Description of Additional Funding Opportunities
American Academy of University Women
The Community Action Grants support programs that promote education and equity through
projects focused on female K-12 students before they enter college to select the physical sciences
or engineering as a career.
The Foundation serves nonprofit organizations that serve Memphis and the MidSouth, related to
primary focuses that include education and social justice. Education proposals are accepted once
per year (2/8/21).
Hyde Family Foundation
The Hyde Family Foundation supports researcher initiative-driven applications within four areas,
including high-quality education. Proposals are accepted from 501(c)(3) that serve Memphis or
influence policy at the statewide level. No specific limit for single year project funding.
Submissions accepted four times per year (March, June, September, December).
The Small Research Grants Program supports education research projects that will contribute to
the improvement of education, broadly conceived, with budgets up to $50,000 for projects
ranging from one to five years. This program is "field-initiated" in that proposal submissions are
not in response to a specific request for a particular research topic, discipline, design, method, or
location. Proposals are accepted three times per year (March, July, November).
The Conference Grant Program provides support to scholars to organize small research
conferences, focused symposia, or other forms of convenings around important issues in
education. Applicants are encouraged to think expansively about how convenings can expand the
substantive work and impact of educational research on advancing racial equity. This grant
program supports proposals with budgets of $50,000 or less. Deadline: 5/6/21.
Graduate Women in Science
Graduate Women in Science (GWIS) has been empowering women as individuals and as a
community since 1921. For almost 100 years we have worked to advance the participation and
recognition of women in scientific fields through grants, awards and fellowships.