American Sociological Association

Footnotes - 2016 March-April: Announcements: Funding

March/April 2016


Sociological Initiatives Foundation

Sociological Initiatives Foundation provides grants of $10,000 to $20,000 to support community-based research projects. The Foundation supports projects that address institutional rather than individual or behavioral change. It seeks to fund research and initiatives that provide insight into sociological and linguistic issues that may be useful to specific groups and or communities. For more information, visit

May 24, 2016

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health administers grant programs to support projects that implement innovative models to improve minority health and reduce health disparities. There are currently two funding opportunity announcements for which applications are being accepted. Each FOA includes information on how to submit an application and what the application must contain. These funding opportunities can be found at For more information, visit:

May 24, 2016

Law School Admission Council (LSAC) Research Grant Program

Law School Admission Council (LSAC) Research Grant Program funds research on a wide variety of topics related to the mission of LSAC. Specifically included in the program’s scope are projects investigating precursors to legal training, selection into law schools, legal education, and the legal profession. To be eligible for funding, a research project must inform either the process of selecting law students or legal education itself in a demonstrable way. Proposals will be judged on the importance of the questions addressed, their relevance to the mission of LSAC, the quality of the research designs, and the capacity of the researchers to carry out the project. Deadline: August 15, 2016. For more information, visit

August 15, 2016

National Institute of Health

National Institute of Health has a new grant available on the “Basic Biophsychosocial Mechanisms and Processes in the Management of Chronic Conditions.” This FOA seeks to stimulate basic inquiry into the mechanisms that influence people within their larger social contexts to manage one or multiple conditions over the life course. Long-term goals are to increase knowledge of the individual and group processes that inform thought and behaviors that reinforce health and optimal wellbeing to enhance overall human health, reduce illness and disability, and lengthen life. Deadline: December 6, 2016. For more information, visit:

December 6, 2016