The Illinois Researcher Information Service (IRIS): The Illinois Researcher Information Service (IRIS) is a unit of the University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign. IRIS offers three web-based funding and research services: the IRIS Database of federal and private funding opportunities in all disciplines; the IRIS Alert Service; and the IRIS Expertise Service. The IRIS Database currently contains over 8,600 active federal and private funding opportunities in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. In addition to funding opportunities for faculty, the IRIS Database also contains fellowships and scholarships for graduate students and undergraduate students.

The Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowship Program: The Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. These fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world.

TESOL International Research Foundation (TIRF): TIRF is an international non-profit organization whose goal is to generate new knowledge about English language teaching and learning worldwide. TIRF plans to apply the research to practical language problems, launching a coordinated effort among ESL authors, publishers, philanthropic foundations, government agencies, and major companies towards a unified development program to collect, organize, and disseminate its findings.

National Science Foundation (NSF) Program in Linguistics: The Linguistics program of NSF supports scientific research of all types that focus on human language as an object of investigation. The program supports research on the syntactic, semantic, phonetic, and phonological properties of individual languages and of language in general; the psychological processes involved in the use of language; the development of linguistic capacities in children; social and cultural factors in language use, variation, and change; the acoustics of speech and the physiological and psychological processes involved in the production and perception of speech; and the biological bases of language in the brain.