Funding Sources for Engineering Education Research and Scholarship

Getting funded is the first hurdle in getting started with research in engineering education. On this page we've brought together some common funding sources that offer grants to support your research.

Government programs
NSF Engineering Education Programs
"Research is sought that contributes to our basic understanding of how students learn engineering. We are looking for significant breakthroughs in understanding..."

NSF Undergraduate Education funding opportunities
"Ensuring the health and vitality of our nations education."

ASME Undergraduate scholarships
ASME offers undergraduate scholarships for US and International students for engineering research.

The Carnegie Foundation
"Founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1905 and chartered in 1906 by an act of Congress, The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching is an independent policy and research center with a primary mission "to do and perform all things necessary to encourage, uphold, and dignify the profession of the teacher and the cause of higher education."

Outside the US? Search your governmental funding agency for research funding opportunities.

Corporate Foundations
Many large corporations have set up foundations to support research that furthers engineering education. Here are a few of the largest foundations.

GE Foundation
"...supporting high-impact initiatives that improve the access, equity and quality of public education in GE communities around the world."

Bill and Melinda Gates foundation
Provides grants in global development and global health, as well as access to education.

Ford Foundation
"Strengthen democratic values, reduce poverty and injustice, promote international cooperation and advance human achievement."

William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
"The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation makes grants to address the most serious social and environmental problems facing society, where risk capital, responsibly invested, may make a difference over time. The Foundation places a high value on sustaining and improving institutions that make positive contributions to society."

Engineering Information Foundation
Supports developmental projects, instructional projects, and training programs in engineering education and research that fit their fields of interest.

Browse a complete list of funding opportunities.

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