Upcoming Funding Opportunities


April Deadlines— 

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Sponsor: NASA, SMD
Program: Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES)—Carbon Cycle Science
Goal: to improve understanding of changes in the distribution and cycling of carbon among the active land, ocean, and atmospheric reservoirs and how that understanding can be used to establish a scientific foundation for societal responses to global environmental change.
Amount: TBD    
Deadline: NOI due 4/1/17; full application due 6/15/17
Details: https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary.do?method=init&solId={BDFEB327-957C-2DA8-CFB4-AABEA9A38D57}&path=open 

Sponsor: NASA, SMD 
Program: Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES)—Cassini Data Analysis 
Goal: to enhance the scientific return of the Cassini mission by broadening the scientific participation in the analysis and interpretation of data returned by this mission.
Amount: TBD
Deadline: preliminary proposals due 4/6/17; full application due 6/16/17
Details: https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary.do?method=init&solId={2DD02F4A-3767-E9AD-396E-F3B33A7C31E5}&path=open 

Sponsor: NASA, SMD    
Program: Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES)—Food Security and Agriculture
Goal: to enable and advance uses of Earth observations by domestic and international organizations to benefit food security and agriculture.
Amount: $1,450,000–$2,900,000
Deadline: full application due 4/7/17
Details: https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary.do?method=init&solId={63A7CF52-FED3-6E9F-76EF-474ED200E3CC}&path=open

Sponsor: NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD)
Program: Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES)—Utilization of Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer Next-Generation Data (AVIRIS-NG) from an Airborne Campaign in India
Goal: generate data products relevant to Earth science research and applications activities in a number of topic areas by capturing spectra from terrestrial, freshwater, and marine sites throughout India. 
Amount: $1,350,000
Deadline: LOI due 4/7/17 (full application due 6/10/17)
Details: https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary.do?method=init&solId={38007138-682C-A3E1-DB93-4A7920086291}&path=open

Sponsor: NASA SMD
Program: Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES)—Modeling, Analysis, & Prediction
Goal: Within Earth Science Research, the MAP program seeks an understanding of the Earth as a complete, dynamic system.
Amount: TBD
Deadline: LOI due 4/15/17; full application due 6/17/17
Details: https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary.do?method=init&solId={833743BB-BD03-297F-58B4-66942F9EC3C9}&path=open

Sponsor: NASA SMD
Program: Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES)—Understanding Changes in High Mountain Asia
Goal: funds investigations into High Mountain Asia's (HMA) glaciers, snow, permafrost, and precipitation to improve our understanding of regional changes, water resources, and induced impacts, while furthering NASA's strategic goals in Earth system science and societal applications. 
Amount: c. $300,000
Deadline: LOI due 3/7/17; full application due 4/15/17
Details: https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary.do?method=init&solId={543B121B-9366-B564-9E67-F265368D1B03}&path=open

Sponsor: NASA, SMD 
Program: Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES)—Earth Surface and Interior (ESI)
Goal: to use NASA's unique capabilities and observational resources to better understand core, mantle, and lithospheric structure and dynamics, and interactions between these processes and Earth's fluid envelopes. 
Amount: up to $1,500,000
Deadline: NOI due 4/15/17; full application due 6/15/17
Details: https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary.do?method=init&solId={23BA886A-113A-EE9A-5D18-B92FD74D3C4C}&path=open

Sponsor: NASA, SMD
Program: Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES)—Maturation of Instruments for Solar System Exploration (MatISSE)
Goal: to develop and demonstrate planetary and astrobiology science instruments to the point where they may be proposed in response to future announcements of flight opportunity without additional extensive technology development (approximately Technology Readiness Level [TRL] 6).
Amount: TBD
Deadline: preliminary proposals due 4/21; full proposal due 6/21/17
Details: https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary.do?method=init&solId={39E448C7-215B-B519-2161-59E8040698E7}&path=open

Sponsor: NASA, SMD
Program: Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES)—Laboratory Analysis of Returned Samples (LARS)
Goal: to maximize the scientific return from the samples provided by missions such as Genesis, Stardust, and Hayabusa through development of laboratory instrumentation and advanced analytical techniques required for the complete analyses of the samples they return. 
Amount: unspecified
Deadline: preliminary proposals due 4/22; full proposal due 6/24/17
Details: https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary.do?method=init&solId={5E6B5B6C-BF9E-DDA9-B8EB-C037E821B698}&path=open

Sponsor: NASA, SMD    
Program: Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES)—Ocean Surface Topography Science Team (OSTST)
Goal: to provide the scientific underpinning for production of the best possible satellite-derived altimetry data sets and to demonstrate the Earth science and applications arising from analyses of ocean surface topography data. 
Amount: TBD
Deadline: NOI due 4/29/17; full application due 5/27/17
Details: https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary.do?method=init&solId={E6271BF2-4C21-B143-63B9-9760002CF3F0}&path=open


National Endowment for the Humanities

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Arts and Humanities, NEH 
Program: NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication
Goal: to support individual scholars pursuing interpretive research projects that require digital expression and digital publication. 
Amount: $25,000–$50,400
Deadline: full application due 4/12/17
Details: https://www.neh.gov/grants/research/neh-mellon-fellowships-digital-publication

Sponsor: NEH, Division of Research Programs
Program: Fellowships
Goal: to support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. 
Amount: up to $50,400    
Deadline: full application due 4/12/17
Details: https://www.neh.gov/grants/research/fellowships

Sponsor: NEH, Division of Research Programs
Program: Fellowships for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan
Goal: to support research on modern Japanese society and political economy,
Amount: $25,000–$50,400
Deadline: full application due 4/26/17
Details: https://www.neh.gov/grants/research/fellowships-advanced-social-science-research-japan


U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)

Sponsor: DoD, DARPA
Program: OFFensive Swarm Enabled Tactics (OFFSET)
Goal: to design, develop, and demonstrate swarm system architecture - encoded in a realistic game-based environment and embodied in physical swarm autonomous platforms - to advance the innovation, interaction, and integration of novel swarm tactics. 
Amount: c. $14,000,000    
Deadline: abstract due 3/1/17; full application due 4/3/17
Details: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=291825

Sponsor: DoD, Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Office of the Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Installations & Environment
Program: Legacy Resource Management (LRMP)
Goal: to provide funding to high-priority conservation projects that foster mission sustainment while promoting long-term stewardship of the nation's natural and cultural heritage.
Amount: TBD
Deadline: preliminary proposal due 4/4/17; full proposal due 8/1/17
Details: https://www.dodlegacy.org/Legacy/intro/guidelines.aspx

Sponsor: DoD, DARPA
Program: RadioBio
Goal: to definitively establish whether purposeful signaling via electromagnetic waves between biological systems exists and, if it does, determine the mechanisms involved and the information being transferred.
Amount: TBD
Deadline: full application due 4/12/17
Details: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=291820

Sponsor: DoD
Program: U.S. Special Operations Command—Extramural Biomedical Research & Development
Goal: to solicit extramural research and development ideas, and is issued under the provisions of the Competition in Contracting Act of 1984 (Public Law 98-369), as implemented in Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.102(d) (2) and 35.016.
Amount: up to $700,000
Deadline: preliminary proposal due 4/14/17
Details: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=283046


U.S.Department of Energy (DoE)

Sponsor: DoE, Office of Science
Program: FY 2017 Continuation of Solicitation for the Office of Science Financial Assistance Program
Goal: in support of work in the following program areas: Advanced Scientific Computing Research, Basic Energy Sciences, Biological and Environmental Research, Fusion Energy Sciences, High Energy Physics, and Nuclear Physics. 
Amount: $2,000–$4,000,000    
Deadline: full application due 4/1/17
Details: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=289281

Sponsor: DoE, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL)
Program: JGI-EMSL Collaborative Science (Facilities Integrating Collaborations for User Science [FICUS])
Goal: to encourage and enable researchers to more easily integrate the expertise and capabilities of multiple user facilities into their research. 
Amount: TBD
Deadline: LOI due 4/3/17; full application due 5/22/17
Details: http://www.emsl.pnnl.gov/emslweb/annual-and-special-calls

Sponsor: DoE, Office of Science
Program: Scientific Discovery Through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) Partnership in Nuclear Energy Research 
Goal: encourages the development and exploration of advanced nuclear science and technology. 
Amount: $250,000–$800,000
Deadline: full application due 4/5/17
Details: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=290660

Sponsor: DoE, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL)
Program: Wiley Visiting Scientist Program: Short-Term Fellowships
Goal: to recognize, reward and encourage distinguished scientists to come to EMSL for extended periods of time and make significant contributions to the EMSL user program by providing input to and recommendations on the path forward for EMSL. 
Amount: TBD
Deadline: full application due 4/30/17
Details: http://www.emsl.pnl.gov/news/awards/visiting_scientist.jsp


U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Sponsor: FDA
Program: Collaborating Centers of Excellence in Regulatory Science & Innovation (U01)
Goal: provide support for one or more Centers of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation (CERSIs), which will serve to advance the Agency's regulatory science goals through cutting-edge research, state-of -the-art training/educational programs and collaborative interactions including scientific exchanges, workshops and seminars. 
Amount: up to $5,000,000    
Deadline: LOI due 4/6/17; full application due 5/22/17
Details: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-FD-16-036.html

Sponsor: FDA, Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM)
Program: CVM Vet-LIRN Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Program (U18)
Goal: to build domestic laboratory capacity as put forth in the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), by developing the Vet-LIRN laboratory Network capabilities and capacity to investigate potential animal foodborne illness outbreaks. 
Amount: up to $75,000
Deadline: full application due 4/23/17
Details: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-17-141.html

Sponsor: FDA
Program: Enhancing Regulatory Science for the Risk-Based Assessment of Emerging Manufacturing Technologies (U01)
Goal: to support the advancement of regulatory science that can facilitate the implementation and the assessment of emerging manufacturing technology in the pharmaceutical sector. 
Amount: up to $3,000,000
Deadline: full application due 4/28/17
Details: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-187.html 


U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI)

Sponsor: DOI, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Division of International Conservation (DIC)
Program: Marine Turtle Conservation Fund
Goal: to encourage the conservation of marine turtles (Chelonia mydas, Caretta caretta, Dermochelys coriacea, Eretmochelys imbricata, Lepidochelys olivacea, Lepidochelys kempii) throughout their range outside of the United States and its territories. 
Amount: $10,000–$50,000
Deadline: full application due 4/3/17
Details: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=286874

Sponsor: DOI, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Division of International Conservation (DIC)
Program: Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Fund
Goal: the conservation of rhinoceroses and/or tigers throughout their ranges.
Amount: TBD
Deadline: full application due 4/5/17
Details: https://www.fws.gov/international/wildlife-without-borders/rhino-and-tiger-conservation-fund.html


Other Federal Granting Agencies

Sponsor: U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM)
Program: Annual Seminar for Seminary and Religious Studies Faculty 
Goal: to provide professors of philosophy, theology, ethics, and religious studies an overview of the history of the churches during the Holocaust, both inside and outside Nazi Germany, and the ways in which religious leaders of all faiths have addressed the Holocaust since 1945. 
Amount: see announcement    
Deadline: application due 4/1/17
Details: http://www.ushmm.org/research/competitive-academic-programs/faculty-seminars/seminar-for-seminary-and-religious-studies-faculty

Sponsor: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA), National Institute of Food & Agriculture (NIFA)
Program: Farm-Business Management and Benchmarking Competitive Grants 
Goal: to strongly support the intellectual talent and collaborative efforts to maintain the national, publicly available farm financial management database needed to meet the challenges facing the nation's agriculture and food systems. 
Amount: up to $500,000
Deadline: full application due 4/11/17
Details: https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/farm-business-management-and-benchmarking-fbmb-competitive-grants-program

Sponsor: NSF, Office of Polar Programs (OPP), Division of Antarctic Sciences (ANT)
Program: Antarctic Research
Goal: to supports research that expands fundamental knowledge of the region as well as research that relies on the unique characteristics of the Antarctic continent as a platform from which to support research. 
Amount: c. $1,000,000
Deadline: full application due 4/17/17
Details: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5519

Sponsor: NIH, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Program: Evaluating the NIDA Standardized Research E-Cigarette in Risk Reduction and Related Studies
Goal: to accelerate research evaluating electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes, electronic nicotine delivery systems, ENDS) as a potential means of reducing the risks associated with combustible tobacco use. 
Amount: TBD
Deadline: optional LOI due 3/24/17; full application due 4/24/17
Details: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-17-156.html


Foundation Grants

Sponsor: American Cancer Society
Program: Role of Health Policy and Health Insurance in Improving Outcomes in Cancer Prevention
Goal: to support research that evaluates the impact of changes in national, state, and/or local healthcare policy with a particular focus on cancer prevention, control, and treatment. 
Amount: up to $200,000/year
Deadline: full application due 4/1/17
Details: https://www.cancer.org/research/we-fund-cancer-research/apply-research-grant/grant-types/rfa-role-healthcare-insurance-cancer.html 
Contact: Maryam Hensen, GU Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations (Maryam.Hensen@georgetown.edu or 202–687–1067)

Sponsor: American Cancer Society    
Program: Research Scholar Grants
Goal: to provide resources for investigator-initiated research in a variety of cancer-relevant areas.
Amount: up to $660,000, plus 20% allowable indirect costs
Deadline: full application due 4/3/17
Details: https://old.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@researchadministration/documents/document/acspc-024104.pdf 
Contact: Maryam Hensen, GU Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations (Maryam.Hensen@georgetown.edu or 202–687–1067)

Sponsor: International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP)
Program: Call for Scientific Ocean Drilling Proposals
Goal: to recover data recorded in seafloor sediments and rocks and to monitor subseafloor environments.
Amount: TBD
Deadline: 4/3/17
Details: http://www.iodp.org/proposals/submitting-proposals

Sponsor: United Nations, UN Women—United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
Program: Fund for Gender Equality (FGE)
Goal: to support women-led civil society organizations' and governments' proposals based on strategic priorities to advance women's rights in their countries.
Amount: TBD
Deadline: Full application due 4/5/17
Details: http://www.unwomen.org/en/trust-funds/fund-for-gender-equality/grant-making

Sponsor: Whitehall Foundation
Program: Research Grants
Goal: to support basic research in (nonclinical) vertebrate and invertebrate neurobiology.
Amount: up to $225,000 over 3 years
Deadline: LOI due 4/15/17
Details: http://www.whitehall.org/grants/ 
Contact: Maryam Hensen, GU Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations (Maryam.Hensen@georgetown.edu or 202–687–1067)

May Deadlines—

Foundation Grants

Please note the following grant opportunities.  For application guidance and assistance contact Carma Fauntleroy, Senior Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations at (202) 687-1023 or Carma.Fauntleroy@georgetown.edu.

Sponsor: The Donaghue Foundation 
Program: 2017 Greater Value Portfolio Grants 
Goal: Supports research projects to test new approaches and tools to improve the value healthcare organizations provide to their patients and communities. Research should develop actionable solutions to symptoms of low value healthcare like rising healthcare costs, unwarranted variation in prices, unacceptable variation in quality and lack of transparency in both prices and outcomes.
Amount: Up to $600,000 over 3-5 years
Deadline: Letter of Intent due May 1, 2017
Details: http://bit.ly/Donaghue-Foundation

Sponsor: Spencer Foundation 
Program: Small Research Grants
Goal: Supports projects that provide high-quality, innovative research with the potential to improve education. Projects may span a range of disciplines, including education, psychology, sociology, economics, history and anthropology.
Amount: Up to $50,000 over 1 year
Deadline: Full application due May 1, 2017
Details: http://bit.ly/050117Spencer

Sponsor: William T. Grant Foundation 
Program: Research Grants
Goal: Supports high-quality research to understand and improve the lives of young people ages 5-25 in the U.S. Goal is to increase understanding of programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequality in youth outcomes, and strategies to improve the use of research evidence in ways that benefit youth.
Amount: Up to $600,000 over 2-3 years; for projects focused on improving the use of research initiative: up to $1,000,000 over 2-4 years
Deadline: Letter of Inquiry due May 3, 2017
Details: http://bit.ly/050317William-T

Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 
Program: New Connections: Increasing Diversity of RWJF Programming
Goal: Supports early career researchers from underrepresented and historically disadvantaged background with career development, research skills and networking opportunities. Researchers in this program come from multiple disciplines (health, social sciences, business, urban planning, architecture and engineering).
Amount: 20 awards up to $50,000 each
Deadline: Full application due May 16, 2017
Details: http://bit.ly/RWJF-New-Conn

June Deadlines— 

Foundation Grants

Sponsor: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation 
Program: Data and Computational Research Program
Goal: To accelerate scientific discovery by helping researchers fully exploit the opportunities created by recent advances in our ability to collect, transmit, analyze, store, and manipulate data. 
Amount: $125,000 to $1,500,000     
Deadline: Rolling deadline for LOIs. Successful LOIs invited to submit full proposal. 
Details: https://sloan.org/programs/digital-technology/data-and-computational-research


Other Grants 

Sponsor: The Nature Conservancy, the Wildlife Conservation Society, and the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) at University of California, Santa Barbara 
Program: Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP)
Goal: Sustainable economic development, human well-being, and nature conservation, especially as relates to climate, sanitation and water security.
Amount: $75,000 to $150,000     
Deadline: June 7, 2017
Details: https://www.nceas.ucsb.edu/content/snapp-call-proposals-2017

Sponsor: Samsung
Program: The SAMSUNG Global Research Outreach (GRO) Program
Goal: To support novel research ideas in line with priority research themes. 
Amount: Up to $100,000 per year for up to three years 
Deadline: June 12, 2017
Details: The priority Research Themes are: Intelligence and Recognition, Neural Processor, Next Generation Computing, Mobile/Wearable Technology, Metaphotonics and Photonic Sensors, Cloud Computing, Autonomous Driving, NIR Emitting Materials, New QD Materials, Wireless Power Transmission and Energy Harvesting, Functional Oxide, AI for Analytical Science, Semiconductor, Augmented Reality, Quantum Computer, New Device and Circuit Concept, New Imaging, Personal Service Robots, Security and Privacy, Software Engineering, 2D Materials and Applications, High Energy Density Battery with Ultra-Safety Functions, Multi-Functional Optical Films and Coatings, Material Informatics, Ultrafast Electron Microscopy, Dielecttric Materials for Next Generation Capacitor.