American Political Science Association: Supports research in all fields of political science. The intent of these grants is to support the research of political scientists who are not employed at PhD-granting department in the field and to help further the careers of these scholars. Individual grants do not exceed $2,500.
Bradley Foundation: Funds projects that focus on cultivating a renewed, healthier, and more vigorous sense of citizenship among the American people, and among peoples of other nations. Wisconsin-based projects are of particular interest. For example, improving the life of the community through increased cultural and educational opportunities, grassroots economic development, and effective and humane social and health services. Average awards range from $20,000 to $100,000.
National Institute of Justice: Supports research and evaluation projects to address issues related to human trafficking, violence against women, and justice issues. Awards vary by program.
National Science Foundation - 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.
Social Science Research Council: Sponsors fellowship and grant programs on a wide range of topics, and across many different career stages. Although most programs target the social sciences, many are also open to applicants from the humanities, the natural sciences, and relevant professional and practitioner communities.
Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations: Supports projects on American foreign relations.
Tinker Foundation: Promotes the interchange and exchange of information within the community of those concerned with the affairs of Spain, Portugal, Ibero-America and Antarctica. Projects should address environmental policy, economic policy or governance issues. Average awards range from $20,000 to $100,000.
Upjohn Institute: Accepts applications for Policy Research Grants and Mini-Grants. Policy Research Grants are open to any interested researcher, while Mini-Grants are restricted to nontenured faculty members. Any proposal related to employment issues will be considered, but the Institute encourages research relevant to labor market issues of the recent/ongoing recession and recovery. Awards range from $5,000 to $10,000.
U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ): Offers funding opportunities to conduct research, to support law enforcement activities in state and local jurisdictions, to provide training and technical assistance, and to implement programs that improve the criminal justice system in three sub-departments: Office of Justice, Office of Violence Against Women, Community Oriented Policing Services.