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.

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Agriculture Department

For NIFA solicitations, see NIFA Grants.

NRCS’s Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). Deadline: 11/4/20. Synopsis: Promotes coordination of NRCS conservation activities with partners that offer value-added contributions to expand our collective ability to address on-farm, watershed, and regional natural resource concerns.


Commerce Department

FY 2020 STEM Talent Challenge Program. Economic Development Administration. Deadline: 10/14/20. Synopsis: EDA is seeking applications to create and implement innovative STEM apprenticeship models that complement their respective region’s innovation economy.

FY 2021 Marine Fisheries Initiative (MARFIN). NOAA. Deadline: 10/23/20. Synopsis: Supports projects that optimize the use of fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and off the South Atlantic states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, involving the U.S. fishing industry.

FY2021 Marine Debris Research. NOAA. Deadline: 11/5/20 for letters of intent, 2/8/21 for applications. Synopsis: Supports research directly related to marine debris through field, laboratory, and modeling experiments.

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.


Energy Department

Enabling Gasification of Blended Coal, Biomass and Plastic Wastes to Produce Hydrogen with Potential for Net Negative Carbon Dioxide Emissions. NETL. Deadline: 11/22/20. Synopsis: The objective is to generate lab-scale data and experience to further encourage the development of technologies and commercial approaches to enable a hydrogen-based energy economy while achieving net-negative CO2 emissions.

Carbon Ore, Rare Earth and Critical Minerals (CORE-CM) Initiative for United States (U.S.) Basins. NETL. Deadline: 1/5/21. Synopsis: Supports development and implementation of U.S. regional strategies through recipient-developed and coalition-led efforts for multiple U.S. basins that will enable the realization of the full economic potential of producing Rare Earth Elements, Critical Minerals, and high-value, nonfuel, Carbon-Based Products from coal.


Environmental Protection Agency

Center for Early Lifestage Vulnerabilities to Environmental Stressors. Deadline: 11/12/20. Synopsis: EPA is interested in supporting a transdisciplinary research center to better understand potential causal relationships among cumulative exposures to chemicals and non-chemical environmental stressors during early lifestages and modifying factors that result in adverse developmental health effects.


Health and Human Services Department

For more NIH funding opportunities, see Funding.

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.

NCI Outstanding Investigator Award (R35 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). Deadline: 11/6/20. Synopsis: Provides long-term support to accomplished investigators.

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.

NCI Pediatric In Vivo Testing Program (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). Deadline: 11/9/20. Synopsis: Invites applications from Research Teams that have developed panels of genomically characterized pediatric cancer models.

NCI Pediatric In Vivo Testing Program Coordinating Center (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). Deadline: 11/9/20. Synopsis: This FOA is for a Coordinating Center.

Integrative Research to Understand the Impact of Sex Differences on the Molecular Determinants of AD Risk and Responsiveness to Treatment (R01 Clinical Trial Optional). NIA. Deadline: 11/10/20. Synopsis: Invites applications that apply a cross-disciplinary and team science approach to gain comprehensive mechanistic understanding of the impact of sex differences.

Chronic Kidney Diseases of UnceRtain Etiology (CKDu) in Agricultural Communities (CURE) Research Consortium - Field Epidemiology Sites (U01 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIH. Deadline: 11/10/20. Synopsis: This collaborative research consortium will bring together a broad range of expertise and enable discovery science to understand the cause or causes of CKDu and disease progression.

Chronic Kidney Diseases of UnceRtain Etiology (CKDu) in Agricultural Communities (CURE) Research Consortium – Renal Science Core (U01 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIH. Deadline: 11/10/20. Synopsis: This collaborative research consortium will bring together a broad range of expertise and enable discovery science to understand the cause or causes of CKDu and disease progression.

Chronic Kidney Diseases of UnceRtain Etiology (CKDu) in Agricultural Communities (CURE) Research Consortium - Scientific Data Coordinating Center (SDCC) (U24 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIH. Deadline: 11/10/20. Synopsis: This collaborative research consortium will bring together a broad range of expertise and enable discovery science to understand the cause or causes of CKDu and disease progression.

Integrative Research to Understand the Impact of Sex Differences on the Molecular Determinants of AD Risk and Responsiveness to Treatment (R01 Clinical Trial Optional). NIA. Deadline: 11/10/20. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications that apply a cross-disciplinary and team science approach to gain comprehensive mechanistic understanding.

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.

Core Infrastructure Support for Cancer Epidemiology Cohorts (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NCI. Deadline: 11/12/20. Synopsis: This FOA is intended to support the maintenance of existing CECs infrastructure and resource sharing with broader scientific communities.

Multi-disciplinary Machine-assisted, Genomic Analysis and Clinical Approaches to Shortening the Rare Diseases Diagnostic Odyssey (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NCATS. Deadline: 11/12/20. Synopsis: Supports multidisciplinary diagnostic strategies for rare diseases that combine machine-assistance, genomic analysis, and clinical consultation.

Genomic Data Analysis Network: Genomic Data Center (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NCI. Deadline: 11/12/20. Synopsis: This FOA is designed to support genomic programs managed by the Center for Cancer Genomics.

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.

Using Human Cell Animal Chimera Brains to Study HIV Latency and Pathology (R01 - Clinical Trials Not Allowed). NIDA. Deadline: 11/13/20. Synopsis: Invites applications for pre-clinical and translational research using human cell-mice chimera animals to study HIV pathology in functional live brain environments, with the presence of abused substances.

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.

The NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). Deadline: 11/18/20. Synopsis: The award will facilitate the transition of talented graduate students into successful cancer research postdoctoral appointments.

New Models of Integrated HIV/AIDS, Addiction, and Primary Care Services (R01 Clinical Trial Required) (R34 - Clinical Trial Optional). NIDA. Deadline: 11/18/20. Synopsis: Supports the development and testing of enhanced models of care that are able to optimally integrate HIV, addiction, and primary care services.

HEAL Initiative: Non-addictive Analgesic Therapeutics Development [Small Molecules and Biologics] to Treat Pain (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Optional). NIH. Deadline: 11/18/20. Synopsis: Supports preclinical optimization and development of safe, effective, and non-addictive small molecule and biologic therapeutics to treat pain.

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.

Harnessing Data Science for Health Discovery and Innovation in Africa (DS-I Africa) Research Training Program (U2RClinical Trial Optional). NIH. Deadline: 11/24/20. Synopsis: Training programs must focus on building institutional capacity at one or more African institutions and train African researchers.

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.

NIEHS Research Intensive Short Courses and Educational Opportunities (NIEHS RISE) (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). Deadline: 11/30/20. Synopsis: Supports creative educational activities with a primary focus on: Courses for Skills Development.

Maternal and Pediatric Precision in Therapeutics (MPRINT) Knowledge and Research Coordination Center (P30 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (P50 Clinical Trial Optional). NICHD. Deadline: 11/30/20. Synopsis: The MPRINT Hub will serve as a national resource for expertise in maternal and pediatric therapeutics.

Centers to Advance Research in Endometriosis (CARE) (P01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIH. Deadline: 11/30/20. Synopsis: The goal is to improve female reproductive health through successful prevention and treatment of endometriosis.

NIAID Research Education Program (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). Deadline: 12/7/20. Synopsis: Supports creative educational activities related to NIAID’s mission areas.

Exploratory/Developmental Grants Related to the World Trade Center Health Program (R21). NIOSH, NIA. Deadline: 12/8/20. Synopsis: Supports projects that address/mitigate/improve issues related to diagnostic or treatment uncertainty with respect to individuals receiving monitoring and/or treatment.

Translational Research in Maternal and Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) (R21 Clinical Trial Optional). NICHD, ORWH. Deadline: 12/10/20. Synopsis: The overall goal is to improve drug safety and efficacy for maternal and pediatric precision therapeutics.

Device-Based Treatments for Substance Use Disorders (UG3/UH3, Clinical Trial Optional). NIDA, NIAAA. Deadline: 12/15/20. Synopsis: The purpose is to accelerate the development of devices to treat SUDs.

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.

NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research: Functional Neural Circuits of Interoception (R01, Clinical Trial Not Allowed). Deadline: 12/18/20. Synopsis: The goal is to enhance our fundamental understanding of interoception with a specific focus on dissecting and determining the function of neural circuits that connects peripheral organs/tissues with the central nervous system via peripheral ganglia.

NCI Research Specialist (Core-based Scientist) Award (R50 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). Deadline: 1/4/21. Synopsis: This FOA is specifically for core/shared resource/central scientific support scientists.

NCI Research Specialist (Laboratory-based Scientist) Award (R50 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). Deadline: 1/4/21. Synopsis: This FOA is specifically for laboratory-based scientists.

NIDDK Catalyst Award (DP1 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). Deadline: 1/6/21. Synopsis: Supports individual scientists who propose pioneering and transformational studies.

NEI Audacious Goals Initiative: Translation-Enabling Models to Evaluate Survival and Integration of Regenerated Neurons in the Visual System (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). Deadline: 1/15/21. Synopsis: This FOA seeks to develop models that emulate critical aspects of a human blinding disease that might be amenable to regenerative therapy.

Toward ElucidAting MechanismS Contributing to HIV Reservoirs in NIDDK-relevant Tissues (Cure TEAMS) (R01 Clinical Trial Optional). Deadline: 2/3/21. Synopsis: Supports multidisciplinary research teams with complementary expertise in HIV and physiology, pathophysiology, pathobiology, and/or metabolism.

Clinical Translation of Activated Optical Fluorescence Methods and Technologies for Sensitive Cancer Detection in Vivo (R01 Clinical Trial Optional). NCI. Deadline: 2/10/21. Synopsis: The purpose is to bring a highly sensitive imaging technology capable of detecting very small (1-3 mm3) tumors in vivo to clinical utility.

RESolution of InflammaTion in EnvirOnmentally Related diseasE (RESTORE) (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIEHS. Deadline: 2/11/21. Synopsis: The initial phase of this program is focused on understanding how chronic exposure to air pollution interferes with resolution of inflammation in pulmonary, cardiovascular, and metabolic systems and diseases.

BRAIN Initiative: Pilot Resources for Brain Cell Type-Specific Access and Manipulation Across Vertebrate Species (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIH. Deadline: 2/11/21. Synopsis: Support development of technologies, production efforts, and dissemination resources for a cell type-specific armamentarium to study brain function across species.


National Aeronautics and Space Administration

For more NASA solicitations, see NSPIRES.

NASA Space Technology Graduate Research Opportunities - Fall 2021 (NSTGRO21). Deadline: 11/2/20. Synopsis: Sponsors graduate student research that has significant potential to create innovative new space technologies.

University Student Research Challenge. Deadline: 11/12/20. Synopsis: USRC will provide students with grants for their projects and it includes the challenge of raising a modest amount of cost share funds through crowdfunding platform.

Use of the Nasa Physical Sciences Informatics System Appendix G. Deadline: 12/15/20. Synopsis: Solicits ground-based research proposals to generate new scientific insights by utilizing experimental data residing in NASA’s Physical Sciences Informatics system.

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 funding opportunities, see Active Funding Opportunities.

International Research Experiences for Students (IRES). Deadline: 11/9/20 for Track II, 11/12/20 for Track I. Synopsis: Supports international research and research-related activities for U.S. science and engineering students.

Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE): Core Programs. Deadline: 11/12/20. Synopsis: CISE supports research and education projects that develop new knowledge in all aspects of computing, communications, and information science and engineering, as well as advanced cyberinfrastructure.

Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID). Deadline: 11/18/20. Synopsis: The multi-agency program supports research on the ecological, evolutionary, and social drivers that influence the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases.

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB). Deadline: 11/18/20. Synopsis: Awards fellowships to recent recipients of the doctoral degree for research and training in selected areas supported by BIO.

NSF Dynamic Language Infrastructure - NEH Documenting Endangered Languages (DLI-DEL). NSF, NEH. Deadline: 11/18/20. Synopsis: Supports projects to develop and advance knowledge concerning dynamic language infrastructure in the context of endangered human languages.

Division of Materials Research: Topical Materials Research Programs: Biomaterials (BMAT), Condensed Matter Physics (CMP), Metals and Metallic Nanostructures (MMN), Polymers (POL) (DMR-TMRP BMAT, CMP, MMN, POL). Deadline: 11/22/20. Synopsis: Focuses on advancing fundamental understanding of materials, materials discovery, design, synthesis, characterization, properties, and materials-related phenomena.

Cyberinfrastructure for Sustained Scientific Innovation (CSSI). Deadline: 11/28/20. Synopsis: Seeks to enable funding opportunities that are flexible and responsive to the evolving and emerging needs in cyberinfrastructure.

Dear Colleague Letter: ANR - NSF/Physics/MCB Lead Agency Opportunity at the Physics - Molecular and Cellular Biosciences Interface. Deadline: 12/1/20. Synopsis: NSF and the French Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR) have signed an agreement on Research Cooperation.

Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRCNS). NSF, NIH, DOE, BMBF, ANR, BSF, NICT, AEI, ISCII. Deadline: 12/10/20. Synopsis: Supports activities on nervous system structure and function, mechanisms underlying nervous system disorders, and computational strategies used by the nervous system.

Arctic Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (Arctic DDRIG) Arctic Social Sciences, Arctic System Sciences, and Arctic Observing Network (DDRIG). Deadline: 12/15/20. Synopsis: Supports dissertation-level research about and related to the Arctic region.

CISE Community Research Infrastructure (CCRI). Deadline: 12/15/20 for letters of intent, 1/28/21 for proposals. Synopsis: Supports diverse communities of CISE researchers pursuing focused research agendas in computer and information science and engineering.

Sustainable Regional Systems Research Networks (SRS RNs). Deadline: 1/11/21. Synopsis: The purpose is to develop and support interdisciplinary, multi-organizational teams to produce cutting-edge convergent research, education, and outreach that addresses grand challenges in sustainable regional systems.

Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL). Deadline: 1/12/21. Synopsis: Supports : Pilots and Feasibility Studies; Research in Service to Practice; Innovations in Development; Broad Implementation; Literature Reviews, Syntheses, or Meta-Analyses; and Conferences.

Biology Integration Institutes (BII). Deadline: 1/13/21. Synopsis: Supports collaborative teams of researchers investigating questions that span multiple disciplines within and beyond biology.

Focused Research Hubs in Theoretical Physics (FRHTP). Deadline: 1/15/21. Synopsis: The specific hub topics for this solicitation are: Theoretical Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics; Quantum Information Science; and Theoretical Nuclear Physics.

Research on Emerging Technologies for Teaching and Learning (RETTL). Deadline: 1/25/21. Synopsis: Funds exploratory and synergistic research in emerging technologies (to include, but not limited to, artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, and immersive or augmenting technologies) for teaching and learning in the future.


State of California

Public University Research Grants. Bureau of Cannabis Control. Deadline: 10/19/20. Synopsis: Research proposals must fall within one of the several specified categories, which include public health, criminal justice and public safety, economic, environmental impacts, and the cannabis industry.


University of California

President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. UCOP. Deadline: 11/1/20. Synopsis: The program offers postdoctoral research fellowships, professional development and faculty mentoring to outstanding scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity at UC.

KITP Scholars. Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, UC Santa Barbara. Deadline: 11/1/20. Synopsis: Supports visiting researchers in theoretical physics who are faculty at teaching intensive U.S. colleges.

GloCal Health Fellowship. UC Global Health Institute. Deadline: 11/2/20. Synopsis: Supports a 12-month, mentored research fellowship for investigators interested in studying diseases and conditions in developing countries.

Community Research Collaboration (CRC) Awards. California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP). Deadline: 11/5/20 for preapplications, 3/4/21 for applications. Synopsis: Awards fund community organizations to work in teams with well-trained, experienced research scientists.

CBCRP Conference Awards. California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP). Deadline: 11/5/20. Synopsis: Offering two types of awards: Standard Conference Award and Community-Led Conference Award.

Traineeships in AIDS Prevention Studies: Postdoctoral Fellowships. UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies. Deadline: 12/1/20. Synopsis: Invites applications for two- and three-year postdoctoral fellowships in studies relating to the prevention of AIDS.

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.


Nonprofit and Other Agencies

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