Finding Funding

The Office of Research Support (ORS) works directly with faculty to determine what available funding opportunities match their research needs and priorities. ORS can navigate the many federal, foundation, and internal funding sources and funding search databases and create a prospectus of customized opportunities to keep you apprised of notable funding opportunities.

The ORS has developed resources and information to facilitate a funding search. We are also available to work directly with faculty and administrators to conduct customized funding searches based on specific funding needs and priorities.

If you are looking for funding for a project and would like the Office of Research Support to provide you with a personalized PI prospectus with funding opportunities to fit your specific project, please email

Cohorts for TNS Research Funding and Collaboration

In response to University Research Council suggestion and Faculty feedback, the Provost's Office of Research Support is now serving Principal Investigators by supporting collaborative research that may span beyond the traditionally used groupings/labels. The New School offers a number of Research Cohorts. These Cohorts provide a meeting place for faculty who self-identify with one (or more) of the following categories:

humanities/social science

design with social research

design with artistic production

performance/artistic production

The goal of the Research Cohorts are to hold regular meetings, organized by the Office of Research Support, for faculty interested in pursuing external funding. In these meetings the Office of Research Support provides the Cohort with funding opportunities that match their area of interest. These meetings are also a forum for faculty to discuss research ideas, examine research challenges they are facing, share tips/tricks and meet others that they might collaborate with. To join a Research Cohort, please contact

Limited Submission Opportunities

Below is a selected list of LSO’s for which ORS can administer the internal selection process for TNS faculty. This list will be updated annually to reflect faculty interests and university expertise as they evolve, as well as to reflect opportunities brought to the attention of ORS by faculty and staff.

Deadlines are general and may differ from year to year depending on when a competition is announced by the sponsor. For updated information on a particular competition, use the links below.

If you are interested in applying for an LSO that is not on this list, please bring it to our attention as soon as possible by contacting

Catalog of Limited Submission Opportunities (LSOs)

Funding Opportunities by School

Mannes School of Music

School of Drama

New School Faculty now have access to COS Pivot.

Featured Grant Opportunities by Subject


+ Summer Prospectus

National Science Foundation: Innovations in Graduate Education Deadline: September 27th

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipends Deadline: September 25th

Tool Foundry Accelerator Cohort Deadline: May 30th

National Endowment for the Arts: Our Town Deadline: August 8th

National Endowment for the Humanities Public Humanities Project Deadline: August 8th

Russell Sage Foundation: Social Inequality
Deadline: August 15th

Hearst Foundation
Deadline: Continuous

+ National Women's Month

NYFA: "Made In NY" Women'S Film, TV and Theatre Grant
Deadline: Summer 2019

National Insititute of Justice: Research and Evaluation on Trafficking in Persons
Deadline: May 8th

Department of Justice: Office on Violence Against Women
Deadline: March 25th

Ford Foundation: Gender, Racial and Ethnic Justice
Deadline: Continuous

National Science Foundation: ADVANCE: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions
Deadline: Letter of Intent Required, May 15th

Women's Way: Immediate Response Action Fund or Gender Equity
Deadline: Continuous

Asian Women Giving Circle (AWGC) Deadline: March 16th

+ Teaching and Learning

The Arthur Davis Vinnings Foundation
Deadline: October 11th - LOI
Amount: $25,000 -$100,000

The NEA Foundation Learning & Leadership Grants
Deadline: Applications accepted any time
Amount: $2,000 - $5,000

Hearst Foundation
Deadline: Applications accepted any time

The Charles Lafitte Foundation: Education
Deadline: Applications accepted any time

The New School Innovations in Education Fund (IEF)
Deadline: March 8th
Amount: $10,000

+ National Native American Heritage Month

Andrew Mellon Foundation Native American Scholars Initiative Digital Knowledge Sharing Fellowships

American Philosophical Society Phillips Fund for Native American Research
Deadline: March 1st 2019

The Jacobs Research Funds Aboriginal Languages Deadline: February 15th 2019
Amount: Up to $9,000

New York State Archives Documentary Heritage Deadline: January 15th 2018

NEH Collaborative Research Grants Deadline: December 5th 2018

MAP Fund
Deadline: February 15th 2019

+ Understanding Sexual Harassment

American Psychological Foundation Wayne F. Placek Grants
Deadline: March 1st 2019

CDCE-Learning Collaborative for Sexual Violence and Intimate Partner Violence Prevention Deadline: November 15th 2018

Compton Foundation Deadline: Continuous

Roddenberry Foundation The Catalyst Fund Amount: $15,000

Peace Outside Campus The Lindsey M. Bonistall Research Fellowship
Amount: $15,000

The Harry Frank Giggenhiem Foundation Violence and Aggression
Amount: $15,000
Deadline: August 1st 2019

Women's Way Immediate Response and Action Fund Deadline: Continuous

Henry Luce Foundation Public Policy
Deadline: Continuous