286 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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Grooming Centre University Grant Scheme for Undergraduates & Postgraduates

The 2022 University Grant will be awarded to 100 Undergraduate and 50 Postgraduate students who are presently carrying out their research studies in the areas of either microfinance, rural development, inclusive finance, social enterprise, MSME an... more details

  •  Bachelor, Master, Grant
  •  30-Sep-2022
  •  Worldwide
  • $$  Varies

EatOkra Black Women in Food Grant

EatOkra, in partnership with Dine Diaspora, is providing $10,000 grants for Black women-owned restaurants across the United States. ... more details

  •  Grant
  •  17-Jul-2022
  •  United States
  • $$  Varies

International PhD Grants in Extracellular Matrix Adhesion and Cell Cycle Progression

The studentship is supported for three years and includes full home tuition fees plus a stipend of £16,062 per annum (2022/23 rate). The studentship will only fully fund those applicants who are eligible for home fees with relevant qualifications. Ap... more details

  •  PhD
  •  08-Jul-2022
  •  United Kingdom
  • $$  £16,062 per annum

Fin ML Create Undergraduate Research Grants for International Students at HEC Montreal, Canada

The HEC Montréal will cover a stipend of $5,000 to the successful candidates for undergraduate study and the internship supervisor must agree to pay a contribution of $1,000.... more details

  •  Bachelor
  •  29-Jul-2022
  •  Canada
  • $$  $5,000

International Need-Based Grants at Berkeley College, USA

Berkeley College will provide an amount of up to 25% of tuition for applicants based on past academic achievement and financial needs.... more details

  •  Bachelor, Grant
  •  31-Aug-2022
  •  United States
  • $$  Up to 25% of tuition fees

Humane Studies Graduate Sabbatical Grants for International Students in USA

The Institute for Humane Studies will provide up to $15,000 to postdocs to buy out teaching responsibilities for a semester.... more details

  •  Grant
  •  Not Specified
  •  United States
  • $$  $15,000

Corky McGuinness International Grants in Musicology in UK

The Royal Holloway, University of London, will provide the award amount of a £4,000 tuition fee for new full-time students with a home or international fee status.... more details

  •  Master
  •  11-Jul-2022
  •  United Kingdom
  • $$  £4,000

TIGER Master Excellence Grants for International Students in France

Aix-Marseille University will provide the selected students a sum of up to €10,000, a room for them in a CROUS university residence, and companionship from the university throughout their study.... more details

  •  Master
  •  Not Specified
  •  France
  • $$  Tuition fee

College of Social Sciences International Deans Grants in UK

The University of Glasgow will provide a tuition fee discount grant of £10,000 per year of study for the academic session 2022/2023.... more details

  •  Bachelor
  •  01-Apr-2023
  •  United Kingdom
  • $$  Varies

International Student Grants at Touro College Israel

The selected candidates will be provided this grant towards the tuition fee of any undertaken degree programme at Touro College Israel.... more details

  •  Bachelor
  •  01-Oct-2022
  •  United States
  • $$  Tuition fee

Texas Global Faculty Research Seed Grants in USA

A research seed grant of up to $10,000 will be provided to the successfully selected candidates by the University of Texas at Austin.... more details

  •  Grant
  •  17-Oct-2022
  •  United States
  • $$  $10,000

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University of Gloucestershire International Grants in 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

International 1888 Grants at Tiffin University, USA

The selected candidates will be offered up to $10,000 as an award to undertake their undergraduate study at Tiffin University.... more details

  •  Bachelor
  •  Applications must be submitted on or before July 15th.
  •  United States
  • $$  $10,000

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