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. 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.

Integrated Research, Education, and Extension Competitive Grants Program – Organic Transitions. NIFA. Deadline: 3/15/21. Synopsis: Supports programs to improve the competitiveness of organic livestock and crop producers, as well as those who are adopting organic practices.

Rural Community Development Initiative. Deadline: 3/22/21. Synopsis: Provide a program of financial and technical assistance to recipients to develop their capacity and ability to undertake projects related to housing, community facilities, or community and economic development.

Supplemental and Alternative Crops (SAC) Competitive Grants Program. NIFA. Deadline: 3/30/21. Synopsis: Supports projects that lead to expanded adaptation and increased acres in the United States of canola grown for oil and industrial hemp grown for value added products.

Food Safety Outreach Competitive Grants Program. NIFA. Deadline: 4/1/21. Synopsis: Awardees will develop and implement food safety training, education, extension, outreach and technical assistance projects.

Special Research Grants Program Potato Research. NIFA. Deadline: 4/16/21. Synopsis: Supports potato research programs that focus on varietal development and testing and potato varieties for commercial production.

Alfalfa Forage Research Program (AFRP). NIFA. Deadline: 4/16/21. Synopsis: Supports the development of improved alfalfa forage and seed production systems.


Commerce Department

Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) State Partnership Support Program. NIST. Deadline: 3/17/21. Synopsis: Seeks applications to provide support in developing and advancing collaborative relationships between the NIST/MEP, MEP Centers, States and other stakeholders.

NMFS West Coast Region Education and Outreach Program. NOAA. Deadline: 4/26/21. Synopsis: This competition seeks to support projects that educate, engage and inspire the community to play a role in the conservation of WCR marine resources.

2021 Build to Scale Program. EDA. Deadline: 4/29/21. Synopsis: The program invites organizations who are aiding companies in developing the next generation of technologies to apply for funding.


Defense Department

Developing Novel Engineering Design Methodologies for the Classroom, the Department of Defense, and Industry. Air Force Academy. Deadline: 3/18/21. Synopsis: Supports research to develop design methodologies for design teams that produce innovative designs and demonstrate their feasibility for warfighting and other applications.

FY21 Young Investigator Program. Office of Naval Research. Deadline: 3/26/21. Synopsis: Proposals addressing research areas of interest to ONR program officers will be considered.


Energy Department

OPEN 2021. ARPA-E. Deadline: 4/6/21. Synopsis: Supports high-risk R&D leading to the development of potentially disruptive new technologies across the full spectrum of energy applications.


Health and Human Services Department

For more NIH funding opportunities, see Funding.

NEI Translational Research Program (TRP) on Therapy for Visual Disorders (R24 Clinical Trial Optional). Deadline: 4/13/21. Synopsis: Each project should have a well-defined endpoint of developing a device or treatment for a specific ocular disease that is achievable within a five-year time frame.

SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19 and Consequences of Alcohol Use (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (R03 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIAAA. Deadline: 4/14/21. Synopsis: Supports research grants to address urgent, time-sensitive research questions on the relationships between alcohol consumption and COVID-19 related outcomes and consequences.

Fogarty Global Trauma and Injury Research Training Program (D43 Clinical Trial Optional). NIH. Deadline: 4/16/21. Synopsis: The overall objective is to strengthen trauma and injury research capacity at academic institutions in LMICs.

Multi-disciplinary Machine-assisted, Genomic Analysis and Clinical Approaches to Shortening the Rare Diseases Diagnostic Odyssey (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Optional). NCATS. Deadline: 4/19/21. Synopsis: Supports diagnostic strategies for rare diseases that combine machine-assistance, genomic analysis, and clinical consultation.

Biomarkers for Diabetic Foot Ulcers through the Diabetic Foot Consortium (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIDDK. Deadline: 4/22/21. Synopsis: Promotes development of prognostic, monitoring, and diagnostic biomarkers for diabetic foot ulcers that can be used in clinical trials and patient care.

Dermal Physiologically-based Pharmacokinetic (PBPK) Models Accounting for the Absorption and Evaporation of Vehicle/Co-solvent following the Application of Generic Dermatological Products (U01). FDA. Deadline: 4/22/21. Synopsis: The overall objective is to develop an enhanced mechanistic PBPK model for generic dermatological drug products.

The Midlife in the United States Study (U19 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). Deadline: 4/26/21. Synopsis: The goals of the next phase are to complete the fourth wave of longitudinal data collection for the core MIDUS sample and the second wave of the MIDUS refresher sample.

The Midlife in the United States Study - Cognitive and Neurocognitive Precursors of AD/ADRD (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). Deadline: 4/26/21. Synopsis: The purpose to provide in-depth information to elucidate behavioral, social, psychological and biological pathways of risk and resilience to cognitive decline and AD/ADRD.

BRAIN Initiative: New Concepts and Early-Stage Research for Recording and Modulation in the Nervous System (R21) (Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIH. Deadline: 5/3/21. Synopsis: Seeks applications for unique and innovative recording and/or modulation technologies that are in the earliest stage of development.

Institutional Training Programs to Advance Translational Research on Alzheimer's Disease (AD) and AD-Related Dementias (T32). NIA. Deadline: 5/25/21. Synopsis: Supports institutional training programs for predoctoral and postdoctoral level researchers with diverse educational backgrounds.

NIA MSTEM: Advancing Diversity in Aging Research through Undergraduate Education (R25 - Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed). Deadline: 5/25/21. Synopsis: Supports educational activities with a primary focus on: Research Experiences; Curriculum or Methods Development.

NINDS Institutional Research Training Program (T32 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). Deadline: 5/25/21. Synopsis: Supports institutional research training programs in areas relevant to the NINDS mission.

Cancer Prevention, Detection, Diagnosis, and Treatment Technologies for Global Health (U01 Clinical Trial Optional). NCI. Deadline: 6/2/21. Synopsis: Supports the development of cancer-relevant technologies suitable for use in LMICs.

Immune Cell Engineering For Targeted Therapy And Disease Monitoring in Type 1 Diabetes (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIDDK, NIAID. Deadline: 6/22/21. Synopsis: Supports the engineering of immune cells to target the human pancreatic compartment.

Innovation for Tuberculosis Vaccine Discovery (ITVD) (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIAID. Deadline: 6/30/21. Synopsis: Supports the design of novel TB vaccine candidates that exploit innovative approaches and their advancement into preclinical animal model testing.

Tobacco Regulatory Science (R01 Clinical Trial Optional). NIH, FDA. Deadline: 7/14/21. Synopsis: Supports biomedical and behavioral research that will provide scientific data to inform regulation of tobacco products to protect public health.

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.

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


National Aeronautics and Space Administration

For more NASA solicitations, see NSPIRES.

Early Career Faculty (ECF). Deadline: 3/24/21. Synopsis: Supports outstanding new faculty members who intend to develop academic careers related to space technology.

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.

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.

Designing Accountable Software Systems (DASS). Deadline: 4/19/21. Synopsis: 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.

National Robotics Initiative 3.0: Innovations in Integration of Robotics (NRI-3.0) (NRI-3.0). NSF, USDA, NASA, DOT, NIH, NIOSH. Deadline: 5/3/21. Synopsis: Supports research that promotes integration of robots to the benefit of humans including human safety and human independence.

Understanding the Rules of Life: Emergent Networks (URoL:EN). Deadline: 5/10/21. Synopsis: Projects are expected to use convergent approaches that explore emergent network properties of living systems across various levels of organizational scale.

Future Manufacturing (FM). Deadline: 5/14/21. Synopsis: Research areas are: Future Cyber Manufacturing, Future Eco Manufacturing, and Future Biomanufacturing.

NSF Boosting Research Ideas for Transformative and Equitable Advances in Engineering (BRITE). Deadline: 5/25/21. Synopsis: All proposals are expected to address fundamental research that creates new knowledge in one or more Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation program areas.


State of California

Partnering Opportunity for the Discovery Stage Quest Award Research Projects. California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Deadline: 3/18/21. Synopsis: The purpose of the Quest Awards is to promote the discovery of promising new stem cell-based technologies that could be translated to enable broad use and ultimately, improve patient care.


University of California

2022 Aquaculture Awards. California Sea Grant, UCSD. Deadline: 3/9/21 for preproposals, 6/8/21 for proposals. Synopsis: Faculty and academic staff from universities and scientists from research institutions throughout California are invited to apply.

2022 Graduate Research Fellowship. California Sea Grant, UCSD. Deadline: 3/9/21 for preproposals, 6/8/21 for proposals. Synopsis: Applicants must propose to conduct research that addresses specific objectives of the strategic plan, except aquaculture.

A Community-Partnered Approach to Understanding the Social and Systemic Factors Influencing Breast Cancer Risk in Immigrants: Phase 1. California Breast Cancer Research Program, UCOP. Deadline: 3/24/21. Synopsis: Supports community-partnered participatory research teams to conduct a one-year exploratory study and participate in a series of workshops.

Investigating Industry Influence Over Scientific Information on Breast Cancer and the Environment: Exploring the UCSF Industry Documents Library. California Breast Cancer Research Program, UCOP. Deadline: 3/24/21. Synopsis: The goal is to understand examine past efforts by the tobacco, chemical, drug, food, and fossil fuel industries to suppress public awareness of the link between breast cancer and environmental exposures.

Pilot Awards. UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center. Deadline: 4/5/21. Synopsis: Enables new and established investigators to generate pilot data that can be used to advance Alzheimer’s research.

UCB-UCSF Sackler Faculty Collaboration Program. Deadline: 4/20/21. Synopsis: The program provides support for one scientist, ideally alternating from each of the two institutions, to collaborate with colleagues at the other institution each year.

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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