What We Don't Fund

The following is a list of project types, entities, and budgets items that the Foundation does not fund. If you do not see an item below you have an inquiry about, you may contact the Foundation at info@jsmf.org regarding your question.


  • JSMF does not award ongoing operational support for university-based centers, programs, or institutes.
  • Indirect Costs
  • JSMF does not underwrite or sponsor charitable functions, museum exhibitions, or similar causes or events.
  • Undergraduate tuition, stipends, scholarships, fellowships, research or travel expenses, or other educational expenses.
  • Graduate or postdoctoral stipends, scholarships, fellowships, research or travel expenses, or other educational expenses. (Exceptions include requests that qualify as allowable budget items as part of specific Scholar or Research Award applications).
  • Expenses tied to projects whose explicit goal is the publication of a book or other bound volume (although publication of a book or special issue of a journal may be one goal or outcome of work funded by the Foundation).
  • Expenses tied to the establishment or day-to-day running of a journal or small press.
  • Scientific meetings or workshops other than those JSMF puts together or which are affiliated with Collaborative Activity Awards.
  • JSMF does not underwrite professional society meetings or specific sessions at such meetings.
  • JSMF does not make charitable donations to individuals and organizations.