These summaries of selected funding opportunity announcements with upcoming deadlines are compiled from Grants.gov 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 Grants.gov: 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.

Farm of the Future. NIFA. Deadline: 10/15/21. Synopsis: Supports a rural test bed for precision agriculture, smart automation, data connectivity and transfer, and to demonstrate best practices in climate-smart agriculture, forestry, and animal production systems that enhance sustainability and farm profitability.

Conservation Outreach: Racial Equity and Justice Conservation Cooperative Agreements. Deadline: 10/25/21. Synopsis: Projects should identify and remove barriers to accessing information and programs and reach historically underserved groups through a combination of outreach and technical assistance in managing natural resources that address four NRCS priority areas.


Commerce Department

FY 2021 STEM Talent Challenge Program. Deadline: 10/12/21. Synopsis: The U.S. Economic Development Administration is seeking applications to create and implement innovative STEM apprenticeship models that complement their respective region’s innovation economy.

Integrated Research on Coastal and Ocean Acidification and Harmful Algal Blooms. NOAA. Deadline: 10/14/21 for letters of intent, 1/19/22 for applications. Synopsis: Soliciting proposals for research that must address the interaction between coastal and ocean acidification and harmful algal blooms.

Climate Program Office (CPO), Regional Integrated Science and Assessments (RISA) FY2022. Deadline: 10/19/21 for letters of intent; 1/11/22 for applications. Synopsis: The RISA program builds relationships that help local decision makers and researchers collaborate on adapting to climate change.

FY2022 Marine Debris Prevention. NOAA. Deadline: 10/19/21 for letters of intent, 2/11/22 for proposals. Synopsis: Supports the development and implementation of locally driven, marine debris assessment, removal and prevention projects that benefit coastal habitat, waterways, and marine and Great Lake resources.

FY 2022 US Marine Life Observations: Coordinated Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (MBON) and Animal Telemetry Network (ATN) Activities to Ensure Resilient, Productive Ecosystems and Human Communities in the Face of Change. NOAA. Deadline: 12/17/21. Synopsis: NOAA and partner agencies, including NASA, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, and the Office of Naval Research, request proposals.


Defense Department

FY2022 Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship (VBFF) Program. Deadline: 10/15/21 for white papers, 2/4/22 for proposals. Synopsis: This FOA seeks distinguished researchers for the purpose of conducting innovative basic research in areas of interest to the DoD.

FY22 Young Investigator Program. ONR. Deadline: 10/22/21. Synopsis: The Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program supports academic scientists and engineers who are in their first or second full-time tenure-track or tenure-track-equivalent academic appointment.

Arcadia. DARPA. Deadline: 10/25/21 for abstracts, 12/15/21 for proposals. Synopsis: Soliciting innovative proposals to develop beneficial, functional biofilms capable of reducing drag, decreasing corrosion, or inhibiting black mold growth on military material.

Hardening Development Toolchains Against Emergent Execution Engines (HARDEN) Department of Defense. DARPA. Deadline: 11/4/21. Synopsis: Areas of interest: tools to anticipate, isolate, and mitigate adversarially programmable emergent behaviors in integrated software systems, and tools to protect intended software abstractions from adversarial reuse.


Environmental Protection Agency

Cumulative Health Impacts at the Intersection of Climate Change, Environmental Justice, and Vulnerable Populations/Lifestages: Community-Based Research for Solutions. Deadline: 11/16/21. Synopsis: Supports transdisciplinary research with approaches that explore and analyze environmental problems at the intersection of climate change, environmental justice, and vulnerable populations/lifestages.

Environmental Education Local Grants Program for Region 9. Deadline: 12/6/21. Synopsis: Supports locally focused environmental education projects that increase public awareness and knowledge about environmental issues and provide skills to make informed decisions and take responsible actions toward the environment.


Health and Human Services Department

For more NIH funding opportunities, see Funding.

Deciphering Immune-CNS interactions in people living with HIV on Anti-Retroviral therapy (R01 Clinical Trial Optional). NIMH, NINDS. Deadline: 12/7/21. Synopsis: Supports studies on mechanisms contributing to the CNS co-morbidities in people living with HIV on Anti-Retroviral therapy.

Deciphering Immune-CNS interactions in HIV utilizing in-vitro and in-vivo model systems (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIMH, NINDS. Deadline: 12/7/21. Synopsis: Supports studies on mechanisms contributing to the CNS co-morbidities in people living with HIV on Anti-Retroviral therapy.

Brazil Regional Prospective Observational Research in Tuberculosis (RePORT) (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIAID. Deadline: 12/8/21. Synopsis: Supports a network that will leverage the clinical research infrastructure of Brazil to advance understanding of the factors that impact outcomes of tuberculosis infection and TB disease.

American Women: Assessing Risk Epidemiologically (AWARE) (R01 Clinical Trial Optional). NIH. Deadline: 12/9/21. Synopsis: Supportd research that combines epidemiologic methods, digital technology, and data science approaches to better understand HIV prevention, transmission, and early care-cascade points for women living in the U.S.

Global Brain and Nervous System Disorders Research Across the Lifespan (R01 Clinical Trials Optional). NIH. Deadline: 12/9/21. Synopsis: Supports research projects with low- and middle-income country institutions/scientists on brain and other nervous system function and disorders.

Global Brain and Nervous System Disorders Research Across the Lifespan (R21 Clinical Trial Optional). NIH. Deadline: 12/9/21. Synopsis: Supports exploratory/developmental research, piloting innovative, collaborative research projects with low- and middle-income country institutions/scientists.

Effectiveness and Implementation Research for Post-Acute Interventions to Optimize Long-Term Mental Health Outcomes in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (R34 Clinical Trial Optional). NIMH. Deadline: 12/9/21. Synopsis: Seeks research applications for effectiveness and implementation science on the post-acute management of mental health conditions.

Implementation Science for Cancer Control in People Living with HIV in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (U01 Clinical Trial Optional). NCI. Deadline: 12/15/21. Synopsis: The purpose is to accelerate the integration of evidence-based cancer control interventions for PLWH by leveraging existing HIV treatment and prevention infrastructure.

Collaborative Partnership between Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) and Alcohol Research Centers (U54 Clinical Trial Optional). NIAAA. Deadline: 12/15/21. Synopsis: Seeks applications for planning and implementation of collaborative partnerships between RCMI and institutions with extensive alcohol research programs.

The role of Epstein Barr virus (EBV) infection in Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) and Hodgkin disease (HD) development with or without an underlying HIV infection (U01 Clinical Trial Optional). NCI. Deadline: 12/15/21. Synopsis: The goal is to increase our knowledge through mechanistic, epidemiological, or translational studies.

HIV Prevention and Alcohol (R01 Clinical Trials Optional). NIAAA. Deadline: 12/16/21. Synopsis: Seeks to expand the HIV/AIDS prevention toolkit among alcohol-impacted populations with a range of patterns of episodic and long-term use and associated behavioral and biological risks for HIV acquisition.

HIV Prevention and Alcohol (R34 Clinical Trials Optional). NIAAA. Deadline: 12/16/21. Synopsis: Seeks to expand the HIV/AIDS prevention toolkit among alcohol-impacted populations with a range of patterns of episodic and long-term use and associated behavioral and biological risks for HIV acquisition.

Interventions for Stigma Reduction to Improve HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment and Care in Low- and Middle- Income Countries (R01 - Clinical Trial Optional). NIH. Deadline: 12/20/21. Synopsis: Supports interventions to reduce the impact of HIV-associated stigma on the prevention and treatment of HIV infection and/or AIDS, and on the quality of life of People Living with HIV and/or AIDS.

Mechanism for Time-Sensitive Drug Abuse Research (R21 Clinical Trial Optional). NIDA. Deadline: 1/11/22. Synopsis: Supports pilot, feasibility, or exploratory research in priority areas in substance use epidemiology, prevention, and health services.

Systems Biology for Infectious Diseases (U19 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIAID. Deadline: 1/14/22. Synopsis: Supports research that employs systems biology approaches to human pathogens.

Pharmacokinetics (PK) and Pharmacodynamics (PD) of THC in Cannabis and Cannabis Products (R01 - Clinical Trial Optional). NIDA. Deadline: 2/9/22. Synopsis: Supports research on the PK and PD effects of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) that is present in cannabis and cannabis products.

Pharmacokinetics (PK) and Pharmacodynamics (PD) of THC in Cannabis and Cannabis Products (R21 - Clinical Trial Optional). NIDA. Deadline: 2/9/22. Synopsis: Supports research on the PK and PD effects of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) that is present in cannabis and cannabis products.

NIA Career Transition Award (K22 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed). Deadline: 2/12/22. Synopsis: The purpose is to facilitate the transition of mentored researchers to tenure-track faculty positions conducting research that advances the mission of NIA.

High Priority HIV and Substance Use Research (R01 Clinical Trial Optional). NIDA. Deadline: 2/15/22. Synopsis: Supports high priority research at the intersection of HIV and substance use.


National Aeronautics and Space Administration

For more NASA solicitations, see NSPIRES.

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 the NSF Funding Search.

Reproducible Cells and Organoids via Directed- Differentiation Encoding (RECODE). Deadline: 11/22/21 for preliminary proposals, 3/31/22 for proposals. Synopsis: Seeks proposals that elucidate mechanisms of, and develop strategies to, direct the differentiation of undifferentiated cells into mature, functional cells or organoids.

Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID). Deadline: 11/24/21. Synopsis: Supports research on the ecological, evolutionary, organismal, and social drivers that influence the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases.

EHR Core Research - Resource Coordination Hub (ECR Hub). Deadline: 12/1/21. Synopsis: ECR Hub will be an intellectual partner to the ECR:Core and the ECR Building Capacity in STEM Education Research grantee communities and the NSF.

NSF-Simons Collaboration on a National Institute for Theory and Mathematics in Biology (NITMB). Deadline: 12/1/21 for preliminary proposals, 7/18/22 for proposals. Synopsis: NSF and the Simons Foundation are jointly sponsoring a new research institute to facilitate collaborations among groups of mathematicians and biologists.

World Trade Center Health Research related to WTC Survivors (U01-No Applications with Responders Accepted). CDC. Deadline: 12/7/21. Synopsis: NIOSH is soliciting applications for research among enrolled certified-eligible WTC survivors and similarly exposed populations in New York City in Manhattan between Houston Street and 14th Street and in Brooklyn.

Cyberinfrastructure for Sustained Scientific Innovation (CSSI). Deadline: 12/8/21. Synopsis: Seeks to enable funding opportunities that are flexible and responsive to the evolving and emerging needs in cyberinfrastructure.

Japan-U.S. Network Opportunity (JUNO). Deadline: 12/13/21. Synopsis: NSF and the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology of Japan support research on programmable networks for next generation core and beyond 5th Generation/6th Generation mobile networks.

ANR - NSF/Physics/MCB Lead Agency Opportunity at the Physics - Molecular and Cellular Biosciences Interface. Deadline: 12/14/21. Synopsis: NSF and the French Agence Nationale de la Recherche encourage collaboration between U.S. and French research communities.

Computer and Information Science and Engineering: Core Programs. Deadline: 12/22/21 for medium and OAC projects, open for small projects. Synopsis: Supports projects that develop new knowledge in all aspects of computing, communications, and information science and engineering, as well as advanced cyberinfrastructure.

Biology Integration Institutes (BII). Deadline: 1/12/22. Synopsis: Supports collaborative teams of researchers investigating questions that span multiple disciplines within and beyond biology.

Dear Colleague Letter: CHE Mid-scale Research Infrastructure Planning Workshops. Deadline: 1/14/22. Synopsis: Funds workshops addressing critical needs for unique research infrastructure at the national level, with potential to significantly advance chemistry research.

Research on the Science and Technology Enterprise: Indicators, Statistics, and Methods (NCSES S&T). Deadline: 1/18/22. Synopsis: NCSES invites proposals for research projects, doctoral dissertation improvement awards, conferences, experimental research, survey research and data collection, and dissemination projects

Human-Environment and Geographical Sciences Program (HEGS). Deadline: 1/18/22, 8/16/22. Synopsis: Supports research about the nature, causes and/or consequences of the spatial distribution of human activity and/or environmental processes across a range of scales.

Integrative Research in Biology (IntBIO). Deadline: 1/25/22. Synopsis: Supports collaborative projects that tackle bold questions in biology and require an integrated approach to make substantive progress.

Development of Microbiome-Related Approaches for Diagnosis/Mitigation/Treatment of Radiation Injuries (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIAID. Deadline: 2/9/22. Synopsis: Supports research on how the microbiome affects radiation injury and to develop medical countermeasures that target the microbiome.


University of California

Call for Applications: California Breast Cancer Research Program. UCOP. Deadline: Varies, 10/21/21-2/24/22. Synopsis: Award types: Innovative Developmental and Exploratory Award (IDEA); Translational Research Award; Community Research Collaboration (CRC) awards; Standard and Community-Led Conference awards.

President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. UCOP. Deadline: 11/1/21. Synopsis: Offers postdoctoral research fellowships and faculty mentoring to scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to the diversity and equal opportunity at the University of California.

Community Research Collaboration Awards. California Breast Cancer Research Program, UCOP. Deadline: 11/4/21 for research plans, 3/3/21 for applications. Synopsis: Funds community organizations to work in teams with well-trained, experienced research scientists.

KITP Scholars. Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, UCSB. Deadline: 12/15/21. Synopsis: Supports visiting researchers in physics who are faculty at teaching intensive U.S. colleges.

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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