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AHRD Research Funding

Sources of Research/Technical Training Funding for Human Resource Development Researchers & Practitioner/Researchers

This list was created as a gateway to access information about a wide variety of possible funding sources that may be relevant to HRD researchers and scholar/practitioners.  Depending on the focus of the research, or the type of organization, or the experience of the principle investigator (PI), funding sources will be more or less appropriate for the project.

The list is by no means exhaustive, but it provides a wide view of potential funding sources for your project.  It also includes links to other research organizations, such as the Social Psychology Network and the APA. These organizations contain their own research funding resource lists and you can find many possible sources through browsing the information contained on those sites.

The Academy is interested in identifying other research funding options that may not be on this list, so please contact the AHRD office at if you have suggestions about adding to this list.

Table of Contents (click to jump to category)

U.S. Government Funding
Grantmaking Foundations
Other Information and Sources of Research Funding
Grant Search Engines


U.S. Government Funding

Department of Health & Human Services
National Institute of Health

Human Resources and Service Administration

National Science Foundation

NSF Education & Human Resource Development

National Institute of Standards and Technology
Performance improvement, LEAN and Six Sigma, evaluation

Federal Grants Wire

US Department of Labor

National Endowment for the Humanities

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Grantmaking Foundations

Academy of Management-Organizational Development and Change Division

Spencer Foundation

WW Kellogg Foundation

The Getty Foundation

Russell Sage Foundation

Other Information and Sources of Research Funding

Foundation Center

Council on Foundations

SPSSI Funding Resources

Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology

National Environmental Education Foundation

Medical Education Training Grant List

Tips on Writing a Grant Proposal from USEPA

COS Funding Opportunities

GrantsNet Funding News RSS FEED

SHRM Research Page

Workforce Development Information

Each state has its own WFD portal for funding opportunities and sources, for example:

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