319 Grants and Non-Merit Scholarships

Grants and Non-Merit Scholarships

As you may already know grants are different from scholarships. When scholarships are usually merit-based or competition-based, grants are usually given to those who has a financial need or grants are directed for a particular area of study or group of people. One type of grants, like an enormous variety of federal grants from highly prestigious organizations like the NIH, the DOE, the NSF, the EPA, and NASA, are given for the schientific researches to groups of scientists working on a particular problem. Other type of grants like the Federal Pell Grant or the Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), are awarded based on the student’s demonstrated financial need. These grants typically come from the federal government, state governments and colleges and universities, but may also come from corporations, institutions and foundations.

There are actually just four main types of grant funding. We give descriptions and examples of competitive, formula, continuation, and pass-through grants to give you a basic understanding of funding structures as you do your search for possible sources of financial aid.

Competitive Funding - also known as discretionary funding, competitive funding is a process of proposal selection based on the evaluation of a reviewer or team of reviewers. Funding is based on the merits of the application, and recipients are not pre-determined.

Formula Funding. In contrast to competitive funding, formula grants are given to pre-determined recipients. Non-competitive awards are usually allocated to eligible entities according to population and/or other census criteria, and all applicants who meet the minimum requirements of the application process are entitled to receive money. In many instances, formula funds are distributed from the federal level to states. States then determine the process to be used to award funds to local jurisdictions.

Continuation funding grant programs offer current award recipients the option of renewing grants for the following year. Some programs are restricted to existing grantees only, while others invite applications from current grantees and new applicants. Often, current grantees are awarded extra points during the review process for being a current grant recipient. Since priority is often given to continuing applicants, if you are a new applicant, you should consider entering into a partnership with a currently funded entity.

Pass-Through grants are funds given by the federal government to the states for further distribution to local governments. Under this funding structure, states may disburse federal funds to eligible local jurisdictions through formula allocations or open competitions.

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Kansas Wesleyan University Presidential international grants, USA

The scholarship winner will receive $9,000 (off-campus) or $12,000 (on-campus) for the applied UG programme by KWU.... more details

  •  Bachelor
  •  01-Nov-2021
  •  United States
  • $$  $12,000

Travel Reimbursements International Grants at Springfield College, USA

Springfield College will provide the selected students up to $1,500 annually for travel between the College and their home. ... more details

  •  Bachelor
  •  Rolling
  •  United States
  • $$  $1,500

International Visegrad Fund (IVF) Research Grant Programme, Europe

EUI will provide a grant of 5.000 € to cover all research expenses. The grant will be paid in two installments: The first installment of EUR 2,000 at the start of the research, as attested by the Director of the HAEU. The second installment... more details

  •  Master, PhD, Grant
  •  31-Oct-2021
  •  Europe
  • $$  EUR 5,000

Diversity Grant for International Students at City University of Hong Kong

The City University of Hong Kong will give the award amount to the selected international students in the following manner. Awardees will be required to engage in a volunteer activity to enhance internationalization of CityU annually. The grant will... more details

  •  Bachelor
  •  01-Nov-2021
  •  Hong Kong
  • $$  Up to HK$120,000 (~US$15,400)

Gilbreath Appreciation Endowed international grants, USA

Tennessee Technological University will provide tuition fees to successful candidates. ... more details

  •  Master
  •  15-Dec-2021
  •  United States
  • $$  Tuition-fees

Spencer Foundation Research Grants for Researchers Worldwide

Proposals to the Research Grants on Education program must be for academic research projects that aim to study education. Proposals for activities other than research are not eligible (e.g., program evaluations, professional development, curriculum... more details

  •  Fellowship, Grant
  •  01-Dec-2021
  •  Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, South America
  • $$  up to $50,000

EU Grant Scholarships at the University of Gloucestershire, UK

The University of Gloucestershire will provide £3,000 to the selected students towards the cost of any level degree programme of choice. ... more details

  •  Master, Bachelor
  •  Open
  •  United Kingdom
  • $$  £3,000

European Research Council Grants at University of Melbourne in Australia

The University of Melbourne will provide an award amount up to $4,000,000 to the successful candidates. Starting Grants may be awarded up to €1.5 million for a period of 5 years (pro-rata for projects of shorter duration). However, an additional €1 ... more details

  •  Grant
  •  13-Jan-2022
  •  Australia
  • $$  up to $4,000,000

ANU international grants in Regolith Science, Australia

The ANU College of Science will provide up to $5000 on the tuition fee of international students. ... more details

  •  Master
  •  30th November each year
  •  Australia
  • $$  Up to $5000

UICC Yamagiwa-Yoshida Memorial International Cancer Study Grants, Switzerland

The selected awardees will receive a sum of $10,000 by UICC on the basis of their research plan to cover the cost of cancer research study at the host institute.... more details

  •  PhD
  •  01-Dec-2021
  •  Switzerland
  • $$  $10,000

South African Road Federation (SARF) Bursary Grant

Bursaries are awarded for study at an approved South African University or the University of Technology. Study at an advanced level is preferred, i.e. M.Sc., M. Tech. or above. However, applications at the undergraduate level may be considered in ... more details

  •  Bachelor, Master, Grant
  •  Open
  •  South Africa
  • $$  Varies

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Global Ambassador Grant at Michigan State University, USA

The Michigan State University will provide an award amount of $7,000 annually for eight semesters. ... more details

  •  Bachelor
  •  01-Nov-2021
  •  United States
  • $$  $7,000 annually for eight semesters

International Study Grants at Monash University, Australia

Monash University will provide the award amount of $5,000 AUD or $10,000 AUD for students in Australia. ... more details

  •  Master, Bachelor
  •  Open
  •  Australia
  • $$  $5,000 AUD or $10,000 AUD

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