458 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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The Dunning Scholarship Denmark (DSD) Grant Program

Selected students will receive up to DKK 30.000 award for the Henley Executive MBA in Denmark.... more details

  •  Master
  •  01-Feb-2023
  •  Denmark
  • $$  DKK 30.000

University of Groningen 2023-2024 Talent Grants for Master’s in Theology & Religious Studies

The grant is € 5.000,- and is awarded for a 1 year Master’s degree programme in Theology and Religious Studies... more details

  •  Master
  •  01-Mar-2023
  •  Netherlands
  • $$  Varies

EFEO Field Grants for International Students

The winning candidates will be awarded the following benefits by the Ecole Francaised’Extreme-Orient:  Flat-rate allowance for compensation for living expenses on the ground. The monthly amount of scholarships varies from 700 euros to 1360 euros de... more details

  •  PhD, Master
  •  15-Mar-2023
  •  Worldwide
  • $$  Varies

IBRO 2023 World Congress Travel Grants for Researchers Worldwide

The following grants are available by region: Africa: 2,000 EUR Asia-Pacific: 1,800 EUR Latin America: 1,800 EUR Pan-Europe: 900 EUR US/Canada: 1,800 EUR ... more details

  •  Master
  •  28-Mar-2023
  •  Worldwide
  • $$  Varies

Fulbright Grants for Andorran Students to Study Master or PhD in USA

The financing is established for a maximum of twenty-four months. The people selected to study for the doctorate maintain the status of Fulbright scholars for purposes of legal and insurance for a maximum period of five years.The scholarship includes... more details

  •  Master, PhD
  •  May 5, 2023, at 230 p.m.
  •  United States
  • $$  Fully-funded

Ernst Mach Grant for International Students to Study at Salzburg University of Applied Sciences in Austria

Supplementary grant, own funds are required Monthly grant rate EUR 1,150Assistance in arranging accommodation and health insuranceGrant holders do not have to pay tuition fees in Austria. They might have to hand in a request at the rector’s office of... more details

  •  Master, Bachelor
  •  01-Mar-2023
  •  Austria
  • $$  EUR 1,150 monthly

Flourish Africa 2023 N1 Billion Grant for Female Entrepreneurs | Winners receive up to N2M funding each

The programme seeks to empower the entrepreneurial activities of at least 2,500 female business owners through funding and structured training over five years. Through the programme, a minimum of 500 female entrepreneurs would be trained in busine... more details

  •  Grant
  •  29-Jan-2023
  •  Nigeria
  • $$  Varies

Monash University Achieving Placement Grants in Australia

The 100 students who will be selected to be awarded this grant will be given a one-off payment worth $1,000 towards their undergraduate study at Monash University. ... more details

  •  Bachelor
  •  Not Specified
  •  Australia
  • $$  Varies

Cudos Foundation 2023 Grant Program for African Entrepreneurs ( $5,000 to $250,000 USD)

Grants will be rewarded in the value range of between $5,000 to $250,000 USD, on average. We offer grants to builders and creators of all types. Our main goal is the development and growth of the Cudos ecosystem through our comm... more details

  •  Grant
  •  31-Jan-2023
  •  Worldwide
  • $$  Varies

KiNSIS International Research Stay Grants in Germany

The research students selected by the Christian-Albrecht University of Kiel will be awarded a research stay grant worth 2,000€. ... more details

  •  PhD
  •  01-Mar-2023
  •  Germany
  • $$  Varies

Temple University Broad Street Finish Line Grant Program for US and International Students

Students may receive grants that range from $200 – $5000 at Temple University.... more details

  •  Bachelor
  •  The Regular Decision deadline if first-year students apply by February 1, 2023 (for fall start).
  •  United States
  • $$  $200 – $5000.

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NASW 2023 Peggy Girshman Idea Grant Program

 Grants of up to $15,000 ... more details

  •  Grant
  •  02-Feb-2023
  •  United States
  • $$  Varies

Concordia University of Edmonton Internal Research Grants in Canada

The successfully selected applicants will be awarded the Internal Research Grants by Concordia University of Edmonton to support short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization activities, such as conference presentations, workshops, juried artistic exhi... more details

  •  Grant
  •  01-Feb-2023
  •  Canada
  • $$  Varies

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