Research Funding

To help respond to the financial education needs of Americans, NEFE administers a research funding program with two grant processes per year. Use the links below to learn more about the eligibility requirements and how to apply.

Guidelines and Eligibility

Go here to find everything you need to know about the NEFE Research Funding Program, including:

  • Overview of the Program
  • How to apply for a NEFE grant
  • Funding priorities
  • Eligibility requirements
  • Characteristics of successful grant projects
  • Timelines
  • Grant awards and types of projects funded

Applicant Resources

  • Find out what NEFE research funding reviewers look for in a successful Letter of Inquiry.
  • Learn more about our orientation webinars.
  • Get instructions on how to apply for NEFE funding.
  • Search our frequently asked questions.
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Awarded NEFE Grants

Review examples of NEFE-funded projects here.

Eligibility Quick-Check

  • Are you a for-profit entity? If so, you are ineligible for NEFE funding.
  • Are you seeking funding for a program? If so, you are ineligible for NEFE funding. 
  • Are you seeking funding for innovative research with project outcomes that are actionable in the field of financial literacy, directly relevant to the financial well-being of the public, and able to be applied broadly? If so, we invite you to apply for NEFE funding.

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Contacts

  • Billy J. Hensley, Ph.D.

    Director of Education

    Direct: 303-224-3505
    bjh@nefe.org

  • Mary Hoch

    Manager, Grants and Research

    Direct: 303-224-3513
    meh@nefe.org