Some Funding Resources for Theorists at PUI
broad searches for grants
-US government grants: http://www.grants.gov/ (includes NSF, DOE and more)
-Community of Science: http://www.cos.com/
-List of foundations and federal agencies:
Check with your institution to see if they subscribe to subscription services such as:
and, of course, check with your institution’s Grants Office/Office of Sponsored Research!
grants targeted for faculty at PUI
-Research Corporation: http://www.rescorp.org
-NSF RUI (Research in Undergraduate Institutions):
-NSF ROA (Research Opportunity Award):
-Murdock Charitable Trust (for Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana):
-Fulbright Scholars: http://www.cies.org/
-Guggenheim Foundation: http://www.gf.org/
-Humboldt Foundation – for research in Germany, age under 40:
conference, workshop and short-term visit support:
-Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics: http://www.kitp.ucsb.edu/activities/scholars/
-Institute for Nuclear Theory: http://int.phys.washington.edu/ The INT has programs and workshops in nuclear theory and its intersections with particle physics, astrophysics, atomic physics, and condensed matter physics.
-ECT* - European Centre for Theoretical Studies in Nuclear Physics and Related Areas http://www.ect.it/
-International School of Nuclear Physics in Erice, Sicily: http://www.uni-tuebingen.de/erice/
Some conference organizers are willing to help with expenses for faculty from PUI’s. It is always worth asking!
-Gordon Conferences: http://www.grc.org - ask the Conference Chair to submit a request for support from the PUI fund for a qualifying candidate. Requests from a conference attendee will not be accepted. The PUI award ($600) is available for two (2) research-active scientists from a PUI. See http://www.grc.org/chairing.aspx
research funding for students:
-NSF REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates):
-The Nucleus (Resources for physics and astronomy undergraduates):
-RISE: Research internships in Germany – to work with a German Ph.D. student http://www.daad.de/rise/en/index.html
funding for student participation in conferences:
-CEU (Conference Experience for Undergraduates) http://physics.westmont.edu/ceu/
Many APS and AAPT meetings have modest travel grants available for students.