Grant Opportunities

Grant Opportunities

Awards for Community Organizations, Scholars & Other Professionals

The Agnese Nelms Haury Program is interested in awarding financial support to programs and projects that drive initiatives to solve social and environmental challenges and encourage teamwork between members of the community and academia to bring transformational change in society. In addition to supporting outstanding students and student organizations, the Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice awards grants to nonprofits, University of Arizona (UA)  faculty and outside scholars and accomplished professionals working in social justice or environmental stewardship. At this time, the Program focuses on work in and to benefit the American Southwest. The Program offers four types of financial support annually.

Schedule for Partnership Awards, Faculty Fellows & Visiting Associates

Award Spring Fall

Challenge Grants: Up to $200K for up to 3 years for new or existing UA-community partnerships addressing complex challenges


Seed Grants: Awards up to 2 years for new UA-community partnerships; $200,000/year divided among 2 to 4 grantees



Faculty Fellowships: Two-year appointments for early- to mid-career or changing-career UA faculty


Visiting Associates: For scholars outside the UA and non-academic professionals to support service work, research or advocacy in collaboration with UA colleagues and/or Southwest communities



Next call for proposals will be announced in fall 2019


We've put together a slideshow which reviews our grant opportunities and requirements. You can download it here.

Get inspired by our previous awardees' stories

Learn more about past UA Faculty FellowsVisiting Associates (formerly called Visiting Fellows), UA-Community Partnerships and competitive grant awards we’ve supported.

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Note: The Agnese Nelms Haury Program also invests director's funds for various events and initiatives by invitation only. Director's funds are currently focused on our Next-Generation Communication Initiative.