National Organizations

The links below to nation-wide agencies that offer funding for projects or valuable information. This is not a complete list, but it does include the ones most often used by University faculty and administration.

Aging Research Centre (ARC)

"We are dedicated to providing a service that allows researchers in this field to find information that is related to the study of the aging process. We also endeavor to introduce this field to laymen who would like to know more about the research that is being conducted in this field." -Steven A. Garan, Director

American Association for Advancement of Science

The American Association for the Advancement of Science, "Triple A-S" (AAAS), is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world by serving as an educator, leader, spokesperson and professional association. In addition to organizing membership activities, AAAS publishes the journal Science, as well as many scientific newsletters, books and reports, and spearheads programs that raise the bar of understanding for science worldwide.

American Association of Zoos and Aquariums

AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums are leaders in the protection of endangered species. Twenty years ago, AZA established the Species Survival Plan Program™ (SSP), which is a long-term plan involving conservation breeding, habitat preservation, public education, field conservation, and supportive research to ensure survival for many of the planet's threatened and endangered species. Currently, AZA members are involved in 319 SSPs working on behalf of 590 species.

American Cancer Society

Research is at the heart of our mission. For more than 65 years, the American Cancer Society has been finding answers that save lives - from changes in lifestyle to new approaches in therapies to improving cancer patients' quality-of-life. In fact, no single nongovernmental, not-for-profit organization in the US has invested more to find the causes and cures of cancer.

American Chemical Society

ACS is a congressionally chartered independent membership organization which represents professionals at all degree levels and in all fields of chemistry and sciences that involve chemistry.

American Council on Education

ACE is the nation’s most visible and influential higher education association. We represent the presidents of U.S. accredited, degree-granting institutions, which include two- and four-year colleges, private and public universities, and nonprofit and for-profit entities. Our strength lies in our loyal and diverse base of more than 1,800 member institutions, 75 percent of which have been with ACE for over 10 years. That loyalty stands as a testament to the value derived from membership. We convene representatives from all sectors to collectively tackle the toughest higher education challenges, with a focus on improving access and preparing every student to succeed.

American Diabetes Association

We lead the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fight for those affected by diabetes.

  • We fund research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes.
  • We deliver services to hundreds of communities.
  • We provide objective and credible information.
  • We give voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes.

American Federation for Aging Research

Since 1981, AFAR has provided approximately $132 million to more than 2,800 talented investigators and students. To learn more about each grant, visit the link above, or contact the AFAR grant princesses at grants@afar.org.

American Foundation for AIDs Research

amfAR utilizes formal requests for proposals to solicit grant applications for both targeted and general HIV/AIDS research. Proposals are then peer reviewed by the Scientific Advisory Committee on the basis of their relevance, scientific merit, and promise. To date, amfAR has funded more than 2,000 research teams worldwide.

American Heart Association

The association has carved an important niche in supporting the development of beginning investigators and offering innovative funding mechanisms to stimulate research in promising areas of cardiovascular science.

American Physics Society

The American Physical Society (www.aps.org) is a non-profit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education, outreach, advocacy and international activities. APS represents over 50,000 members, including physicists in academia, national laboratories and industry in the United States and throughout the world. Society offices are located in College Park, MD (Headquarters), Ridge, NY, and Washington, DC.

American Society for Engineering Education

In pursuit of academic excellence, ASEE develops policies and programs that enhance professional opportunities for engineering faculty members, and promotes activities that support increased student enrollments in engineering and engineering technology colleges and universities. Strong communication and collaboration with national and international organizations further advances ASEE's mission.

Aquatic Network

The Aquatic Network covers a wide range of aquatic subjects, including aquaculture, aquariums, boating, commercial fisheries, conservation, education, recreational fishing, limnology, maritime and merchant marine, maritime heritage, ocean engineering, oceanography, seafood, and the water industry. The Aquatic Network includes databases, news, articles, employment opportunities, publications, images, sounds, videos, products and services, and more.

Asian American Pacific Islander Philanthropy

Founded in 1990, AAPIP (Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy) is a national member-supported philanthropic advocacy organization dedicated to advancing philanthropy and Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities.

Foundation Center

Looking for information about a specific grantmaker? Need to identify funders by state, city, or ZIP code? Foundation Finder provides grantmakers' addresses, web sites, and fiscal data. 990 Finder directs you to an organization's IRS returns. Both services are free and easy to use.

First Nations Development Institute

First Nations Development Institute believes that when armed with the appropriate resources, Native Peoples hold the capacity and ingenuity to ensure the sustainable, economic, spiritual and cultural well-being of their communities. We invest in and create innovative institutions and models that strengthen asset control and support economic development for American Indian people and their communities.

First Nations helps to improve economic conditions for Native Americans through technical assistance & training, advocacy & policy, and direct financial grants in five key areas. Please read more about each of these areas on our website.

Geological Society of America

Established in 1888, The Geological Society of America provides access to elements that are essential to the professional growth of earth scientists at all levels of expertise and from all sectors: academic, government, business, and industry.

The Geological Society's growing membership unites thousands of earth scientists from every corner of the globe in a common purpose to study the mysteries of our planet and share scientific findings.

International Arid Lands Consortium

The IALC facilitates collaborative research and practical application of new knowledge that promotes peace, particularly in the Middle East, through the development of sustainable agricultural and natural resources practices. The IALC is dedicated to exploring problems and solutions that improve the lives of people living in the arid and semiarid regions of the world. These regions cover one-third of the Earth’s surface and support more than one-fifth of the world’s population.

Mentor Graphics Higher Education Programs

Mentor Graphics Corporation founded the Higher Education Program in 1985 to further the development of skilled engineers within the electronics industry. The program provides colleges and universities with leading edge design tools for classroom instruction and academic research to help ensure that engineering graduates enter into industry proficient with state-of-the-art tools and techniques.

National Council of University Research Administrators

NCURA serves its members and advances the field of research administration through education and professional development programs, the sharing of knowledge and experience, and by fostering a professional, collegial, and respected community.

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) Grants

NFWF provides funding on a competitive basis to projects that sustain, restore, and enhance our nation's fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats.

Each of our initiatives has a business plan developed by scientists and other experts and approved by our Board of Directors. Grants are available to support the actions identified in the business plan. Additional grant programs support diverse projects for wildlife and habitat conservation across the country.

National Wild Turkey Federation

The NWTF — a national nonprofit organization — is the leader in upland wildlife habitat conservation in North America. Founded in 1973, the NWTF is headquartered in Edgefield, S.C., and has local chapters in every state and Canada. The NWTF is dedicated to the conservation of the wild turkey and the preservation of our hunting heritage. Through vital partnerships with state, federal and provincial wildlife agencies, the NWTF and our members have helped restore wild turkey populations throughout North America — from a mere 30,000 in the entire United States to more than 7 million across the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Social Science Research Institute

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is an independent, nonprofit international organization founded in 1923. It nurtures new generations of social scientists, fosters innovative research, and mobilizes necessary knowledge on important public issues.

This page was last updated on: June 27, 2014