Special Funds

Academic Freedom Fund

The Academic Freedom Fund supports academic freedom through research, publications, and direct assistance to faculty members.

Smith-Kaplan Academic Freedom Fund

The Charles B. Smith, Wilfred Kaplan Academic Freedom Fund supports fostering an understanding of the meaning and value of academic freedom and intellectual freedom among faculty, students, staff, and the general public.

Legal Defense Fund

The Legal Defense Fund has helped professors across the country in lawsuits involving legal issues of national significance in higher education.

Moses and Dorothy Passer Legal Defense Fund

The Moses and Dorothy Passer Legal Defense Fund supports legal cases that promote the important role of science and scientific research in society.

Konheim Travel Fund

The AAUP Foundation’s Konheim Travel Fund helps chapters send members to the AAUP biennial conference.

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.