American Geographical Society: Offers a variety of professional awards.
Association of American Geographers: Offers a variety of programs and special projects to support the work of geographers in the U.S. and internationally. Also provides services for geographers and academic departments seeking to enhance diversity, obtain disciplinary data about geography, and conduct outreach activities with youth.
Middle East Studies Association: Offers professional awards for published books, mentoring, and service. Awards are under $2,000.
National Council for Geographic Education - Grants for Research in Geographic Education: Funds research on issues related to geography education at all levels. Projects should enhance the understanding of geographic learning and teaching through original investigations of learning processes, techniques, and content. Proposals may request up to $4,000 for projects lasting up to 24 months.
National Science Foundation: Exists as an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense." Example programs:
- Earth Sciences: Supports proposals for research geared toward improving the understanding of the structure, composition, and evolution of the Earth, the life it supports, and the processes that govern the formation and behavior of the Earth's materials.
- Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences: Supports research that builds fundamental knowledge of human behavior, interaction, and social and economic systems, organizations and institutions. Includes programs in anthropology, cognition, economics, languages/linguistics, law, and political science.
The Wenner-Gren Foundation: Supports international research collaborations between two or more qualified scholars to contribute to the development of international anthropology that values and incorporates different national perspectives and resources.