Luce Foundation: Higher Education Grants

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Luce Foundation
Higher education has been a focus of the Foundations grantmaking since the Foundations very first grant in 1936 to Yenching University in Beijing. Over half of all grant monies awarded since the Foundations establishment have been to higher education institutions. Through its grants to colleges and universities, the Luce Foundation aims to advance three goals: To stimulate and support scholarship, especially projects that break new ground and that cross-disciplinary and geographic boundaries To ensure that high-quality research, especially in the humanities and qualitative social sciences, informs policymaking and public discussion To prepare the next generation of diverse scholars and academic leaders Most of the grantmaking in support of these goals takes place through the Foundations thematic programs, Asia, Theology, or Clare Boothe Luce or its special initiatives like that on Religion in International Affairs. More details about those programs guidelines and lists of previous grants, including to colleges and universities, can be found at the following