Natural Sciences

  • AAC&U / Washington Internship Institute - This jointly-sponsored program offers faculty from all disciplines the opportunity to pursue professional, disciplinary, and personal interests in a challenging and dynamic professional environment—and to reinvigorate their work as scholars, teachers, advisers, and educational leaders. Faculty Fellows spend one full semester in the Washington, DC, area working at government agencies, non-profit organizations, national associations, museums, foundations, and other sites related to their expertise and professional interests. Fellows also have opportunities to engage with colleagues in their disciplines and with higher education experts. 
  • The Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindburgh Foundation: Grants Program - Provides grants “to men and women whose individual initiative and work in a wide spectrum of disciplines furthers the Lindberghs' vision of a balance between the advance of technology and the preservation of the natural/human environment.”
  • HFG || Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation - "The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation (HFG) welcomes proposals from any of the natural and social sciences and the humanities that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence, aggression, and dominance.”
  • Fellows Program - MacArthur Foundation - "The MacArthur Fellows Program is intended to encourage people of outstanding talent to pursue their own creative, intellectual, and professional inclinations. In keeping with this purpose, the Foundation awards fellowships directly to individuals rather than through institutions. Recipients may be writers, scientists, artists, social scientists, humanists, teachers, entrepreneurs, or those in other fields, with or without institutional affiliations.”
  • American Psychological Association - “The objects of the American Psychological Association shall be to advance psychology as a science and profession and as a means of promoting health, education, and human welfare”
  • National Academy of Sciences: National Academy of Sciences Home - “The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is an honorific society of distinguished scholars engaged in scientific and engineering research, dedicated to the furtherance of science and technology and to their use for the general welfare.”
  • The National Academics - “The mission of the National Academics is to improve government decision making and public policy, increase public education and understanding, and promote the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge in matters involving science, engineering, technology, and health.”
  • Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues - Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues - “SPSSI is an association of approximately 3000 psychologists, allied scientists, and others, who are interested in the application of research on the psychological aspects of important social issues to public policy solutions.”

  • American Chemical Society: Funding & Awards - “The American Chemical Society is a congressionally chartered independent membership organization which represents professionals at all degree levels and in all fields of chemistry and sciences that involve chemistry.”
  • Waksman Foundation for Microbiology - “The Waksman Foundation for Microbiology is a private, charitable organization, established in 1951. Its purpose, as expressed in its Certificate of Incorporation is 'to promote, encourage, and aid scientific research in microbiology; to provide and assist in providing the funds and facilities by which scientific discoveries, inventions, and processes in microbiology may be developed...all to the end that the science of microbiology shall progress in the service of mankind.'"
  • National Institute of Health: Office of Extramural Research - “The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research.”
  • APS Grants and Fellowships: Sabbatical Research Fellowships - “An eminent scholarly organization of international reputation, the American Philosophical Society promotes useful knowledge in the sciences and humanities through excellence in scholarly research, professional meetings, publications, library resources, and community outreach.”     

Contact Information

Robert Patterson
Senior Director of Institutional Partnerships

Updated 3/23/17

The Office of College Advancement • P.O. Box 5005, Ashland, VA 23005 • 866-694-4574