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Grants For Private Colleges and Universities in the Liberal Arts and Sciences

May 16, 2019 at 09:00 am by Amanda Lai

Grant Opportunity: The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations is now accepting letters of inquiry for their Private Higher Education grants. These grants support private colleges and universities that have a primary academic mission in the liberal arts and sciences. 

The foundation has a particular interest in projects that address the following topics: 

  • Leadership development for faculty, students, and senior leaders;
  • Diversity, inclusion, and support for underserved education populations
  • Interfaith literacy and leadership for curriculum, student, and faculty research
  • Environmental stewardship and sustainability in research, curriculum, and experience
  • Student and faculty intellectual inquiry

Awards are offered in two categories: planning grants which support new projects, models or methodologies and comprehensive grants which support projects that align with the foundation's philanthropic mission. 

Eligibility: Private institutions of higher education with a focus on liberal arts or sciences are eligible to apply. In addition, applicants must be accredited, four-year, residential institutions and must have a president that has been in place for at least one year prior to applying. Associations or consortia of institutions are also welcome to apply.  

Grant Amount: The Arthur Vining Foundation offers planning grants ranging from $25,000 up to $100,000 and comprehensive grants ranging from $250,000 - $300,000. 

Important Dates: 

  • Deadline for Letters of Inquiry: August 30, 2019
  • Proposal Invitations Issued: October 11, 2019
  • Deadline for Proposals: November 8, 2019

For more information: For more information, please see the grant announcement page here. 

Brockport Research Institute is a NYS certified woman-owned business enterprise that provides grant-writing, evaluation, project management, and professional learning services.  For questions or more information on this or any other grant opportunity, please contact us at or call Sara Silverstone at (585) 703-5400.