Social 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. 
  • ACLS Competitions - Composed of sixty-nine scholarly organizations, the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) strives to advance scholarship by supporting a broad range of projects in the humanities and social sciences.
  • Open Society Institute: Grants, Scholarships, and Fellowships - “The Open Society Institute (OSI), a private operating and grantmaking foundation, aims to shape public policy to promote democratic governance, human rights, and economic, legal, and social reform.”
  • 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.”
  • Russell Sage Foundation: Home - "The Russell Sage Foundation is the principal American Foundation devoted exclusively to research in the social sciences.”
  • WilsonCenter: Fellows and Scholars: - "The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars supports research in the social sciences and humanities.”
  • National Council for the Social Studies - "Since 1983, National Council for the Social Studies has annually honored the outstanding performance of teachers and encouraged unique and innovative social studies education projects through its award programs. NCSS, which defines social studies as "the integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence," engages and supports educators in strengthening and advocating social studies at all levels and in all settings.”
  • 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