Grants for Academics

Excellent academic performance in school is usually rewarded with high grades and those who do perform at the highest level can be awarded with grants and scholarships so they can continue to pursue higher education without worrying about the cost of tuition and other related expenses. If they so choose, they can earn doctorate degrees and do further research on important topics that can benefit humanity as a whole. For this purpose grants for academics are given to those who are dedicating their lives to research and development of technologies, medical procedures, treatments and other advances in all kinds of human endeavors that will ultimately help the human condition and allow it to become better. Grants for academics embrace a wide range of topics including languages, arts and humanities, education, health, environment, psychology and related social sciences, computers and engineering subjects.

Mathematical and Physical Sciences – Grants to these research topics are awarded through the National Science Foundation. The purpose of this grant is to promote mathematical and physical sciences in order to strengthen the country’s scientific investigation and research capabilities. Grant money can be spent to pay for salaries, equipment, and other pertinent expenses. Average amount of funds awarded is $130,000 with some grants reaching up to $45 million. You can obtain more information about this grant here:

Assistant Director
Mathematical and Physical Sciences
National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230
Telephone: (703) 292-8801
Website: http://www.nsf.gov/

Yale University Fellowship Programs – Yale’s Office of Fellowship Programs (OFP) is responsible for advising students and alumni about the University’s fellowships, grants and scholarships. Available grants can be either full or partial and can be used to support different projects both in the country and abroad. You can get more information about these available grants and how to apply through the OFP website and the Yale Student Grants Database.

Independent Education and Science Projects and Programs – This grant is administered by the Department of Commerce through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or NOAA. It aims to boost enrollment of minority students in college majoring in science, math and engineering. It is also for recruiting engineers and scientist who can teach science and math to minority students and girls. The grant is primarily for non-profit organizations engaged in MESA or Math, Engineering, Science Achievement program. Range of grant amount is from $5,000 to $10,000. More information is available here:

NOAA/OAR, Bldg. 22
325 Broadway, Boulder CO 80303
Telephone: (303) 497-6731.
Website: http://www.noaa.gov

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