Research is a critical part of the faculty's role at Adelphi, and we’ve created an office dedicated to assisting with grants and funding.

Adelphi University’s Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) maintains a constantly updated list of grants and other funding sources available for faculty research, projects and professional development. Faculty members are encouraged to reach out to locate resources.

Additionally, Adelphi offers several internal grant competitions and opportunities, including awards for international engagement and cross-disciplinary collaboration. 

Explore Grant Opportunities

Adelphi faculty members are encouraged to explore this array of funding opportunities and sources.

External Grants

U.S. Department of Education

The Department of Education has several grants covering a range of topics and interests including school readiness, educational opportunities for those serving children with disabilities, Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad, school violence prevention and school physical education projects. Please call or email the ORSP for additional information.

U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences (IES)

The IES usually has research grant deadlines in August for research proposals in the following areas: reading and writing, math and science education, cognition and student learning, teacher quality–reading and writing, teacher quality–math and science education, education leadership, and social and behavioral context for academic learning. These grants fund research projects that involve experimental and quasi-experimental designs only. 

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

The NEA supports projects in arts education, dance, music, media arts, theatre, and more. Depending on the type of program, deadlines vary but are usually twice per year—February and July.  

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

The NEH funds fellowships, summer institutes, summer stipends, digital projects and preservation projects, as well as other projects. Fellowships support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences or both. Fellowships support continuous full-time work for a period of six to 12 months.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

NIH’s format and submission requirements have changed. The research design section is now limited to six pages if the previous version was under 25 pages, e.g., R21, and 12 pages if the previous application was limited to 25 pages, e.g., R01. This new research strategy section is subdivided into three parts: significance, innovation and approach. The biographical sketch is now five pages, continues to incorporate a personal statement and now has a contribution to science section where you describe five of your most recent contributions to science.  

National Science Foundation (NSF)

National Science Foundation (NSF) has numerous programs and deadlines, like Law and Social Sciences, Documenting Endangered Languages and Informed Science Education. If you would like more information, please contact the office.

Additional External Funding Opportunities

Adelphi offers you access to the SPIN database, the world’s largest database of sponsored funding opportunities.

Internal Grants

Faculty Development Grants

Every year the Provost’s Office holds an internal faculty development grant program for all full-time faculty. This program provides funding for faculty research, scholarship and creative works through a Call for Proposals and review by a faculty committee. Please see the open call, the grant submission form and a budget guide below:

Deadline: December 13, 2023

Application and Proposal Details: You must email a complete proposal to no later than the stated deadline. A complete proposal consists of the proposal cover page, an abstract in lay language, a proposal narrative (see Call for Proposals for more information), a detailed budget and budget justification (not included in the three-page limit) and a three-page CV.

Interdisciplinary and Collaborative Grants Program

Sponsored by the Office of the Provost, this program supplements the existing faculty development grants with an award opportunity for collaboration.

Criteria: Projects must be interdisciplinary in nature Projects must be submitted by two or more faculty members who have not collaborated on grants or publications/scholarly works before

Application and Proposal Details: See above.

Social justice research, pedagogy and scholarship- the university acknowledges and supports our faculty’s engagement in social justice initiatives and supports your work through an application for funding through the Provost’s internal faculty grants program. For the due date and related information like links, see the above faculty development grants section. 

International Faculty Development Grants

The Center for International Education, with generous support from the provost’s office, has funding available each year to support full-time faculty members who aim to contribute to the following campus internationalization efforts:

  1. International research and creative work
  2. Efforts that increase Adelphi student participation in study abroad (semester-long or faculty-led)
  3. Develop a course (or adjust an existing course) that is global in nature
  4. Develop an international institutional partnership to further bilateral student exchange

Deadline: is typically each October 1.

For more information, FAQs or to see past awardees, visit the Global Engagement website.

Research-Related Links

Learn more about our office’s services and research around Adelphi University.

Dawn Grzan
Director of Research and Sponsored Programs
Phone Number
Levermore Hall 307D
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