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External Funding Opportunities

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Program Campus Funder Deadlines
NOI Pre
Proposal
LOI Proposal
Acronym Name Pre Full
ADBC
Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections none none
none
none
10/09/20
ADVANCE



none*
none**
none***



none*
none**
none***

 
08/03/20*





4/22/21**



11/04/20*
08/07/20**
10/07/21***

AGEP
none
none
none
none
12/11/20
ATE
none
none
none
none
10/01/20
CAREER
none
none
none
none
7/26/21
CH
none
none
none
none
Accepted anytime
CRCNS
Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience
Innovative Approaches to Science and Engineering Research on Brain Function
none
none
none
none
12/10/20
11/23/21
11/22/22
CREST
Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST)
  • CREST Centers
  • CREST Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
  • CREST Partnership Supplements
none
none
none
none
 
  • 12/04/20
  • 12/04/20
  • 2/11/21
CS for All: RPP
none
none
none
none
2/9/21
CSSI
none
none
none
none
10/28/20
Cyberlearning
none
none
none
none
1/11/21
1/10/22
CyberTraining
none
none
none
none
1/20/21
DISES
Dynamics of Integrated Socio-Environmental Systems
none
none
none
none
11/16/20
DLI-DEL
NSF Dynamic Language Infrastructure - NEH Documenting Endangered Languages
none
none
none
none
9/15/21
DRK-12
Discovery Research PreK-12
none
none
none
none
10/07/20
EAGER
none
none
none
none
Throughout
the year
ECR
ECR Core Research
Fundamental Research in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education
none
none
none
none
10/01/20
EDGE
none
none
none
none
Accepted anytime
EPCN
none
none
none
none
Accepted anytime
EPS-WO
none
none
none
none
Accepted anytime
EPSCoR RII Track-4
none
none
none
none
4/13/21
ERVA
none
none
07/08/20
none
08/12/20
FSML
none
none
none
none
Accepted anytime
ICB
none
none
none
none
Accepted anytime
Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Life Sciences
  • Geosciences
none
none
none
none
10/19/20
Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Computer and information Science and Engineering
  • Engineering
  • Materials Research
none
none
none
none
10/20/20
Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • STEM Education and Learning
none
none
none
none
10/22/20
Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Physics and Astronomy
none
none
none
none
10/23/20
HBCU-RISE
none
none
12/6/19
2/20/20
12/04/20
HBCU-UP
Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Undergraduate Program

    Research Initiation Awards*

    Targeted Infusion Projects, Broadening Participation Research Projects, Implementation Projects, ACE Implementation Projects**

none
none

7/28/20*

9/01/20**

none

10/06/20*

11/12/20**

HSI
none
none
none
none
08/25/21
I-Corps Teams
none
none
none
none
Accepted anytime with invitation
IGE
none
none
none
none
11/04/20
INCLUDES
none
none
none
none
01/26/21
IRES
International Research Experiences for Students
Track - I: IRES Sites*
Track-II: Advanced Studies Institutes**
Track - III: New Concepts in International Graduate Experience***
none
none
none
none
9/08/20*
9/15/20**
9/22/20***
ITEST
none
none
none
none
8/13/21
IUSE: EHR Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources

    Engaged Student Learning and Institutional and Community Transformation Level 1

    Engaged Student Learning & Institution and Community Transformation, Levels 2 & 3

    Institutional and Community Transformation Capacity-Building

    Engaged Student Learning and Institutional and Community Transformation Level 1

    Institutional and Community Transformation Capacity-Building

 

none

none

none

none

none

 

none

none

none

none

none

 

none

none

none

none

none

 

none

none

none

none

none

08/04/20

12/01/20

02/02/21

02/02/21

08/04/20

LSAMP
Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP)

    STEM Pathways Implementation-Only (SPIO)

    STEM Pathways and Research (SPRA) and 

    Bridge to the Baccalaureate (B2B) Proposals

none
none
none
none
11/20/20

    Bridge to the Doctorate (BD) Activity Proposals

none
none
none
none
6/1//21

    Regional Foundational and Forward-Thinking Educational Research Conferences

none
none
none
none
11/5/21
MMS
none
none
none
none
01/28/21
MRI
none
10/1/20 via Special Programs 
none
none
1/1/21-
1/19/21
MSPRF
none
none
none
none
10/21/20
NCS
none
none
TBA
none
TBA
NOYCE
none
none
none
none
08/31/21
NRI-2.0
none
none
none
none
01/22/20
NRT
none
9/17/20
Via Special Programs
11/25/20-12/6/20
none
2/6/21
PFE:RIEF
PFE: Research Initiation in Engineering Formation
none
none
none
none
2/27/20
PFI
Partnerships for Innovation none
none
none
1/13/21
7/14/21
PHY
Division of Physics: Investigator-Initiated Research Projects
Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics - Expt & Theory; Gravitational Physics - Expt & Theory; LIGO Research Support; Integrative Activites in Physics
none
none
none
none
11/25/20
PHY
Division of Physics: Investigator-Initiated Research Projects
Nuclear Physics - Theory and Experiment; Elementary Particle Physics - Experiment; Particle Astrophysics - Experiment
none
none
none
none
12/01/20
PHY
Division of Physics: Investigator-Initiated Research Projects
Elementary Particle Physics - Theory; Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology – Theory; Physics of Living Systems; Quantum Information Science
none
none
none
none
12/08/20
QLCI
none
none
08/03/20
09/01/20
02/01/21
RAPID
none
none
none
none
Throughout
the year
RET
none
none
none
none
09/15/21
REU
none
none
none
none

08/25/21

RI-2
none
none
none
none
TBA
RTG
none
none
none
none
6/01/21
S&CC
none
none
TBA
none
TBA
SaTC
none
none
TBA
none
TBA
SBIR
none
none
none
none
9/4/20-12/3/20
SBIR-STTR
none
none
none
none
Accepted anytime
SII-Center
Spectrum Innovation Initiative: National Center for Wireless Spectrum Research
  • SII-Center Planning Grant Proposals
    (Submission of SII-Center Planning Grant Proposal is not required to submit an SII-Center Proposal)
  • SII-Center Proposal
    (Submission of SII-Center Planning Grant Proposal not required to submit an SII-Center Proposal; a letter of intent is required.)

 

none

 

none

 

none

 

none

 

none

 

2/1/21

 

none

 

none

 

6/12/20

 

3/1/21-4/1/21

SPRF
none
none
none
none
11/02/20
SRS RNs
none
none
none
none
1/11/21
S-STEM
none
none
none
none
03/31/21
STC:IP
none
none
none
TBA
TBA
STTR
none
none
none
none
9/4/20-12/3/20
TCUP
none
none
none
none
06/10/21
TCUP
none
none
none
none
09/06/21
TCUP
none
none
none
none
09/20/21
TCUP
none
none
none
none
06/01/20-
12/30/20
TCUP
none
none
none
none
06/01/21-
12/30/21
TCUP
none
none
none
none
12/10/20
TCUP
none
none
none
none
9/10/20-
9/9/21