The Wabash Center awards grants only for projects focused explicitly on issues related to teaching and learning theology and religion in higher education.
We receive many inquiries about worthy projects that we simply cannot fund because they fall outside the parameters of our grants program.
Therefore, we compiled this resource list of other funding sources.
There are lots and lots of funding agencies – far too many for us to list. Below we have linked to other online resources for locating grants.
The red links on the right side of this page divide the list into various subtopics.
This list is necessarily partial and incomplete. (We welcome your suggestions and additions.) We have tried to focus on granting agencies that seem particularly applicable to likely Wabash Center web page visitors. But the world of granting institutions is vast and constantly shifting. Large segments of the granting world are missing from our very partial list, including: grants focused on ethnicity, race, or religious affiliation, most area studies grants, and most international grants. Our list is oriented toward scholars in North America. And we have not included grants that focus on community activism or language acquisition. There are many other omissions as well.
Thanks to Michael Penn (Mount Holyoke College) who first compiled this list in July 2006. We have added to it and modified it since then. Any omissions or mistakes are entirely our own.
Some Helpful Websites for Finding Grants:
American Academy of Religion
Association of Theological Schools
Fund For Theological Education - Grant finder
Other Agencies with Funding from Lilly Endowment, Inc.
American Council of Learned Societies – Fellowships and Grants
Community of Science (despite its name it has lots of non-science grants)
Grant Advisor Plus
Fundsnet Services Online
Michigan State Univ.-Grants for Nonprofits: Religion and Social Change
Studying in Canada