Research Grants [100+ Grants for Human Behavior Research]

There are many things that are required to produce great science. While ingenuity, planning, determination, and focus are part of the equation, a more practical and everyday matter runs through the development of research: money.

It’s an unavoidable fact that science is often an expensive endeavor – the discovery of truth doesn’t necessarily come cheap (although it can, of course). This means that many scientists are faced with the mundane prospect of searching far and wide for agencies and funding bodies that will provide the cash to help scientific progress.

At iMotions, we are continually focused on making research more accessible, streamlined, and cutting-edge. We’ve therefore put together several resources to help scientists access the funding they’re after.

Below, you will find our list of 100+ grants and funding opportunities for research in the areas of behavioral science, psychology research, neuroscience, and everything in between. Any researcher from a human-centric research field should find something below that can help them in their funding search. The list is primarily, but far from exclusively, focused on US-based applications, and is intended to provide options for research funding, rather than for conferences or awards for previous work.

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American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences
Basic and Translational Research on Decision Making in Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease (R01 – Clinical Trial Optional)
Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research (Parent K24 – Independent Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required)
NIH Research Project Grant (Parent R01 Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required)
Environmental Intelligence (European Commission Horizon 2020)
Human factors to solve issues in fighting against crime and terrorism (European Commission Horizon 2020)
ERC consolidation grant
Human Subjects Mechanistic and Minimal Risk Studies (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
Simons Foundation – Summer 2020 Pilot Award – Request for Applications
The Waterloo Foundation – Childhood Development Research fund – Diet and/or microbiome
Russel Sage Foundation Grant
Behavioral and Integrative Treatment Development Program (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
NSF: Cognitive Neuroscience
NARSAD Young Investigator Grants
Newton Advanced Fellowships
NSF: Perception, Action and Cognition (PAC)
ERC Proof of Concept Grant
Psychological Science Research Grant
NSF: Facilitating Research at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions
ERC Advanced Grant
CNH2: Dynamics of Integrated Socio-Environmental Systems
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
Developmental Sciences
Division 14 International Research and Collaboration (IRC) Small Grant
ESRC Research Methods Development Grants
MRC/AHRC/ESRC Adolescence, Mental Health and the Developing Mind: Call for Research Programmes
Alexander Gralnick Research Investigator Prize
John Templeton Foundation
Wellcome trust – University Awards in Humanities and Social Science
ESRC Centres Competition 2020
NSF: Science, Technology, and Society (STS)
ESRC Research and Innovation ideas to address COVID-19
2020 Human Exploration Research Opportunities (HERO)
Gordon Allport Intergroup Relations Prize
James S. McDonnell Foundation – Understanding Human Cognition
The Albert O. Hirschman Prize
UKRI Sandpit focused on Digital Technologies for Health and Care
Violet and Cyril Franks Scholarship
EPSRC Discipline hopping in information and communication technologies
Agence Nationale de la Recherche (France): Sport de Très Haute Performance
Leveraging Cognitive Neuroscience to Improve Assessment of Cancer Treatment-Related Cognitive Impairment (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
Healthcare Technologies: Call for Investigator-led Research Projects
EPSRC Fellowship
Growing Convergence Research
Open Research Area (ORA) for the Social Sciences 2019
Russell Sage Foundation
Tribal Research Center on Early Childhood Development and Systems
ERC starting grants
Early Career Research Grant in Developmental Psychology
Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award
Experimental Psychology Society – Small grants
Mark Chaffin Div. 37 Early Career Psychologist Research Grant
British Academy Special Research Grants: COVID-19
Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER)
Sloan Foundation Grant Program: Economic Institutions, Behavior and Performance
SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (SPRF)
BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants
Wolfson Fellowships
Army Research Laboratories Postdoctoral Fellowships
NSF: Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier: Core Research
APA Prize for Interdisciplinary Team Research
UKRI Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Hub

I hope you find some value in the funding opportunities above. If you’d like to discuss including iMotions in your grant application, then get in touch through this link.

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