Quick Links to Funding Opportunities


NSF EPSCoR Collaborations for Optimizing Research Ecosystems Research Infrastructure Improvement (E-CORE RII)

Supports jurisdictions in building capacity in one or more targeted research infrastructure cores that underlie the jurisdiction's research ecosystem. (Dec. 6, 2023)

USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Education and Workforce Development (EWD)

Focuses on developing the next generation of research, education, and extension professionals in the food and agricultural sciences. (Dec. 7, 2023)

NSF IUSE: Innovation in Two-Year College STEM Education (ITYC)

Supports the improvement of undergraduate STEM education at US colleges and universities by making an intentional investment in two-year institutions of higher education, or two-year colleges. (Dec. 13, 2023)

National Artificial Intelligence Research Institutes (NSF)

This program solicitation expands the nationwide network of AI Research Institutes with new funding opportunities over the next two years. In this round, the program invites proposals for institutes that have a principal focus in one of the following themes aimed at transformational advances in a range of economic sectors, and science and engineering fields: AI for Astronomical Sciences, AI for Discovery in Materials Research, and Strengthening AI. Five grants of $20 million each (over the project period) will be awarded.  (Limited Submission; Due dates vary: Track 1 -  October 31, 2023, Track 2 - January 12, 2024).

Media Projects (NEH)

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Division of Public Programs is accepting applications for the Media Projects program. This program supports collaboration between media producers and scholars to develop content grounded in humanities scholarship and prepare documentary films, radio, and podcasts that engage public audiences with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways.  Projects must demonstrate an approach that is thoughtful, balanced, and analytical. Media Projects offers two levels of funding: Development and Production. (Optional draft due November 29, 2023, Deadline January 10, 2024)

Digital Humanities Advancement Grants (NEH)

The Digital Humanities Advancement Grants program (DHAG) supports innovative, experimental, and/or computationally challenging digital projects, leading to work that can scale to enhance scholarly research, teaching, and public programming in the humanities.

The DHAG program supports projects at different phases of their lifecycles that respond to one or more of these programmatic priorities: 
•    research and refinement of innovative, experimental, or computationally challenging methods and techniques 
•    enhancement or design of digital infrastructure that contributes to and supports the humanities, such as open-source code, tools, or platforms
•    evaluative studies that investigate the practices and the impact of digital scholarship on research, pedagogy, scholarly communication, and public engagement  (Optional draft due November 13, 2023, Deadline January 11, 2024)

Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections (neh.gov)

Cultural institutions, including libraries, archives, museums, and historical organizations, face an enormous challenge: to preserve humanities collections that facilitate research, strengthen teaching, and provide opportunities for lifelong learning.  To ensure the preservation of books and manuscripts, photographs, sound recordings and moving images, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, art, and historical objects, cultural institutions must implement measures that slow deterioration and prevent catastrophic loss from emergencies resulting from natural or human activity.  They can accomplish this work most effectively through preventive conservation.  Preventive conservation encompasses managing relative humidity, temperature, light, and pollutants in collection spaces; providing protective storage enclosures and systems for collections; and safeguarding collections from theft, fire, floods, and other disasters.  (Next deadline (anticipated) January 12, 2024)

Science and Technology Studies (NSF)

Science and Technology Studies is an interdisciplinary field that investigates the conceptual foundations, historical developments and social contexts of STEM, including medical science. The STS program supports proposals across a broad spectrum of research that uses historical, philosophical and social scientific methods to investigate STEM theory and practice. STS research may be empirical or conceptual; specifically, it may focus on the intellectual, material or social facets of STEM including interdisciplinary studies of ethics, equity, governance and policy issues.
(Proposals due on February 2, 2024)

Computer and Information Science and Engineering Minority-Serving Institutions Research Expansion Program (NSF)
This program aims to broaden participation by increasing the number of CISE-funded research projects from MSIs and to develop research capacity toward successful submissions to core CISE programs. MSIs are central to inclusive excellence: they foster innovation, cultivate current and future undergraduate and graduate computer and information science and engineering talent, and bolster long-term U.S. competitiveness.  (Proposal due February 11, 2024)

Expanding TRIPODS through Partnerships (NSF)
This program leverages the existing TRIPODS program and aims to broaden participation in data science research, education, and workforce development by supporting partnerships between the current TRIPODS Phase II Institutes and IHEs that do not traditionally receive significant amounts of NSF funding. Only non-R1 IHEs may apply.  (Proposal due on February 15, 2024)

Summer Research Education Experience Program (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (NIH)
The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The overarching goal of this R25 program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs. To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on research experiences for high school students, undergraduate students, and/or science teachers during the summer academic break. (LOI due February 15, 2024.)

Understanding Chronic Conditions Understudied Among Women (R01) (NIH)
This program aims to support research applications on chronic conditions understudied among women and/or that disproportionately affect populations of women who are understudied, underrepresented, and underreported in biomedical research.  (LOI due May 19, 2024)

Instrumentation Grant Program for Resource-Limited Institutions (S10 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

The Instrumentation Grant Program for Resource-limited Institutions supports the purchase of state-of-the-art scientific instruments to enhance the research and educational missions of resource-limited institutions. Requested instruments may support biomedical research and education in basic, translational, biomedically-related behavioral or clinical fields.  (Application Due on June 02, 2025.)

Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) Program (S10 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (NIH)

The Shared Instrument Grant (SIG) Program encourages applications from groups of NIH-supported investigators to purchase or upgrade a single item of high-priced, specialized, commercially available instruments or integrated instrumentation system. The minimum award is $50,000. There is no maximum price limit for the instrument; however, the maximum award is $600,000. Instruments supported include, but are not limited to: X-ray diffractometers, mass spectrometers, nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometers, DNA and protein sequencers, biosensors, electron and light microscopes, flow cytometers, and biomedical imagers.  (Application Due on June 03, 2024)

Public Impact Projects at Smaller Organizations (neh.gov)

Small and mid-sized cultural organizations are keepers of history and culture, sources of lifelong learning, and community place makers. Public Impact Projects grants seek to assist you in meeting your community’s needs by expanding the scope, reach, and excellence of your public programs. These awards support a variety of activities that focus on enriching interpretive strategies, strengthening interpretive skill sets or enhancing community engagement with public-facing programs. This program aims to meet small and mid-sized organizations where you are by supporting projects that are appropriate in scope and content to each organization’s resources and community needs. The key questions this program asks you to consider are: What are your organization’s interpretive humanities needs or programmatic goals? How would meeting these needs or goals benefit public audiences? (Next deadline (anticipated) June 26, 2024)

Feasibility Trials of the NIH Music-based Interventions Toolkit for Brain Disorders of Aging (R34) (NIH)

This program’s goal is to support proof-of-concept feasibility trials guided by the NIH Music-based Interventions Toolkit for research on brain disorders of aging. These early phase clinical trials will generate evidence supporting the validity of the NIH MBI Toolkit’s guiding principles as well as the necessary pilot data to design a subsequent clinical efficacy or effectiveness study (or pragmatic clinical trial) using music-based interventions in the context of brain disorders of aging.  (LOIs are due 30 days before standard NIH dates through June 2024.)

Specialized Centers of Research Excellence (SCORE) on Sex Differences (U54 Clinical Trial Optional) (NIH)

The ORWH and participating organizations and institutes seek applications for Specialized Centers of Research Excellence on Sex Differences. The Centers of Excellence will support interdisciplinary approaches to advance translational research on sex differences. Each SCORE institution should develop a research agenda bridging basic and clinical research underlying a health issue that is pertinent to improving the health of women.  (LOI due on July 15, 2024)

Research Training Groups in the Mathematical Sciences (NSF)
The long-range goal of the Research Training Groups in the Mathematical Sciences program is to strengthen the nation's scientific competitiveness by increasing the number of well-prepared U.S. citizens, nationals, and permanent residents who pursue careers in the mathematical sciences, be they in academia, government, or industry. The RTG program supports efforts to improve research training by involving undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral associates, and faculty members in structured research groups pursuing coherent research programs. Research groups supported by RTG must include vertically-integrated activities that span the entire spectrum of educational levels from undergraduates through postdoctoral associates.  (Proposal due on August 13, 2024)

EPSCoR Research Incubators for STEM Excellence Research Infrastructure Improvement Program (NSF)
The E-RISE RII program supports the incubation of research teams and products in a scientific topical area that links to research priorities identified in the submitting jurisdiction's approved Science and Technology Plan. E-RISE RII invites innovative proposals that will lead to development and implementation of sustainable broad networks of individuals, institutions, and organizations that will transform the STEM research capacity and competitiveness in a jurisdiction within the chosen field of research.  (Proposal due on August 13, 2024)

Environmental Convergence Opportunities in Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (NSF)

The Environmental Convergence Opportunities in Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems solicitation will support fundamental research activities that confront vexing environmental engineering and sustainability problems by developing foundational knowledge underlying processes and mechanisms such that the design of innovative new materials, processes, and systems is possible. Projects should be compelling and reflect sustained, coordinated efforts from highly interdisciplinary research teams.  (Preliminary Proposal due on September 17, 2024)