CARTSS Available Funding

CARTSS has been supporting faculty and graduate student research in the social sciences for 13 years. This year we are simplifying our funding process and sponsoring a Faculty Fellowship and a Graduate Student Fellowship in both the Fall and the Spring. Our criteria for both fellowships is generally the following: we are seeking to sponsor projects that are new and may lead to important social science findings. We are also interested in funding projects that have not yet been funded and/or that may lead to more long-term projects that would seek external funding.  

Faculty Award

The Faculty Award is available to full-time tenure track faculty in the social sciences (or carrying out social science research).  The award is meant to help faculty get a new project off the ground or to support a promising new direction of research.  The CARTSS Board is pleased if graduate students are involved in the work, but this is not a prerequisite.  Competitive proposals will include the following:

  • Description of the research and how it fits and/or diverges from the faculty member's research interests
  • Current funding available for this project
  • Relevant Theory, Methods, and Rationale for the Project

Graduate Student Award

The Graduate Student Award is meant to help Masters and PhD graduate students in the social sciences move ahead in their research trajectories, particularly in their thesis or dissertation work.  

Competitive proposals will include the following:

  • Description of the research and how it fits and/or diverges from the student's research interests
  • Current funding available for this project
  • Relevant Theory, Methods, and Rationale for the Project

Grants by department