Natural Sciences

American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists is dedicated to the scientific study of fishes, amphibians and reptiles.

AREA (Academic Research Enhancement Award) -- AREA grants support individual research projects in the biomedical and behavioral sciences conducted by faculty, and involving their undergraduate students, who are located in health professional schools and other academic components that have not been major recipients of NIH research grant funds.

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation -- non-profit research institutions to promote research in chemistry and the life sciences, broadly interpreted, and particularly to foster the invention of methods, instruments, and materials that will open up new avenues of research in science.

Chemistry Research and Instrumentation Facilities -- provides funds to research institutions and consortia thereof for the purchase of multi-user instruments, for Junior faculty, for major instrumentation development and construction, and for the establishment and support of multi-user research facilities in the chemical sciences.

CCLI (Course, Curriculum and Laboratory Improvement) -- The CCLI program seeks to improve the quality of undergraduate science, mathematics, engineering, and technology (SMET) courses, curricula, and laboratories. It encompasses SMET education for all students and targets activities affecting the learning environment, content, and educational practices. The program features three major tracks: (1) Educational Materials Development, (2) Adaptation and Implementation (of exemplary materials, laboratory experiences, and educational practices), and (3) National Dissemination.

Corning Incorporated Foundation - Each year, the Foundation fulfills approximately 225 grants totaling some $2,800,000.  Corning's areas of involvement have included community service programs for students, curriculum enrichment, student scholarships, facility improvement, and instructional technology projects for the classroom.

Council of Independent Colleges - CIC develops and implements major national projects, programs and special initiatives that engage colleges and universities in reform in a wide range of areas.

Charles A. Dana Foundation -- grant programs in health and education and operating programs of awards and public affairs.  The Health grants program supports brain research focused on preventing, diagnosing, or treating human neurological diseases and disorders. The Education grants program supports dissemination of leading edge innovations for educating and nurturing children from pre-kindergarten through high school, with a particular emphasis on the earliest years.

Environmental Protection Agency -- To protect human health and safeguard the natural environment.

Gender Equity in Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology (PGE) The program seeks to broaden the participation of girls and young women in all fields of science, mathematics, engineering and technology (SMET) education by supporting research, demonstration, and dissemination projects that will lead to change in education policy and practice.

GrantsNet -- Funding opportunities for training in the biological and medical sciences.

Hewlett Packard --   Hewlett-Packard’s (HP) U.S. University Grants program seeks to improve the quality of higher education by providing HP products to colleges and universities that integrate technology with teaching to improve student learning and establish high academic standards. Proposals must be for programs in engineering and computer science, information technology, or graduate schools of management. 

Howard Hughes Medical Institute -- committed to strengthening science education at all levels—from kindergarten through postgraduate training.

W. M. Keck Foundation   -- Foundation's grant making is focused primarily on the areas of medical research, science, and engineering.

National Institute of Standards and Technology, located just outside
Washington DC, has a 12-week Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
(SURF) program providing hands-on research experience in the Physics
Laboratory, the Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory, and the
Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory.

NSF Homepage -- an independent U.S. government agency responsible for promoting science and engineering through programs that invest over $3.3 billion per year in almost 20,000 research and education projects in science and engineering.

OBFS -- Organization of Biological Field Stations -- Biological Field Stations and Marine Laboratories (FSMLs) are off-campus facilities for research and education conducted in the natural habitats of terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ecosystems.

Petroleum Research Fund of ACS -- Fundamental research is currently supported in chemistry, the earth sciences, chemical engineering, and in related fields such as polymers and materials science.

Research Corporation -- Support for significant fundamental research in astronomy, chemistry and physics that aids professional development of faculty and student. 

REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) -- makes possible a number of
opportunities for undergraduates to join research projects each summer. This allows students to experience first-hand how basic research is carried out, and to contribute consequentially. The principal support by NSF of such activities is through the Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program.

RUI (Research in Undergraduate Institutions)   -- funds research and education in
science and engineering. It does this through grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements to more than 2,000 colleges, universities, and other research and/or education institutions in all parts of the United States. The Foundation accounts for about 20 percent of federal support to academic institutions for basic research.

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation -- support of activities related to the range of programs and interests which include Science and Technology; Standard of Living and Economic Performance; Education and Careers in Science and Technology.

TeachNet --TeachNet.org staff and teacher web mentors offer information on grants and other resources.

Turner Foundation - Worldwide development of policies and practices that reduce population growth by addressing the relationships between population
growth, global resources, status of women and girls, and access to family planning, reproductive health services and environmental sustainability.

The Whitaker Foundation -- dedicated to improving human health through the support of biomedical engineering.