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College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Resources for Research

Resources for Research

Social Science Research Council (SSRC)

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is a critical incubator of social science research and an important hub for national and international networking and cooperation. It brings together researchers and research funders, including public and private funders, to enhance the infrastructure of social science research, catalyze interdisciplinary and cross-institutional collaborations, and help to launch the careers of junior scholars through fellowships, workshops, and mentorship.

Learn about the Social Science Research Council (SSRC)

SSRC Fellowships & Opportunities

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is the preeminent representative of American scholarship in the humanities and related social sciences. It supports the creation and circulation of knowledge that advances understanding of humanity and human endeavors and provides resources that allow scholars to pursue important research, focus on writing, and work as part of publicly-engaged initiatives. In 2021-22, more than $28 million in ACLS fellowships and grants were awarded to more than 400 scholars.

Learn more about the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)

ACLS Fellowship and Grant Programs.

External Funding Opportunities Search Engine

California Grants Portal
The California State Library, in partnership with DWR and other state grantmaking agencies, has launched the California Grants Portal – your one destination to find all state grant and loan opportunities provided on a first-come or competitive basis. Visit to find funding opportunities for you and your community. #FindYourCAGovGrant #CAGrantsPortal

Other state grant websites for resources that may be helpful are:

The Federal government also has a consolidated federal grants search website at  Specifically, there are a couple of federal websites of interest, such as:

Also, the rollout webinars of FEMA’s new grant, Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (risk reduction), started in July 2020 and can be found at

Research Development and Policies & Procedures

To guarantee a timely submission, it is essential that proposals be received by the Office of Research for review and institutional approval in accordance with the following lead times:

Proposal Lead Time – two (2) full business days prior to the Sponsor Due Date.

Principal Investigators are strongly encouraged to start working with their unit administrator and the Office of Research at least one month prior to the Sponsor Due Date for non-standard proposals.  This will ensure that there is sufficient time to review and resolve any issues, secure special approvals, coordinate with other Investigators and/or institutions, etc. prior to the Sponsor Due Date.

Resources and Templates


Contracts & Grants Support Center

The CHASS Dean’s Office provides expert-level C&G assistance for principal investigators and departments. For more information, click on the image above.

PI email hotline:


  Funding Opportunities Calendar

Check out our calendar for important funding deadlines.


  Use Our Toolkit

The Faculty Toolkit for Research Resources lists grants, fellowships, and other funding opportunities.