Private Higher Education Grant
Arthur Vining Davis FoundationsSuggest an update
Next predicted deadline: Nov 13, 2020 2:00pm PST (Full proposal)
Later predicted deadlines: Aug 28, 2021 2:00pm PDT (Letter of inquiry)
Grant amount: US $25,000 - US $300,000
Fields of work: Education - Higher Education
Applicant type: Private College / University
Funding uses: Research, Education / Outreach, Project / Program, Training / Capacity Building
Location of project: United States
Location of residency: United StatesView website Save
About this funder:
As a graduate of Amherst College, Arthur Vining Davis experienced the value of a liberal arts education. The broad training that he received there as a student prepared him for a career that involved wearing many hats: scientific innovator, corporate entrepreneur, real estate developer, and orchid farmer, to name just a few. His recognition of the transformative impact of liberal learning led him to give regularly to support numerous private colleges and universities, and encourage his Foundations to continue to do so.
The Private Higher Education Program Area supports colleges and universities that prioritize undergraduate education and emphasize the liberal arts. The Foundations provide grants directly to private colleges and universities as well as to consortia that support those institutions in their educational mission. Although the Foundations support a variety of programs in higher education, grants typically support projects that improve student outcomes or enhance faculty leadership. The Foundations do not provide grants to support capital projects or endowment.
Private Higher Education grants typically range from $25,000 to $300,000 although the Foundations will entertain larger requests. Grants can support projects that span multiple years.
You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.
- All private, four-year residential colleges and universities are eligible to apply.
- Those institutions undergoing a presidential transition must wait to submit a proposal until the new president has been in office for a year.
- The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations will not support scholarships, endowments and indirect costs greater than 5% associated with projects.
- We do not support grants to individuals and generally do not fund capital projects.
- In addition, direct service programs, such as housing services and food pantries, will not be considered.
- The Foundations do not support organizations outside the United States. We do not support projects overseas.
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