Research grants are for investigations that provide actionable data on a
particular field through objective analysis of a specific system, issue or
condition that affects greater Houston. Examples include sociological studies,
educational attainment research and independently conducted evaluations of
Houston Endowment grantees. Applications are more likely to succeed when the proposed project is rigorously
designed and has the potential to make a significant impact on the system, issue
or condition being investigated. The qualifications of the investigator or team of investigators are important in any
grant for research. To ensure that the research ultimately benefits the people
affected by the system, issue or condition under investigation, the proposal
should include a strategy for the thorough dissemination and use of the research
results. The foundation does not support research unrelated to its program area priorities or research normally considered
eligible for competitive peer review by federal and state grant programs.
To view or download a copy of the application questions, click one: Word format or Adobe pdf format.