Grant Opportunities

National Endowment for the Humanities 

  • Projects must address a core topic or set of themes drawn from humanities areas such as history, philosophy, religion, literature, or humanities-informed composition and writing skills. 
  • Max $150,000
  • Expected output: Community Partnerships; Curriculum; Faculty Development; Teaching Resources 

National Endowment for the Arts 

  • Research Grants in the Arts support research studies that investigate the value and/or impact of the arts, either as individual components of the U.S. arts ecology or as they interact with each other and/or with other domains of American life. 
  • The NEA welcomes research proposals that address priority topics and possible questions as outlined in the agency’s FY 2022-2026 agenda.
    • Research Area #1 – The Arts’ Impacts on Health, Education, and the Economy 
    • Research Area #2 – The Arts’ Role in Community Transformation and Healing
    • Research Area #3 – Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in the Arts 
    • Research Area #4 – The Evolving Ecosystem of the Arts in the U.S. 
  • Grants will range from $20,000 to $100,000. 

Institute of Education Sciences

Government Grants

U.S. Department of Education  

Ohio Arts Council

Ohio State

  • The Graduate School’s Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship (AGGRS) Program provides small grants up to $5,000 to support the research and scholarship of doctoral or terminal master’s degree candidates for their dissertations or theses.
  • The competition is held once each year, during autumn semester. Awards are made on the merit of the proposal, which must be for work that is essential to the dissertation or thesis.
  • Applicants requesting to use AGGRS funds to compensate human research participants must have applied for full IRB approval prior to submitting their AGGRS application.

Spencer Foundation

Gold Foundation