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.

If you’d like more practical advice covering how to complete the process of a grant application, then download our resource-filled guide below.

grant writing pocket guide

American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences
Science of Learning
Wellcome trust – Collaborative Awards in Humanities and Social Science
ERC consolidation grant
The Waterloo Foundation – Childhood Development Research fund
Russel Sage Foundation Grant
NARSAD Young Investigator Grants
Newton International Fellowships
NSF: Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships
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
Behavioral Interventions Scholars
Cognitive Neuroscience
Alexander Gralnick Research Investigator Prize
John Templeton Foundation
Wellcome trust – University Awards in Humanities and Social Science
NSF: Science, Technology, and Society (STS)
NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) (R25)
Wellcome trust – Seed Awards in Humanities and Social Science
Gordon Allport Intergroup Relations Prize
James S. McDonnell Foundation – Understanding Human Cognition
The Albert O. Hirschman Prize
Violet and Cyril Franks Scholarship
NIMH Mentoring Networks for Mental Health Research Education (R25)
Wellcome trust – Investigator Awards in Humanities and Social Science
Perception, Action & Cognition
NCMRR Early Career Research Award (R03 Clinical Trial Optional)
Growing Convergence Research
Open Research Area (ORA) for the Social Sciences 2019
Russell Sage Foundation
ERC starting grants
Early Career Research Grant in Developmental Psychology
Wellcome trust – Small Grants in Humanities and Social Science
Experimental Psychology Society – Small grants
Mark Chaffin Div. 37 Early Career Psychologist Research Grant
2018 Human Exploration Research Opportunities (HERO)
Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER)
NSF: Social Psychology
SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (SPRF)
Brain Research Foundation
Wolfson Fellowships
David Wechsler Early Career Grant for Innovative Work in Cognition
NSF: Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier: Core Research
APA Prize for Interdisciplinary Team Research
Transformative Healthcare Technologies for 2050 from ESPRC

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.