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 Search Grants. 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.

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Agriculture Department

For NIFA solicitations, see NIFA Grants.

Air Force Fiscal Year 2022 Young Investigator Research Program (YIP). Deadline: 5/31/21 for white papers, 7/12/21 for proposals. Synopsis: Supports early in career scientists and engineers who have received Ph.D. or equivalent degrees by 1 April 2015 or later.

Center of Excellence (COE): Brain-Derived Neuromorphic Computing with Intelligent Materials. AFOSR. Deadline: 6/1/21 for white papers, 8/16/21 for proposals. Synopsis: This COE is anticipated to extend the research interests of AFRL in the topical area of neuromorphic computing

Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants. Deadline: 6/4/21. Synopsis: Grants are intended to increase rural access to education, training, and health care resources that are otherwise unavailable or limited in scope.

Scientific Exchanges Program. Foreign Agricultural Service. Deadline: 6/10/21. Synopsis: Promotes collaborative programs among agricultural professionals of eligible countries, the U.S., the international agricultural research system, and U.S. entities conducting research in the agricultural sciences.

2021 Soil Science Collaborative Research Proposals. Deadline: 6/15/21. Synopsis: Eligibility is limited to institutions of higher education in the CESU network.

International Agricultural Education Fellowship Program. Deadline: 6/17/21. Synopsis: Provides opportunities to eligible U.S. citizens with a bachelor’s degree and agricultural experience, curriculum development or program development to assist developing countries.

USDA-NRCS Conservation Innovation Grants On-Farm Conservation Innovation Trials. Deadline: 6/21/21. Synopsis: Priorities: Irrigation Management Technologies; Climate Smart Agricultural Solutions; Management Technologies and Strategies; and Soil Health Demonstration Trial.

Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops. Deadline: 6/25/21. Synopsis: Funds projects to remove, resolve, or mitigate sanitary, phytosanitary, or technical barriers that prohibit or threaten the export of U.S. specialty crops.

Emerging Markets Program. Deadline: 6/25/21. Synopsis: The EMP assists U.S. entities in exports of U.S. agricultural commodities and products by funding activities that enhance emerging markets’ food and rural business systems, including reducing trade barriers.

Commerce Department

NIST Standards Services Curricula Development Cooperative Agreement Program (SSCD CAP). Deadline: 6/1/21. Synopsis: Supports development of curricula to incorporate documentary standards , standards development, and standardization information and content into seminars, modules, courses, and learning resources.

U.S. Census Bureau Research on Record Linkage and Entity Resolution. Deadline: 6/4/21. Synopsis: Supports research that improves measurement of the U.S. population and economy by identifying, evaluating, and assessing the options to expand the population coverage of a production system for record linkage and entity resolution, and to improve the quality of linkages.

CDDRR Capacity Development for Weather, Water, and Climate Forecasting and Disaster Risk Reduction. NOAA. Deadline: 6/7/21. Synopsis: The CDDRR program goal is to improve the performance of all operational meteorological hydrological, and disaster/emergency management services worldwide.

Defense Department

Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Department of Defense Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative (MURI). AFOSR, ARO, ONR. Deadline: 6/7/21 for white papers, 9/13/21 for applications. Synopsis: The program is focused on multidisciplinary research efforts where more than one traditional discipline interacts to provide rapid advances in scientific areas of interest to the DoD.

Computational Cultural Understanding (CCU). DARPA. Deadline: 6/16/21. Synopsis: The program will create cross-cultural language understanding technologies to improve a DoD operator’s situational awareness and interactional effectiveness.

Minerva Research Initiative. Deadline: 6/23/21 for white papers, 9/29/21 for proposals. Synopsis: Aims to promote research in specific areas of social science and to promote a relationship between DoD and the social science academic community.

Environmental Protection Agency

Measurement and Monitoring Methods for Air Toxics and Contaminants of Emerging Concern in the Atmosphere. Deadline: 6/21/21. Synopsis: Supports research to advance air measurement and monitoring methods for air toxics and contaminants of emerging concern in the atmosphere.

Early Career: Measurement and Monitoring Methods for Air Toxics and Contaminants of Emerging Concern in the Atmosphere. Deadline: 6/21/21. Synopsis: Supports research to advance air measurement and monitoring methods for air toxics and contaminants of emerging concern in the atmosphere.

Health and Human Services Department

For more NIH funding opportunities, see Funding.

NIH Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats (CounterACT) Early-stage Investigator Research Award (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIH. Deadline: 7/27/21. Synopsis: The purpose is to recruit Early Stage Investigators to pursue research programs of interest to NIH CCRP.

NIDCR Award for Sustaining Outstanding Achievement in Research (SOAR) (R35 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). Deadline: 7/28/21. Synopsis: The is to provide longer-term support to NIDCR-funded investigators who are in their mid-career stage.

Developmental Mechanisms of Human Structural Birth Defects (P01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NICHD. Deadline: 7/29/21. Synopsis: Supports program projects that integrate approaches to understanding the developmental biology and genetic basis of significant congenital human malformations.

Mechanisms of HIV Resistance to Broadly Neutralizing Antibodies (bNAbs) (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIAID. Deadline: 7/30/21. Synopsis: Encourages multidisciplinary teams to characterize mechanisms that impact resistance to HIV bNAbs and develop strategies to prevent and overcome HIV resistance to bNAbs.

Respond: Epidemiology to End the HIV Epidemic (RESPOND: EEE) (R01 Clinical Trial Optional). NIDA, NIAID, NIMH. Deadline: 7/30/21. Synopsis: Supports applications that address the RESPOND pillar of the EHE initiative.

Prevention Strategies to End the HIV Epidemic (R01 Clinical Trial Optional). NIDA, NIAID, NIMH. Deadline: 7/30/21. Synopsis: Research funded under this FOA will support the goals of the DIAGNOSE and PREVENT pillars of the EHE initiative.

Understanding HIV Reservoir Dynamics (P01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIAID, NIMH. Deadline: 7/30/21. Synopsis: Supports multi-disciplinary applications aimed at understanding changes in the HIV reservoir over time in different cell types and tissues.

Global Infectious Disease Research Training Program [D43 Clinical Trial Optional]. FIC, NIAID. Deadline: 8/3/21. Synopsis: Encourages joint applications for the GID Research Training programs from U.S. and LMIC institutions.

Understanding Post-Transcriptional Regulation of Intact and Defective HIV RNA (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIAID. Deadline: 8/4/21. Synopsis: Encourages exploratory and developmental bi-phasic research.

Multidisciplinary Treatment Approaches to End the HIV Epidemic (R01 Clinical Trial Optional). NIH. Deadline: 8/4/21. Synopsis: Research funded under this FOA will support the goals of the DIAGNOSE and TREAT pillars of the Ending the EHE initiative.

Limited Interaction Targeted Epidemiology (LITE-2): To Advance HIV Prevention (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Optional). NIH. Deadline: 8/4/21. Synopsis: Solicits applications that use innovative technology to conduct epidemiologic studies of large cohorts of U.S. populations at high risk of HIV acquisition.

Consortium for Innovative HIV/AIDS Vaccine and Cure Research (UM1 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIAID. Deadline: 8/4/21. Synopsis: Supports consortia to conduct research toward the prevention and cure of HIV.

Cutting-Edge Basic Research Awards (CEBRA) (R21 Clinical Trial Optional). NIDA. Deadline: 8/10/21. Synopsis: Supports highly innovative or conceptually creative research related to the etiology, pathophysiology, prevention, or treatment of substance use disorders.

Understanding and Addressing the Impact of Structural Racism and Discrimination on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Optional). NIH. Deadline: 8/24/21. Synopsis: Supports observational research and intervention research.

Radiation-Induced Immune Dysfunction (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIAID. Deadline: 8/24/21. Synopsis: Research funded will examine the effects of radiation exposure on the immune system and explore possible treatments for radiation-induced immune dysfunction.

NIDDK Short-Term Research Experience Program to Unlock Potential (STEP-UP) (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). Deadline: 9/1/21. Synopsis: Supports creative educational activities with a primary focus on: Research Experiences; Mentoring Activities.

Emerging Science and Technology in Transplantation (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIAID. Deadline: 9/3/21. Synopsis: Supports interdisciplinary collaborations and facilitates the application of new scientific developments and technologies to the field of transplant immunology.

NIMH Research Education Mentoring Program for HIV/AIDS Researchers (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). Deadline: 9/7/21. Synopsis: Supports educational activities with a focus on: Research Experiences; Mentoring Activities.

Systems Approach to Understand Mechanisms of Heterogeneous Response to Influenza (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIAID. Deadline: 9/8/21. Synopsis: Supports the identification of mechanisms through development and application of computational tools.

NIH Director’s Pioneer Award Program (DP1 Clinical Trial Optional). Deadline: 9/10/21. Synopsis: To be considered pioneering, the proposed research must reflect substantially different scientific directions from those already being pursued in the investigator’s research program or elsewhere.

Mechanism-Focused Research to Promote Adherence to Healthful Behaviors to Prevent Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (AD/ADRD) (R01 Clinical Trial Optional). NIA. Deadline: 9/15/21. Synopsis: This FOA will specifically support ancillary studies to ongoing, early- to late-stage clinical intervention trials.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

For more NASA solicitations, see NSPIRES.

D.4 University Leadership Initiative (ULI). Deadline: 6/22/21. Synopsis: Provides the opportunity for university teams to exercise technical and organizational leadership in proposing unique technical challenges in aeronautics.

Early Stage Innovations (ESI). Deadline: 6/28/21. Synopsis: Seeks proposals from U.S. universities to develop unique, disruptive, or transformational space technologies that have the potential to lead to dramatic improvements at the system level.

ROSES 2021: Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences. Deadline: Varies, through 4/28/22. 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 funding opportunities, see Active Funding Opportunities.

Engineering Research Initiation (ERI). Deadline: 6/18/21. Synopsis: Supports new investigators as they initiate their research programs and advance in their careers as researchers, educators, and innovators.

Office of Polar Programs Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (OPP-PRF). Deadline: 6/18/21. Synopsis: Offers fellowships to provide opportunities for early career scientists, including social scientists.

Trans-Atlantic Platform Recovery, Renewal, and Resilience in a Post-Pandemic World (T-AP RRR). Deadline: 7/12/21. Synopsis: Supports international, collaborative research projects that address key gaps in our understanding of the complex societal effects of COVID-19.

Dear Colleague Letter: NSF/SBE Participating in the Trans-Atlantic Platform Recovery, Renewal and Resilience in a Post-Pandemic World Call for Proposals. Deadline: 7/12/21. Synopsis: Supports international collaborative research projects that address key gaps in understanding the complex and dynamic societal effects of COVID-19.

Racial Equity in STEM Education (EHR Racial Equity). Deadline: 7/13/21. Synopsis: Supports bold, ground-breaking, and potentially transformative projects addressing systemic racism in STEM.

Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources (IUSE: EHR). Deadline: 7/21/21. Synopsis: The program features two tracks: Engaged Student Learning, and Institutional and Community Transformation.

Resilient & Intelligent NextG Systems (RINGS). Deadline: 7/29/21. Synopsis: NSF, DOD, NIST, and multiple industry partners have come together to develop this program that seeks to support research that will lead to resilient NextG network systems.

Research Experiences for Teachers Sites in Biological Sciences (BIORETS). Deadline: 8/2/21. Synopsis: Supports active research by cohorts of middle school teachers, high school teachers and/or community college faculty.

NSF Program on Fairness in Artificial Intelligence in Collaboration with Amazon (FAI). Deadline: 8/3/21. Synopsis: Supports computational research focused on fairness in AI.

Geoinformatics (GI). Deadline: 8/6/21. Synopsis: Supports development of cyberinfrastructure for the Earth Sciences.

Grand Challenges in Integrative Geospace Sciences: Advancing National Space Weather Expertise and Research toward Societal Resilience (ANSWERS). Deadline: 8/23/21. Synopsis: The goal to bring together collaborative teams of solar and geospace observers, theorists, modelers, experimenters, educators and computational experts to address some of the most challenging problems in solar and space physics and space weather.

Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program. Deadline: 8/31/21. Synopsis: Invites proposals that address the need for recruiting, preparing, and retaining elementary and secondary mathematics and science teachers and teacher leaders in high-need school districts.

State of California

Environmental Justice Small Grants. California EPA. Deadline: 6/30/21. Synopsis: Supports non-profit community organizations and federally-recognized Tribal governments address environmental justice issues in areas disproportionately affected by environmental pollution and hazards.

University of California

Basic Biomedical Sciences Discovery Initiative. California HIV/AIDS Research Program, UCOP. Deadline: 5/31/21 for letters of intent, 8/12/21 for applications. Synopsis: Supports exceptionally innovative pilot studies of early-stage basic biomedical HIV research.

California Sea Grant Extension Ocean Resources Fellowship Request for Applications. Deadline: 5/27/21. Synopsis: Th fellow will generate information and facilitate connections among California’s public, resource managers, and ocean resources to inform decisions surrounding the state’s marine fisheries enhancement and aquaculture efforts.

UC Multicampus-National Lab Collaborative Research and Training (UC-NL CRT) Awards. UCOP. Deadline: 5/27/21 for letters of intent, 8/5/21 for proposals. Synopsis: Awards supports collaborations consisting of at least three UC campuses and either LANL or LLNL conducting research in one of three strategic areas targeted in the RFP.

UC-National Lab In-Residence Graduate Fellowships (UC-NL GF). UCOP. Deadline: 6/3/21 for letters of intent, 9/2/21 for proposals. Synopsis: Fellowships support doctoral graduate students to conduct in-residence dissertation research at LANL or LLNL.

Californians Linking Action with Science for Prevention of Breast Cancer (CLASP-BC): Phase 1 Convener. California Breast Cancer Research Program, UCOP. Deadline: 7/21/21. Synopsis: Aims to advance prevention of breast cancer by developing, disseminating, implementing, and evaluating population-based primary prevention interventions with a focus on diverse and medically underserved communities.

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.

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

Mackay California-Pacific Rim Tobacco Policy Scholar Award. Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP). 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.

Nonprofit and Other Agencies

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