Applying for Grants

The AAUP Foundation provides financial support to individuals and organizations that support the charitable purposes of the Foundation. The Foundation supports organizations that set as a standard or goal a commitment to establishing and supporting the principles of academic freedom and the quality of higher education in a free and democratic society. 

To learn more about these grants and to read the official grant agreement, please click on the PDF links above. See our special grant fund descriptions at the links below. If you have questions, please write to

Quarterly Grant Deadlines

March 31
June 30
September 30
December 31

Special Funds

Academic Freedom Fund
Legal Defense Fund
Passer Legal Defense Fund
Konheim Travel Fund