These summaries of selected funding opportunity announcements with upcoming deadlines are compiled from and from agency announcements.

Find programs with funding in your area of interest by using the Pivot database to search or browse program announcements from federal and regional government sponsors, foundations, and other organizations. Federal agency program announcements are also available on For information on limited submission funding programs, where the sponsor restricts the number of applications or proposals a campus can submit, see Limited Submission Programs on the Sponsored Projects Office website.

The SPO website has additional resources on funding program information. See COVID-19 Funding Opportunities for funding related to COVID-19.

Agriculture Department

For NIFA solicitations, see NIFA Grants.

Monitoring Soil Health Impacts of CRP. Deadline: 7/28/20. Synopsis: Funding is available for one award to collect and analyze soil health data from at least 200 sites on Conservation Reserve Program-enrolled land

Learning, Analytics, and Knowledge Management Support in Kenya. Deadline: 7/31/20. Synopsis: Supports ongoing applied research and analysis of U.S. government food security and economic growth programming in Kenya and East Africa.

Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship. Deadline: 8/7/20. Synopsis: Provides fellowships to individuals from eligible countries who specialize or have experience in agricultural education, research, extension, or other related fields.

Alignment of Pesticide Regulations and Standards. Deadline: 8/10/20. Synopsis: This program aims to support both bilateral and regional approaches to strengthen and align pesticide regulatory systems with those of the United States and international standard setting bodies.

Enabling Agricultural Innovations for Sustainable Food Security: Biotechnology and Seeds Systems in Asia and Africa. Deadline: 8/17/20. Synopsis: The Foreign Agricultural Service seeks to partner with a U.S. land-grant university to carry out trainings and provide technical assistance for select Asian and African decision-makers, technical experts, and stakeholders.

Promoting Science and Rules Based Standards for Processed Food Ingredients in India and China. Deadline: 8/20/20. Synopsis: The FAS seeks to partner with a U.S. university to design and implement two short workshops in India and China, to facilitate engagement in science-based exchange and dialogue with key officials from these countries.

Commerce Department

U.S. Census Bureau Research and Methodology Directorate Cooperative Agreements. Deadline: 7/20/20. Synopsis: This announcement is a mechanism to engage with the research community to encourage and promote statistical, research, and methodology activities within projects that seek to measure perceptions, opinions, beliefs and attitudes toward the Census Bureau.

Metals-based Additive Manufacturing Grant Program. NIST. Deadline: 8/6/20. Synopsis: The NIST Metals-based Additive Manufacturing Grants Program is seeking applications.

Saltonstall-Kennedy Competition. NOAA. Deadline: 8/7/20 for preproposals, 11/20/20 for proposals. Synopsis: Supports fisheries research and development projects addressing aspects of U.S. fisheries, including, but not limited to, harvesting, processing, marketing, and associated business infrastructures.

FY21 Cooperative Research Program (CRP). NOAA. Deadline: 9/25/20. Synopsis: CRP provides opportunity for projects seeking to improve and strengthen the relationship between fisheries researchers from NMFS, state fishery agencies, and universities and the U.S. fishing industry in the Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean.

FY 2021 Implementation of the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System. NOAA. Deadline: 12/31/20. Synopsis: Areas are: Implementation and Development of Regional Coastal Ocean Observing Systems, and Advancing the National Data Management and Cyberinfrastructure System Architecture.

Defense Department

Broad Agency Announcement CRANBAA-20-0002. Deadline: 7/22/20. Synopsis: Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane and the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Joint Hypersonic Transition Office are interested in receiving research proposals in specific areas.

Modeling and Prediction of Complex Dynamical Events (Topic 23). DARPA. Deadline: 7/29/20 for abstracts, 9/1/20 for proposals. Synopsis: The purpose of this Polyplexus Pilot Topic Opportunity Notice is to provide public notification of a research and development funding opportunity on the Polyplexus online platform.

Harnessing Enzymatic Activity for Lifesaving Remedies (HEALR). DARPA. Deadline: 8/11/20 for abstracts, 9/17/20 for proposals. Synopsis: The goal is to develop new medical countermeasures against bacterial pathogens and their toxins by leveraging host degradation and deactivation pathways.

Education Department

Institute of Education Sciences (IES): Statistical and Research Methodology in Education. Deadline: 7/30/20. Synopsis: Supports development of methodological and statistical tools to better enable applied education scientists to conduct rigorous education research.

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS): Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP): Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities Program: Stepping-up Technology Implementation. Deadline: 8/14/20. Synopsis: This competition includes two absolute priorities.

Education Research and Special Education Research Grant Programs. Institute of Education Sciences. Deadline: 8/20/20. Synopsis: The IES National Center for Education Research is announcing four competitions, and the IES National Center for Special Education Research is announcing four competitions.

Energy Department

Research and Development for Advanced Water Resource Recovery Systems. Deadline: 8/4/20 for concept papers, 10/6/20 for applications. Synopsis: The goal is to conduct research, development, and deployment on technology innovations that enable advanced water resource recovery systems.

Environmental Protection Agency

Estimating Children’s Soil and Dust Ingestion Rates for Exposure Science. Deadline: 8/5/20. Synopsis: Supports transdisciplinary research to develop or apply innovative approaches/methods to improve the estimates, better characterize the variability, and reduce the uncertainty concerning chemical exposures via soil and dust ingestion for children aged 6 months through 6 years.

Health and Human Services Department

For more NIH funding opportunities, see Funding.

NIH Digital Healthcare Interventions to Address the Secondary Health Effects Related to Social, Behavioral, and Economic Impact of COVID-19 (R01 - Clinical Trial Optional). Deadline: 8/20/20. Synopsis: The purpose is to focus on the role and impact of digital health interventions to address access, reach, delivery, effectiveness, scalability and sustainability of health assessments and interventions for secondary effects.

NIH Director’s New Innovator Award Program (DP2 Clinical Trial Optional). Deadline: 8/21/20. Synopsis: Supports early stage investigators of exceptional creativity who propose highly innovative research projects with the potential to produce a major impact.

NIH BRAIN Initiative: Proof of Concept Development of Early Stage Next Generation Human Brain Imaging (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). Deadline: 9/3/20. Synopsis: Solicits small-scale projects to prove exceptionally innovative, original and/or unconventional concepts.

Improving Smoking Cessation Interventions among People Living with HIV (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) (R21 Clinical Trial Optional). NIH. Deadline: 9/4/20. Synopsis: Supports research designed to optimize smoking cessation treatment among people living with HIV in the U.S.

Early Stage Investigator HIV/AIDS Research Using Nonhuman Primate (NHP) Models (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIH. Deadline: 9/7/20. Synopsis: Support preclinical HIV/AIDS research using NHP models performed by Early Stage Investigators.

HIV/AIDS Scholars Using Nonhuman Primate (NHP) Models Program (K01 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIH. Deadline: 9/7/20. Synopsis: Supports investigators who are within ten years of completing their terminal professional degree or residency training.

NIH Director’s Pioneer Award Program (DP1 Clinical Trial Optional). Deadline: 9/11/20. Synopsis: Supports individual scientists of exceptional creativity who propose highly innovative research projects with the potential to produce a major impact.

NIH BRAIN Initiative: Theories, Models and Methods for Analysis of Complex Data from the Brain (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). Deadline: 9/14/20. Synopsis: Solicits the development of theories, computational models, and analytical tools to derive understanding of brain function from complex neuroscience data.

Tobacco Use and HIV in Low and Middle-Income Countries (U01 Clinical Trial Optional). NCI. Deadline: 9/24/20. Synopsis: Supports the development and evaluation of tobacco cessation interventions tailored to HIV-positive populations in low-resource settings in LMICs.

Metastasis Research Network (U54 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NCI. Deadline: 9/28/20. Synopsis: The purpose is to develop a comprehensive and cohesive understanding of cancer metastasis.

NIH Director’s Transformative Research Awards (R01 Clinical Trial Optional). Deadline: 9/30/20. Synopsis: Supports individual scientists or groups of scientists proposing groundbreaking, exceptionally innovative, original, and/or unconventional research.

NIH Director’s Emergency Transformative Research Awards (R01 Clinical Trial Optional). Deadline: 9/30/20. Synopsis: This FOA solicits applications responsive only to the COVID-19 public health emergency through support of the CARES Act.

Pilot Projects Increasing the Impact of the NIH Centers for Advancing Research on Botanicals and Other Natural Products (PI2 CARBON) (R03 Clinical Trials Not Allowed). ODS, NCCIH. Deadline: 10/1/20. Synopsis: Supports collaborative pilot research projects focused on potential effects relevant to human health of chemically complex natural products and/or the causal, molecular mechanisms underlying such effects.

Mucosal Immunology Studies Team (MIST) (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIAID. Deadline: 10/9/20. Synopsis: Solicits applications from institutions/organizations to participate in a cooperative research group, MIST.

Development of Standard Core Clinical Outcomes Assessments (COAs) and Endpoints (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Optional). FDA. Deadline: 10/14/20. Synopsis: Supports the development of a publicly available core set(s) of COAs and their related endpoints for specific disease indications or for disease impacts that span multiple rare diseases of similar phenotypes.

U.S. - India Collaborative Environmental Health Research Program (R01 Clinical Trial Optional). NIEHS. Deadline: 10/15/20. Synopsis: Supports collaborative research between U.S.-based researchers and Indian researchers and to gain a comprehensive understanding of the impacts of environmental insults on children and adults across all organ systems.

Administrative Supplements for Research on Dietary Supplements (Admin Supp Clinical Trial Not Allowed]. NIH. Deadline: 10/15/20. Synopsis: Supplemental funding would investigate the role of dietary supplements and/or their ingredients in health maintenance and disease prevention.

Avenir Award Program for Genetics or Epigenetics of Substance Use Disorders (DP1 Clinical Trial Optional). NIDA. Deadline: 10/19/20. Synopsis: Supports early stage investigators proposing highly innovative studies that open new areas of research for the genetics or epigenetics of addiction.

Interventions to Prevent Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) Use Among Adolescents (R01 - Clinical Trial Optional). NIH. Deadline: 10/19/20. Synopsis: Supports research to test the efficacy or effectiveness of interventions to prevent initiation and/or escalation of ENDS use among adolescents; and research on the impact of tobacco control policies on adolescent ENDS use behavior.

NIDDK Centers for Diabetes Translation Research (P30 Clinical Trial Optional). Deadline: 10/20/20. Synopsis: Invites applications that propose a CDTR to advance research along the spectrum of diabetes T2-T4 translational research.

Aging, Cancer-Initiating Cells, and Cancer Development (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NCI, NIA. Deadline: 10/27/20. Synopsis: Supports research on the mechanistic factors and cellular interactions during aging that contribute to cancer initiation.

Large Scale Mapping and/or Molecular Profiling of Ensembles and/or Cell-Types Mediating Opioid Action in the Rodent Brain (R01 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIDA. Deadline: 10/30/20. Synopsis: Supports research that employs innovative scalable technologies to identify, map, and profile cellular ensembles and/or cell-types that produce and/or respond to opioids or that are engaged during different stages of opioid use.

George M. O'Brien Urology Cooperative Research Centers Program (U54 Clinical Trial Optional). NIDDK. Deadline: 11/4/20. Synopsis: This program will foster collaboration to address questions of underlying etiology and biological and clinical features of benign genitourinary diseases and disorders.

Advancing HIV/AIDS Research through Computational Neuroscience FOA (R01 - Clinical Trial Optional). NIDA. Deadline: 11/6/20. Synopsis: Invites computational HIV/AIDS research as it relates to NIDA’s mission through collaborative research.

3D Technologies to Accelerate HTAN Atlas Building Efforts (UH2 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NCI. Deadline: 11/9/20. Synopsis: Each project will lead to the multiplexed 3D characterization of at least one cancer transition investigated by the Human Tumor Atlas Network.

PrEP for HIV Prevention among Substance Using Populations (R01 - Clinical Trial Optional). NIDA, NIAID. Deadline: 11/12/20. Synopsis: Supports research that addresses research gaps related to PrEP and its use among substance users.

Laboratory, Data Analysis, and Coordinating Center (LDACC) for the Developmental Genotype-Tissue Expression Project (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIH. Deadline: 11/13/20. Synopsis: The purpose is to solicit applications to develop and implement an LDACC for the dGTEx Project.

Alcohol-HIV/AIDS Program Project Comorbidities, Coinfections, and Complications Research: Intervention and Cross-Cutting Foundational Research (P01 Clinical Trial Optional). NIAAA. Deadline: 11/17/20. Synopsis: Supports research that can be translated into interventions in order to reduce infection and transmission of HIV in patients with alcohol use disorders.

Nonhuman Primate Reagent Resource (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIAID. Deadline: 11/19/20. Synopsis: Supports an immunologic reagent resource to support and facilitate the optimal use of nonhuman primate models.

Elucidating the Role of Nutrition in Care and Development of Preterm Infants (R01 Clinical Trial Optional). NICHD. Deadline: 11/30/20. Synopsis: Invites applications that address priority gaps in understanding the role of nutrition in the care and development of preterm infants.

Grants for Early Medical/Surgical Specialists’ Transition to Aging Research (GEMSSTAR) (R03 Clinical Trial Optional). NIA. Deadline: 11/30/20. Synopsis: Provides small grants to conduct transdisciplinary aging research that will yield pilot data and experience for subsequent aging research projects.

Mechanistic Studies of the Interaction between SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 and Diseases and Organ Systems of Interest to NIDDK (R01 Clinical Trial Optional). Deadline: 12/16/20. Synopsis: Supports basic and clinical mechanistic research on susceptibility, routes of infection, course of disease, morbidity and mortality in people with pre-existing diseases, or adverse acute or chronic outcomes.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

For more NASA solicitations, see NSPIRES.

NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Phase I. Deadline: 7/22/20. Synopsis: Solicits proposals for studying visionary, yet credible, advanced concepts in the NIAC Program.

Space Technology Research Institutes Appendix. Deadline: 8/4/20. Synopsis: Seeking to invest in university-led, sustained, multi-disciplinary space technology research focused in strategic areas for transformative impact to future NASA exploration and science.

ROSES 2020: Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences. Deadline: Varies, through 4/14/21. Synopsis: ROSES is an omnibus NRA, with many individual program elements, each with its own due dates and topics. All together these cover the wide range of basic and applied supporting research and technology in space and Earth sciences supported by the Science Mission Directorate.

National Science Foundation

For more NSF program deadlines, see Active Funding Opportunities.

Gen-4 Engineering Research Centers (ERC). Deadline: 9/2/20 for letters of intent, 10/2/20 for preliminary proposals. Synopsis: The ERC program supports convergent research that will lead to strong societal impact.

Joint DMS/NIGMS Initiative to Support Research at the Interface of the Biological and Mathematical Sciences (DMS/NIGMS). Deadline: 9/18/20. Synopsis: Supports fundamental research in mathematics and statistics necessary to answer questions in the biological and biomedical sciences.

Division of Chemistry: Disciplinary Research Programs (CHE-DRP). Deadline: 9/30/20, 10/2/20. Synopsis: This solicitation applies to nine CHE Disciplinary Chemistry Research Programs.

Discovery Research PreK-12 (DRK-12). Deadline: 10/7/20. Synopsis: The DRK-12 program has three major research and development strands: Assessment; Learning; and Teaching.

Division of Physics: Investigator-Initiated Research Projects (PHY). Deadline: Varies, 10/19/20-12/8/20. Synopsis: The Division is comprised of disciplinary programs covering experimental and theoretical research in physics.

University of California

California Sea Grant State Fellowship. UC San Diego. Deadline: 7/24/20. Synopsis: Provides an opportunity to acquire hands-on experience in the planning, implementation and management of marine, coastal, and/or watershed resource policies and programs in the state of California.

Small Grant Program. Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety, UC Davis. Deadline: 8/21/20. Synopsis: WCAHS is seeking research proposals that address agricultural health and safety in Arizona, California, Hawaii, and/or Nevada.

Mildred E. Mathias Graduate Student Research Grant Program. Deadline: 9/15/20. Synopsis: Grants encourage students to establish independent research projects at reserves.

Western Integrated Pest Management Center Request for Applications - Ongoing Special Issues. UC Davis. Deadline: Open. Synopsis: The Western IPM Center announces the availability of funds and requests proposals to address special issues in the West – specifically time-sensitive issues that cannot wait until the next regular RFA period.

UC MEXUS Resident Scholars Program. Deadline: Open. Synopsis: The University of California Institute for Mexico and the United States (UC MEXUS) offers an academic residency program for researchers, scholars and artists at critical junctures in their academic careers. Up to four concurrent residencies are available at a time. Please consult UC MEXUS to determine if any positions remain open.

Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP) Mackay California-Pacific Rim Tobacco Policy Scholar Award. UCOP. Deadline: Open. Synopsis: The aim is to foster scientifically informed, evidence-based tobacco control policy and practice in California and the Pacific Rim region by building leadership and cross-regional partnerships among mid-career researchers.

Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP) Scientific Conference Award. UCOP. Deadline: Open. Synopsis: Supports scientific conferences that will disseminate TRDRP-funded research and convene TRDRP investigators and colleagues from different disciplines.

Nonprofit and Other Agencies

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