Current Funding Opportunities

The programs below are listed by college, but we encourage you to browse the entire list as some may be applicable to other colleges as well. Our list of funding opportunities will be updated monthly.

COVID-19 Funding

OPPORTUNITY TITLE SPONSOR DUE DATE DESCRIPTION

Final Priorities and Definitions: Education Innovation and Research-COVID0-19 and Equity

U.S. Department of Education

Effective: 8/27/2021

The Department intends these priorities and definitions to support competitions under the EIR program for the purpose of developing, implementing, and evaluating projects designed to enhance instructional practice and improve achievement and attainment for high-need students in two key policy areas: (1) Innovative approaches to addressing the impact of the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic on students and educators (namely, the interruption of traditional patterns of education due to school closures and the disproportionate social, emotional, physical and mental health, and academic impacts on particular student groups), and (2) promoting equity in students' access to educational resources and opportunities. The Department believes that these priorities and definitions are essential to enable applicants to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and address equity issues.

Time-Sensitive Research Opportunities in Environmental Health

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Monthly deadline dates are available through 10/4/2022

The Mechanism for Time-Sensitive Research Opportunities in Environmental Health Sciences-R21 aims to understand the consequences of natural and human-made disasters, emerging environmental public health threats, and related policy changes in the U.S. and abroad. Outside of the traditional scope of medical research, this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) creates an opportunity to engage political science and law studies faculty members interested in lending high-level consultation. 

COVID-19 Research Credits Program

Google

Proposals accepted anytime until further notice

Google will be funding COVID-19 related research projects for potential treatments, techniques and datasets, and working with the Harvard Global Health Institute to prioritize grant recipients based on the project impact on public health. Preference will be given to projects that plan to make their datasets publicly available and referenceable. Unlike academic research seed grants, COVID-19 research grants are designed to fund urgent public health related projects in-full. COVID-19 research grants are valid for 90 days only. 

2020 COVID-19 Flex Grants

West Coast Consortium for Technology & Innovation in Pediatrics (CTIP)

Proposals accepted anytime for quarterly review 

Supports pediatric medical device innovators who are able to use their technology to aid in the current COVID-19 pandemic. Companies will be awarded grants up to $15,000 to support activities that apply or adapt their existing medical device to help manage the health impacts of the crisis on children.  Medical devices with adult indications that are expanding or wish to expand their clinical indication to pediatrics are welcome to apply. 

COVID-19 NSLS-II Rapid Access Proposal

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Proposals accepted anytime

Department of Energy Basic Energy Sciences light sources want to ensure they are doing everything possible to enable research into the COVID-19 virus and the search for an effective vaccine or other treatment. NSLS-II is offering a streamlined and expedited rapid access proposal process for groups that require beam time for structural biology projects directly related to COVID-19. The Center for Biomolecular Structure team is supporting remote macromolecular crystallography experiments at at the AMX and FMX beamlines as well as solution scattering experiments at the LiX beamline. 

COVID-19 Response: A Call for Ideas

Marcatus Center

Proposals Accepted Anytime

Welcomes proposals for policy briefs, working papers, and articles that address the next round of challenges facing the United States and other countries in the response to the pandemic.

Dear Colleague Letter on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

National Science Foundation

Published program deadlines apply

NSF is accepting proposals to conduct non-medical, non-clinical-care research that can be used immediately to explore how to model and understand the spread of COVID-19, to inform and educate about the science of virus transmission and prevention, and to encourage the development of processes and actions to address this global challenge. NSF encourages the research community to respond to this challenge through existing funding opportunities. In addition, we invite researchers to use the Rapid Response Research (RAPID) funding mechanism, which allows NSF to receive and review proposals having a severe urgency with regard to availability of or access to data, facilities or specialized equipment as well as quick-response research on natural or anthropogenic disasters and similar unanticipated events. Requests for RAPID proposals may be for up to $200K and up to one year in duration. Well-justified proposals that exceed these limits may be entertained. All questions should be directed either to a program officer managing an NSF program with which the research would be aligned or to rapid-covid19@nsf.gov.

College of Health Professions

OPPORTUNITY TITLE SPONSOR DUE DATE DESCRIPTION

Research Grants to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Physical Therapy-based Exercises and Movements Used to Reduce Older Adults Falls (U01)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – ERA

Estimated Post Date: 11/30/2021

Estimated Application Due Date: 2/28/2022

Solicits investigator-initiated research proposals to support both a process evaluation and an outcome evaluation of the effectiveness of strategies (different types of physical therapy-based exercises and movements, such as heel-to-toe walk, sit-to-stand exercise, calf raises, side leg raise) commonly used to improve community-dwelling older adults' balance and mobility and subsequently reduce their risk of future falls and fall injuries. Of particular interest is research that focuses on populations experiencing high rates of adults falls and fall injuries, and could include populations disadvantaged by reduced economic stability, or limited education attainment.

Evidence for Action: Innovative Research to Advance Racial Equity

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Applications accepted on a rolling basis

Evidence for Action prioritizes research to evaluate specific interventions (e.g., policies, programs, practices) that have the potential to counteract the harms of structural and systemic racism and improve health, well-being, and equity outcomes. We are concerned both with the direct impacts of structural racism on the health and well-being of people and communities of color (e.g., Black, Latina/o/x, Indigenous, Asian, Pacific Islander people, and other races and ethnicities)—as well as the ways in which racism intersects with other forms of marginalization, such as having low income, being an immigrant, having a disability, or identifying as LGBTQ+ or a gender minority.

Sigma Small Research Grants Program

 

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

12/1/2021

Supports research contributing to the advancement of nursing. Applicants must be registered nurses who hold a master's or doctoral degree or are enrolled in a doctoral program. There is a preference for applications from novice researchers who have received no other national research funds as well as for Sigma Theta Tau members. Approximately 10-15 Small Grants of up to $5,000 each are given annually.

Grants Program in Nutrition (Education, Training, and Research)

Allen Foundation, Inc.

1/15/2022

Supports education, training, and research projects in the area of human nutrition. The connections between diet and health remain a basic and primary priority. Other priorities include: nutritional education and training for new and expectant mothers, training for nutritional educators and trainers, dissemination. PIs from academic institutions must be full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty members.

Maternal and Child Health Secondary Data Analysis Research (MCH SDAR)

Health Resources and Services Administration

1/26/2022

The purpose of the MCH SDAR Program is to support applied MCH research that utilizes the secondary analysis of existing national data sets and/or administrative records to improve the health and well-being of MCH populations. The MCH SDAR program provides the opportunity for researchers across the nation to build the MCH evidence base by using existing data sets, such as national data sets and/or administrative records, to identify emerging issues, study new research questions, test hypotheses, and determine pathways for intervention. Existing and emerging public health challenges affecting MCH populations including children with special health care needs require timely, evidence-based responses from MCH programs, policy, and practice. Without sufficient evidence or data, it is challenging to develop interventions addressing both existing and emerging MCH issues.

Cancer Research Grants Program

Elsa U. Pardee Foundation

12/31/2021

Supports research that promotes the cure and/or control of cancer. Innovative, small-scale, short-term projects, especially those involving young or new investigators, are encouraged. Grants are typically over $100,000. It is anticipated that this early stage funding by the Foundation may lead to subsequent and expanded support using government agency funding. Project relevance to cancer detection, treatment, or cure should be clearly identified.

2022 AHA Institutional Research Enhancement Award (AIREA)

American Heart Association

12/6/2021

To support small-scale research projects related to cardiovascular diseases and stroke at educational institutions that provide baccalaureate or advanced degrees but that have not been major recipients of NIH support. The award supports any part of the full range of research and development from very basic to clinical. The goals of the program are to:

  1. Support meritorious research.
  2. Expose students to research.
  3. Strengthen the research environment of the institution.

Career Development Award

American Heart Association

12/6/2021

Supports highly promising healthcare and academic professionals, in the early years of one’s first professional appointment, to explore innovative questions or pilot studies that will provide preliminary data and training necessary to assure the applicant’s future success as a research scientist.

Notice of Intent to Publish Funding Announcement for Strategies to Implement Evidence-based Care to Reduce High Burden Racial and Ethnic Disparities

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

TBD

AHRQ intends to publish a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to disseminate and implement patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) findings that have been found to be the most impactful in reducing specific healthcare disparities. Interventions must be focused specifically on the goal of reducing disparities by wide-scale implementation of evidence-based care. Grant applicants may propose interventions in different healthcare settings (e.g., primary care, long-term care) based on where the comparative effectiveness evidence work was conducted. Though not limited to the following, some areas where comparative effectiveness interventions have evidence for decreasing disparities include promoting improved cancer and chronic condition screening, improving control of chronic conditions, and improving prenatal care, maternal health, and infant mortality.

Small Grants for New Investigators to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease/National Human Genome Research Institute

10/16, 2/16, 6/16 through June 2024

Provides support for new investigators from diverse backgrounds, including from groups nationally underrepresented in biomedical, clinical, behavioral and social sciences research, to conduct small research projects in the scientific mission areas of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) or the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). New investigators at the time of award under this FOA will have had less than $125,000 direct costs of combined research funding (excluding NIH training and NIH career awards). This R21 will support small research projects that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources and seeks to facilitate transition to research independence. The R21 grant mechanism supports different types of projects including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology.

Innovative Programs to Enhance Research Training (IPERT) (R25 - Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

National Institutes of Health

10/14/2022, 10/13/2023

Supports the development of creative educational activities designed to equip a diverse cohort of participants with the technical, operational, and professional skills required for careers in the biomedical research workforce. Funded programs are expected to have robust evaluation, outreach, dissemination, and sustainability plans rooted in skills development and mentoring activities.

Mentored Career Development Award to Promote Faculty Diversity in Biomedical Research (K01 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

National Institutes of Health

10/14/2021, additional deadlines in mid-October and mid-February through 2024

Invites applications to enhance the pool of of highly trained investigators from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in research areas of interest to the NHLBI. The career development will take place under the guidance of an experienced mentor in the biomedical, behavioral or clinical sciences leading to research independence. It is targeted toward individuals whose basic, clinical, and translational research interests are grounded in the advanced methods and experimental approaches needed to solve problems related to cardiovascular, pulmonary, and hematologic diseases and sleep disorders in the general and health disparities populations.

AHRQ Small Research Grant Program (R03)

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

2/16, 6/16 through July 7, 2022

Supports ongoing small research projects. The R03 grant mechanism covers an array of health services research projects including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology.

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): NINR Priority Areas for Training and Career Development Awards

NIH/National Institute of Nursing Research

Applies to Training and Career Development Grants due on or after May 25, 2021 and September 7, 2023

The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) is committed to training the next generation of nurse scientists at all levels of education and encouraging training in important new areas of nursing research. NINR is issuing this Notice to highlight interest in receiving grant applications focused in the following area(s):

  1. Social determinants of health

  2. Health disparities and health equity

  3. Community and population health

  4. Observational and intervention research with practice and policy applications

  5. Embodiment of social inequalities

  6. Multilevel approaches bridging biology to society

Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention: Mobile Health Training Program

Health Resources and Services Administration

Estimated Post Date: 11/9/2021

Estimated Application Date: 2/8/2022

The training and development of the future nursing workforce (e.g. mobile clinics, pipeline, clinical training sites, addressing health equity and social determinants of health).

Regional Public Health Training Center

Health Resources and Services Administration

Estimated Post Date: 11/8/2021

Estimated Application Due Date: 2/7/2021

The purpose of this program is to increase the number of individuals in the public health workforce, enhance the quality of this workforce, improve the ability of the workforce to meet national, state, and local health care needs, expand public health in the primary care setting and develop the public health leadership. This program aims to strengthen the public health workforce through tailored training and technical assistance involving collaborative, community-based projects involving state and local health departments, primary care providers, and related organizations (to include non-traditional partners) to help them work together to address critical local public health needs.

Health Workforce Research Centers

Health Resources and Services Administration

Estimated Post Date: 1/14/2022

Estimated Application Due Date: 4/14/2022

The purpose of the HWRC Cooperative Agreement Program is to:

  1. Collect, analyze, and report Title VII health workforce program data to the National Center and to the public; and

  2. Provide technical assistance to local and regional entities on the collection, analysis, and reporting of health workforce data.

Fund for Trans Generations (FTG)

Borealis Philanthropy

Proposals Accepted Anytime

The FTG is committed to providing rapid-response funding to trans-led organizations responding to emerging needs in their communities.FTG's COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund supports mutual aid and care support networks; healing and virtual wellness spaces; online/virtual programming needs; living stipends for members and/or staff; survival needs (i.e. food, rent support, shelter, utilities); and organizing and advocacy. FTG also offers general rapid support funding to organizations and communities in need of additional resources to respond quickly to organized opposition and unanticipated events. 

Academic Research Enhancement Award for Undergraduate-Focused Institutions (R15 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)Academic Research Enhancement Award for Undergraduate-Focused Institutions (R15 Clinical Trial Required)

National Institutes of Health

6/25, 10/25, 2/25 through May 8, 2024

AIDS: 9/7, 1/7, 5/7 through May 8, 2024

Supports small scale research grants at institutions that do not receive substantial funding from the NIH, with an emphasis on providing biomedical research experiences primarily for undergraduate students, and enhancing the research environment at applicant institutions.The three objectives of this FOA are to:

  1. Provide support for meritorious research at undergraduate-focused institutions or institutional components; 

  2. Strengthen the research environment at these institutions/components; and

  3. Give undergraduate students an opportunity to gain significant biomedical research experience through active involvement in the research.

Using Innovative Digital Healthcare Solutions to Improve Quality at the Point of Care (R21/R33 - Clinical Trial Optional)

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

2/16, 6/16, 10/16 through July 2024

Invites applications that propose research projects that test promising digital healthcare interventions aimed at improving quality of care and healthcare services delivery at the point of care. This FOA will use the Phased Innovation Award (R21/R33) mechanism to provide up to 2 years of R21 support for initial developmental activities, and up to 3 years of R33 support for expanded activities.

NLM Grants for Scholarly Works in Biomedicine and Health

National Library of Medicine

LOI: 1/24/2022, 1/24/2023

Application: 2/24/2022, 2/24/2023

NLM awards Grants for Scholarly Works in Biomedicine and Health for the preparation of book-length manuscripts and other works of academic and/or public health policy value to U.S. health professionals, public health officials, biomedical researchers, historians of the health sciences, and scholars of all disciplines working at the intersection of the digital humanities/data science and the history of the health sciences.

Notice of Special Interest: Sex and Gender Differences in Alzheimer’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Dementias (AD/ADRD)

National Institute on Aging

Applies to PAR-19-071 due dates 11/12/2020 and beyond

This Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) is intended to promote multidisciplinary research to clarify sex and gender differences in the risk, development, progression, diagnosis, and clinical presentation of Alzheimer's disease or Alzheimer's disease-related dementias (AD/ADRD).

Obesity Research

National Institutes of Health

Deadlines depend upon program, but applications are accepted anytime when no relevant RFAs or Pas exist

Supports a broad spectrum of obesity-related research, including research toward preventing & treating obesity through lifestyle modification & through pharmacologic, surgical, or other medical approaches; & research toward breaking the link between obesity & associated health conditions; & cross-cutting research topics, including health disparities, technology, fostering of interdisciplinary research teams, investigator training, & translational research.

Program Grants

Anthem Foundation

Applications Accepted Anytime

Funds specific public health-related initiatives that address disparities and social determinants that can positively affect conditions identified through our signature Healthy Generations program.

Exploratory/Developmental Grant Program

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

10/16, 2/16, 6/16 through 11/18/2023

Supports research (R21) to develop an understanding of the risks and conditions associated with occupational diseases and injuries, to explore methods for reducing risks and for preventing or minimizing exposure to hazardous conditions in the workplace, and to translate significant scientific findings into prevention practices and products that will effectively reduce work-related illnesses and injuries. Interested in applications to reduce injury and illness in construction, transportation, agriculture, mining, and health care.

Fellowships in Disability Policy Research

U.S. Social Security Administration

Deadlines vary based on program

SSA offers fellowship and small grant opportunities for junior faculty researchers interested in retirement and/or disability policy issues.

Muscle Development and Physiology Program

National Institutes of Health

Annual Proposals Accepted Anytime, call to determine interest

Supports applications on development, growth, and maintenance of skeletal muscle tissue; basic biology of satellite cells and muscle stem cells; excitation-contraction coupling; skeletal muscle fitness and adaptation to exercise; muscle metabolism; & muscle imaging.

Small Grants

Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council

Proposals Accepted Anytime

Small grants support initiatives and activities in Maryland that are consistent with the Council’s mission and will have an impact that lasts beyond the time during which the grant is funded. The grants provide funding for a range of projects, from awareness campaigns and activities and needs assessments to training and workshops.

Leonard & Helen R. Stulman Charitable Foundation Grants

Baltimore Community Foundation

LOIs Accepted Anytime

Supports work in four areas of interest:

  1. Research as to causes and treatment of mental illness and services for people with mental illness and their families.

  2. Initiatives for an older adult and aging population and programs for geriatric medicine

  3. Programs engaged in health care treatment and prevention as well as those involved in medical research.

  4. Higher educational institutions

Board Grants/President’s Grants

Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation

LOIs accepted anytime, full proposal upon invitation

Board Grants: 1-3 years in duration; selected three times each year at our board meetings.

President’s Grants: 1 year or less in duration, no more than $35,000; can be given at any time, evaluated and awarded by the foundation president.

Priorities:

  1. Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Belonging

  2. Increasing Collaboration Among Future Health Professionals

  3. Preparing Future Health Professionals to Navigate Ethical Dilemmas

Pioneering Ideas: Exploring the Future to Build a Culture of Health

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 

Proposals Accepted Anytime

Seeks proposals that are primed to influence health equity in the future. RWJF is interested in ideas that address any of these four areas of focus: Future of Evidence; Future of Social Interaction; Future of Food; Future of Work. Additionally, the foundation welcome ideas that might fall outside of these four focus areas, but which offer unique approaches to advancing health equity and progress toward a Culture of Health.RWJF wants to hear from scientists, anthropologists, artists, urban planners, community leaders—anyone, anywhere who has a new or unconventional idea that could alter the trajectory of health, and improve health equity and well-being for generations to come. The changes sought require diverse perspectives and cannot be accomplished by any one person, organization or sector. 

NCI Small Grants Program for Cancer Research for Years 2020, 2021, and 2022

National Institutes of Health

6/24, 10/20 through 2022

Supports discrete, well-defined projects in any area of cancer research using the NIH R03 small grant mechanism which supports discrete, well-defined projects that realistically can be completed in 2 years and that require limited levels of funding. All areas of cancer research relevant to the mission of the NCI are appropriate for projects submitted in response to this FOA.

Health Care Quality Improvement & Efficiency Grants

Commonwealth Fund

LOI: Accepted on a Rolling Basis

Proposals Due Upon Invitation

Supports independent research on health and social issues and makes grants to improve health care practice and policy through four programs: delivery system innovation and improvement; health policy reform; health system performance assessment and tracking; and international program.

Micro-Grants Program

Partnerships for Clean Competition

Proposals Accepted Anytime

The Micro-Grant Program was developed by the PCC to quickly fund quality research projects which fill immediate gaps in anti-doping knowledge and/or gather preliminary data to strengthen a regular cycle PCC Grant application or re-submission.

College of Education

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Environmental Education Grant Program

Chesapeake Bay Trust

12/2/2021

The trust invites proposals for its Environmental Education Grant Program, which provides support for programs and initiatives that advance environmental literacy and result in students having the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and motivation to take informed and responsible actions to protect and improve the environment.

NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation

11/17/2021

The program will award fellowships of $70,000 to twenty-five scholars in support of proposals that make significant scholarly contributions to the field of education. The non-residential postdoctoral program will also provide professional development activities that involve National Academy of Education members. Fellows may elect to take the fellowship full-time over one year or half-time over two years and conduct their research at their home institution or at another research site they have arranged. With additional travel funds provided by the Academy, fellows must attend three professional development retreats hosted by the NAEd and make a formal presentation of their research.

Large Research Grants

Spencer Foundation

LOI: 1/26/2022

The Large Research Grants on Education Program supports education research projects that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived, with budgets ranging from $125,000 to $500,000 for projects ranging from one to five years. We anticipate awarding grants with budgets across each of the following funding tiers -- $125,000 to 250,000; $250,001 to $375,000; and $375,001 to $500,000. This program is “field-initiated” in that proposal submissions are not in response to a specific request for a particular research topic, discipline, design, method, or location. Our goal for this program is to support rigorous, intellectually ambitious and technically sound research that is relevant to the most pressing questions and compelling opportunities in education.

Small Research Grants

Spencer Foundation

12/1/2021

The Small Research Grants Program supports education research projects that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived, with budgets up to $50,000 for projects ranging from one to five years. We accept applications three times per year.

 

This program is “field-initiated” in that proposal submissions are not in response to a specific request for a particular research topic, discipline, design, method, or location. Our goal for this program is to support rigorous, intellectually ambitious and technically sound research that is relevant to the most pressing questions and compelling opportunities in education.

Innovations in Internationalization

Longview Foundation

LOI: 1/14/2022

This program supports strategic, field-building activities that help address gaps in knowledge or capacity.  Projects will also be reviewed for their potential to have a broad impact and remain sustainable beyond the grant period. The foundation is particularly interested in the following areas:

  • Promoting integration of international content into the Common Core implementation process
  • Bringing international knowledge and skills to out-of-school time programming
  • Bringing international knowledge and skills to career and technical education
  • Including international children’s literature in literacy building initiatives
  • Internationalizing U.S. History resources

Internationalizing Teacher Preparation

Longview Foundation

LOI: 1/14/2022

Proposed projects are reviewed with particular attention to:

  • Partnerships & collaborative activities between institutions to further ensure impact and sustainability
  • Integration of global dimensions into pre-service teacher education, both in pedagogy & subject matter 
  • The number of teacher preparation candidates reached
  • Assess the impact of strategies on teachers’ ability to integrate global knowledge & skills into  practice 
  • Financial support for continuation of activities beyond the grant period to assure sustainability
  • Participation of both the College of Education and the College Arts and Sciences
  • Clear commitments to work with the relevant state education agency and/or local school districts 
  • Dissemination plans to encourage replication at other institutions 

SPSSI Action Teaching Grants

Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues

4/30/2022

Provides SPSSI members with funds to develop, enhance, or measure the impact of an innovative action teaching classroom activity, student assignment, field experience, or web-based resource. Proposed projects will be judged on originality, feasibility, potential teaching effectiveness, and potential impact with respect to one or more social issues. Applicants are strongly encouraged to include details on how they plan to assess the educational effectiveness and social impact of their proposed classroom activity, student assignment, field experience, or web-based resource.

College of Business & Economics 

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Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics (MMS)

National Science Foundation

1/27/2022

Supports development of innovative analytical and statistical methods and models through regular research awards, Awards for conferences, workshops, and community-development activities, Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants, and Research Experience for Undergraduates Supplements. Proposals should be methodologically innovative, be grounded in theory, and have potential utility for multiple fields within the social and behavioral sciences.

Economics

National Science Foundation

1/18/2022

Supports research designed to improve understanding of the processes and institutions of the U.S. economy and of the world system of which it is a part. Supports research in almost every area of economics, including econometrics, economic history, environmental economics, finance, industrial organization, international economics, labor economics, macroeconomics, mathematical economics, and public finance.

Decision, Risk, and Management Sciences (DRMS)

National Science Foundation

1/17/2022

Supports research projects, dissertation research, workshops, and small grants for time-sensitive and high-risk projects to increase understanding and effectiveness of decision making by individuals, groups, organizations, and society. Topics of interest include judgment and decision making; decision analysis and decision aids; risk analysis, perception, and communication; societal and public policy decision making; management science and organizational design.

Accountable Institutions and Behavior (AIB)

National Science Foundation

1/15/2022

Supports basic scientific research that advances knowledge and understanding of issues broadly related to attitudes, behavior, and institutions connected to public policy and the provision of public services. Research proposals are expected to be theoretically motivated, conceptually precise, methodologically rigorous, and empirically oriented. Substantive areas include (but are not limited to) the study of individual and group decision-making, political institutions (appointed or elected), attitude and preference formation and expression, electoral processes and voting, public administration, and public policy.

IMA Incubator Grant Program

Institute of Management Accountants

1/31/2022

The IMA Research Foundation invites submissions of both academic and practitioner research
proposals to its Research Incubator Grant Program. Two types of applications will be accepted under this
program:

  1. Applications from inexperienced researchers, which may include those with experience only as research
    assistants; Ph.D. students, those without previous funding awards; those pursuing research degree
    studies; or those who have not previously acted as a principal researcher.
  2. Applications from experienced researchers seeking to undertake a feasibility study as a preliminary to
    in-depth empirical research or with an idea/concept that they wish to develop. A feasibility study may
    include development of a research instrument/research method, pilot study, and evaluation of the wider
    research project, including reviewing issues that could impact its success. This would be conducted to
    assist the researcher in determining whether or not to proceed with a full research project.

Research Stipends

IBM Center for The Business of Government

12/1/2021, 4/1/2022

Provides research stipends of $20,000 to individuals who are responsible for producing a 30-40 page research report in one of the areas presented within the solicitation. Manuscript must be submitted no later than six months after the start of the project. Recipients will select the start and end dates of their research project geared towards government leaders to include practical knowledge and insights. Focus areas include: Insight; Agility; Effectiveness; Risk; People; Engagement; and Digital.

Exploratory Research Grants

Private Enterprise Development in Low Income Countries

LOIs accepted anytime for quarterly review

Pursues a research agenda that aims to better understand what determines the strength of market forces driving efficiency in Low-Income Countries (LICs). PEDL will support approaches that promise to produce credible research results that will be useful for policy-making. It will promote research related to private enterprises of all sizes and will initially focus on four research themes:

  1. Market frictions, management and organizations

  2. Trade and macro models - agglomeration and spatial location of firms

  3. High growth entrepreneurship

  4. Social compliance and the environment

Academic Programs

Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation

Proposals submitted by the 1st of any month are typically reviewed within 30 days

Awards research grants to industry consultants and academics in all fields of interest to the equipment finance industry. Open Request for Proposals: Calculating Cost of Capital for Companies and Transactions in the Equipment Finance Industry; Cyber Risk and Security Trends in the Leasing and Finance Industry; The Growth of Fraud in Equipment Finance.

General Grant Program

FINRA Investor Education Foundation

Project Concept Forms Accepted AnytimeFull Proposals Upon Invitation

Funds research and educational projects that empower underserved Americans with the knowledge, skills and tools to make sound financial decisions throughout life.

Academic Research Grant Program

Institute of Management Accounts

Proposals Accepted Anytime 

The Research Grant Program awards grants for innovative research proposals relating to primary management accounting activities such as decision support, planning, and control.

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SERDP Exploratory Development (SEED) Solicitation

Department of Defense (DoD)

3/10/2022

SERDP also will be funding environmental research and development through the SERDP Exploratory Development (SEED) Solicitation. The SEED Solicitation is designed to provide a limited amount of funding (not to exceed $250,000) for projects up to approximately one year in duration to investigate innovative approaches that entail high technical risk or require supporting data to provide proof of concept. This year, SERDP is requesting SEED proposals for the Munitions Response (Technologies for the detection, classification, and remediation of military munitions on U.S. lands and waters) program area

DOD Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) FY23 Notice of Funding Opportunity 

Department of Defense (Dod)

Pre-Proposals: 1/6/2022

Full Proposals: 3/3/2022

The Department of Defense’s (DoD) Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) is seeking to fund environmental research and development proposals. SERDP is DoD’s environmental science and technology program, planned and executed in partnership with the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency, with participation by numerous other Federal and non-Federal organizations. The Program invests across the broad spectrum of basic and applied research, as well as advanced development.

Proposals responding to focused Statements of Need (SONs) in the following areas are requested:

  • Environmental Restoration — Research and technologies for the characterization, risk assessment, remediation, and management of contaminants in soil, sediments, and water.
  • Munitions Response — Technologies for the detection, classification, and remediation of military munitions on U.S. lands and waters.
  • Resource Conservation and Resiliency — Supports the development of the science, technologies, and methods needed to manage DoD’s installation infrastructure in a sustainable way.
  • Weapons Systems and Platforms — Research and technologies to reduce, control, and understand the sources of waste and emissions in the manufacturing, maintenance, and use of weapons systems and platforms.

Internet Measurement Research: Methodologies, Tools, and Infrastructure (IMR)

National Science Foundation

1/28/2022

The IMR program will support three award tracks:

  • Track 1: Methodologies and Methods (MM) track awards support the creation of new methods for collecting, anonymizing, modeling, and analyzing Internet measurement data. The award track will support three subtracks. The first subtrack is statistical methodologies, with awards supporting the creation of new stochastic models and statistical methodologies for Internet measurement research, such as methodologies that adjust for non-representative data (e.g., data imputation), provide accurate results despite limited or sparse data, or methodologies that support new ways to analyze Internet measurement data. The second subtrack is privacy-preserving methodologies, with awards supporting innovative techniques or methodologies to ensure privacy protection during collection, sharing and analysis of Internet measurement data. The third subtrack is other methodologies, with awards supporting the creation of new Internet measurement methodologies, analyses, or post-processing not covered by the first two subtracks, such as improving the footprint of current data collection methods (e.g., to access networks), methods for measuring IPv6 address space, or integrating the measurement of access (both wireless and fixed broadband) and core networks.
  • Track 2: Measurement Tool Development and Demonstration (MT) track awards support the creation and deployment of new tools to collect Internet measurement data. These tools may be based on methodologies such as those supported by Track 1 or other prior work. These tools should ultimately be publicly available and include both active and passive measurement tools.
  • Track 3: Internet Measurement Related Infrastructure-Planning (RI-P) track awards will support the creation of infrastructure for hosting measurement tools and data. The funded infrastructure will make data available to the research community, including curating the data, ensuring an appropriate level of privacy protection, and developing necessary exchange formats, tools, and mechanisms. This infrastructure will eventually host tools and data, integrating the outcomes from Track 2. Currently in this track, planning proposals are sought towards such an infrastructure, while a separate future solicitation will likely be issued later with further details for a full infrastructure proposal submission, which is expected in FY 24 for Track 3, subject to the availability of funds.

Designing Accountable Software Systems (DASS)

National Science Foundation

1/28/2022

Solicits foundational research aimed towards a deeper understanding and formalization of the bi-directional relationship between software systems and the complex social and legal contexts within which software systems must be designed and operate. The DASS program aims to bring researchers in computer and information science and engineering together with researchers in law and social, behavioral, and economic sciences to jointly develop rigorous and reproducible methodologies for understanding the drivers of social goals for software and for designing, implementing, and validating accountable software systems. DASS will support well-conceived collaborations between these two groups of researchers. The first group consists of researchers in software design, which, for the purposes of this solicitation, is broadly defined as formal methods, programming languages, software engineering, requirements engineering, and human-centered computing. The second group consists of researchers in law and the social, behavioral, and economic sciences, who study social systems and networks, culture, social norms and beliefs, rules, canons, precedents, legal code, and routine procedures that govern the conduct of people, organizations, and countries.

Computer and Network Systems (CNS): Core Programs, Large

National Science Foundation

1/4/2022-1/18/2022

Supports research and education projects that take a system-oriented approach to the development of novel computing and networking technologies, or to the enhancement of existing systems in any of several dimensions, or that explore new ways to make use of existing technologies. This solicitation invites proposals tackling ambitious problems in computing and networking that are well suited to an integrated systems-oriented approach. Teams should consist of two or more investigators (PI, co-PI(s), or other Senior Personnel) with complementary skillsets, and a team of students and/or postdoctoral researchers.

Collaboration Grants for Mathematicians

Simons Foundation

1/26/2022

The goal of the program is to substantially increase collaborative contacts between accomplished, active mathematicians in the United States who do not otherwise have access to funding that could provide support for travel and visitors. Awards will be based on the quality and significance of the applicant’s previous research and the likely impact the collaboration grant will have on future research, both for the applicant and the applicant’s graduate students and/or postdoctoral fellows. Other criteria include publication in high-quality journals, the applicant’s current and recent Ph.D. students, as well as the applicant’s travel goals and general research activity.

Security and Preparedness (SAP)

National Science Foundation

1/15/2022

Supports basic scientific research that advances knowledge and understanding of issues broadly related to global and national security. Research proposals are evaluated on the criteria of intellectual merit and broader impacts; the proposed projects are expected to be theoretically motivated, conceptually precise, methodologically rigorous, and empirically oriented. Substantive areas include (but are not limited to) international relations, global and national security, human security, political violence, state stability, conflict processes, regime transition, international and comparative political economy, and peace science.

Major Research Instrumentation (MRI)

National Science Foundation

1/1/2022-1/19/2022

Supports acquisition and development of shared instrumentation to increase access for research & research training. Proposals for inter- or intra-organizational instrumentation use are encouraged, as are development efforts that leverage the strengths of private sector partners to build instrument development capacity at academic institutions. Limited submission: three proposals per institution per competition. Cost-sharing of 30% of the total project cost is required for Ph.D.-granting institutions.

Broadening Participation in Computing (BPC)

National Science Foundation

1/20/2022

BPC aims to significantly increase the number of U.S. citizens and permanent residents receiving post-secondary degrees in the computing disciplines, and to encourage participation of other underrepresented groups in the discipline. These groups may include women, persons with disabilities, Blacks and African Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. Projects that target stages of the academic pipeline through faculty ranks are encouraged. All BPC projects must have the potential for widespread, national impact. The BPC program will support three categories of awards: Alliances, Demonstration Projects, and Supplements.

Macrosystems Biology and NEON-Enabled Science (MSB-NES)

National Science Foundation

1/10/2022

Supports quantitative, interdisciplinary, systems-oriented research on biosphere processes and their complex interactions with climate, land use, and changes in species distribution at regional to continental scales as well as training activities to broaden participation of researchers in Macrosystems Biology and NEON-Enabled Science.

Launching Early-Career Academic Pathways in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences (LEAPS-MPS)

National Science Foundation

1/7/2022

These grants are intended to support MPS principal investigators, particularly at the aforementioned institutions, for whom LEAPS funding would enable the PI to submit a subsequent successful proposal to a traditional, already-existing NSF funding opportunity, such as individual investigator programs, CAREER competitions, etc. By providing this funding opportunity, MPS intends to help initiate viable independent research programs for researchers attempting to launch their research careers such that LEAPS-MPS awards are followed by competitive grant submissions that build upon the research launched through this mechanism. This LEAPS-MPS solicitation welcomes proposals from principal investigators who share NSF's commitment to diversity.

Young Faculty Award (YFA)

Department of Defense

1/25/2022

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award (YFA) program aims to identify and engage rising stars in junior research positions in academia and equivalent positions at non-profit research institutions, particularly those without prior DARPA funding, to expose them to Department of Defense (DoD) needs and DARPA’s mission to create and prevent technological surprise. YFA will provide high-impact funding to elite researchers early in their careers to develop innovative new research that enables transformative DoD capabilities. Ultimately, YFA is developing the next generations of researchers focused on national security issues.

Systems Biology for Infectious Diseases (U19 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

National Institutes of Health

LOIs: 30 days prior to the application due date

Application: 1/14/2022

Supports research that employs systems biology approaches to human pathogens.  The approach will generate and integrate large datasets into models that guide in vitro, in vivo and clinical studies, with the goals of predicting disease severity, predicting responses to vaccines and therapeutics, and identifying candidate targets for interventions.

Environmental Education Local Grants Program for Region 3

Environmental Protection Agency

12/6/2021

The purpose of the Environmental Education Local Grants Program in Region 3 is to support locally-focused environmental education projects that increase public awareness and knowledge about environmental issues and provide the skills that participants in its funded projects need to make informed decisions and take responsible actions toward the environment.

Human-Environment and Geographical Sciences Program (HEGS)

National Science Foundation

1/18/2022

The objective of the Human-Environment and Geographical Sciences Program is to support basic scientific research about the nature, causes and/or consequences of the spatial distribution of human activity and/or environmental processes across a range of scales. Contemporary geographical research is an arena in which diverse research traditions and methodologies are valid. Recognizing the breadth of the field's contributions to science, the HEGS Program welcomes proposals for empirically grounded, theoretically engaged, and methodologically sophisticated, generalizable research in all sub-fields of geographical and spatial sciences.

Biology Integration Institutes (BII)

National Science Foundation

1/22/2022

The aim of this solicitation is to bring researchers together around the common goal of understanding how the processes that sustain life and enable biological innovation operate and interact within and across different scales of organization, from molecules to cells, tissues to organisms, species, ecosystems, biomes and the entire Earth. The Biology Integration Institutes (BII) program supports collaborative teams of researchers investigating questions that span multiple disciplines within and beyond biology.

Laboratory Equipment Donation Program (LEDP)

U.S. Department of Energy

Application reviews and grant awards will be performed on a first-received, first-qualified basis.

Awards grants of used energy-related laboratory equipment for use in energy-oriented educational programs in the life, physical, and environmental sciences, technology, and engineering. Applicant institution not required to have a currently funded project with DOE to participate.

Statistics

National Science Foundation

12/1/2021-12/15/2021

Supports research in statistical theory and methods, including research in statistical methods for applications to any domain of science and engineering. The theory forms the base for statistical science. The methods are used for stochastic modeling, and the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data. The methods characterize uncertainty in the data and facilitate advancement in science and engineering.

Computational Mathematics

National Science Foundation

11/16/2021-12/1/2021

Supports mathematical research in areas of science where computation plays a central and essential role, emphasizing design, analysis, and implementation of numerical methods and algorithms, and symbolic methods. The prominence of computation with analysis of the computational approach in the research is a hallmark of the program. Proposals may range from single-investigator projects to interdisciplinary team projects.

Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS)

National Science Foundation

Small and Medium Proposals: Proposals Accepted Anytime beginning 1/8/2021

Frontier Proposals: 6/1/2022-6/15/2022

Supports the development of the core system science needed to engineer complex cyber-physical systems (CPS) that people can use or interact with and depend upon. The program aims to foster a research community committed to advancing research and education in CPS and to transitioning CPS science and technology into engineering practice.

Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Community Research Infrastructure (CCRI) Program

National Science Foundation

LOI: 12/14/2021

This program drives discovery and learning in the core CISE disciplines of the three participating divisions [(Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF), Computer and Network Systems (CNS), and Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS)] by funding the creation and enhancement of world-class research infrastructure. This research infrastructure will specifically support diverse communities of CISE researchers pursuing focused research agendas in computer and information science and engineering. This support involves developing the accompanying user services and engagement needed to attract, nurture, and grow a robust research community that is actively involved in determining directions for the infrastructure as well as management of the infrastructure. This should lead to infrastructure that can be sustained through community involvement and community leadership, and that will enable advances not possible with existing research infrastructure. Further, through the CCRI program, CISE seeks to ensure that researchers from a diverse range of institutions of higher education (IHEs), including minority-serving and predominantly undergraduate institutions, as well as researchers from non-profit, non-academic organizations, have access to such infrastructure.

Grants Program

Environmental Research and Education Foundation

12/1/2021

Supports research and education on solid waste management, greater sustainability, environmental stewardship, efficiency and increased knowledge. Solicited proposals must respond to annual research agendas. Focus areas include: waste minimization; recycling; waste conversion to energy, biofuels, chemicals or other useful products; strategies to promote diversion to higher and better uses; and landfilling. Funds projects averaging $160,000.

Centennial Research Fellowships in Mathematics

American Mathematical Society

12/1/2021

Supports outstanding mathematicians with a one-year fellowship of $50,000. Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in previous three to 12 years and must hold a tenured, tenure-track, or postdoctoral position at a U.S. college or university. Proposals must include a plan for how the fellowship will be used and must propose travel to at least one other institution. Preference is for candidates who have not had extensive fellowship support in the past.

Environmental Education Grant Program

Chesapeake Bay Trust

12/2/2021

The trust invites proposals for its Environmental Education Grant Program, which provides support for programs and initiatives that advance environmental literacy and result in students having the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and motivation to take informed and responsible actions to protect and improve the environment.

Community Action Grants

American Association of University Women Educational Foundation

12/1/2021

Community Action Grants provide funding to individuals, AAUW branches and AAUW state organizations as well as community-based nonprofits for innovative programs that promote education and equity through projects focused on encouraging girls to select, before entering college, the physical sciences or engineering as a career.

Cancer Research Grants Program

Elsa U. Pardee Foundation

12/31/2021

Supports research that promotes the cure and/or control of cancer. Innovative, small-scale, short-term projects, especially those involving young or new investigators, are encouraged. Grants are typically over $100,000. It is anticipated that this early stage funding by the Foundation may lead to subsequent and expanded support using government agency funding. Project relevance to cancer detection, treatment, or cure should be clearly identified.

National Fish Passage Program

U.S. Department of the Interior

12/31/2021

Provides financial and technical assistance to support fish (and other aquatic organisms) passage and restore aquatic connectivity for the benefit of federal trust resources. Applicants should review the Fish and Aquatic Conservation Office strategic plan and also contact the regional NFPP Coordinator that corresponds to the location of the project.

General Research Grants

Leakey (L.S.B.) Foundation

1/10/2022

Supports research on human origins and evolution, including paleoanthropology, genetics, primate behavior ecology and morphology, and studies of modern hunter-gatherer groups. General Research Grants range from $3,000 to $15,000 for doctoral students advanced to candidacy, and up to $25,000 for Ph.Ds.

Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics (MMS)

National Science Foundation

1/27/2022

Supports development of innovative analytical and statistical methods and models through regular research awards, Awards for conferences, workshops, and community-development activities, Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants, and Research Experience for Undergraduates Supplements. Proposals should be methodologically innovative, be grounded in theory, and have potential utility for multiple fields within the social and behavioral sciences.

Research Coordination Networks in Undergraduate Biology Education

National Science Foundation

1/25/2022

The goal of the RCN-UBE program is to link biological research discoveries with innovations in biology education to improve the learning environment in undergraduate biology classrooms. The program seeks to improve undergraduate education by leveraging the power of a collaborative network recognizing that new educational materials and pedagogies can simultaneously teach biological concepts while creating a supportive and engaging learning environment for all. The RCN-UBE program supports groups of investigators to communicate and coordinate their research, training, and education.

National Fish Habitat Action Plan (NFHP)

U.S. Department of the Interior

12/31/2021

Aquatic habitat conservation projects under the NFHP must protect, restore, and enhance fish and aquatic habitats. Projects under this program, directly or indirectly, support and promote public access to recreational fishing opportunities. Funded projects may be carried out by Fish Habitat Partnerships (FHPs) recognized by the National Fish Habitat Board.

Re-entry to Active Research Program (RARE)

National Science Foundation

Proposals Accepted Anytime

Supports efforts to catalyze the advancement along the academic tenure-track of highly meritorious individuals who are returning from a hiatus from active research. Research areas must fall within the scope of the Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems. Track 1 reengages investigators in a competitive funding opportunity with accommodations for gap in record that are a result of the research hiatus. Track 2 retrains investigators for whom the research hiatus has led to the need for new or updated techniques, such that retraining is required to return the investigator to competitive research activity.

Division of Physics: Investigator-Initiated Research Projects (PHY)

National Science Foundation

Nuclear Physics - Theory and Experiment; Elementary Particle Physics - Experiment; Particle Astrophysics – Experiment: 12/7/2021

Elementary Particle Physics - Theory; Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology - Theory; Quantum Information Science; Physics of Living Systems: 12/14/2021

Supports physics research and the preparation of future scientists in the nation's colleges and universities across a broad range of physics disciplines that span scales of space and time from the largest to the smallest and the oldest to the youngest. The Division is comprised of disciplinary programs covering experimental and theoretical research in the following major subfields of physics.

ONR: Navy Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

U.S. Department of Defense

Applications are accepted and processed on an on-going basis

Sponsors program at Naval R&D centers & labs to increase the involvement of creative & highly trained scientists & engineers from academia & industry to scientific & technical areas of interest & relevance to the Navy. Supports about 40 new postdoc appointments/year. Current interests include: computer science, artificial intelligence, plasma physics, acoustics, chemistry, materials science, optical sciences, condensed matter & radiation sciences, electronics science, environmental sciences, marine geosciences, remote sensing, oceanography, and marine meteorology.

Full Spectrum Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) and Cyber Operations Technology

U.S. Department of Defense

Applications Accepted Anytime through 9/30/2022

Supports research, development, integration, test and evaluation of technologies/techniques to expand cyber operations technologies within the Department of Defense. Focus areas include methods of integration, improving coordination, and advancing the capability to conduct cyberspace operations in a multitude of environments. Concepts at the intersection of the areas of Signals Intelligence, Electronics Warfare and Cyber Operations technologies are sought.

Division of Materials Research: Topical Materials Research Programs (DMR-TMRP)

National Science Foundation 

Proposals accepted anytime after 10/15/2021

Investigators are advised that the dates from April 15th to June 15th should, optimally, be avoided for submissions.

Research supported by the Division of Materials Research (DMR) focuses on advancing the fundamental understanding of materials, materials discovery, design, synthesis, characterization, properties, and materials-related phenomena. DMR awards enable understanding of the electronic, atomic, and molecular structures, mechanisms, and processes that govern nanoscale to macroscale morphology and properties; manipulation and control of these properties; discovery of emerging phenomena of matter and materials; and creation of novel design, synthesis, and processing strategies that lead to new materials with unique characteristics. These discoveries and advancements transcend traditional scientific and engineering disciplines. DMR supports research and education activities in the United States through funding of individual investigators, teams, centers, facilities, and instrumentation. Projects supported by DMR are not only essential for the development of future technologies and industries that address societal needs, but also for the preparation of the next generation of materials researchers.

Research on Interventions that Promote the Careers of Individuals in the Biomedical Research Enterprise (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

National Institutes of Health

LOI: 9/13 through 2023

Application: 10/13 through 2023

Encourages applications that propose research designed to test interventions to enhance research-oriented individuals' interest, motivation, persistence and preparedness for careers in the biomedical research workforce. Funded projects are expected to produce research findings that will guide the implementation of interventions in a variety of academic settings and career levels to enhance the diversity of the biomedical research workforce.

Academic Research Enhancement Award for Undergraduate-Focused Institutions (R15 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)Academic Research Enhancement Award for Undergraduate-Focused Institutions (R15 Clinical Trial Required)

National Institutes of Health

6/25, 10/25, 2/25 through May 8, 2024

AIDS: 9/7, 1/7, 5/7 through May 8, 2024

Supports small scale research grants at institutions that do not receive substantial funding from the NIH, with an emphasis on providing biomedical research experiences primarily for undergraduate students, and enhancing the research environment at applicant institutions.The three objectives of this FOA are to:

  1. Provide support for meritorious research at undergraduate-focused institutions or institutional components; 

  2. Strengthen the research environment at these institutions/components; and

  3. Give undergraduate students an opportunity to gain significant biomedical research experience through active involvement in the research.

Biological Technologies

Department of Defense (DARPA)

Various Deadlines through April 2022

The mission of BTO is to foster, demonstrate, and transition breakthrough research, discoveries, and applications that integrate biology, engineering, computer science, mathematics, and the physical sciences. BTO's research investment portfolio includes combating pandemic disease, innovative physiological interventions, human performance and warfighter readiness, and deep exploration of changing ecologies and environments for improving U.S. capabilities and resilience.

NSF/NIST Interaction in Basic and Applied Scientific Research in BIO, ENG, MPS

National Science Foundation

Supplement proposals accepted any time

Provides supplements to allow faculty & students receiving NSF support to participate in research at the National Institute of Standards and Technology laboratories (the Chemical Science & Technology Laboratory & the Materials Science & Engineering Laboratory & Physical Measurement Laboratory & User Facilities are the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology & the Center for Neutron Research). Chemistry, materials research, molecular biology, bioengineering, & chemical engineering are centralized at these NIST laboratories.

Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences 2021 (ROSES-2021)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Various deadlines through 4/28/2022

ROSES solicits basic and applied research in support of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD). NASA encourages the participation of the space and Earth science communities in SMD's research and technology programs. These programs form the foundation of both the basic and applied research that allows NASA's space and Earth science programs to be properly planned and carried through to the successful interpretation of data and its application to the needs of end users.

Condensed Matter and Materials Theory (CMMT)

National Science Foundation

Proposals Accepted Anytime

Supports fundamental research on hard and soft materials, and materials-related phenomena; the development of associated analytical, computational, and data-centric techniques; as well as predictive materials-specific theory, simulation, and modeling for materials research. Focus areas include: advancing the understanding of emergent properties and phenomena of materials and condensed matter systems; developing materials-specific prediction and advancing understanding of properties, phenomena, and emergent states of matter associated with hard or soft materials; developing and exploring new paradigms to advance fundamental understanding of materials and materials related phenomena, or; fostering research at interfaces among relevant sub disciplines.

Re-entry to Active Research Program (RARE)

National Science Foundation

Proposals Accepted Anytime; Approved PIs have up to 1 year from RARE approval to submit their Track 1 or Track 2 proposal.

There is no deadline for this solicitation.

Supports efforts to catalyze the advancement along the academic tenure-track of highly meritorious individuals who are returning from a hiatus from active research. Research areas must fall within the scope of the Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems. Track 1 reengages investigators in a competitive funding opportunity with accommodations for gap in record that are a result of the research hiatus. Track 2 retrains investigators for whom the research hiatus has led to the need for new or updated techniques, such that retraining is required to return the investigator to competitive research activity.

Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS)

National Science Foundation

Small (up to $500,000/3 years) and Medium ($500,001-$1,200,000/3 years) proposals are accepted anytime as of 1/8/2021

The CPS program aims to develop the core research needed to engineer these complex CPS, some of which may also require dependable, high-confidence, or provable behaviors. Core research areas of the program include control, data analytics, and machine learning including real-time learning for control, autonomy, design, Internet of Things (IoT), mixed initiatives including human-in- or human-on-the-loop, networking, privacy, real-time systems, safety, security, and verification.

Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry (GOALI)

National Science Foundation

Deadline depends on the program to which the proposal is submitted

Promotes university-industry partnerships through project funds, fellowships, and traineeships to support an eclectic mix of linkages. This is not a separate program, but rather a designation that can be added to any standing NSF opportunity. Special interest is focused on opportunities for faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and students to conduct research and gain experience in an industrial setting, and to bring industry perspectives and interdisciplinary university-industry teams to conduct research projects.

Enabling Discovery through GEnomic Tools (EDGE)

National Science Foundation

Proposals Accepted Anytime

Supports the development of tools, approaches and infrastructure necessary for direct tests of cause and effect hypotheses between gene function and phenotypes in diverse plants, animals, microbes, viruses and fungi for which these methods are presently unavailable. 

Army Research Office Broad Agency Announcement for Basic and Applied Scientific Research

Department of Defense/Army Research Office

Proposals Accepted Anytime until 3/31/2022

The purpose of this Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) is to solicit research proposals in the engineering, physical, life, and information sciences. ARO’s research portfolio is executed through ten scientific divisions: Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Physics, Life Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Mechanical Sciences, Electronics, Materials Science, Earth Sciences, Information Sciences, Computing Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, and Network Science.

Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences: Investigator-initiated research projects (MCB)

National Science Foundation

Proposals Accepted Anytime

Supports quantitative, mechanistic, predictive, and theory-driven fundamental research designed to promote understanding of complex living systems at the molecular, subcellular, and cellular levels. While recognizing the need for thorough and accurate descriptions of biological complexes and pathways, the priority of the Division is to support work that advances the field by capturing the predictive power of mechanistic, quantitative, and evolutionary approaches. Proposals are solicited to support research relevant to the four MCB core clusters:

  1. Cellular Dynamics and Function

  2. Genetic Mechanisms

  3. Molecular Biophysics

  4. Systems and Synthetic Biology

Coupling, Energetics, and Dynamics of Atmospheric Regions (CEDAR)

National Science Foundation

Proposals Accepted Anytime

Supports research to understand the behavior of atmospheric regions from the middle atmosphere upward through the thermosphere and ionosphere into the exosphere in terms of coupling, energetics, chemistry, and dynamics on regional and global scales. The activities within this program combine observations, theory, and modeling.

Targeted Grants in Mathematics and Physical Sciences (MPS)

The Simon’s Foundation

LOIs Accepted Anytime

Supports high-risk theoretical mathematics, physics and computer science projects of exceptional promise and scientific importance on a case-by-case basis.

Travel Grant Program

Bio-Techne

Awardees are selected monthly, submit anytime

Offers travel funding to attend scientific meetings and conferences. COVID-19 Note: No travel grants will be paid until travel and events are back to regular schedules. We will continue to select monthly recipients, but the checks will be postponed.

Earth Sciences: Instrumentation and Facilities (EAR/IF)

National Science Foundation

Proposals Accepted Anytime

Supports meritorious requests for infrastructure that promote research and education in areas supported by the Division.

  1. Acquisition or Upgrade of Research Equipment that will advance laboratory and field investigations and student research training opportunities in the Earth sciences.  The maximum request is $500,000. The maximum request for upgrade of research group computing facilities remains $75,000.

  2. Development of New Instrumentation, Techniques or Software that will extend current research and research training capabilities in the Earth sciences.  The maximum request is $500,000.

  3. Community Facility Support to make complex and expensive instruments, systems of instruments or services broadly available to the Earth science research and student communities. There are no maximum request limitations but potential proposers of new Community Facilities must contact cognizant Program Officers before submission.

Physical and Dynamic Meteorology

National Science Foundation

Proposals Accepted Anytime

Supports research involving studies of cloud physics; atmospheric electricity; radiation; boundary layer & turbulence; the initiation, growth, & propagation of gravity waves; all aspects of mesoscale meteorological phenomena, including their morphological, thermodynamic, & kinematic structure; development of mesoscale systems & precipitation processes; & transfer of energy between scales.

Hydrologic Sciences

National Science Foundation

Proposals Accepted Anytime

Supports research on the fluxes of water in the environment that constitute the water cycle as well as the mass and energy transport function of the water cycle, from rainfall to runoff to infiltration and streamflow; evaporation and transpiration; the flow of water in soils and aquifers; and the transport of suspended, dissolved, and colloidal components. Studies may address physical, chemical, and biological processes that are coupled directly to water transport.

Geophysics Program

National Science Foundation

Proposals Accepted Anytime

Supports basic laboratory, field, theoretical, and computational research in the physics of solid earth to explore its composition, structure, and processes. Topics include seismicity, seismic wave propagation and nature and occurrence of geophysical hazards; Earth's magnetic, gravity, and electrical fields; Earth's thermal structure; geodynamics; geophysical studies of active deformation, including geodesy, and theoretical and experimental studies of Earth materials.

Geomorphology and Land Use Dynamics

National Science Foundation

Proposals Accepted Anytime

Supports innovative research into processes that shape and modify landscapes over a variety of length and time scales. Encourages research that investigates quantitatively the coupling and feedback among such processes, their rates, and their relative roles, especially in the contexts of variation in climatic and tectonic influences and in light of changes due to human impact.

Climate and Large-Scale Dynamcs (CLD)

National Science Foundation

Proposals Accepted Anytime

Program has two goals: to advance knowledge about the processes that force and regulate atmosphere’s synoptic and planetary circulation, weather, and climate; and to sustain the pool of human resources required for excellence in synoptic and global atmospheric dynamics and climate research. Research topics include theoretical, observational, and modeling studies of the general circulation of the stratosphere and troposphere; and synoptic scale weather phenomena.

Aeronomy

National Science Foundation

Proposals Accepted Anytime

Supports research from the mesosphere to the outer reaches of the thermosphere and all regions of the Earth’s ionosphere. The Aeronomy Program seeks to understand phenomena of ionization, recombination, chemical reaction, photo emission, and the transport of energy, and momentum within and between these regions. The program also supports research into the coupling of this global system to the stratosphere below and magnetosphere above and the plasma physics of phenomena manifested in the coupled ionosphere-magnetosphere system, including the effects of high-power radio wave modification.

Mechanics of Materials and Structures (MOMS) 

National Science Foundation

Proposals Accepted Anytime

Supports fundamental research in mechanics as related to the behavior of deformable solid materials and respective structures under internal and external actions. Areas of emphasis include advances in theory, experimental and computational methods in mechanics, and the use of contemporary mechanics methods to address modern challenges in materials and structures.

Comcast Innovation Fund

Comcast Cable

Proposals Accepted Anytime

Open Source Development Grants: Funds new or continued development of open source software in areas of interest to Comcast or of benefit to the Internet and broadband industries.

General Research Grant: Provides an unrestricted award of funds to support researchers, usually at colleges and universities. These grants are focused on supporting excellent technical research in a wide variety of fields that are relevant to the broadband industry and/or to Comcast specifically.

Target Research Grants: More narrowly tailored and typically study more specific issues than general research grants.

Useful & Interesting Things Grants: Funds work that contributes to the Internet novel and useful ways.   Applicants can be individuals who are working on ideas, or technologies, or approaches that are useful and valuable to the Internet. Sometimes it’s a conference that’s being organized, or a new piece of hardware that’s being invented.   Either way, it helps advance the growth of the Internet and the Internet Community.

Small Grants Program

Monarch Butterfly Fund

Applications Accepted Anytime

Welcomes proposals from organizations or individuals for activities that support conservation of monarch butterflies or their habitat.

Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology (SGP)

National Science Foundation

Proposals Accepted Anytime

Supports hypothesis-driven research that increases our understanding of surface Earth processes and environmental change. The program supports all aspects of the study of life based on the geologic record of fossil organisms, modern sedimentary processes (including organic and inorganic processes) and deep-time records of these processes, and the science of dating and measuring events and processes of the geologic past.

Measurement Science and Engineering (MSE) Research Grant Programs 

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Proposals Accepted Anytime

Supports activities that develop, expand, strengthen, or sustain NIST partnership programs within theADIIS Directorate through measurements, standards, data, industry and technology studies, and technology research and development (R&D). Specifically, the ADIIS Grant Program seeks to support technology innovation and service to American industry in the following fields: bioscience, chemistry, dimensional metrology, electronics, engineering, infrastructure, information technology, manufacturing, manufacturing metrology, materials science and engineering, nanotechnology, neutron research, optics, and physics.

General Grants

Lockheed Martin

Accepted on a Rolling Basis and Reviewed Quarterly

Supports the Corporation’s strategic business goals, primarily in the focus areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and military and veteran causes.

Tectonics

National Science Foundation

Proposals Accepted Anytime

Supports a broad range of field, laboratory, computational, and theoretical investigations aimed at understanding the deformation of the terrestrial continental lithosphere (i.e. above the lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary). The Program focuses on deformation processes and their tectonic drivers that operate at any depth within the continental lithosphere, on time-scales of decades/centuries (e.g. active tectonics) and longer, and at micro- to plate boundary/orogenic belt length-scales.

Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

National Science Foundation

Proposals Accepted Anytime

Fellowships are awarded to highly qualified early career investigators to carry out an independent research program. The research plan of each Fellowship must address scientific questions within the scope of AGS disciplines. The program supports researchers for a period of up to 2 years with Fellowships that can be taken to the institution of their choice. The program is intended to recognize beginning investigators of significant potential and provide them with experience in research that will broaden perspectives, facilitate interdisciplinary interactions and help establish them in leadership positions within the Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences community.

Antarctic Research

National Science Foundation

Proposals Accepted Anytime

Supports scientific research in Antarctica. Program goals include: expand fundamental knowledge of the Antarctic region; improve understanding of interactions between the Antarctic region and global earth systems; and utilize the unique characteristics of the Antarctic continent as an observing platform.

Petrology and Geochemistry

National Science Foundation

Proposals Accepted Anytime

Supports basic research on the formation of planet Earth, including its accretion, early differentiation, and subsequent petrologic and geochemical modification via igneous and metamorphic processes. Proposals in this program generally address the petrology and high-temperature geochemistry of igneous and metamorphic rocks (including mantle samples), mineral physics, economic geology, and volcanology.

Communications, Circuits, and Sensing-Systems (CCSS)

National Science Foundation

Proposals Accepted Anytime

Supports innovative research in circuit and system hardware and signal processing techniques. CCSS also supports system and network architectures for communications and sensing to enable the next-generation cyber-physical systems (CPS) that leverage computation, communication, and sensing integrated with physical domains.

Arctic Research Opportunities

National Science Foundation

Proposals Accepted Anytime

Supports research about the Arctic, including field and modeling studies, data analysis, and synthesis about the arctic region. Goal is to gain better understanding of the Arctic's physical, biological, geological, chemical, social, and cultural processes, and the interactions of ocean, land, atmosphere, biological, and human systems in the Arctic. Funding tracks include: Arctic Natural Sciences; Arctic Social Sciences; Arctic System Science; and Arctic Observing Network.

Transitions to Excellence and Cellular Biosciences Research

National Science Foundation

Proposals Accepted Anytime

This funding mechanism is designed to facilitate and promote a PI's ability to effective adopt empowering technologies that might not be readily accessible in the PI's current research environment or collaboration network. Transformative research likely spans disciplines and minimizing the practical barriers to doing so will strengthen research programs poised to make significant contributions. The award is intended to allow mid-career or later-stage researchers (Associate or Full Professor, or equivalent) to expand or make a transition in their research programs via a sabbatical leave or similar mechanism of professional development and then develop that research program in their own lab.

Nanoscale Interactions

National Science Foundation

Proposals Accepted Anytime

The goal of the Nanoscale Interactions program is to support research to advance fundamental and quantitative understanding of the interactions of nanomaterials and nanosystems with biological and environmental media. Materials of interest include one- to three-dimensional nanostructures, heterogeneous nano-bio hybrid assemblies, dendritic and micelle structures, quantum dots, and other nanoparticles. Collaborative and interdisciplinary proposals are encouraged.

Plant Biotic Interactions

National Science Foundation

Proposals Accepted Anytime

Notice seeking proposals ​for research on the processes that mediate beneficial and antagonistic interactions between plants and their viral, bacterial, oomycete, fungal, plant, and invertebrate symbionts, pathogens and pests. This program supports projects focused on current and emerging model and non-model systems, and agriculturally relevant plants.

Infrastructure Capacity for Biology

National Science Foundation

Proposals Accepted Anytime

Notice seeking proposals to support the development, expansion, or improvement of infrastructure that will enable fundamental research within the biological sciences. Infrastructure supported under this solicitation may include cyberinfrastructure, instrumentation, biological collections, living stocks, field stations, marine labs, or other resources that are shared and openly accessible.

Cyberinfrastructure for Emerging Science and Engineering Research

National Science Foundation

Proposals Accepted Anytime

Program aims to catalyze new science and engineering discovery pathways through early-stage collaborative activities between disciplinary scientists and engineers as well as developers/implementers of innovative cyberinfrastructure (CI) capabilities, services, and approaches.

Plant Genome Research Program

National Science Foundation

Proposals Accepted Anytime

Supports genome-scale research that addresses challenging questions of biological, societal and economic importance. PGRP encourages the development of innovative tools, technologies and resources that empower a broad plant research community to answer scientific questions on a genome-wide scale. Emphasis is placed on the scale and depth of the question being addressed and the creativity of the approach.

Geobiology and Low-Temperature Geochemistry

National Science Foundation

Proposals Accepted Anytime

Program focuses on geochemical processes in terrestrial Earth’s surface environmental systems, as well as the interaction of geochemical and biological processes. The program supports field, laboratory, theoretical, and modeling studies of these processes and related mechanisms at all spatial and temporal scales.

Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC)

 

National Science Foundation

Small, Medium, and EDU Projects: Proposals Accepted Anytime

The SaTC program welcomes proposals that address cybersecurity and privacy, and draw on expertise in one or more of these areas: computing, communication and information sciences; engineering; economics; education; mathematics; statistics; and social and behavioral sciences. Proposals that advance the field of cybersecurity and privacy within a single discipline or interdisciplinary efforts that span multiple disciplines are both encouraged.

College of Liberal Arts

OPPORTUNITY TITLE SPONSOR DUE DATE DESCRIPTION

Linguistics Programs

National Science Foundation

1/15/2022

Supports basic science in the domain of human language, encompassing investigations of the grammatical properties of individual human languages and of natural language in general. Research areas include syntax, semantics, morphology, phonetics, and phonology.

Short-Term Visiting Academic Research Fellowship

American Antiquarian Society

1/15/2022

The American Antiquarian Society offers short-term visiting academic research fellowships tenable for one to two months.

AAS-National Endowment for the Humanities Long-Term Fellowships

American Antiquarian Society/National Endowment for the Humanities

1/15/2022

The American Antiquarian Society offers long-term visiting academic research fellowships tenable for four to twelve months each year. All awards are for a period of residence to use the AAS library's resources for research and writing. The following long-term awards are intended for scholars beyond the doctorate.

FY2021 Historic Preservation Fund- History of Equal Rights- Preservation Grants

Department of the Interior/National Park Service

12/1/2021

This program will preserve sites related to the struggle of all American's to achieve equal rights. HER grants are funded by the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF), administered by the NPS, and will fund a broad range of preservation projects for historic sites including: architectural services, historic structure reports, preservation plans, and physical preservation to structures. Grants are awarded through a competitive process and do not require non-Federal match. There are separate funding announcements for African American Civil Rights physical preservation projects and for historical research/documentation projects.

FY2021 Historic Preservation Fund- African American Civil Rights- History Grants

Department of the Interior/National Park Service

12/1/2021

This program will document, interpret, and preserve the sites and stories of the full history of the African American struggle to gain equal rights as citizens. AACR Preservation Grants are funded by the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF), administered by the NPS, and will fund a broad range of history projects for historic sites including: survey and inventory, National Register nominations, oral histories and more. Grants are awarded through a competitive process and do not require non-Federal match. There are separate funding announcements for physical preservation projects and for historical research/documentation projects.

FY2021 Historic Preservation Fund- African American Civil Rights- Preservation Grants

Department of the Interior/National Park Service

12/1/2021

This program will document, interpret, and preserve the sites and stories of the full history of the African American struggle to gain equal rights as citizens. AACR Preservation Grants are funded by the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF), administered by the NPS, and will fund a broad range of history projects for historic sites including: survey and inventory, National Register nominations, oral histories and more. Grants are awarded through a competitive process and do not require non-Federal match. There are separate funding announcements for physical preservation projects and for historical research/documentation projects.

W.E.B. Du Bois Program of Research on Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Justice System, Fiscal Year 2021

National Institute of Justice

1/13/2022

Supports quantitative and quantitative research that furthers the Department’s mission by advancing knowledge regarding the intersections of race, crime, violence, and the administration of justice within the United States.

National Digital Newspaper Program

National Endowment for the Humanities

Optional Draft: 12/3/2021

Application Due: 1/13/2022

The National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) is a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress (LC) to create a national digital resource of historically significant newspapers published between 1690 and 1963, from all the states and U.S. jurisdictions.

Digital Humanities Advancement Grants

National Endowment for the Humanities

Optional Draft: 11/15/2021

Application: 1/14/2021

Supports innovative, experimental, and/or computationally challenging digital projects, leading to work that can scale to enhance scholarly research, teaching, and public programming in the humanities. The program also supports research that examines the history, criticism, ethics, and philosophy of digital culture or technology and its impact on society.

Archaeometry

National Science Foundation

12/1/2021

The goal is to fund projects either to develop/refine anthropologically relevant archaeometric techniques and/or support laboratories which provide relevant services.

Senior Archaeology

National Science Foundation

12/20/2021

Supports anthropologically relevant archaeological research.

General Research Grants

Association of American Geographers

12/31/2021

Provides AAG members with up to $500 for research and field work in geography. Grants can be used only for direct expenses of research; salary and overhead costs are not allowed. Successful proposals will offer the prospect of obtaining substantial subsequent support from private foundations or federal agencies and will address questions of major importance to the discipline. Eligibility is limited to AAG members.

American Battlefield Protection Program

U.S. Department of the Interior

12/31/2021, 2/12/2021, 5/5/2021

Supports projects that lead directly to the identification, preservation and interpretation of battlefield land and/or historic sites associated with battlefields. Primary focus on land use, cultural resource and site management planning, and public education. Programs include Preservation Planning Grants (2/12), Interpretation Grants (5/5), and Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants (rolling deadlines).

Scholars-in-Residence Program

New York Public Library

12/1/2021

Supports research on black history, literature, and culture with access to resources at both the Schomburg Center as well as other NY Public Library research units. Projects must focus on the history, literature, and culture of peoples of African descent from a humanistic perspective or on other fields related to the Center's collections and program activities. Studies in the social sciences, arts, science and technology, psychology, education, and religion are eligible with conditions. Long term fellowships are $35,000 for six months; short term fellowships provide $3,000 per month for one to three months.

Scholarly Editions and Translations

National Endowment for the Humanities

12/1/2021

Supports the preparation of editions and translations of pre-existing texts and documents that are currently inaccessible or available in inadequate editions. Projects must be undertaken by a team of at least one editor or translator and one other staff member. Grants typically support editions and translations of significant literary, philosophical, and historical materials, but other types of work, such as musical notation, are also eligible. Awards up to $300,000, or up to $450,000 for those addressing the NEH Special Initiative "A More Perfect Union."

Public Scholars

National Endowment for the Humanities

12/15/2021

This program awards fellowships which support continuous full-time research and writing to produce books in the humanities intended to reach a broad readership and have a lasting impact. Applicants must have previously published a book or monograph with a university or commercial press, or articles and essays that have reached a wide readership. Fellowships last six to twelve months and have a stipend of $5,000 per month (maximum of $60,000 for a twelve-month period).

Social Psychology

National Science Foundation

1/15/2022

Supports basic research on human social behavior, including cultural differences and development over the lifespan. Among the many research topics supported are attitude formation and change, social cognition, personality processes, interpersonal relations, group processes, the self, emotion, social comparison and social influence, the social psychology of health, and the psychophysiological correlates of social behavior.

Developmental Sciences

National Science Foundation

1/15/2022

Supports basic research that increases our understanding of cognitive, linguistic, social, cultural, and biological processes related to human development across the lifespan. Research supported by this program will add to our knowledge of the underlying developmental processes that support social, cognitive, and behavioral functioning, thereby illuminating ways for individuals to live productive lives as members of society. Currently accepting individual investigator and workshop/small conference proposals.

Sociology

National Science Foundation

1/17/2022

Supports basic research on social organization: societies, institutions, groups, demography and processes of individual and institutional change. Encourages investigations on fundamental social processes, such as research on organizations and organizational behavior, population dynamics, social movements, social groups, labor force participation, stratification and mobility, family, social networks, socialization, gender roles, and the sociology of science and technology.

Collaborative Research Grants

National Endowment for the Humanities

12/2/2021

Supports original research undertaken by a team of two or more scholars, or individual research that requires additional staff and resources. Eligible projects include research that significantly adds to knowledge and understanding in the humanities, archaeology research, translations, and research conferences. Funds can be used for personnel, travel, field work, information technology applications, and technical support. Publication Grants and Archeology Grants provide up to $250,000 for projects lasting one to three years; conference awards up to $50,000 for one year.

Translation Grants

National Endowment for the Arts

1/12/2022

Through fellowships to published translators, the National Endowment for the Arts (Arts Endowment) supports projects for the translation of specific works of prose, poetry, or drama from other languages into English. The work to be translated should be of interest for its literary excellence and merit. We encourage translations of writers and of work that are not well represented in English, as well as work that has not previously been translated into English.

Franklin Research Grants

American Philosophical Society

12/1/2021 for project dates between April 2022 and January 2023

Supports travel to libraries and archives for research purposes, the purchase of microfilm, the cost of photocopies or equivalent research materials, and the costs associated with fieldwork and laboratory research expenses in a wide range of fields. Applicants must hold a doctorate or have published work of doctoral character and quality. Awards are up to $6,000 each.

Pilot Effectiveness Trials for Treatment, Preventive and Services Interventions (R34 Clinical Trial Required)

National Institutes of Health

LOI: 30 days prior to the application due date

Deadlines in mid-October, mid-February, and mid-June through 2024

Supports pilot research consistent with NIMH's priorities for preventive and therapeutic interventions with previously demonstrated efficacy, for use with broader target populations or for use in community practice settings, and research on the development and preliminary testing of innovative services interventions. Applications should provide evaluation approaches to improve mental health.

Development of Psychosocial Therapeutic and Preventive Interventions for Mental Disorders (R61/R33)

National Institutes of Health

LOI: 30 days prior to the application due date

Application: 2/15/2022, 6/15/2022

Supports the efficient pilot testing of novel psychosocial therapeutic and preventive interventions for mental disorders in adults and children, using an experimental therapeutics approach. Under this FOA, trials must be designed so that results, whether positive or negative, will provide information of high scientific utility and will support "go/no-go" decisions about further development or testing of the intervention.

Fund for Trans Generations (FTG)

Borealis Philanthropy

Proposals Accepted Anytime

The FTG is committed to providing rapid-response funding to trans-led organizations responding to emerging needs in their communities.FTG's COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund supports mutual aid and care support networks; healing and virtual wellness spaces; online/virtual programming needs; living stipends for members and/or staff; survival needs (i.e. food, rent support, shelter, utilities); and organizing and advocacy. FTG also offers general rapid support funding to organizations and communities in need of additional resources to respond quickly to organized opposition and unanticipated events. 

Congressional Research Grants

The Dirksen Congressional Center

Applications are accepted anytime, awards are made quarterly in January, April, July, and October

Invites applications for grants to fund research on congressional leadership and the U.S. Congress.

W.F. Albright Associate Fellowships

W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research

Applications Accepted Anytime

Applicants for Associate Fellowships must be conducting research in a field within the scope of the Albright’s mission: i.e., anything ancient Near Eastern from prehistory to the Islamic period, including but not limited to: archaeology, classics, anthropology, architecture, art history, philosophy, philology, biblical studies, epigraphy, historical geography, language, literature, and religion.

Special Call for Proposals: Pedagogies for Social Justice and Civic Engagement

Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion

Rolling Deadline

Requests small grant proposals up to $5000 for projects that are focused on pedagogies that encourage students to critically engage with learning experiences involving social justice and civic engagement.

Grant for Online Japanese Studies

Japan Foundation New York

Proposals Accepted Anytime (must be submitted at least 1 month prior to the start date of the project)

Supports online projects related to Japanese Studies. The following are examples of the types of projects this program can support: online symposium, seminars, and workshops; expansion of digital archives; creation of web contents; digital exhibitions, etc. 

Historical Archives Program (HAP)

Wenner-Gren Foundation

Proposals Accepted Anytime

The objective is to encourage the preservation of unpublished personal research materials of established anthropologists considered of value for research on the history of anthropology. HAP grants (maximum $15,000) are offered to individuals, to assist senior scholars at the end of their careers (or their heirs) with the expense of preparing and transferring their unpublished research materials for archival deposit.

Latin America Program

Open Society Foundations

Proposals Accepted Anytime

The Latin America Program addresses rights and governance issues in Latin America and the Caribbean through grant making, network building, and collaboration with partners. We focus on supporting Latin American and Caribbean efforts to defend democracy and increase governmental transparency, protect minority rights, reduce homicides, and reform drug policy.

Grants for Projects up to $5,000

Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion

Proposals Accepted Anytime

Supports programs for full-time religion and theology faculty of IHEs and in theological schools. Grants are for projects that enhance religious and theological teaching, learning and research.

High-Risk Research in Biological Anthropology and Archaeology

National Science Foundation

Proposals Accepted Anytime

This program gives small awards that provide investigators with the opportunity to assess the feasibility of an anthropological research project. It is required that the proposed activity be clearly high risk in nature. The information gathered may then be used as the basis for preparing a more fully developed research program.

College of Fine Arts & Communication

Opportunity title Sponsor due date description

Literature Fellowship: Translation Projects

National Endowment for the Arts

1/12/2022

Provides fellowships of up to $25,000 to exceptionally talented, published translators, for the translation of specific works of published prose, poetry, or drama from other languages into English. Encourages translations of writers and of works not well represented in English translation. The work to be translated should be of interest for its literary excellence and value. Priority given to projects that involve work that has not yet been translated into English.

Academic Workshop & Symposium Grants

Terra Foundation for American Art

LOIs: 12/3/2021

Provides grants of up to $25,000 in support of in-person exchanges such as workshops, symposia, and colloquia that advance scholarship in the field of American art (circa 1500–1980) and take place:

  • In Chicago, the United States; or
  • Outside the U.S. with at least one-third of participants coming from outside the United States.

Music Education Grants

The Mockingbird Foundation

1/15/2022

Supports music education, primarily for children. Projects may encourage expression in all musical forms. Preference for projects for disadvantaged children 18 years or younger (those with low skills, income, with disabilities, and/or in foster care, and hospitals). May also target college students, instructors, or adult students. Awards (up to $10,000) are for instruments, texts, materials, learning and performance space, and teachers. Inquiries accepted online.

History of Art Grants

Samuel H. Kress Foundation

LOIs: 12/15/2021

Supports scholarly projects that will enhance the appreciation and understanding of European works of art and architecture from antiquity to the early 19th century. Grants are awarded to projects that create and disseminate specialized knowledge, including archival projects, development and dissemination of scholarly databases, documentation projects, museum exhibitions and publications, photographic campaigns, scholarly catalogues and publications, and technical and scientific studies.

STEAM Grants

Les Paul Foundation

12/1/2021, 1/15/2022, 4/1/2022

Funding consideration is given to programs and projects that encourage innovation in music production and/or performance and to innovative STEM or STEAM programs for students and others in challenging situations.

Japanese-Language Education Project Grant

Japan Foundation, Los Angeles

Now accepting applications for nationwide/statewide/regional projects which will start and finish between 4/1/2021 and 3/15/2022; applications should be submitted two months prior to the project start date

Provides financial assistance for projects which promote Japanese language education in a wide area (nationwide/statewide/region-wide), not exceeding $5,000. The project should benefit multiple Japanese language programs and as many teachers as possible.

Grant for Online Japanese Studies

Japan Foundation New York

Proposals Accepted Anytime (must be submitted at least 1 month prior to the start date of the project)

Supports online projects related to Japanese Studies. The following are examples of the types of projects this program can support: online symposium, seminars, and workshops; expansion of digital archives; creation of web contents; digital exhibitions, etc. 

Knight Foundation Funding

Knight Foundation

LOIs Accepted Anytime

Seeks innovative ideas that advance informed and engaged communities. Program areas include journalism, community, and the arts.

Creativity Grants for Projects

Maryland State Art Council

Rolling deadline, applications must be submitted 90 days before the funded activities occur, applications are reviewed monthly and awarded throughout the fiscal year (7/1/2021-6/30/2022) until allocated funding is depleted

Intended to support specific arts projects, events, or programs, this option is available for independent artists, as well as organizations. Each application should focus on a proposal for one specific project or program.

Arts and Cultural Heritage

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Inquires can be made anytime, full proposal due upon invitation, final review of those proposals takes place at meetings of the Board of Trustees in March, June, September, and December

Seeks to nurture exceptional creative accomplishment, scholarship, and conservation practices in the arts, while promoting a diverse and sustainable ecosystem for these disciplines.  The program supports the work of outstanding artists, curators, conservators, and scholars, and endeavors to strengthen performing arts organizations, art museums, research institutes, and conservation centers.

JustFilms

Ford Foundation

LOIs Accepted AnytimeFull Proposal due upon invitation

Supports artist-driven film and new media storytelling projects that explore aspects of inequality, as well as the organizations and networks that support these projects.

Responsive Grants

Henry Luce Foundation

LOIs Accepted Anytime

Seeks to support a wide range of collection-based projects that advance the understanding and presentation of art of the United States. Eligible collection areas include paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, photographs, decorative arts, naïve and outsider art, traditional and studio crafts, architecture, design, and all aspects of Native American arts.

General & Multiple Disciplines

OPPORTUNITY TITLE SPONSOR DUE DATE DESCRIPTION

Science of Learning and Augmented Intelligence Program

National Science Foundation

1/19/2022

Supports potentially transformative research that develops basic theoretical insights and fundamental knowledge about principles, processes and mechanisms of learning, and about augmented intelligence - how human cognitive function can be augmented through interactions with others, contextual variations, and technological advances. The program also supports research addressing learning in individuals and in groups, across a wide range of domains at one or more levels of analysis including: molecular/cellular mechanisms; brain systems; cognitive, affective, and behavioral processes; and social/cultural influences.

American Region Opportunities

Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation

1/15/2022

Supports the study of Chinese culture and society. Conference, seminar, and/or workshop grants provide up to $25,000 for institutions to host conferences and workshops on specific subjects related to Chinese studies. Applicants are encouraged to review the following opportunites: Scholar Grants ($35,000); Doctoral Fellowships (18,000); Research Grants ($120/day for 30 days); and Publication Subsidies ($10,000).

Franklin Research Grants

American Philosophical Society

12/1/2021

Awards grants of up to $6,000 to scholars who have recently received their doctorate in support of travel costs to libraries and archives for research purposes; the purchase of microfilm, photocopies, or equivalent research materials; costs associated with fieldwork; or laboratory research expenses.

Navigating the New Arctic (NNA)

National Science Foundation

2/16/2022

The rapid and wide-scale changes occurring in response to this warming portend new opportunities and unprecedented risks to natural environments; social and cultural systems; economic, political and legal systems; and built environments of the Arctic and across the globe. Gaps in scientific observations and the prevalence of interdependent social, natural, and built systems in the Arctic make it challenging to predict the region's future. Understanding and adapting to a changing Arctic requires creative new directions for Arctic-related research, education, workforce development, and leveraging of science, engineering, and technology advances from outside the Arctic.

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Residence

Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women

12/7/2021

Fellowships are awarded to postdoctoral scholars who received their PhD degrees from institutions other than Brown University. Supports postdoctoral research fellows in residence for an academic year. Fellows from the humanities, social sciences, and life sciences focus on work that is qualitative and humanistic in nature. Fellows may not hold a tenured position in any college or university. The center has an annual research focus; current focus is "Color." Awards are up to $52,000 plus $1,500 for research expenses.

 

Major Initiatives

Teagle Foundation 

Concept papers are accepted on a rolling basis for the Knowledge for Freedom and Education for American Civic Life programs. The Teagle Foundation's fiscal year begins on July 1 and its Board of Directors reviews all grant requests when it meets in November, February, and May. Full proposals will be due upon invitation.

Cornerstone: Learning for Living concept papers are due 12/1/2021.

Transfer Pathways to the Liberal Arts concept papers are due 12/1, 3/1, and 8/27 annually.

The Teagle Foundation's commitment to strengthening liberal arts education and ensuring its benefits are broadly accessible infuses all of our grantmaking. Our grant initiatives foreground the role of faculty--as teachers in the classroom, as masters of the curriculum, and as agents of change--to transform undergraduate education.

Knowledge for Freedom: supports programs that invite underserved high school students to college to study humanity’s deepest questions about leading lives of purpose and civic responsibility.

Cornerstone: Learning for Living: 

Education for American Civic Life: supports efforts to prepare students to become informed and engaged participants in the civic life of their local and national communities.

Transfer Pathways to the Liberal Arts: supports statewide, regional, or consortial academic partnerships between public two-year and private four-year colleges to facilitate transfer and completion of the baccalaureate in the liberal arts.

Research Grant Program

Internet Society Foundation

Statements of Interest accepted anytime.

Supports global research collaborations that advance understanding of the Internet and its value for all. Areas of Focus: Greening the Internet and the Internet Economy.

Capital/Operating/Program Grants

Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation

LOIs accepted throughout the year

These grants serve a range of populations primarily within the Foundation’s priority communities. Most grant requests should align with one of the four core focus areas: HousingHealthJobs, or Education. The Community Services focus area is intended for community organizations operating multiple programs that meet a range of needs, spanning these four core focus areas.

Hayek Fund for Scholars

Institute for Humane Studies

Proposals Accepted Anytime

Supports students and faculty who are researching and teaching ideas within the classical liberal tradition inside the bounds of the social sciences and humanities by funding a wide range of research and career-advancing activities. From paying for PhD application fees to conference presentation travel* to the purchase of crucial data sets, this unique fund helps cover an extensive array of expenses.

Arnold Bentley New Initiatives Fund

Sempre: Society for Education, Music, and Psychology Research

LOIs Accepted Anytime

Support new, interdisciplinary initiatives concerned with the advancement or promotion of research in the psychology of music or music education.

Grant Programs

Nathan Cummings Foundation

LOIs are accepted anytime and reviewed within 60 days.

Applications are reviewed three times/year.

Supports innovative organizations that share the vision of a society that measures its success by how it treats those who have the least, and that works to close the gap between America’s promise and its imperfect practice. Focus areas include: Inclusive Clean Economy, Racial and Economic Justice, Corporate and Political Accountability, Voice, Creativity and Culture.

Amplifying, Disseminating, and Increasing the Public Reach of Research and Practice Supported by BTtoP

Bringing Theory to Practice

Proposals Accepted Anytime

BTtoP’s mission is grounded in three commitments. We believe that undergraduate education should be holistic and transformative, nurturing active and integrative learning, personal well-being, preparation for meaningful work, and democratic citizenship. We believe that “educating the whole student” must include students of all backgrounds, interests, and educational settings. And we believe that the first two commitments require significant change in higher education. Fundable activities include: campus visits and convenings, presentations and reports about research and innovative practice, public and high-visibility writing, media and digital projects.

Various Grants

David & Lucile Packard Foundation

Requests Accepted Anytime

The problems the foundation seeks to solve are complex, requiring long-term commitment to create lasting change. Funds requests for: Conservation and Science; Children, Families, and Communities; Population and Reproductive Health; Organizational Effectiveness; Mission Investing.

Fluor Foundation

The Fluor Foundation

Initial LOIs are reviewed on an ongoing basis

Fluor considers requests for operating, program, capital or endowment support. Priority is given to organizations that feature employee volunteer participation. Areas of focus include: Education (emphasis on STEM), Social Services, Community and Economic Development, and the Environment.

International

opportunity title sponsor due date description

Fellowships in Ancient Near Eastern Studies

W.F. Albright Institute of Archeological Research (Jerusalem)

Deadlines vary by program, but most are due in October or January

Supports students and scholars in ancient Near Eastern studies, including fields of archaeology, anthropology, art history, Bible, epigraphy, historical geography, history, language, literature, philology and religion or related disciplines from pre-history, through early Islamic period. Typically awards up to 20 fellowships annually. Research period should be continuous, without frequent trips outside the country. Residence at the Albright Institute is required for most awards.

Institutional Project Support (IPS) Program

Japan Foundation New York

12/1/2021

The foundation's Institutional Project Support (IPS) Grant Program is designed to encourage innovative and sustained growth of Japanese Studies in the United States. Grants may include support for faculty, instructors, or staff salaries, travel expenses, honoraria for lecturers, visiting scholar support, graduate and undergraduate support, acquisition of research and teaching materials, conference and seminar expenses, or acquisition of library and digital resources.

U.S.-Japan Grant Programs

United States-Japan Foundation

LOIs: 1/15/2022

Supports cooperation between the U.S. and Japan through three programs: Communication/Public Opinion funds projects that raise awareness and address issues that affect bilateral relations and stimulate quality media coverage; Pre-college Education supports improved instruction about Japan in U.S. schools and the U.S. in Japanese schools through creative curriculum development and teacher training; and U.S. Japan Policy funds projects in foreign policy, trade relations, energy and the environment, managing globalization, national identity, and understanding institutions.

Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies

German Studies Association

12/2/2021

Supports up to one year of comparative and interdisciplinary study in the economic, political and social aspects of modern and contemporary German and European affairs at Freie Universitat in Berlin. Program supports scholars in all social science and humanities.

Venetian Research Program

Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation

12/15/2021

Awards up to $20,000 for a full academic year support pre- and postdoctoral research in Venice on the history of Venice and the Venetian Empire, and for study of contemporary Venetian society and culture. Areas of consideration include: archaeology, architecture, art, bibliography, economics, history, law, literature, music, political science, religion and theater.

Development Innovation Ventures (DIV)

U.S. Agency for International Development

Applications Reviewed on a Rolling Basis

Open innovation inspires new solutions to the critical challenges affecting millions of people around the world. It also means that game-changing ideas and solutions come from anyone, anywhere, and at any time. Provides flexible, tiered grant funding to test new ideas, take strategic risks, build evidence of what works, and advance the best solutions. We look for solutions that demonstrate rigorous evidence of impact, cost-effectiveness, and a viable pathway to scale and sustainability.