Federal Funding Opportunities

Funding opportunities listed here are arranged according to their final application due dates; however, please note the earlier dates of submission listed in the solicitations themselves.

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National Science Foundation


NSF has released the NSF EPSCoR Track-1 Program Solicitation. 

Important Information from Program Solicitation:  NSF-17-562

Letter of Intent Due Date(s) (required) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time):  July 31, 2017

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time):  August 21, 2017

Find the full solicitation here.


Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I | Proposals due by 5 pm, submitter's local time, on Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Find the full solicitation here.


Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs (BD Spokes) | Proposals due by 5 pm, submitter's local time, on Monday, September 18, 2017.

Find the full solicitation here.


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National Institutes of Health


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National Aeronautics and Space Administration


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Department of Agriculture

Departments of Agriculture and Energy Announce Up to $9 Million through the Interagency Biomass Research and Development Initiative

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), announced that up to $9 million in funding will be made available through the Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI) to increase the nation’s energy independence by supporting the development of bioenergy feedstocks, biofuels, and biobased products.

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"I think that given the federal structure of the country that when we are talking about addressing issues of health, natural resources development and management, economic development, etc.--we have to distribute capacity. The only way to really do that is to find the places where the capacity is lesser and basically build that up. We're not going to make it any other way."

--Shirley Malcom, Head of Education and Human Resources Program, AAAS


“The brilliant thing about it, is that the NSF grant provides salary and education support, so it will allow me to focus entirely on my research. It frees me up to excel in science.”

--Kristen Emmett, Doctoral Student, Montana State University 


"This alone justifies the entire program: IDeA allows NIH to select from the talent pool of the entire nation."

--Dr. Jon Lorsch, Director, NIGMS


"The cutting edge research accomplishments that will emerge from these jurisdiction-wide projects will stimulate collaborations, innovations, and local economies."

--Dr. Denise Barnes, Section Head, NSF EPSCoR

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