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Funding Sources for Social Work Research

The funding sources below can help GSS faculty find funding for research, training, and other projects which further our school's mission.  This information can also keep you in touch with funding trends in different areas of interest.

While GSS may not be eligible for some of these funding opportunities, they may provide the basis for you to collaborate with an eligible entity, such as a community-based organization.  You can also advise colleagues in eligible agencies of the availability of funds to support their programs.

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Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation

Deadlines:    November 1 and April 15
Amount:       2 yrs / Up to $20,000 total

Grants of up to $20,000 are available to help support the research of faculty members or post-doctoral researchers affiliated with non-profit human service organizations in the United States and Canada.  Areas of interest to the Fund are: studies to develop, refine, evaluate, or disseminate innovative interventions designed to prevent or ameliorate major social, psychological, behavioral, or public health problems affecting children, adults, couples, families, or communities, or studies that have the potential for adding significantly to knowledge about such problems. 

Foundation for Child Development
Deadline:    November 3
Amount:       up to $150,000 for use over 1 to 3 years

Young Scholars Program: The goals of this program are to: (1) stimulate both basic and policy-relevant research about the early education, health, and well-being of immigrant children from birth to age 10, particularly those who are living in low-income families; and to (2) support the career development of young investigators (from the behavioral and social sciences or in an allied professional field) to attain tenure or who have received tenure in the last four years from a college or university in the United States. 

The Lois and Samuel Silberman Fund
Deadline:    February 29
Amount:       1 yr / $20,000 or 2 yrs / $40,000

The mission of the Silberman Faculty Grant Program (FGP) is to support the systematic investigation of innovations in social work practice, policy, and education.  Its objective is to encourage full-time faculty of CSWE accreditation MSW programs to contribute to the knowledge base and methodology employed in the education process by undertaking research and preparing professional journal and book publications.



The Agency for Health Care Research and Quality

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Health Resources and Services Administration


The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases


Administration on Aging (of HHS)

National Institute on Aging

Children & Families
The Administration for Children and Families

The Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation

Health Resources and Services Administration

National Institute of Justice


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Health Resources and Services Administration

National Institute for Child Health and Human Development



Fogarty International Center

Fulbright Programs

Mental Health

The Agency for Health Care Research and Quality

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

National Institute for Child Health and Human Development

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration


Office of Refugee Resettlement

Schools / Education

US Department of Education


Substance Abuse

National Institute on Drug Abuse

Substance Abuse and Mental health Services Administration


Health Resources and Services Administration


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