Annual Deadlines for Open Calls for Proposals

Due Dates and Links to Grant Calendars

Many foundations accept letters of inquiry and pre-proposals on a rolling basis, but others sponsor annual grant competitions. See below links to grant programs and deadlines at select national foundations.

The John Templeton Foundation

Accelerating Discovery, Inspiring Curiosity

Spencer Foundation

Supporting high-quality, innovative research on education, broadly conceived. All deadlines are Noon, Central Time

William T. Grant Foundation

Supporting Research to Improve the Lives of Young People

The Foundation encourages research projects led by African American, Latinx, Native American, and Asian Pacific American researchers. Early career scholars are encouraged to apply for Officers' Research Grants as a way to build their research programs.