Templeton World Charity Foundation

Using a variety of funding, networking and outreach mechanisms, this foundation supports targeted experiments to investigate different theories of consciousness. [read more]

The Foyle Research Institute of Monaco (FRIM) Now Accepting Proposals for Innovative Research

A non-profit organization based in Monoco, FRIM supports highly innovative and controversial scientific research and development in seven areas: consciousness, aeronautics, energy & environment, archaeology & ancient civilizations, historical events, life sciences and medical therapeutics. [read more]

Since 1994 the BIAL Foundation has supported 537 projects involving some 1200 researchers from 25 countries , resulting in the publication of 759 articles and abstracts in indexed journals. The current repository of scientific activity supported by the BIAL Foundation is fully searchable through their new database of project documents. [read more]

Grants Online

Comprehensive information on grants and funding sources in the European Union, UK Government, National Lottery and UK Grant Making Trusts.

Institute for Venture Science (IVS)

IVS will fund high-risk, non-traditional scientific inquiries that may produce fundamental breakthroughs. They identify the most promising challenges to prevailing paradigms, and then fund multiple research groups simultaneously for each selected challenge.

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health

NCCIH funds scientific research on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and the training of CAM researchers.

New Paradigm Science

New Paradigm Science is the core domain of the Laszlo Institute. It is dedicated to exploring integral, transdisciplinary, and what we call “holotropic” (coherence and wholeness oriented) explanatory frameworks of phenomena and events.

The Parapsychological Association

The Parapsychological Association supports research into parapsychology through several grants.

World Institute for Scientific Exploration

For individuals not associated with a qualifying organization, how to apply for grants and research funding as a researcher of the World Institute for Scientific Exploration (WISE). Lists all the major grant making agencies and funding sources.

Articles About Funding

Alternative Funding: Sponsor My Science

The ins and outs of wooing philanthopists to fund your research. Published on Nature.com, 18 January 2012, by Heidi Ledford, PhD.

The Corruption of Science in America

J. Marvin Herndon, PhD, reveals the four major flaws in science funding, as established by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF). Herndon goes into great depth in backing up his thesis statement: "The problem, I discovered, is that the science-funding process that the NSF invented and passed on to other U.S. Government agencies is seriously and fundamentally flawed."

How Academia and Publishing are Destroying Scientific Innovation: A Conversation with Sydney Brenner

A revealing interview with Nobelist Sydney Brenner on the status of the current scientific enterprise: "Even God wouldn't get a grant today because somebody on the committee would say, oh those were very interesting experiments (creating the universe), but they've never been repeated."

Set Them Free

An examination of problems in science funding, with a proposed experiment to fund some science based on the interests of the public, rather than established science institutions. Published in New Scientist, 19 April 2003, by Rupert Sheldrake, PhD.

Scientists Turn to Crowds on the Web to Finance Their Projects

Real-world examples of microphilanthropy: what can happen when the public decides which science projects are worth pursuing by personaly financing them. Published in the New York Times, 11 July 2011, by Thomas Lin.